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13th Illinois Cavalry Regiment Collection, 1863-1865

Identifier: MS168
Abstract The 13th Illinois Cavalry Regiment fought for the Union during the U.S. Civil War. This collection includes several folders of written correspondence from 1863 to 1865 between lieutenants and captains. In addition, the collection includes bureaucratic papers concerning military life in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, such as receipts and a muster roll for dissolution. Additionally, there are two folders concerning specific members of the Cavalry: Sergeant Daniel W. Chandler and Lieutenant Ira B....
Dates: 1863-1865

Letters of 19th Century French Architects

Identifier: MS58

A collection of letters written by French architects of the 19th century.

Dates: 1800-1899

1968 Democratic National Convention Collection

Identifier: MS61
Abstract The McCormick Library’s small collection on the events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago was donated by Kaye Miller in 1982. Miller, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was creating a documentary with one of his classes during the convention. He collected periodical articles and materials related to the events, focusing on publicity, demonstrations, violence, arrests, reports, and the trials that followed. This collection consists of those...
Dates: 1965-1970; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1981

Abbey Theatre newspaper clipping collection, 1902-1911

Identifier: MS211
Abstract The Abbey Theatre Newspaper Clipping Collection contains around 58 clippings from 1902 to 1911 about the newly formed company (also known as the National Theatre of Ireland). Clippings are primarily relating to performances of the society in England, as well as the United States, particularly Boston. The materials relate to the opening of the society, reviews of both performances and plays, including several original productions, and publicity pieces of the members of the company. Some...
Dates: 1902-1911

Paul Ableman collection on Green Julia

Identifier: MS19

Author and playwright Paul Ableman was born June 13, 1927, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. This collection of typescripts is comprised of the drafts for Green Julia, including the original typescript, three subsequent versions, and the final script.

Dates: approximately 1960s

Agentzia Press Archive

Identifier: MS54

The "Agentzia" publishing house was founded in 1968 by Jochen Gerz and Jean-François Bory. The Agentzia Press Archive consists of files kept by Gerz. The files contain correspondence, manuscripts (including typescripts, original graphics, photocollages, photographs, exhibition catalogs), some production materials of the Agentzia Press, and monographs and serials associated with Agentzia authors.

Dates: 1962-1972

Aldridge Collection

Identifier: MS4
Abstract The Aldridge Collection consists of materials relating to 19th century African-American tragedian Ira Frederick Aldridge (1807-1867) and his children, mainly his daughter Amanda Christina Elizabeth Aldridge (known as Amanda Ira Aldridge, who composed under the pseudonym Montague Ring; 1866-1956). Included in the collection are correspondence, photographs and engravings, newspaper clippings, musical manuscripts and scores, personal and legal documents, articles, memorabilia, two portraits and...
Dates: 1806-2017; Majority of material found within 1846 - 1959

America First Movement Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS10
Abstract The America First Movement Collection pertains to a broad range of topics related to the US entry into World War II, with dates ranging from 1938-1942 and a brief section from 1915. Much of the collection is related to the America First Committee movement, with several folders dedicated to their promotional and informational products. Anti-war pamphlets from numerous organizations, anti-Semitic articles, Nazi Party propaganda and photographs, and various ephemera pieces are also included in...
Dates: 1915-1942

Hans Christian Andersen Awards

Identifier: MS121

Since 1956, the International Board on Books for Young People has presented the Hans Christian Andersen Award to a living author or (since 1966) illustrator who has made a lasting contribution to children's literature. The McCormick Library’s collection of materials for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards consists of the biennial informational dossiers submitted by candidates for 1992-2006, clippings, reviews, and dust jackets by some of the authors or illustrators.

Dates: 1992-2014; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1995

Archival Collections - U.S. Civil War Era

Identifier: MS62 MS86

The McCormick Library has several collections that contain correspondence, diaries, and other materials related to the Civil War era. Some materials describe the experiences of soldiers during the war, or who served in the territories; others document the “home front” trials and anxieties, and some provide reflections or analysis after the war.

Dates: 1837-1907

Armory Show, 1912-1915

Identifier: MS95

The Association of American Painters and Sculptors held their First International Exhibition at the 69th Infantry N.G.N.Y. Armory from February 15 - March 15, 1913. It was the largest exhibition of international modern art ever held, showing more than 1200 pieces.

Dates: 1912-1915

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

Aubrey Beardsley Bibliographical Notes

Identifier: MS115

The archival data in this collection consists of bibliographical annotations of various editions of volumes containing drawings by Aubrey Beardsley. It includes annotated excerpts or photocopies from Beardsley bibliographies, holographic notes, a completed typescript for a book, and a copy of the typescript annotated with corrections and additions.

Dates: 1979-1980, and undated

Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive

Identifier: MS63

The archive of the Berkeley Folk Music Festival Archive (held 1958-1970 on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley) consists of some 30,000 items, including photographs of folk artists and groups, general photographs of Festivals, tapes, press clippings, correspondence, publicity information on various performers, posters and flyers. Included are some photographs and posters from other area music festivals.

Dates: 1957 - 1970

Harvey Breit Correspondence

Identifier: MS1

Harvey Breit, poet, playwright, and interviewer, was a reviewer for the New York Times Book Review from 1940-1965. This collection consists of more than 225 pages of correspondence sent to Breit during this period by more than fifty authors and public figures.

Dates: 1940 - 1965; Other: Majority of material found within 1945 - 1955

André Breton Collection

Identifier: MS160
Abstract The André Breton Collection contains material pertaining to Breton and related Surrealist artists, writers, and thinkers. Breton (February 19, 1896 – September 28, 1966) was a French writer, poet, theorist, and a founder of the Surrealist movement. Vítězslav Nezval (May 26, 1900– April 6, 1958) was a leading Czech avant-garde writer in the first part of the 20th century. Nezval began the Surrealist Group of Czechoslovakia in 1934, along with Karel Teige, (Marie Cerminova) Toyen, Jindrich...
Dates: 1938 - 1960; Other: Majority of material found within 1938

Dorothy Brett Collection

Identifier: MS27
Abstract Artist Dorothy Brett, a member of the Bloomsbury group, was a friend of Katherine Mansfield, John Middleton Murry, and Frieda and D.H. Lawrence. This collection includes typescripts for her autobiography, a continuation of her memoirs on D.H. Lawrence, and some of her correspondence to John Middleton Murry about the Lawrences. Brett's diaries recounting her visits to Taos, New Mexico (1924), and Capri (1926); a copy of her manuscript on her friendship with Katherine Mansfield; and an...
Dates: 1922 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1969

British Rave Flyers Collection

Identifier: MS187

The British Rave Flyers Collection is a collection of 746 flyers and postcards from British raves and nightclubs from the 1990s. This collection contains flyers from a wide range of venues throughout the United Kingdom, as well as a few venues in Scotland, the United States, France, Spain, and Germany. This collection is 6 boxes of materials.

Dates: 1990-1999

Buddha Statues

Identifier: AS13

This collection of wooden statues, found in the McCormick Library of Special Collections, consists of eight figures of the Buddha in various poses.

Dates: undated

Tribune Company. Chesser M. Campbell (1897-1960) papers

Identifier: X-27

Papers of Chesser Campbell, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and president of the Tribune Company

Dates: 1939 - 1968

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