Search Manuscripts/Mixed Material

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    J.G. Randall and Ruth Painter Randall papers, 1779-1970 Author, historian, and educator (J. G. Randall). Biographer (Ruth Painter Randall). Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journal, writings, speeches, research material, printed matter, financial papers, and other papers primarily concerning J. G. Randall's works on Abraham Lincoln and on the Civil War. Also includes material relating to Randall's tenure as professor of history at the University of Illinois and to Ruth Painter Randall's research and writings, ...
    • Contributor: Randall, J. G. (James Garfield) - Randall, J. G.
    • Date: 1779
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    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
    • Date: 1905
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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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    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 ...
    • Date: 1824
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    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
    • Date: 1890
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    Frank Knox papers, 1898-1954 Newspaper editor and publisher, and U.S. secretary of the navy. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and miscellany relating to Knox's service in the Spanish-American War and World War I, his work as editor and publisher, 1936 campaign for vice president, and stint as secretary of the navy. Includes papers of his wife, Annie Reid Knox.
    • Contributor: Knox, Frank
    • Date: 1898
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    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.
    • Date: 1864
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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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    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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    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
    • Date: 1918
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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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    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.
    • Date: 1902
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    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
    • Date: 1864
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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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    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.
    • Date: 1852
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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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    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
    • Date: 1836
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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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    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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    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
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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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    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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    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.
    • Date: 1815
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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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    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