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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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    Frederick Law Olmsted papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, journals, drafts of articles and books, speeches and lectures, biographical and genealogical data, business papers, legal and financial papers, scrapbooks, printed material, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Olmsted, Frederick Law
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    Clarence Darrow papers, 1894-1941

    Author, lecturer, lawyer, and reformer. Correspondence, legal records, and writings by Darrow as well as notes, correspondence, and printed matter collected by Irving Stone while writing a biography of Darrow.

    • Contributor: Darrow, Clarence
    • Date: 1894
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    John Alexander Logan family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, writings, articles, military papers, legal records, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to the military, political, and social history of the Civil War and postwar period. Subjects include Reconstruction, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, presidential campaigns of 1880 and 1884, Memorial Day, Grand Army of the Republic, Society of the Army of the Tennessee, World's Columbian Exposition, American ...

    • Contributor: Logan, John Alexander - Logan, John A. - Tucker, George Edwin - Tucker, Mary Logan
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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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    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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    Frederick Douglass papers, 1841-1967

    Abolitionist, diplomat, journalist, and orator. Correspondence, diary, speeches and writings, financial and legal records, and a subject file pertaining to the career of Frederick Douglass.

    • Contributor: Douglass, Frederick
    • Date: 1841
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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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    Mary Edith Powel naval historical collection, 1747-1922

    Collector of naval history. Correspondence, biographical data on American and foreign naval officers, newspaper and magazine clippings, illustrations, photographs, commissions, autographs, pamphlets, and notes collected by Powel about naval history.

    • Contributor: Powel, Mary Edith
    • Date: 1747
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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 ...

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    O.M. Poe papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, writings, speeches, reports, orders, notebooks, family papers, biographical material, newspaper clippings, maps, drawings, memorabilia, and other papers relating primarily to Poe's military service as an engineer during the Civil War and Reconstruction and his friendship with Gen. William T. Sherman whom he served as aide-de-camp from 1873 to 1884. Includes material on his stint as chief engineer with the Army of the ...

    • Contributor: Poe, O. M.
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    Clarence Darrow papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, legal records, and other papers. The bulk of the papers are correspondence, notes and printed matter collected by Irving Stone while writing a biography of Darrow and relate primarily to Darrow's literary activities and to his Chicago law practice. Subjects include capital punishment, evolution, John Thomas Scopes evolution trial, Joseph Conrad, labor, prohibition, religion, and the U.S. Anthracite Coal Strike Commission (1902). ...

    • Contributor: Darrow, Clarence - Stone, Irving
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    Raymond G. Carroll papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Chiefly scrapbooks containing clippings of Carroll's articles for the New York Evening Post, Philadelphia Public Ledger, and the Times of London, Eng., and for other newspapers in Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio. Also includes correspondence, printed material, photographs, and drawings.

    • Contributor: Carroll, Raymond G.
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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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    I Feel So Good: The Life & Times of Big Bill Broonzy

    A major figure in American blues and folk music, Big Bill Broonzy (1903-1958) left his Arkansas Delta home after World War I, headed north, and became the leading Chicago bluesman of the 1930s. His success came as he fused traditional rural blues with the electrified sound that was beginning to emerge in Chicago. This, however, was just one step in his remarkable journey: Big ...

    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012-11-16
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    James Martin Barnes papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to Barnes's service as administrative assistant to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1943-1945. Subjects include appointments, patronage, requests of servicemen, domestic political matters during World War II, and the interaction between the White House, Congress, the Democratic National Committee, and various executive departments, offices, and agencies. Scrapbooks and photographs concern his earlier career and his service ...

    • Contributor: Barnes, James Martin
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Jesse W. Fell papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, writings, speeches, Fell's autobiography and other biographical material, genealogical material concerning the Brown and Fell families, land grants, ledgers, clippings, scrapbooks, maps, lithographs, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Fell's pursuits as an educator, lawyer, land speculator, newspaper editor, political leader, and Quaker in Illinois. Much of the family correspondence relates to an autobiography of Abraham Lincoln which Fell urged Lincoln to ...

    • Contributor: Fell, Jesse W.
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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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    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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    Donald Rumsfeld papers, 1888-2008

    Secretary of defense, United States representative from Illinois, White House official, ambassador, and business executive. Correspondence, memoranda, cables, reports, notes, briefing books, minutes, agenda, appointment and scheduling files, confirmation hearings, legislative files, polls, campaign files, constituent casework and issue mail, service academy appointment files, press releases, newsletters, speeches, statements, testimony, interviews, oral histories, writings, photographs, financial records, genealogies, memorabilia, news clippings, and printed matter ...

    • Contributor: Rumsfeld, Donald
    • Date: 1888