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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. (James Robert)
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    John Payton papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, interviews, speeches, writings, congressional testimony, legal records, biographical material, photographs, and other papers relating primarily to Payton's career as corporation counsel for the District of Columbia and president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Subjects include affirmative action, civil rights, education, and law. Documents his activities with South Africa's Independent Electoral Commission and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights ...
    • Contributor: Payton, John
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    Charles Butler papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence; travel diaries (1833) of a trip to Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana; 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 ...
    • Contributor: Butler, Charles
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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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    Republican campaign collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, financial papers, notes, reports, charts, lists and rosters, printed material, photographs, and other papers relating to the presidential campaigns of William H. Taft (1912) and Charles Evans Hughes (1916) and the congressional campaigns of William Brown McKinley, U.S. representative from Illinois (1905-1913, 1915-1921), who also served as chairman of the Republican Congressional Committee in 1910, director of Taft's 1912 campaign, and chairman of ...
    • Contributor: McKinley, William Brown
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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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    Roger Welles papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, journals, article and speech file, orders to duty, newspaper clippings, printed matter, photographs, and other papers relating to Welles's service as director of the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence; commander of the U.S. Navy Asiatic Fleet, U.S. Navy Atlantic Fleet, and U.S. Naval Forces, Europe; and special representative for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Ill., 1893. Subjects include exploration of the Orinoco ...
    • Contributor: Welles, Roger - Welles, Harriet Ogden Deen
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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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    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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    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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    Harold L. Ickes papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available 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 U.S. secretary of the interior. Subjects include the Franklin D. Roosevelt presidential administration; presidential elections (1916-1948); Progressive Party politics; Chicago, Ill., and Illinois state politics; municipal reform; Ickes's Chicago law practice; the Arabian-American Oil Company; conservation; Indian ...
    • Contributor: Ickes, Harold L. (Harold Leclair)
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    Mary Church Terrell papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, speeches, writings, clippings, printed matter, and other papers focusing primarily on Terrell's career as an advocate of women's rights and equal treatment for African Americans. Subjects include women's suffrage; Equal Rights Amendment; education and suffrage for African Americans; desegregation in the District of Columbia; lynching and peonage conditions in the South; progressivism; the campaigns of Presidents Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, and ...
    • Contributor: Terrell, Mary Church
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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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    Franklin MacVeagh papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence; memoranda; speeches; writings; subject files; business, legal, and financial records; family papers; autobiographical material; newspaper clippings; scrapbook; printed matter; and other papers relating primarily to MacVeagh's service as U.S. secretary of the treasury under President William H. Taft and to MacVeagh's roles as Chicago businessman, banker, civic reformer, patron of the arts, and politician. Includes materials pertaining to the MacVeagh (McVey) and Eames ...
    • Contributor: Macveagh, Franklin
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    Stephen A. Douglas papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Pamphlet titled, "Address of the Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, at the annual fair of the New York State Agricultural Society," published in 1851, pertaining to agriculture in the United States; newspaper clipping of Douglas's speech (12 June 1857; Springfield, Ill.) concerning the Kansas question, the Dred Scott decision, and Utah; and list (circa 1934) of Douglas's correspondents in the Stephen A. Douglas papers in ...
    • Contributor: Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold)
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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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    Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell papers, 1794-1929 Lawyer, editor, and U.S. representative from Illinois. Bound correspondence and autographs, financial material, and other papers relating chiefly to Bromwell’s years as U.S. representative from Illinois.
    • Contributor: Bromwell, Henry Pelham Holmes
    • Date: 1794
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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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    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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    Walter L. Fisher papers, 1871-1963 Lawyer, municipal reformer, and U.S. secretary of the interior. Correspondence and memoranda, letterbooks, speeches and articles, scrapbooks, photographs, subject files, clippings, and printed matter chiefly related to Chicago, Illinois, municipal matters and to Fisher's term as United States secretary of the interior.
    • Contributor: Fisher, Walter L. (Walter Lowrie) - Fisher, Walter L.
    • Date: 1871
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    Donald Rumsfeld papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, speeches, writings, reports, notes, testimony, interviews, oral histories, briefing books, statements, cables, agendas, appointment and scheduling files, confirmation hearings, legislative files, polls, campaign files, constituent casework and issue mail, service academy appointment files, press releases, newsletters, financial records, family papers, genealogies, news clippings, printed matter, memorabilia, photographs, and other papers concerning Rumsfeld's service as U.S. representative from Illinois, White House official, ...
    • Contributor: Rumsfeld, Donald
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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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    Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Collection composed of the papers of Lincoln, Herndon, and Weik, records (1933) of The Weik Manuscript Corporation, and miscellaneous material collected chiefly by Herndon and Weik for use in writing Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life (1889). Papers of Abraham Lincoln consist of correspondence (1833-1865), legal documents (1834-1860), scrapbooks (2 volumes, 1850-1860), one of which Lincoln allegedly prepared for use in ...
    • Contributor: Herndon, William Henry - Lincoln, Abraham - Weik, Jesse William
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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. (Walter Lowrie)