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    Henry Thomas Rainey papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Primarily constituent correspondence for 1934 and correspondence relating to the passage of the McNary-Haugen Farm Relief Bill, 1924. Also includes material pertaining to the Illinois Waterway. Correspondents include Alexander S. Bacon, William Jennings Bryan, Sam B. Dannis, William Randolph Hearst, Edgar Lee Masters, W.G. McAdoo, and Woodrow Wilson.
    • Contributor: Rainey, Henry Thomas
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    John Hay papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diaries, speeches, notebooks, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other papers relating chiefly to Hay's service as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain and U.S. secretary of state under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Earlier papers deal with his years as U.S. assistant secretary in the Abraham Lincoln presidential administration; work as a lawyer in Springfield, Ill.; years with the New York Tribune; and...
    • Contributor: Hay, John - Hay, Clara Louise Stone
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Illinois political campaign of 1858. 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 - Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold) - Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1858

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    Lyman Trumbull correspondence, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly letters (1855-1872) received by Trumbull on political matters, together with a number of drafts or copies of replies. Subjects include the elections of 1856, 1860, 1866, and 1872; Illinois politics; appointments and patronage; the Kansas-Nebraska Act; secession; the Civil War; Reconstruction; civil rights legislation; and the Liberal Republican movement of 1872. Correspondents include William H. Bissell, Montgomery Blair, Orville Hickman Browning, John Dean...
    • Contributor: Trumbull, Lyman
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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)
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    Edwin Mark Trawczynski collection, Veterans History Project (U.S.) Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available The Edwin Mark Trawczynski collection consists of correspondence, creative works, a memoir, military papers and photographs, documenting Trawczynski's service in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. The bulk of the collection consists of letters written by Trawczynski to his parents and his brothers, Mark and David, while he was serving in Vietnam.
    • Contributor: Trawczynski, Edwin Mark - Veterans History Project (U.S.) - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 1968
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ray Stannard Baker papers, 1836-1947 Journalist and author. 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, his books, and his role in the Paris Peace Conference. Included is a large group of papers collected by Baker for his biography of Woodrow Wilson. Also includes portions of an autobiography of Robert M. La Follette...
    • Contributor: Baker, Ray Stannard
    • Date: 1836
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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. (Orlando Metcalfe)
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    E.B. Washburne papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly correspondence documenting Washburne's service as a member of Congress in the Civil War era, 1853-1869, and as minister to France, 1869-1877. Subjects include Whig politics nationally and in Illinois; Washburne's congressional duties, focusing on commerce and appropriations; his support for Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant; Reconstruction; and personal affairs. Other subjects include the U.S. Secretary of State Hamilton Fish; the French minister...
    • Contributor: Washburne, E. (Elihu Benjamin)
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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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    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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    F. Lamson-Scribner papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, reports, notes, scrapbooks, printed matter, photographs, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Lamson-Scribner's exhibits work for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. Includes material on exhibits he helped prepare for the Exposição do Centenario do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1922-1923; Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition in Philadelphia, Pa., 1926; and Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago, Ill., 1933-1934. Also documents his...
    • Contributor: Lamson-Scribner, F.
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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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    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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    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