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    Russell & Co. records, 1812-1894 Trading house founded in 1819 by Samuel Russell in Guangzhou (Canton), China. Correspondence, financial and legal records, and miscellany relating to the company and its founder, Samuel Russell (1789-circa 1862), and members of his family.
    • Contributor: Russell & Co.
    • Date: 1812
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    Elmer Gertz papers, 1789-1997 Lawyer, author, and manuscript collector. Correspondence, memoranda, family papers, legal files, subject files, speeches, writings, manuscripts collected by Gertz, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating primarily to Gertz’s career as a lawyer.
    • Contributor: Gertz, Elmer
    • Date: 1789
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    [This ol' man wuz 96 year old]
    • Contributor: Burke, Betty - Monegain, Marion
    • Date: 1937-00-00

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    [Jazz Music (Chicago)]
    • Contributor: Ross, Sam - Barns, George
    • Date: 1939-05-10

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    Hannah G. Solomon papers, 1817-1986 Civic leader and founder of the National Council of Jewish Women. Correspondence, organizational records, speeches and writings, biographical and genealogical material, family papers, photographs, a scrapbook, and printed matter document Solomon’s founding of the National Council of Jewish Women in 1893 and many facets of the organization’s development through the end of World War II.
    • Contributor: Solomon, Hannah G. (Hannah Greenebaum) - Solomon, Hannah G.
    • Date: 1817
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    [The Dybbuk of Bunker Street]
    • Contributor: Polacheck, Hilda
    • Date: 1939-07-06

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    [Fair Booking Agency]
    • Contributor: Philip, Alfred O. - Kendall, Eddye H.
    • Date: 1939-04-01

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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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    [Julia Strikowski]
    • Contributor: Burke, Betty - Strikowski, Julia
    • Date: 1939-06-16

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    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
    • Date: 1924
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    Palmer-Loper family papers, 1667-1994 Seafaring and merchant families. Correspondence, logbooks and journals, ships' papers, financial and business records, and printed matter documenting the voyages and business activities of Nathaniel Brown Palmer, Alexander Smith Palmer, Richard Fanning Loper, and other members of these maritime families of Stonington, Connecticut.
    • Date: 1667
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    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.
    • Date: 1775
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    [History of career (import) of J. H. Kimbrough]
    • Contributor: Aaron, Abe
    • Date: 1939-05-20

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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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    [Vaudeville in Chicago]
    • Contributor: Philip, Alfred O.
    • Date: 1939-06-14

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    Frederick Douglass papers, 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 - Douglass, Helen
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    [Great Lakes Folklore]
    • Contributor: Power, Jerome W. - Premo, S. J.
    • Date: 1939-04-05

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    James R. Mann papers, 1887-1922 Lawyer and U.S. representative from Illinois. Mounted newspaper clippings, correspondence, telegrams, invitations, memorabilia, and miscellaneous printed matter relating to Mann's career in Chicago politics and as Republican congressman from Illinois
    • Contributor: Mann, James R. (James Robert) - Mann, James R.
    • Date: 1887
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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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    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
    • Date: 1921
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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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    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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    [Robbins, Ill.--A folklore in the making]
    • Contributor: Philipp, Alfred O.
    • Date: 1939-04-06

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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 ...
    • Date: 1831