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African American Documents 18th – 19th Century

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Identifier: MS101
Abstract The McCormick Library holds a small collection of documents and correspondence pertaining to Africans and their descendents in the Americas in the 18th and 19th centuries. Slavery materials from Rhode Island, Cape of Good Hope, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Virginia include correspondence on the slave trade and slave cargos, assignments on chain gangs, bills of sale, manumission papers, and wills with bequests regarding slaves. Free African Americans in Maine,...

Friedrich Ernst Auhagen Collection

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Identifier: MS110
Abstract In September 1940 Dr. 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, a prominent...

Charleston County, South Carolina Records

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Identifier: MS119
Abstract 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.

Chicago Commission on Women's Affairs

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Identifier: MS126
Abstract 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.

Chicago Theaters Scrapbooks

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Identifier: MS131
Abstract 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.

Avrom M. Landy Collection

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Identifier: MS106
Overview Avrom M. Landy (1904 - ) was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a B.A. from Ohio State University and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He went on to work for a Ph.D. in history at Madison, and had completed all the requirements except the dissertation when he broke off his studies to go to New York to accept a position at the Daily Worker. He was city editor for the Daily Worker for about two years in the early 1930s, and later became educational director of the Communist...

Rare Book and Manuscript Dealer Catalogs Collection

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Identifier: AS12
Overview 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.

Spanish Civil War Collection

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Identifier: PS6
Abstract This collection of photographs depicts the history and effects of the Spanish Civil War.