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    Roger Welles papers, 1884-1926 Naval officer. Correspondence, journals, orders to duty, article and speech file, diary of Welles's wife, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and miscellaneous materials relating to Welles's duties as special representative for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, as director of naval intelligence, and as commander of the Asiatic and Atlantic Fleets and of the U.S. Naval Forces in Europe.
    • Contributor: Welles, Roger
    • Date: 1884
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    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.
    • Date: 1900
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    Robert Green Ingersoll papers, 1826-1940 Lawyer and lecturer. Diaries, correspondence, letterbooks, writings, lectures, scrapbooks, family papers, and miscellaneous financial, legal, and personal material relating to Ingersoll's involvement in politics and law and as a lecturer and writer on agnosticism and religion.
    • Contributor: Ingersoll, Robert Green
    • Date: 1826
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    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
    • Date: 1907
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    W.A. Croffut papers, 1774-1933 Author, editor, and poet. Correspondence, writings, minutes, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous items pertaining chiefly to Croffut's publications, activities with the Anti-Imperialist League, and the presidential campaign of 1900. Includes material relating to Ethan Allen Hitchcock, copies of correspondence with Sophia Amelia Peabody Hawthorne, wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne, journals of Henry Alfred Robbins, letters of John Quincy Adams and Jefferson Davis, and autograph material.
    • Contributor: Croffut, W. A. (William Augustus) - Croffut, W. A.
    • Date: 1774
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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
    • Date: 1843
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    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
    • Date: 1836
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    John Callan O'Laughlin papers, 1895-1949 Politician, statesman, newspaperman, and publisher. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, reports, printed material, scrapbooks, and records of the Army and Navy Journal documenting O'Laughlin's career as a newspaperman and advocate of Republican Party and conservative causes.
    • Contributor: O'laughlin, John Callan
    • Date: 1895
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    Arthur B. Spingarn papers, 1850-1968 Civil rights leader and lawyer. Correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, wills and estate files, reports, briefs, hearing and trial transcripts, and other papers relating chiefly to Spingarn's service with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as vice president, chairman of the legal committee, and president (1911-1965).
    • Contributor: Spingarn, Arthur (Arthur Barnett) - Spingarn, Arthur
    • Date: 1850
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    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.
    • Date: 1854
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    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
    • Date: 1819
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    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
    • Date: 1777
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    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
    • Date: 1799
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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
    • Date: 1807
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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.
    • Date: 1860
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    Abraham Lincoln papers, Correspondence and other papers relating primarily to Abraham Lincoln's presidency and the Civil War. Includes two drafts of the Gettysburg address, material preserved by John G. Nicolay in his capacities as Lincoln's secretary and editor of the Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln (1905), a letter of condolence from Queen Victoria to Mary Todd Lincoln, and a small amount of material about Lincoln dated after ...
    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
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    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
    • Date: 1885
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    Herbert Block papers, 1863-2002 Political cartoonist, author, and journalist. Correspondence, writings, speeches, interviews, clippings, cartoon reprints, and printed matter documenting principally Block's career at the Washington Post.
    • Contributor: Block, Herbert
    • Date: 1863
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    William Holmes Walker papers, 1855-1982 Early Mormon leader, pioneer settler of Utah, missionary to South Africa, and patriarch of the Mormon Church. Memoir, diary, and scrapbook reflecting the life of Walker and Mormon Church history.
    • Contributor: Walker, William Holmes
    • Date: 1855
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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. (Elihu Benjamin) - Washburne, E.
    • Date: 1829
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    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
    • Date: 1826
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    William Edward Dodd papers, 1895-1955 Historian and diplomat. Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, autobiographical notes, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Dodd's work as an author, professor of history at the University of Chicago, and ambassador to Germany.
    • Contributor: Dodd, William Edward
    • Date: 1895
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    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
    • Date: 1783
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    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
    • Date: 1794
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    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
    • Date: 1904