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  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1860
  • Franklin MacVeagh papers, 1799-1934

    Lawyer, businessman and U.S. secretary of the treasury. Correspondence, family papers, subject files, business, legal, and financial papers, speeches and writings, and miscellaneous material relating primarily to MacVeagh's service in the cabinet of William H. Taft and to the MacVeagh (McVey) and Eames families, Chicago social and civic affairs, the Franklin MacVeagh & Company wholesale grocery business, and other personal and business matters.

    • Contributor: Macveagh, Franklin
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1799
  • Ray Stannard Baker papers, 1836-1947

    Journalist and author. Correspondence, diaries, journals, notebooks, drafts of books and articles, family papers, scrapbooks, clippings, and printed matter concerning Baker's career in newspaper and magazine writing, his books, and his role in the Paris Peace Conference. Included is a large group of papers collected by Baker for his biography of Woodrow Wilson. Also includes portions of an autobiography of Robert M. La Follette ...

    • Contributor: Baker, Ray Stannard
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1836
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1905
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    Frederick Douglass papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diary (1886-1887), speeches, articles, manuscript of Douglass's autobiography, financial and legal papers, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating primarily to his interest in social, educational, and economic reform; his career as lecturer and writer; his travels to Africa and Europe (1886-1887); his publication of the North Star, an abolitionist newspaper, in Rochester, N.Y. (1847-1851); and his role as commissioner (1892-1893) in charge of ...

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1902
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    Palmer-Loper family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, logs and journals, financial and business papers, ships' papers, printed material, and other papers of various members of the seafaring and merchant Palmer and Loper families of Stonington, Conn. Includes papers of Nathanial Brown Palmer relating to his discovery in 1820 of the Antarctic subcontinent, to various whaling and sealing enterprises, to the China trade, and to mercantile and shipping interests; papers of ...

    • Contributor: Hart, Ira - Loper, R. F. (Richard F.) - Palmer, Alexander Smith - Palmer, Nathaniel Brown
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • 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 - Collection
    • Date: 1775
  • John Hay papers, 1783-1999

    Statesman, diplomat, historian, journalist, and poet. Correspondence and letterbooks, speeches, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, and memoranda, mainly for the years 1897-1905 when Hay served as United States ambassador to Great Britain and United States secretary of state. Earlier papers deal with his legal, literary, and journalistic activities and with his service as assistant secretary to Abraham Lincoln. Includes correspondence of his wife, Clara Louise Stone ...

    • Contributor: Hay, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1783
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    Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Thirty-one bound volumes of correspondence and autographs, index to the volumes, financial papers, and other papers relating chiefly to Bromwell's years as U.S. representative from Illinois. Includes material concerning Bromwell's father, Henry Broughton Bromwell, and his daughter, Henrietta E. Bromwell. Correspondents include Salmon P. Chase, George William Childs, Jefferson Davis, Ninian Edwards, James R. Gilmore, O.M. Hatch, Robert Green Ingersoll, Abraham Lincoln, Richard James ...

    • Contributor: Bromwell, Henry Pelham Holmes
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • D.W. Whittle papers, 1861-1974

    Union army officer, business manager, songwriter, and evangelist. Correspondence, court records, diary, maps, and military orders pertaining to Whittle's Civil War service.

    • Contributor: Whittle, D. W. (Daniel Webster) - Whittle, D. W.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1861
  • Meg Greenfield papers, 1890-1999

    Editor and journalist. Correspondence, speeches and writings, research files, interview transcripts, memoranda, minutes, reports, calendars and schedules, cartoons, financial and legal records, travel files, academic records, biographical material, honors and awards, childhood diaries and writings, family papers, photographs, scrapbooks, printed matter, and electronic files documenting Greenfield's career in journalism.

    • Contributor: Greenfield, Meg
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1890
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    Meg Greenfield papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, speeches, writings, interview transcripts, reports, research files, calendars and schedules, financial and legal records, travel files, academic records, biographical material, childhood diaries and writings, family papers, honors and awards, scrapbooks, printed matter, digital files, cartoons, photographs, and other papers documenting Greenfield's career in journalism as Washington correspondent and editor for Reporter magazine (1961-1968), editorial writer and editor of the Washington Post ...

    • Contributor: Greenfield, Meg
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    J.G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journal, speeches, writings, research materials, printed matter, financial records, and other papers primarily concerning J.G. Randall's works on Abraham Lincoln and on the Civil War. Also includes materials relating to Randall's tenure as professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to Ruth Painter Randall's research and writings, especially her book titled Mary Lincoln; Biography of a Marriage ...

    • Contributor: Randall, J. G. (James Garfield) - Randall, Ruth Painter
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    John Callan O'Laughlin papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, reports, printed material, scrapbooks, and records of the Army and Navy Journal primarily documenting O'Laughlin's career as a newspaperman. Includes correspondence with his wife, Mabel Hudson O'Laughlin, written during his World War I military service in Europe as well as material pertaining to his years as vice president of the Lord & Thomas advertising agency in Chicago, Ill. Subjects ...

    • Contributor: O'Laughlin, John Callan
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Melville Weston Fuller papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, scrapbooks, printed matter, and memorabilia relating to Fuller's term on the Supreme Court; his law practice, real estate holdings, and Democratic politics in Chicago, Ill.; his work as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration especially in relation to the matter of the Muscat dhows and the Venezuelan boundary dispute; Fuller's personal and family affairs; and his childhood ...

    • Contributor: Fuller, Melville Weston
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    William Holmes Walker papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Memoir, diary, notebook, and scrapbook reflecting the history of the Mormon Church and Walker's life as an early Mormon convert and patriarch of the Mormon Church. In his memoir, Walker describes his years in Joseph Smith's household in the Mormon settlement of Nauvoo, Ill.; Walker's journey to South Africa and his missionary service there; the Mormon emigration from Nauvoo, Ill., to Salt Lake City, ...

    • Contributor: Walker, William Holmes
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Robert R. Hitt papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, notes and notebooks, business records, family papers, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers relating to Hitt's service as U.S. assistant secretary of state, U.S. congressman from Illinois, and secretary to the U.S. Legation in Paris, France. Also documents his service as court reporter, chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and reporter for a board of treaty commissioners to the ...

    • Contributor: Hitt, Robert R.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Harold L. Ickes papers, 1815-1969

    Lawyer and secretary of the interior. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, family papers, legal and financial records, subject files, scrapbooks, and other papers documenting all aspects of Ickes's career, especially his service as secretary of the interior.

    • Contributor: Ickes, Harold L. (Harold Leclair) - Ickes, Harold L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1815
  • Illinois political campaign of 1858. Scrapbook assembled by Abraham Lincoln.

    Scrapbook of newspaper clippings assembled and mounted by Mr. Lincoln as a manuscript for publication. Contains the texts of the Lincoln-Douglas debates, speeches, and correspondence of Lincoln and Douglas published in newspaper accounts (primarily the Chicago Press & Tribune and the Chicago Times) between June 17 and Oct. 15, 1858. The title, captions, most notes and corrections said to be in Lincoln's hand. Other ...

    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
    • Original Format: Books - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1858

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    Truman K. Gibson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers reflecting the social life of the Gibson family in Chicago, Ill. Includes Gibson's correspondence with his wife, Isabelle Carson Gibson, written while he served as an advisor on African American affairs to the U.S. War Dept., in Washington, D.C., during World War II. Topics include discrimination and segregation in the military, political and civic ...

    • Contributor: Gibson, Truman K.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy

    A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big ...

    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2012-11-16
  • Truman K. Gibson papers, circa 1900-1994

    Lawyer, business executive, and boxing promoter. Correspondence, memoranda, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers reflecting the social life of the Gibson family in Chicago, Illinois. Also included in the papers is Gibson's correspondence with his wife, Isabelle Carson Gibson, written while he served as an adviser on African-American affairs to the United States War Department in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

    • Contributor: Gibson, Truman K. (Truman Kella) - Gibson, Truman K.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1900
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    Henry Thomas Rainey papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Primarily constituent correspondence for 1934 and correspondence relating to the passage of the McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill, 1924. Also includes material pertaining to the Illinois Waterway. Correspondents include Alexander S. Bacon, William Jennings Bryan, Sam B. Dannis, William Randolph Hearst, Edgar Lee Masters, W.G. McAdoo, and Woodrow Wilson.

    • Contributor: Rainey, Henry Thomas
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
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    Walter L. Fisher papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, letterbooks, minutes, speeches, articles, notes, subject files, Fisher family genealogical material, newspaper clippings, printed matter, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Fisher's service as U.S. secretary of the interior in the William H. Taft administration and to his interest in the municipal affairs of Chicago, Ill. Also documents his work as a member of the U.S. Railroad Securities Commission. Subjects ...

    • Contributor: Fisher, Walter L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection