Search Manuscripts/Mixed Material

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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 Callan O'Laughlin papers, 1895-1949 Politician, statesman, newspaperman, and publisher. Correspondence, memoranda, diaries, journals, writings, reports, printed material, scrapbooks, and records of the Army and Navy Journal documenting O'Laughlin's career as a newspaperman and advocate of Republican Party and conservative causes.
    • Contributor: O'laughlin, John Callan
    • Date: 1895
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    Raymond G. Carroll papers, 1905-1944 Journalist. Scrapbooks of clippings, mostly of Carroll's articles, and correspondence, photographs, drawings, and other printed matter relating to Carroll's career as a journalist.
    • Contributor: Carroll, Raymond G.
    • Date: 1905
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    Lyman Trumbull correspondence, 1843-1894 United States senator from Illinois. Chiefly letters received by Trumbull and some drafts or copies of replies on political matters.
    • Contributor: Trumbull, Lyman
    • Date: 1843
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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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    Hannah G. Solomon papers, 1817-1986 Civic leader and founder of the National Council of Jewish Women. Correspondence, organizational records, speeches and writings, biographical and genealogical material, family papers, photographs, a scrapbook, and printed matter document Solomon’s founding of the National Council of Jewish Women in 1893 and many facets of the organization’s development through the end of World War II.
    • Contributor: Solomon, Hannah G. (Hannah Greenebaum) - Solomon, Hannah G.
    • Date: 1817
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    D.W. Whittle papers, 1861-1974 Union army officer, business manager, songwriter, and evangelist. Correspondence, court records, diary, maps, and military orders pertaining to Whittle's Civil War service.
    • Contributor: Whittle, D. W. (Daniel Webster) - Whittle, D. W.
    • Date: 1861
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    Meg Greenfield papers, 1890-1999 Editor and journalist. Correspondence, speeches and writings, research files, interview transcripts, memoranda, minutes, reports, calendars and schedules, cartoons, financial and legal records, travel files, academic records, biographical material, honors and awards, childhood diaries and writings, family papers, photographs, scrapbooks, printed matter, and electronic files documenting Greenfield's career in journalism.
    • Contributor: Greenfield, Meg
    • Date: 1890
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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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    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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    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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    Elmer Gertz papers, 1789-1997 Lawyer, author, and manuscript collector. Correspondence, memoranda, family papers, legal files, subject files, speeches, writings, manuscripts collected by Gertz, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating primarily to Gertz’s career as a lawyer.
    • Contributor: Gertz, Elmer
    • Date: 1789
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Tunnicliff, Rigby, and Staton families papers, 1854-1990 American families living chiefly in West Virginia, Illinois, and Iowa. Correspondence, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, and printed material documenting the families' domestic concerns and activities.
    • Date: 1854
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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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    Charles Follen McKim papers, 1838-1929 Architect. Correspondence, letterbooks, memoranda, diary, notes, legal and financial records, sketches, drawings, photographs, and other papers relating chiefly to the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White, New York, N.Y.
    • Contributor: McKim, Charles Follen
    • Date: 1838
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    William Holmes Walker papers, 1855-1982 Early Mormon leader, pioneer settler of Utah, missionary to South Africa, and patriarch of the Mormon Church. Memoir, diary, and scrapbook reflecting the life of Walker and Mormon Church history.
    • Contributor: Walker, William Holmes
    • Date: 1855
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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
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    Herndon-Weik collection of Lincolniana, circa 1824-1933 Collection composed of the papers of Abraham Lincoln, United States president, United States representative from Illinois, and lawyer; William Henry Herndon, Lincoln's law partner, collector, and biographer from Springfield, Illinois; and Jesse William Weik, lawyer of Greencastle, Indiana, and coauthor of Herndon Lincoln. Includes records (1933) of the Weik Manuscript Corporation and miscellaneous material collected chiefly by Herndon and Weik for use in writing ...
    • Date: 1824
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    Frank Knox papers, 1898-1954 Newspaper editor and publisher, and U.S. secretary of the navy. Correspondence, diaries, speeches and writings, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and miscellany relating to Knox's service in the Spanish-American War and World War I, his work as editor and publisher, 1936 campaign for vice president, and stint as secretary of the navy. Includes papers of his wife, Annie Reid Knox.
    • Contributor: Knox, Frank
    • Date: 1898