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    Charles Follen McKim papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diary transcript, notes, legal and financial records, sketches, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the firm of McKim, Mead, & White, New York, N.Y. Documents McKim's designs for the Boston Public Library and Symphony Hall, Boston, Mass.; Columbia University's Morningside Heights campus and the University Club, New York, N.Y.; Rhode Island State House, Providence, R.I.; restoration of the White ...

    • Contributor: McKim, Charles Follen
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    Arthur J. Goldberg papers, 1793-1990

    Associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, lawyer, secretary of labor, and diplomat. Correspondence, case files, certiorari memoranda, legal files, speeches and writings, subject files, reports, printed matter, and scrapbooks relating to Goldberg's career as a lawyer, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, secretary of labor, and United States representative to the United Nations.

    • Contributor: Goldberg, Arthur J.
    • Date: 1793
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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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    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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    Frederick Douglass papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    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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    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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    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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    John Dean Caton papers, 1826-1947

    Businessman and jurist. Correspondence, speeches, writings, legal records, financial records, a scrapbook, printed matter, and other material documenting mainly Caton's activities as a lawyer and businessman in Chicago and as associate and chief justice of the supreme court of Illinois.

    • Contributor: Caton, John Dean
    • Date: 1826
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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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    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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    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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    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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    I feel so good the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy, 2012 November 16

    Bob Riesman discusses Big Bill Broonzy's life and his influence on other musicians. The lecture includes selections from Broonzy's performances. Riesman is the author of I feel so good : the life and times of Big Bill Broonzy (Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2011). Lectures.. Photographs.. manuscripts 1 folder. | 1 video file (59 min.) : digital, sound, color. | photographs | ...

    • Contributor: Riesman, Bob - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (library of Congress)
    • Date: 2012
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    Charles Kline papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence including originals and transcripts of letters, envelopes, newspaper clippings, pension documents, a copy of a photograph, and a drawing relating mainly to Kline's Civil War service with the 115th New York Infantry Regiment, Company D. Subjects include Kline's capture at Harpers Ferry, W. Va., and time in a prison camp in Chicago, Ill.; daily camp life; his service near Alexandria, Va., and Hilton ...

    • Contributor: Kline, Charles
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    W.A. Croffut papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, journals, minutes of meetings, writings, printed matter, scrapbooks, and other papers pertaining primarily to Croffut's publications and to his activities with the Anti-Imperialist League (Washington, D.C.) and other league branches. Subjects include William Jennings Bryan's candidacy in the presidential campaign of 1900; opposition to American annexation of the Philippines following the Spanish-American War in 1898 and to British actions against the Boers (Afrikaners) ...

    • Contributor: Croffut, W. A. (william Augustus) - Hitchcock, Ethan Allen - Robbins, Henry Alfred - Anti-Imperialist League (washington, D.C.)
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    Arthur J. Goldberg papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, family papers, transcripts of an oral history interview, speeches, writings, draft opinions, memoranda, notes, professional and subject files, and other papers pertaining to Goldberg's service as secretary of labor in the administration of John F. Kennedy, associate justice in the U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; his law practice in New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C.; and his role ...

    • Contributor: Goldberg, Arthur J. - Goldberg, Dorothy Kurgans
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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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    W.A. Croffut papers, 1774-1933

    Author, editor, and poet. Correspondence, writings, minutes, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellaneous items pertaining chiefly to Croffut's publications, activities with the Anti-Imperialist League, and the presidential campaign of 1900. Includes material relating to Ethan Allen Hitchcock, copies of correspondence with Sophia Amelia Peabody Hawthorne, wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne, journals of Henry Alfred Robbins, letters of John Quincy Adams and Jefferson Davis, and autograph material.

    • Contributor: Croffut, W. A. (william Augustus) - Croffut, W. A.
    • Date: 1774
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    Melville Weston Fuller papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, writings, notes, scrapbooks, printed matter, and memorabilia relating to Fuller's term on the Supreme Court; his law practice, real estate holdings, and Democratic politics in Chicago, Ill.; his work as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration especially in relation to the matter of the Muscat dhows and the Venezuelan boundary dispute; Fuller's personal and family affairs; and his childhood in ...

    • Contributor: Fuller, Melville Weston
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    Palmer-Loper family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, logs and journals, financial and business papers, ships' papers, printed material, and other papers of various members of the seafaring and merchant Palmer and Loper families of Stonington, Conn. Includes papers of Nathanial Brown Palmer relating to his discovery in 1820 of the Antarctic subcontinent, to various whaling and sealing enterprises, to the China trade, and to mercantile and shipping interests; papers of ...

    • Contributor: Hart, Ira - Loper, R. F. (richard F.) - Palmer, Alexander Smith - Palmer, Nathaniel Brown
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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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    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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    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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    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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    John McAllister Schofield papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoranda, diary, journals, speeches, writings including Schofield's memoirs, reports, military records, court-martial papers, financial records, printed matter, maps, memorabilia, and other papers pertaining chiefly to Schofield's military career. Relates primarily to Schofield's post-Civil War service as commander of the U.S. Army's Department of the Missouri, Division of the Atlantic, Division of the Pacific, Military Division of the Gulf, and Military Division of the ...

    • Contributor: Schofield, John McAllister