• Stuart Chase papers, 1907-1978

    Economist and author. Correspondence, drafts and manuscripts of books and writings, notes, reports, book reviews, contracts, subject files, printed matter, and other papers pertaining to Chase's contributions to economics and social policy, especially as as member of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's "brain trust."

    • Contributor: Chase, Stuart
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1894, Oct.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1894-10-04

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  • Letter from Robert Todd Lincoln to James H. Hackett, September 28, 1871.

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Robert Todd
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1871-09-28

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  • Abraham Lincoln papers, 1774-1948

    United States president and representative and lawyer from Illinois. Correspondence and other papers relating primarily to Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1895, Jan. - Feb. 20

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1895-01-04

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  • 1893, Jul. - Sep.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1893-07-03

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  • Letter to T. J. Turner from Abraham Lincoln, December 21, 1853.

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1853-12-21

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  • Octave Chanute papers, 1807-1955

    Civil engineer and aviation pioneer. The bulk of the collection relates to Chanute's experiments with gliders and his scientific and financial support of aeronautical pioneers. Other papers concern his career as a builder of railroads and his service as chief engineer of the Erie Railroad and railroads in Illinois and Kansas.

    • Contributor: Chanute, Octave
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Jesse W. Fell papers, 1806-1965

    Editor, educator, and lawyer. Correspondence, speeches and writings, Fell's autobiography and other biographical material, genealogical material, land grants, ledger, clippings, scrapbooks, maps, lithographs, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Fell's pursuits as a newspaper editor, educator, lawyer, and Quaker in Illinois, including also family correspondence pertaining to Abraham Lincoln's autobiography.

    • Contributor: Fell, Jesse W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frederick Law Olmsted papers, 1777-1952

    Landscape architect. Correspondence, letterbooks, journals, drafts of articles and books, speeches and lectures, biographical and genealogical data, business papers, scrapbooks, maps, drawings, and other papers encompassing Olmsted's career and private life. The papers focus on Olmsted's career as a landscape architect, specifically as a designer of parks and the grounds of private estates and public buildings and as a city and regional planner.

    • Contributor: Olmsted, Frederick Law
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Donald Rumsfeld papers, 1888-2008

    Secretary of defense, United States representative from Illinois, White House official, ambassador, and business executive. Correspondence, memoranda, cables, reports, notes, briefing books, minutes, agenda, appointment and scheduling files, confirmation hearings, legislative files, polls, campaign files, constituent casework and issue mail, service academy appointment files, press releases, newsletters, speeches, statements, testimony, interviews, oral histories, writings, photographs, financial records, genealogies, memorabilia, news clippings, and printed matter ...

    • Contributor: Rumsfeld, Donald
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Letter to Hon. Henry A. Wise from S. A. Douglas, November 7, 1858.

    • Contributor: Douglas, Judge Stephen Arnold
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1858-11-07
  • Rudolf Dreikurs papers, 1911-1973

    Psychiatrist and educator. Correspondence; journals; drafts of books, articles, speeches, and television lectures; transcripts of counseling and therapy sessions; case studies from classroom situations; and other material reflecting Dreikurs's role as a social psychologist and educator.

    • Contributor: Dreikurs, Rudolf
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Hanna-McCormick family papers, 1792-1985

    Correspondence, diary and notebook fragments, speeches, financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers focusing chiefly on the political activities of Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms. Also includes correspondence of Marcus Alonzo Hanna relating to Ohio and national politics and also to his personal and business affairs. Other papers concern the Chicago Tribune and its publishers, Joseph Medill and Robert Rutherford McCormick, grandfather and brother ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1893, Oct. - Nov.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1893-10-03

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  • [Facsimile of] letter to Messrs. O. P. Hall et al from Lincoln.

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1860-02-14

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  • Kendrick-Brooks family papers, 1831-2000

    Club women, civil rights activists, educators, entertainers, and family members. Correspondence, social club records, writings, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous papers relating primarily to Ruby Moyse Kendrick's activities with the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs; Hattie Kendrick's civil rights activism in Cairo, Illinois; Antoinette Brooks Mitchell's expatriate life in England and France with her husband, jazz musician and restaurateur Louis A. Mitchell; and Charlotte Kendrick ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • James Martin Barnes papers, 1918-1958

    Lawyer, judge, and United States representative from Illinois. Correspondence, memoranda, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Barnes's service as administrative assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    • Contributor: Barnes, James Martin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 1894, Mar.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1894-03-04

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  • E. B. Washburne papers, 1829-1889

    United States representative from Illinois, diplomat, lawyer, and historian. Principally correspondence covering most phases of Washburne's career from his election to Congress in 1852 until 1882. Includes letterbooks, 1869-1877, of official correspondence and communications during Washburne's term as minister to France.

    • Contributor: Washburne, E. B. (Elihu Benjamin) - Washburne, E. B.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Walter L. Fisher papers, 1871-1963

    Lawyer, municipal reformer, and U.S. secretary of the interior. Correspondence and memoranda, letterbooks, speeches and articles, scrapbooks, photographs, subject files, clippings, and printed matter chiefly related to Chicago, Illinois, municipal matters and to Fisher's term as United States secretary of the interior.

    • Contributor: Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie) - Fisher, Walter L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Clarence Darrow papers, 1894-1941

    Author, lecturer, lawyer, and reformer. Correspondence, legal records, and writings by Darrow as well as notes, correspondence, and printed matter collected by Irving Stone while writing a biography of Darrow.

    • Contributor: Darrow, Clarence
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ralph Ellison papers, 1890-2005

    African-American author and educator. General correspondence, organizational correspondence and reports, family papers, drafts, notes, and production files for novels, essays, poetry, short stories, reviews, and other writings, speeches, lectures, and interviews, reference file, and miscellany documenting Ellison's career and development as a writer. Among the many works represented are Going to the Territory (1985), Invisible Man (1952), Shadow and Act (1964), and the second ...

    • Contributor: Ellison, Ralph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Letter to Remsburg from W. H. Herndon, September 10, 1887.

    • Contributor: Herndon, William Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1887-09-10

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  • Lyman Trumbull correspondence, 1843-1894

    United States senator from Illinois. Chiefly letters received by Trumbull and some drafts or copies of replies on political matters.

    • Contributor: Trumbull, Lyman
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material