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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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    James R. Mann papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, newspaper clippings, printed matter, memorabilia, and other papers relating to Mann's career in Chicago politics and as U.S. representative from Illinois. Subjects include Chicago River improvement, the Food and Drugs Act of 1906, interstate commerce legislation, the Mann Act of 1910 prohibiting interstate sex trafficking, investigation of the wood-pulp and paper industries by a congressional committee (1908-1910), Republican congressional party leadership, and Mann's ...

    • Contributor: Mann, James R.
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    Kendrick-Brooks family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, book drafts, transcripts of audiotapes, family papers, genealogical charts and research, business records, scrapbooks, printed material, photographs, and other papers pertaining to members of the Brooks and Kendrick families. Ruby Moyse Kendrick's papers document her participation in the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs, her work as an educator and her social life in Greenville, Miss., and her husband Swan M. Kendrick's position ...

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    Robert R. Hitt papers, 1830-1906

    U.S. representative from Illinois. Personal, political, diplomatic, and business correspondence and other papers, including shorthand notes and material relating to Abraham Lincoln, the Lincoln Douglas Debates, and Civil War courts-martial. Other topics include his congressional service and the annexation of Hawaii.

    • Contributor: Hitt, Robert R. (robert Roberts) - Hitt, Robert R.
    • Date: 1830
  • Manuscripts/Mixed Material

    Letter from Uriah W. Oblinger to Mattie V. Thomas, July 12, 1868

    • Contributor: Oblinger, Mattie V. (martha Virginia Thomas) - Oblinger, Uriah W. (uriah Wesley)
    • Date: 1868-07-12
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    William H. Conkling papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence with Charles A. Lindbergh, speeches, writings, publications, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Lindbergh's cross-country airmail route which included service to Springfield, Ill., and his flight 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 Conkling from Paris.

    • Contributor: Conkling, William H.
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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
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    Hanna-McCormick family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diary and notebook fragments, speeches, financial records, scrapbooks, printed matter, and other papers focusing chiefly on the political activities of Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms. Includes material concerning her congressional campaigns, activities on behalf of the Republican National Committee, work as presidential campaign manager for Thomas E. Dewey in 1944, and her reaction to economic depression and war. Marcus Alonzo Hanna's correspondence relates mainly ...

    • Contributor: Hanna, Marcus Alonzo - McCormick, Medill - Simms, Ruth Hanna McCormick
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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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    D.W. Whittle papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly official correspondence and general orders relating to Whittle's Civil War service with the 72nd Illinois Volunteer Regiment and with the Army of the Tennessee. His diary (1865) contains descriptions of conditions in Alabama and Georgia during the transition from military to civil law. Also includes court records from cases heard by him as a military judge advocate, biographical sketches, maps, photograph, and other ...

    • Contributor: Whittle, D. W.
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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
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    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
    • Date: 1851
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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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    Octave Chanute papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, notebooks, articles, family papers, patents, kite diagrams, sketches, plans of Chanute's railroad bridge across the Missouri River, clippings, and photographs. The bulk of the collection (1860-1910) 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, his service as chief engineer of the Erie Railroad and railroads ...

    • Contributor: Chanute, Octave
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    Frank Knox papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to Knox's service as a private in the U.S. Army 1st Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders) during the Spanish-American War and as an artillery officer during World War I, his work as editor and publisher of the Chicago Daily News, his 1936 Republican vice-presidential campaign, and his service as U.S. secretary of the navy ...

    • Contributor: Knox, Frank - Knox, Annie Reid
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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
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    Daniel O. Drennan papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, military dispatches, reports, notes, documents, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, printed matter, architectural drawings, memorabilia, and other papers relating to General Philip Henry Sheridan's battlefield command in Virginia in the last months of the Civil War, administration of Reconstruction policy, and actions along the Mexican border. Subjects include other military officers; Indian affairs; Yellowstone National Park; the Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871; the Wounded ...

    • Contributor: Drennan, Daniel O.
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    Ray Stannard Baker papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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 especially with the Chicago Record and McClure's Magazine, his role in the Paris Peace Conference, and his family and early life. Subjects include progressivism, labor conditions, and development of industrialism. Papers collected by Baker for his biography of Woodrow Wilson ...

    • Contributor: Baker, Ray Stannard
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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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    Kiu Haghighi and Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh concert collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Digital sound recordings, video recordings, and photographs documenting a concert performed by Kiu Haghighi with Tooraj Moshref-Zadeh in the Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress on July 20, 2011 as part of the Homegrown concert series sponsored by the American Folklife Center. Kiu Haghighi from Evanston, Illinois, improvises on the Persian hammered dulcimer, known as santour or santūr, with Tooraj Moshref on various drums, including ...

    • Date: 2011
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    Arthur B. Spingarn papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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). The collection pertains primarily to civil rights issues; financial, legal, and other administrative matters of the NAACP; relations between ...

    • Contributor: Spingarn, Arthur
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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
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    Victor Gruen papers, 1886-1991

    Designer, architect, and urban planner. Personal and business correspondence, project files, speeches, writings, biographical material, and scrapbooks documenting Gruen's career in architectural design, city planning, and environmental counseling, with special emphasis on architectural and land use projects undertaken from 1960 to 1980 by his firms, Gruen Associates, headquartered in New York, New York, and Los Angeles, California, and Victor Gruen International, centered in Vienna, ...

    • Contributor: Gruen, Victor
    • Date: 1886
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    Illinois political campaign of 1858. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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
    • Date: 1858

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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