Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 9 of 9

Friedrich Ernst Auhagen Collection

Identifier: MS110
Abstract In September 1940, Dr. Friedrich Ernst Auhagen was arrested and called to testify before the Dies Commission in October regarding possible subversive Nazi activities. He was released, but kept under Justice Department surveillance until March 1941 when a federal grand jury issued an indictment against him for failing to register as a German agent. The articles, newspaper clippings and correspondence in the Friedrich Ernst Auhagen Collection were collected between 1939 and 1952 by Henry Pope,...
Dates: 1939-1952

Charleston County, South Carolina Records

Identifier: MS119

The Carolina settlement of Charles Town, named in honor of King Charles II of England, was established after English settlers arrived in 1670; it was renamed Charleston in 1783. From 1720 until 1773 South Carolina was under English jurisdiction as a Crown Colony. This collection consists of twenty volumes of bound carbon copy transcriptions of records from Charleston County, South Carolina kept between 1719 and 1763.

Dates: 1719-1763

Chicago Commission on Women's Affairs

Identifier: MS126

The Chicago, Illinois City Council established the Mayor’s Advisory Commission on Women’s Affairs in 1984. This archive includes materials from the Chicago Commission on Women’s Affairs, including the Commission’s mission, procedures, minutes, first year accomplishments, and report to the Mayor for 1984.

Dates: 1984-1985

Chicago Theaters Scrapbooks

Identifier: MS131

This collection on Chicago area theatres consists primarily of three scrapbooks filled with clippings, programs, reviews, and publicity generated for the theatre seasons between 1908 and 1915.

Dates: 1908-1915

Avrom M. Landy Collection

Identifier: MS106
Abstract Avrom M. Landy (1904-1992) broke off his doctoral studies to accept a position at the Daily Worker. He later became educational director of the Communist Party of America, a position he held until 1945. He was co-publisher of International Publishers from 1945 until about 1947, when he left the Communist Party.  In the late 1940s, Landy completed a manuscript for a book titled, The United States and the Paris Commune of 1871....
Dates: 1938-1954

Political and Social Issues Button Collection

Identifier: MS112

The Political and Social Issues Button Collection consists of buttons, pins, medallions, and lapels which have been acquired by the McCormick Library of Special Collections from a multitude of sources. The three largest groupings of buttons touch on election campaigns, protests (particularly anti-war), and socialist/labor issues, but other topics including LGBT rights, race issues, feminism and environmentalism among others are also reflected.

Dates: 1928-2016

Rare Book and Manuscript Dealer Catalogs Collection

Identifier: AS12

The Rare Book and Manuscript Dealer Catalog Collection was assembled primarily by curatorial staff in the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections. These catalogs make up a body of materials initially used for collection development purposes and then retained for further research.

Dates: 1890s-2016

Slavery, Enslaved Persons, and Free Blacks in the Americas Collection

Identifier: MS101

Materials in this collection of 45 documents pertain to the institution of slavery in the Americas. The documents include correspondence on the slave trade, assignments on chain gangs, bills of sale, manumission papers, and wills and bequests. They also include letters providing character references for free Black people, reports on a school in an African American religious community in Baltimore, Maryland, and an indenture agreement between a printer and an apprentice.

Dates: 1750-1895

Spanish Civil War Collection

Identifier: PS6

This collection of photographs depicts the history and effects of the Spanish Civil War.

Dates: 1930-1947