Chicago History Museum
Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810-1893)
Papers, 1844–89, 6 items. Statesman and diplomat. Includes a letter from St. Petersburg to Hubert P. Main concerning slavery, and other correspondence.
Charles Schuveldt Dewey (b. 1882)
Papers, 1924–49, ca. 185 pp., 6 ft. Banker and U.S. congressman. He traveled often to the Soviet Union, 1928–29. He was interested in the country's economy, government, and people. Correspondence, speeches, reports, financial papers, and printed matter contain references to Polish-Russian trade, N. Bukharin, M. Kalinin, V. Molotov, and J. Stalin. In addition, Dewey was a financial adviser to the Polish government and director of the Bank of Poland in 1927–31. Some materials concern the Polish economic situation in the 1920s. Unpublished guide (NUCMC 66–1559).
Clarence Manion (b. 1896)
Papers, 1922–65, 13 ft. Lawyer, educator, lecturer, and broadcaster. A prominent conservative, he served on the American Bar Association's Committee for the Study of Communist Tactics, Strategy, and Objectives. Materials contain scattered references to Soviet-American relations. Additions to these papers are expected. Access to the papers requires Mr. Manion's written permission. Unpublished preliminary inventory (NUCMC 75–411).
Edwin Lyman Lobdell (1857-1936)
Papers, ca. 1908–40, 2 scrapbooks. Banker. 1 volume of the letters, writings, documents, and other papers of Lobdell and his family contains many items about his trip to Russia in 1908, especially his stay in Moscow. Also, letters to him from Nicholas A. Re.-tlinger, St. Petersburg, March 1909; Edward Osgood Brown, August 1917, about a Russian reception; and R. C. Martens, January 1920, about Lobdell's publication Russia and about the Russian peasant and Russian economy.
John Armstrong (1758-1843)
Papers, 1804–33, 5 items. Army officer, diplomat, and U.S. senator. Includes a letter to Lt. Col. Hamilton, 18 April 1815, discussing, among other matters, military opportunities for foreigners in Russia and military education abroad, particularly in France, 3 pp.
John Fitzpatrick (1872-1946)
Papers, 1890–1965, 11 ft. and 6 microfilm reels. President of the Chicago Federation of Labor and organizer for the American Federation of Labor. Primarily correspondence, 1913–30, including random letters, 1921–23, and other items from organizations and individuals interested in Russian relief. Other materials concern communism, socialism, and their pertinence to the labor movement. Unpublished inventory (NUCMC 69–102 and 71–897).
Lorado Taft (1860-1936)
Papers, 1889–1938, ca. 200 items. Sculptor. Includes 2 letters to him from Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, 16 and 24 September 1921, asking him to aid Stephen Graham, an authority on Russia, during the latter's stay in Chicago. Enclosed is a printed list of Graham's travels and books.
Paul Howard Douglas (1892-1976)
Papers, 1920s-1960s, ca. 700 ft. Economist and U.S. senator from Illinois, 1949–67. Senatorial papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, research files, phonograph recordings, audio and video tapes, films, and photographs. Includes material on foreign policy and the USSR.
Papers, 1737–64, ca. 17 items. Includes an ALS to M. de Regemonte, 22 August 1747, requesting new maps of Russia belonging to a M. d'Argenson, 2 pp.
Sidney Lens (b. 1912)
Papers, 1922–71, ca. 35 ft. Labor union official, editor, author, peace activist, and Marxist. Personal correspondence, manuscripts of and research files for many of his books and articles on American, labor, and radicalist history; Revolutionary Workers League papers and publications; and other union papers.
Sterling Morton (1885-1961)
Papers, 1891–1961, 22 ft. Businessman and philanthropist. Correspondence, speeches, articles, travel diaries, etc. pertaining to his conservative views on U.S. domestic and foreign policy. Reference(s) to USSR. Access restricted. Unpublished guide (NUCMC 75–415).
United Charities of Chicago
Archives, 1867–1971, 30 ft. Includes correspondence of a former staff member, Vincent Vokovich, ca. 12 items, 20 pp., 1920–27, which discusses Soviet economic conditions, the Russian scene, Siberian immigration, and commune life. (NUCMC 75–422)