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List of Manuscript Collections and Manuscript Collection Finding Aids

The following is a list of manuscript collections available for use by researchers in the Richard J. Daley Library's Special Collections Department. The list is arranged alphabetically by collection name and the size of each collection is given in linear feet. When available, the finding aid for the collection can be accessed by clicking on the collection title.

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Collection Name

Linear Feet

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Aaron, Ely

14

Aaron, Helen

43

Abbott, Edith and Grace

1

Abortion Rights Association of Illinois

6

Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago

5

Ahnen, Pearl

1

Aldis Family

9

Alschuler, Rose Haas

12

Alter, Joanne

48

American Design Center (formerly Society of Typographic Arts)

6

American Friends Service Committee

63

American Humanist Association of Chicago, South Side

1

American Society of Interior Designers

8

American Society of Planning Officials, Chicago

2

American Women Composers Midwest, Inc.

5

Anania, Michael

5

Anti-Slavery Collection

4

Armour Institute of Technology Records

1

Armstrong, Charles F.

3

Arrigo, Victor

12

Arrington, W. Russell

3

Art Resources in Teaching (formerly Chicago Public School Art Society)

35

Associated Negro Press

1

Association for Family Living

11

Austin, Ruth

2

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Bache, Joseph Lloyd

1

Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council

1

Ballard, Russell W.

15

Barnes, Richard S.

14

Barnett, Dame Henrietta

1

Bartelme, Mary M.

5

Bartholf, Charles S.

1

Beall, Lester Design

1

Beck, Bruce

17

Beck, Rudolf

4

Beidel, Franz Josef

1

Benedict, Enella

1

Berkow, Ira

6

Bethlehem-Howell Neighborhood Service

18

Bevel, James L.

1

Beverly Area Planning Association

8

Bickham, Martin H.

128

Bilandic, Michael A.

80

Bimetallism and Currency Reform

20

Binford, Jessie F.

1

Birmingham, Alma

4

Black History Collection

.5

Blake, Hayward

1

Blazing Star

2

Bofman, Albert

200

Bohemian Women's Publishing Company

1

Bolander-Olson, Christine J.

1

Borselli, Augusto

5

Boswell Club of Chicago

3

Bowe, Mary Gwinn

4

Bowen, Louise deKoven

1

Boyd, Neva Leona

10

Boyden Family

68

BPI -- Business and Professional People for the Public Interest

295

Bradley, Mary Hastings

112

Bradley, Preston Partial finding aid. Container lists for additional collection supplements available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

144

Breasted, Helen Culver Ewing

1

Breckinridge, Elizabeth

1

Breckinridge, Sophonisba

1

Bubacz, Stephen

1

Budinger, Nicholas

1

Budlong, Joseph

6

Burke, David L.

1

Burnham, D. H.

5

Butler, Walker

20

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Calumet Skyway

1

Cartwright, Jesse Whitney

1

Cartwright, Justice James

1

Casper, Richard F.

15

Cathedral Shelter of Chicago

4

Catholic Charities Collection

1

Caxton Club Collection

1.5

Central Baptist Children's Home Records

12

Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors

76

A Century of Progress - Series I: General Correspondence

555

A Century of Progress - Series II: Government Correspondence

555

A Century of Progress - Series III: Board of Trustees

555

A Century of Progress - Series IV: Rufus C. Dawes

555

A Century of Progress - Series V: Committees

555

A Century of Progress - Series VI: General Manager

555

A Century of Progress - Series VII: Legal Department

555

A Century of Progress - Series VIII: Comptroller

555

A Century of Progress - Series IX: Confidential Files

555

A Century of Progress - Series X: Secretary's Files

555

A Century of Progress - Series XI: Exhibits Department

555

A Century of Progress - Series XII: Concessions Department

555

A Century of Progress - Series XIII: Transportation Section

555

A Century of Progress - Series XIV: Promotion Department

555

A Century of Progress - Series XV: Fair History

555

A Century of Progress - Series XVI: Publications

555

A Century of Progress - Series XVII: Iconographics

555

A Century of Progress Memorabilia Collection

5

Chandler, Henry P.

2

Charitable Institutes Collection

2

Chicago Annenberg Challenge

70

Chicago Area Central Committee

1

Chicago Area Women's History Council

11

Chicago Board of Trade

 

Chicago Book Clinic

30

Chicago Chamber of Commerce

5

Chicago Clergy Consultation Service

6

Chicago Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy

6

Chicago Commuter Rail Collection

1

Chicago Conference on Religion and Race

1

Chicago Council on Urban Affairs Records

42

Chicago Council on Foreign Relations Partial finding aid. Container lists for additional collection supplements available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

56

Chicago Crime Commission

2

Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Houses

19

Chicago German Hod Carriers' Union

1.5

Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition

6

Chicago Music and Theater Collection

16

Chicago Nutrition Association Partial finding aid. Container lists for additional collection supplements available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

14

Chicago Railroad Fair

24

Chicago Single Tax Club

1

Chicago Stockyards

10

Chicago Urban League - Collection Description

664

Chicago Urban League - Series I: Administrative Files

664

Chicago Urban League - Series II: Programs Files

664

Chicago Urban League - Series III: Research and Planning Files

664

Chicago Urban League - Series IV: Public Relations Files

664

Chicago West Side Christian Parish

1

Chicago Woman's Aid Society

19

Chicago Women in Broadcasting

1

Chicago Women in Publishing

15

Child Welfare Pamphlet Collection

1

Children's Home and Aid Society of Illinois

42

Chinese American Civic Council

1

Cirese, Helen

5

Citizens Action Program

4

Citizens Association of Chicago

1.25

Citizens for a Better Environment

11

Civic Federation of Chicago

2

Clarence Darrow Community Center

7

Clarke, Philip Ream

15

Clean Air Coordinating Committee

1

Clemente, Egidio

5

Cohen, Christopher B.

52.5

Cohen, Irwin

3

Cohen, Jean Barr

1

Coleman, Virginia M.

1

Committee for Handgun Control, Inc.

12

Committee on the Status of Women -- Ephemera

1

Compassionate Friends, The

18

Container Corporation of America

165

Cook County Democratic Party

1

Cook County Socialist Party

1

Coordinating Council of Community Organizations

1

Cotton, Sylvia

7

Cottrell, Louise

1

Bob Crawford Audio Archive

1

Creaseman, Ralph Design Collection

4

Cummings, Walter J.

3

Currie, Leonard & Virginia

4

Czechoslovak National Council of Women in Exile, Chicago

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Danube German Collection

28

Dawes, Charles Gates

1

Deegan, Mary Jo

1

DeLaCour, Joseph

2.5

Delson, Robert

1

Dieckmann, Annetta

3

Dolowy, Ellenor T.

2.25

Domke, George Print

1

Dreikurs, Sadie Elles Garland

1

DuVal, Ione

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Education in Chicago Pamphlet Collection

1

Einhorn, Leba Rosenthal

1

Elam, Reuben Family

1

Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund

8

Elizabeth McCormick Open Air School

1

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

1

Englewood Women's Club

1

English Club of Greater Chicago

1

Ephemera

8

Epton, Bernard E.

1

ERA Illinois

13

Etheridge, James H.

1

Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago Partial finding aid. Container lists for additional collection supplements available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

50

Even, Robert L. Design

1

Ewan, Mary L. Phelps

1

Executive Secretaries, Inc.

1

Executive Women

5

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Fese, Marie Agnes

7

Firman House

10

Florence Crittenton Anchorage Records

11

Forgue, Norman W./ Black Cat Press

12

Fort Dearborn Project

4

Fortune Magazine Design

27

Foster, Reverend Hazel

1

Fry, Mary

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Gamboney, Michael

1

Garramone, Mary

4

Gary Urban League

19

Gehr, Mary/Bert Ray Design

4

Geraghty, Helen Tieken

9.5

German Aid Society

20

German American League for Culture

4

German American National Congress

1

German Literary Society of Chicago

1

Germania Club

1

Gilden, Harold

5

Girl's Best Friend

45

Goldblatt Gorenstein, Hilda

1

Goldman, Emma

.1

Goldsholl, Morton Design

22

Goldsmith, Samuel A.

7

Golembo, Florence

0.15

Goren, Sophie Trifshik

1

Grassi, Amata

3

Gray Panthers of Chicago

16

Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission

4

Groves, Zola A.

11

Gutter, Lawrence J.

.5

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Haas, Judge John F.

1

Haldeman-Julius Family

23

Hall, Lillian E.

2

Hamilton, Alice

1

Hamilton, Edward Photograph Collection

1

Harrison, Charles A. Design

2.5

Hazo, Robert -- The Idea of Love

10.5

Hecht, Stuart

1

Hedwig Loeb

5

Heineman, Adele

1

Henion, Viola Rawle

1

Henry Booth House

5

Herrick, Mary

2

HERS

2

Hetman, Wencel

5

Hicks, Robert and Ada

1

Hillman, Arthur

2

Historical Encyclopedia of Chicago Women Project

45

Hjorth, Eric

1

Hocking Papers

1

Hodes, Art

1

Holzman, Sidney T.

2

Home Economists in Business

5

Hooker, George

1

Horvat, Paul/International Peasant Movement

1

HOSPITES: American Social Workers Hospitality Group

1

Hubbard, Fred D./ Independent Peoples Organization

3

Hulbert, Eri

1

Huling, Caroline Alden

1

Hull-Culver

1

Hull-House Association

150

Hull-House Collection

40

Hull-House Oral History Collection

4

Huzsar, Lou -- Hull-House Theater Collection

3

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

111.5

Hyde Park Travel Club

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Illinois Commission on Employment of Youth

11

Illinois Commission on Human Relations

1

Illinois Federation of Labor

5

Illinois Humane Society

280

Illinois International Women's Year Conference

7

Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance

16

Illinois Training School for Nurses

22

Illinois Women's Political Caucus

1

Illinois Women's Press Association

1

Illinois Youth Commission

1

Immaculate Conception BVM Parish

1

Immigrants Protective League

12

Independent Democratic Coalition

5

Indiana Society of Chicago (pdf) Partial Finding Aid. Additional Container Lists available in Special Collections Reading Room.

37

Industrial Areas Foundation (formerly Alinsky Saul/Industrial Areas Foundation)

34

Institute for Sex Education (formerly Illinois Social Hygiene League)

18

Institute of Design

6

Institute of the Church in an Urban Industrial Society

57

International Conference of Design in Aspen

22

Italian American Collection

60

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Jack Weiss Associations Design

8

Jane Abortion Collective

1

Jane Addams Hull-House Centennial, UIC

3

Jane Dent Home for Aged Colored People

1

Janiak, Larry

1

Jans, Paul

2

Jansen, Ute Design Collection

5

Jaques, Bertha E.

1

Jarecki, Edmund K.

41

Jatis, Jack

29

Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans

1

Joint Commission on Rural Reconstruction

1

Jonas, Edgar A.

13

Jones, Richmond A. Design

12

Judy Chicago: The Dinner Party

7

Juvenile Protective Association

21

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Kaindl, Arthur

3

Kalman, Tibor Design

5

Karpinski, Robert W.

1

Kawin, Ethel & Irene

5

Kelleghan, J. H.

11

Kelley, Florence

1

Kelly, Mary -- Oral History

1

Kenagy, Nina

5

Kennelly, Martin H.

240

Kent, Fraser

2

Keyser, Frank D.

1

Kirkland, Wallace

45

Knudtson, Thomas

1

Kohn, Esther Loeb

13

Kosa, William C.

1

Kozman, Myron & Lois

2

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

LaBuy, Judge Walter

6

Ladies Association for Educating Females Collection

1

Lake Michigan Federation

36

Lakeside Press

1

Landman, Isaac

1

Landsberg, Clara

1

Larson, Marian L.

3

Lathrop, Julia C.

1

Lawndale Community Development Conference Collection

1

League of Women Voters of Chicago (pdf) Partial finding aid. Additional container lists available in the Special Collections Reading Room

60

League of Women Voters of Cook County

10

League of Women Voters of Illinois

37

League of Women Voters of Oak Park

1

Leppke, Gretchen

7

Lewis, Lloyd O. Family

42

Lichtman, Samuel

2

Linn, Stanley R.

1

Lohr Lenox, Riley

91

Long, Harvey L

17

Longstreet, Julia B.

1

Lukomski, Kazimierz

10

Lulkin, Sheli

13

Lunde, Laura Hughes

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

MacMurray, Charles Design

1

Marcy-Newberry Center

73

Margolin, Victor Design

5

Mark Levy & Bros.

3

Marovitz, Abraham Lincoln

150

Martin, Gordon Design

1

Mary Crane League

10

Maxwell Street Photo Collection

0.25

McBain, Emmett Design

4

McCallister, Frank

18

McCamant, Bob Design

3

McCann, Polly

9

McCulloch, Catherine Waugh

1

McCutcheon, John T.

3

McDermott, William Fee

13

McDonough County Women's Political Caucus

1

McMillen, Wayne

1

McMurtrie, Douglas C. Design

1

Meine, Franklin J.

11

Metropolitan Planning Council

317

Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago (pdf)

1

Michael, John Design (Acorn Press)

1

Middleton, R. Hunter Design

50

Midwest Committee for Military Counseling

12

Midwest Nursing Research Society

45

Millbourn, Melville Vaughn

14

Miller, Thomas H.E. Design

2

Mirabella, Rosamond Libonati

1

Molinaro, Frances

1

Monsen, Gordon Design

16

Montgomery Ward Catalogs Design

10

Morgan, Dr. Marcus H.

22

Morton, Malvin

7

Moss, Bertram

6

Murphy, Mary E.

1

Musham, Colonel Harry

10

Myers, Lonny

19

Myra E. Levine Nursing on Stamps Collection

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Natarus, Burton F.

45.7

National Abortion Rights Action League of Illinois Records.

9

National Alliance of Black Feminists

1

National Black Feminist Organization

1

National Congress of Parents and Teachers

12

National Congress of Parents and Teachers Publications

22.5

National Jewish Welfare Board, Midwest Section

5

National Organization for Women, Chicago

150

National Organization for Women, National

1

National Organization for Women, WeSu

3

National Parent Teacher Association

114

National Union of Czechoslovak Protestants

1

National Women's Trade Union League of America

1

Near West Side Community Committee

29

Nelson, Dora

1

Nightingale, Florence Letters Collection

1

North, Dorothy

1

North Shore Music Festival

1

North Shore Summer Housing Project

1

North Side Cooperative Ministry

17

Nyland, Ellen

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

O'Connell, Judge Harold P.

1

O'Hara, Barrett

64

Off-the-Street Club

8

Olander, Victor

33

Onward Neighborhood House

2

Orkney and Shetland Society

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Packingtown USA

 

Palmer Riverboat

2

Pamphlet Collection (pdf)

220

James S. Parker Collection

125

Partee, Cecil A.

15

Pascente, Mary

3

Patner, Marshall

154

Paulson, Evelina Belden (pdf) Partial Finding Aid. Additional container lists available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

62

Payne, Aaron

1.5

Pearson, Ray Design

22

Perman, Norman Design

25

Pestalozzi Foebel Teachers College

1

Petersen, Alma

1

Phi Beta Kapa Association of the Chicago Area

2

Phyllis Wheatley Association

1

Pinzke, Herb Design

6

Polacheck, Hilda Satt

4

Polish Falcons

1

Porter, Allen

3

Prior, Ariadne (pdf)

3

Puerto Rican Cultural Center

4

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Reed, Philip Design

40

Regehr, Carl Design

1

Reitman, Ben L.

48

Revealing Chicago: An Aerial Portrait by Terry Evans

1

Rich, Adena Miller

5

Robertz, Henry Design

170

Rom, Gudrun

1

Root, David

31

Ross, Edith T.

1

Rubenstein, Leonard S.

9

Russ Gilbert "New Left" Pamphlet Collection

11

Russell, Horace

1

Russian Independent Mutual Aid Society

1

Sarajean Ruttenberg

1

Ryan, Frank

3

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Sackett, DeForest Design

5

Saint James Press Design

3

Saint Leonard's House

1

Saint Mary's High School and Center for Learning Partial finding aid. Container lists for additional collection supplements available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

29

Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

1

Saint Patrick's Day Parade Programs

1

Erwin A. Salk Multicultural Collection

80

Sandburg, Carl

7

Saperstein, Esther

156

Save our Resources and Environment

1

Scala, Florence

1

Schlotter, Bertha E.

1.5

Schmidt, William

7

Scholarship and Guidance Association

11.25

School of Living

16

Schubert, Helen C.

7

Schwartz, Charles P.

4

Senior Centers of Metropolitan Chicago

3

Sheet Music

126

Shipps, Barbara Hull-House Collection

1

Siegel, Jacob

1

Sierra Club, Chicago Chapter

9

Sierra Leone

7

Sigel, Dorothy

1

Sikes, Madeleine & George

1

Single Tax League of Chicago

1

Skalski, Andre Scrapbook

1

Slovak League of America

1

Small Manuscripts Collection (General)

.25

Smith, Eleanor

1

Smith, Kay

1

Smith, Louise Hulbert

18

Smith, Mary Rozet

1

Smith, Nesta

1

Socialism and Social Welfare

5

Society of Midland Authors Partial finding aid. Container lists for additional collection supplements available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

42

Society of Priests for a Free Ministry

1

Society of Separationists

1

Sohnquist, David E.

2

Sorrentino, Anthony

1

South Central Association of Chicago Records

.25

South Suburban Human Relations Council

1

Southern Regional Council

1

Southport Neighbors Association

11

Spanish Civil War

2

Starr, Ellen Gates

3

Steendrukkerij de Jong & Co.

1

Stern, Grace Mary

10

Stevens, Justice John Paul

1

Stewart, Joffre

18

Stewart, Lucy Tilden

1

Stone, William/Sequoia Press Design

14

Stracke, Win

1

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

1

Students for a Democratic Society

1

Sunset Club, The

1

Swallow Press (pdf)

286

Swiss Benevolent Society of Chicago

5

Swiss Singing Society of Chicago

6

Mary Hill Swope

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Tadeusz Kosciuszko Dancers

3

Taylor, Lea Demarest

8.5

Temperance Collection

1

Temporary Community Housing Rent Commission

1

Tenth International Student Relations Conference

1

Theater Program Collection

4

Thompson, Bradbuy Design

4

Three Arts Club of Chicago Records

79

Tolstoy Family

1

Topchevsky, Morris

1

Topinka, Judy Barr

16

Towert, Annie

1

Travelers Aid Society (pdf) Partial Finding Aid. Additional container lists available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

70

Triangle Shirt Waist Factory Fire, NYC

1

Trohan, Walter

4

Trumbull, Julia

4

Tucker, Irwin St. John (pdf) Partial Finding Aid. Additional container lists available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

18

Twenty Seven Chicago Designers

82

Tyler, Miriam

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Underwood, Muriel Design

36

Unger, Hunt

6

Union of Palestinian Womens Associations

9

United Service Employees Union

10

United Way of Chicago

550

Utley, Frayn Garrick

3

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Van Hoosen, Bertha

1

Vittum, Harriet E.

2

Vogele, Robert Design

104

Voice of the Fair

1

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Washingtonian Home

1

Watson, Edith (Luda)

1

Weaver, Robert

1

Weber, Alfons Photographs

1

Wells C. Burnette, Inc.

1

Wilson, Burtis

15

Winbush, LeRoy

1

Winslow, Eugene Design

1

Wolcott, Elsie P.

2

Woman's City Club of Chicago

3

Woman's College Board of Chicago

10

Woman's International League for Peace and Freedom

3

Woman's Peace Party

1

Women for Peace

1

Women in Communication, Inc. Chicago (pdf) Partial finding aid. Additional container lists available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

Women in Design Chicago Records

30

Women Mobilized for Change

2

Women's Action Coalition

3

Women's Advertising Club of Chicago (pdf) Partial finding aid. Additional container lists available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

45

Women's Board of the Arthritis Foundation, Chicago

4

Women's Suffrage

1

Women's Trade Union League of Chicago

6

World's Columbian Exposition

2

Works Progress Administration Broadcast Recordings

1.5

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Yarros, Rachelle and Victor

1

Yeomans, Edward "Ned"

1

YMCA -- Duncan-Maxwell Street

1

YMCA -- Wabash

3

Young Men's Christian Association of Chicago

1

Young Men's Hebrew Charity Association (pdf) Partial finding aid. Additional container lists available in the Special Collections Reading Room.

1

Young Women's Christian Association

38

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Zonta Club of Chicago

9

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