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Shelby Westbrook Papers

Identifier: harsh-2008-05

A Tuskegee Airman during World War II and a historian of African Americans in the military services, Shelby Westbrook’s papers consist of press releases, photographs and audiovisual materials.

Dates: 1945-1992, undated

Mary Frances Willard Letters

Identifier: spe-w00138

This collection consists of 52 typed copies of her original letters (322 pages) that Mary Frances Willard (Aunt May) sent to her family members while serving as a YMCA canteen worker in France during World War I.

Dates: 1918 - 1919

Women and Girls Collective Action Network (WGCAN) Records

Identifier: spe-c00049
Abstract The Women and Girls Collective Action Network (WGCAN) was established in Chicago, Illinois, in August 2004 as an organization dedicated to end violence and social injustices against women and girls. Through its two primary initiatives, the Community Accountability Institute and Females United for Action (FUFA), WGCAN provided trainings, resources and programs to develop youth and community leadership, challenge media representations and end domestic violence. The documentation includes...
Dates: 2001 - 2011

Woodlawn Block Club Council Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-wbcc

The Woodlawn Block Club Council’s activities are chronicled in records containing its constitution and by-laws, correspondence, minutes of meetings, membership rosters and publicity materials dealing with its community betterment projects.

Dates: 1958 - 1960

Woodlawn Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-wcc
Abstract The Woodlawn neighborhood is 8 miles south of the Loop. The neighborhood runs roughly from 60th Street south to 67th Street and from the Lake west to King Drive and in places to South Chicago Avenue. The area was annexed into Chicago in 1889. Woodlawn is number 42 of the 77 official communities that make up Chicago.Includes correspondence, biographical essays, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, advertisements, announcements, historical essays, printed materials, church...
Dates: 1857 - 1992

Woodlawn Woman’s Club Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-wwc

The Woodlawn Women’s Club Records (WWC), contain a bound volume by Louise J. Pearson titled, History of the Woodlawn Woman’s Club, meeting minutes and yearbooks that chronicle by-laws, membership and programs from 1913 to 1954.

Dates: 1913 - 1954

Works Progress Administration. Federal Art Project. Illinois Art Project Collection

Identifier: spe-c00177

The collection consists of 166 photographs of artworks, furniture and design items that were produced for the Illinois Art Project which was part of the Federal Art Project (FAP) under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) between 1936 and 1943.

Dates: 1936-1943, 1981

World War I Collection

Identifier: spe-w00052
Abstract The World War I Collection brings together posters, photographs, ephemera and etchings related to the war effort. The bulk of the collection is comprised of posters created in the U.S. between 1914 and 1921, but also includes several posters from Great Britain, Canada and France. These materials range from recruitment calls from the various branches of the military to home front initiatives by the U.S. Food Administration, the National War Garden Commission and the U.S. Department of the...
Dates: 1913 - 1923

World War II Collection

Identifier: spe-w00061
Abstract The WWII Collection brings together posters, cartoons and ephemera related to the war effort. The bulk of the collection is comprised of posters created in the U.S. between 1939 and 1946, but also includes several posters from Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands and New Zealand. These range from recruitment calls from the various branches of the military to home front initiatives by the Civilian Production Administration, the Office of War Information and the U.S. Department...
Dates: 1939 - 1946

World’s Columbian Exposition, Bureau of Music, Official Report

Identifier: spe-f00147

Under the leadership of conductor Theodore Thomas, the Bureau of Music was charged with the creation of orchestral, choral and band performance plans and an exhibit of musical instruments at the World's Columbian Exposition. The Official Report created by Secretary George H. Wilson consists of an oversize album with typed narratives, copies of letters, photographs and clippings.

Dates: 1892 - 1895

World’s Columbian Exposition Ephemera Collection

Identifier: spe-f00171

Collection consists of approximately 200 ephemeral items such as trade cards, tickets, invitations, postcards and other printed ephemera.

Dates: 1890 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1891 - 1893

World’s Columbian Exposition Snapshots Collection

Identifier: spe-wcesc

Most extant images of the World's Columbian Exposition were taken by the official photographer of the Fair, Charles Dudley Arnold. The photographs in this Collection, taken by sometimes anonymous, sometimes named photographers, reflect the spontaneity and joy of snapshots, rather than the formality of the professional portraits.

Dates: 1893 - 1895; Majority of material found within 1893

World’s Columbian Exposition, U.S. War Department Exhibit Photographs

Identifier: spe-f00134
Abstract The collection consists of 350 photographs that document the U.S. War Department exhibit in the U.S. Government Building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Eleven photographs show general views of the Ordnance Exhibit and the remaining photographs mounted to album pages show the installation of the exhibit and catalog the selected firearms and their schematic technologies on display. A.H. Russell was the Captain of Ordnance who was in charge of the Ordnance Section at the...
Dates: 1892 - 1893

World’s Congress Auxiliary Congress of Authors Collection

Identifier: spe-wcx-ac
Abstract The World’s Congress Auxiliary of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 consisted of a series of meetings, run by 19 departments, on almost every scholarly and cultural topic, and ran concurrently with the Fair from May 15 to October 28, 1893. The Congress of Authors, a division within the Auxiliary’s Department of Literature, was held July 10-17, 1893. This collection consists primarily of the correspondence of the congress’s Committees of Organization and Cooperation, and the responses...
Dates: 1892-1893; 1926; Majority of material found within 1893

World’s Congress Auxiliary Pre-Publications, Programs and Circulars Collection

Identifier: spe-wcx

The World’s Congress Auxiliary of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 consisted of a series of meetings, run by 19 departments, on almost every scholarly and cultural topic, and ran concurrently with the Fair from May 15 to October 28, 1893. This collection consists of circulars, addresses, reports, and other materials generated by the Departments’ Committees on Arrangements and Organization.

Dates: 1889 - 1893

John S. Wright Papers

Identifier: spe-nhrc-wri

John Stephen Wright (1815-1874) moved to Chicago from Massachusetts with his father in 1832. In 1833, Wright took a census of Chicago and published a lithographed map of the town in 1834, the year he began a real estate business. This collection concerns his purchase of land in the city in 1848 and the subsequent history of that land over the next two decades.

Dates: 1848 - 1866

Alma M. Yondorf Theatre Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: spe-ctc-amy

The scrapbooks document theater productions in Chicago and elsewhere. Yondorf frequently annotated her programs with the names of her companions and her opinion of the productions.

Dates: 1894-1926

Marion C. Young Hull House Collection

Identifier: spe-you

Marion C. Young was born in 1895 and in 1929 she became a resident at Chicago’s Hull-House where she taught cooking classes. In that same year, she became associated with Hull-House’s Bowen Country Club bringing city children into the country for summer camp. This collection consists of Hull-House and Bowen Country Club materials assembled by Marion Young over some four decades.

Dates: 1900 - 1967

Youth’s Companion Collection

Identifier: spe-wce-yc

Youth's Companion was a weekly journal published in Boston. This collection consists of 36 issues, dating from October 20, 1892 to December 21, 1893, and containing articles and/or works of fiction related to various aspects of Fair activities, as well as advertisements of companies exhibiting their wares at the World’s Columbian Exposition.

Dates: 1892 - 1893

Helen Zatterberg Collection

Identifier: nnhc-00009

Helen Zatterberg (1902-2002) worked for Chicago Public Library from 1921 until her retirement in 1967. She founded the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association in 1935 and spent many years at Hild Regional Library before becoming Regional Librarian of the North Side in 1957. This collection contains personal papers; professional papers, mostly awards and honors; and photographs.

Dates: circa late 1800s-2002

Mary Zimmerman Scrapbook

Identifier: spe-nhrc-zim
Abstract Mary Zimmerman’s scrapbook highlights her educational, professional and public achievements. Mary Zimmerman (1869-1953) was one of four original faculty members of John Marshall High School that opened in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood in 1895. She taught Latin for forty years until her retirement in 1935. Zimmerman was active with the American Friends of the Hebrew University and sought to raise funds for scholarships and programs for the Jerusalem institution that was founded in...
Dates: 1895 - 1953

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