• Charles Butler papers, 1819-1929

    Entrepreneur, lawyer, and philanthropist. Correspondence, travel diaries, legal, financial, and business papers, and maps, newspaper clippings, and other papers documenting Butler's involvement in New York politics and his interest in such matters as anti-Masonry, public debts in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan, loans to farmers by the New York Life Insurance and Trust Company, legal cases (particularly the William Morgan kidnapping), and improvements in transportation, ...

    • Contributor: Butler, Charles
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Republican campaign collection, 1902-1926

    Correspondence, financial papers, notes, reports, charts, lists and rosters, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating mainly to the presidential campaigns of William H. Taft and Charles Evans Hughes and the congressional campaigns of William Brown McKinley, a United States representative from Illinois.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933

    Collection composed of the papers of Abraham Lincoln, United States president, United States representative from Illinois, and lawyer; William Henry Herndon, Lincoln's law partner, collector, and biographer from Springfield, Illinois; and Jesse William Weik, lawyer of Greencastle, Indiana, and coauthor of Herndon Lincoln. Includes records (1933) of the Weik Manuscript Corporation and miscellaneous material collected chiefly by Herndon and Weik for use in writing ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929

    Architect. Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diary, notes, legal and financial records, sketches, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White, New York, N.Y.

    • Contributor: McKim, Charles Follen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Raymond G. Carroll papers, 1905-1944

    Journalist. Scrapbooks of clippings, mostly of Carroll's articles, and correspondence, photographs, drawings, and other printed matter relating to Carroll's career as a journalist.

    • Contributor: Carroll, Raymond G.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Robert Todd Lincoln family papers, 1864-1938

    Correspondence, legal and financial papers, commissions, an autobiographical sketch, printed volumes, newspaper clippings, receipts, house plans, photographs, and a manuscript relating to Robert Todd Lincoln and his family.

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Robert Todd
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • Clarence Edwin Carter papers, 1761-1961

    Editor, author, and professor of history. Correspondence, transcriptions, reports, financial papers, documents, book reviews, and clippings largely related to Carter's editorial career.

    • Contributor: Carter, Clarence Edwin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Daniel O. Drennan papers, 1775-1904

    Military aide. Copies of correspondence, military dispatches, reports and other documents, as well as original letters, newspaper clippings, notes, architectural drawings, memorabilia, and printed matter collected by Drennan during his service as military secretary to Philip Henry Sheridan from 1865 to1888.

    • Contributor: Drennan, Daniel O., Approximately - Drennan, Daniel O.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Tunnicliff, Rigby, and Staton families papers, 1854-1990

    American families living chiefly in West Virginia, Illinois, and Iowa. Correspondence, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, and printed material documenting the families' domestic concerns and activities.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Olmsted Associates records, 1863-1971

    Landscape architectural firm. The records include correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, reports, plans, specifications, newspaper clippings, photographs, drawings, journals, account books, ledgers, lists, diagrams, blueprints, deeds, and printed matter constituting the business files of the firm and reflecting the breadth of the projects undertaken by its staff. A small group of Olmsted family papers is also contained in the collection.

    • Contributor: Olmsted Associates
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Maxwell Gitelson papers, 1918-1965

    Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Chiefly correspondence, minutes, bylaws, reports, financial records, printed matter, and other records of psychoanalytic organizations in which Gitelson was a leader or member.

    • Contributor: Gitelson, Maxwell
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Frederick Douglass papers, 1841-1967

    Abolitionist, diplomat, journalist, and orator. Correspondence, diary, speeches and writings, financial and legal records, and a subject file pertaining to the career of Frederick Douglass.

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Alexander Logan family papers, 1836-1925

    Chiefly papers of John Alexander Logan (1826-1886), Union Army officer and United States senator and representative from Illinois; and of his wife, Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan (1838-1923), author. Correspondence, legal and military papers, drafts of speeches, articles, and books, scrapbooks, maps, memorabilia, and printed matter relating chiefly to the Logans and the military, political, and social history of the Civil War and postwar periods.

    • Contributor: Logan, John Alexander
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • O.M. Poe papers, 1852-1922

    United States army officer and civil engineer. Diaries, correspondence, maps, blueprints, newspaper clippings, biographical material, subject files, printed matter, and miscellaneous material relating to his military service during the Civil War, his personal and professional relationship with General William T. Sherman, and his career as a civil engineer in the Great Lakes region.

    • Contributor: Poe, O. M. (Orlando Metcalfe) - Poe, O. M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Barnett Allen Howard papers, 1885-1949

    Farmer, preacher, and trader. Memoirs documenting Howard's life as well as genealogical material, legal documents, and printed matter.

    • Contributor: Howard, Barnett Allen
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Horace H. Lurton papers, 1860-1915

    Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. Correspondence and telegrams, some written while Lurton was attending the University of Chicago (1857-1886) and while he was a prisoner in Camp Chase, Ohio, and at Johnson Island Prison during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Lurton, Horace H. (Horace Harmon) - Lurton, Horace H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ludwig Mies van der Rohe papers, 1921-1969

    Architect and educator. Correspondence, memoranda, writings, articles, printed matter, blueprints, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Mies van der Rohe's career as an architect and director of architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology Armour, Chicago, Ill., until 1940, the Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill., and to his connections with various architectural associations and organizations.

    • Contributor: Mies Van Der Rohe, Ludwig
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Henry Thomas Rainey papers, 1904-1934

    U.S. representative from Illinois and speaker of the U.S. Congress House of Representatives. Primarily constituent correspondence from 1934 and correspondence relating to the McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill of 1924.

    • Contributor: Rainey, Henry Thomas
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Wallace Rankin Deuel papers, 1905-1971

    Intelligence officer and journalist. Correspondence, journals, writings, lectures, transcripts of radio broadcasts, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Deuel's career as an intelligence officer during World War II with the Office of Strategic Services, as a journalist with the Chicago Daily News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and as a foreign intelligence analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency.

    • Contributor: Deuel, Wallace Rankin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • John Dean Caton papers, 1826-1947

    Businessman and jurist. Correspondence, speeches, writings, legal records, financial records, a scrapbook, printed matter, and other material documenting mainly Caton's activities as a lawyer and businessman in Chicago and as associate and chief justice of the supreme court of Illinois.

    • Contributor: Caton, John Dean
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • William H. Conkling papers, 1864-1976

    Municipal government official, civic leader, and postmaster from Springfield, Illinois. Correspondence with Charles A. Lindbergh, speeches and writings, publications, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Lindbergh's cross-country airmail route which included service to Springfield, Illinois, and his flight of 1927 from New York to Paris. Includes a philatelic cover which Lindbergh carried aboard the Spirit of St. Louis on his trans-Atlantic flight and mailed to ...

    • Contributor: Conkling, William H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Melville Weston Fuller papers, 1794-1949

    Lawyer and jurist; chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Chiefly correspondence, 1849-1910, between Fuller and members of his family, friends, and professional associates. Also includes printed matter, notes, scrapbooks, speeches and writings, and memorabilia. The papers relate to personal and family affairs; Fuller's student life at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine; his activities in Chicago, including his law practice, Democratic politics, and ...

    • Contributor: Fuller, Melville Weston
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Mary Church Terrell papers, 1851-1962

    African-American civil rights leader, lecturer, and educator. Correspondence, diaries, printed material, clippings, speeches and writings, and other papers focusing primarily on Terrell's career as an advocate of women's rights and equal treatment for African Americans.

    • Contributor: Terrell, Mary Church
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Charles Schuveldt Dewey papers, 1924-1933

    Banker, public official, and United States representative from Illinois. Subject files, reports, memoranda, statistical studies, charts, correspondence, clippings, and other printed matter relating to Dewey's service from 1927 to 1930 as a financial advisor to Poland and director of the Narodowy Bank Polski (National Bank of Poland).

    • Contributor: Dewey, Charles Schuveldt
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material