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Descriptive inventory for the Stevens family visual materials, 1884-1972 (bulk 1920-1939)

Stevens family visual materials

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Descriptive inventory for the Stevens family visual materials, 1884-1972 (bulk 1920-1939)

Prepared by Diane Ryan; revised by D. Rinder, 2008; revised by Dana M. Lamparello, 2017.
Digitization and preservation of the nitrate negatives was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Stevens family visual materials, 1884-1972 (inclusive), 1920-1939 (bulk)
Creators: Stevens family
Ernest James Stevens, 1884-1972
Dates: 1884-1972 (inclusive), 1920-1939 (bulk)
Accession numbers: 1985.0424
1982.0032
Bib number: 00004934
Call numbers: 1985.0424 PPL
1985.0424 PPN-0017
1985.0424 PNN
Size:188 photographic prints : b&w ; 9 x 11 cm. (3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
1 photographic print : carte de visite ; 11 x 7 cm. (4 x 2 1/2 in.)
133 negatives : cellulose nitrate ; 7 x 11 cm. (2 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
5 photomechanical prints : postcard ; 9 x 17 cm. (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
25 negatives : b&w ; 9 x 11 (3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.) (accn#: 1982.0032)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of the estate of Ernest J. and Elizabeth S. Stevens, 1980 (1985.0424 and 1982.0032).

Terms governing use:

Some copyright restrictions may apply.

Restriction(s):

Nitrate negatives restricted from access, see reference copies instead.

Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage or negatives in cool storage; please email research@chicagohistory.org.

Alternate format available:

Nitrate reference copies available online http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16029coll5/id/1449

Please cite this collection as:

Stevens family visual materials (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Separated material:

Separated materials at the Chicago History Museum, include the Ernest J. Stevens papers [manuscript], 1872-1974, bulk 1900-1934 (bib# 65435); the Stevens Hotel and Hotel LaSalle architectural records and blueprints; snapshots of Century of Progress English Village transferred to topical Master Vertical Files; some postcards transferred to composite postcard collection; and oversize posters and proofsheets related to the Hotel LaSalle, Stevens Hotel, and Century of Progress transferred to composite image flat file collections.

Collection Summary +/-

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives and color postcards documenting the family and businesses of Ernest J. and Raymond W. Stevens. Includes a portrait of John and Marion Terrill. Unprinted negatives document the construction of the Hotel LaSalle (1909). Nitrate negatives and corresponding prints, which are mounted on loose leaves, depict the construction of the Ernest J. Stevens residence in Lakeside, Mich. (1923). Includes snapshots of the Delavan, Wis. and the Highland Hotel (1937-1940). Postcards depict Chicago hotels.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Stevens family were the owners of Chicago's Stevens Hotel, the Hotel LaSalle, and the Illinois Life Insurance Company. Ernest J. Stevens also was also partial owner of the Highland Hotel in Delavan, Wisconsin.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Building--Illinois--Chicago
Children--Illinois--Chicago
Construction--Michigan--Lakeside
Dwellings--Michigan--Lakeside
Families--Illinois--Chicago
Hotels--Illinois--Chicago
Persons:
Stevens, Elizabeth S., d. 1979
Stevens, Ernest James, 1884-1972
Stevens, John Paul, 1920-
Terrill, John
Terrill, Marion Purnell
Family Names:
Stevens family
Organizations:
Arcade Building (Chicago, Ill.)
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.)
Highland Hotel (Delavan, Wis.)
LaSalle Hotel (Chicago, Ill.)
Stevens Hotel (Chicago, Ill.)
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Albumen prints
Cartes de visite
Cellulose nitrate negatives
Film negatives
Gelatin silver prints
Photomechanical prints
Portrait photographs
Postcards
Snapshots
Geographic:
700 South Michigan Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
Chicago (Ill.)--Streets--Clark Street--South-- 32
Chicago (Ill.)--Streets--LaSalle Street--North--1

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged into two series by topic.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Hotel businesses, 1909-1933 (box 1-3)
Series 2. Family, residences, and travel, 1884-1972 (box 1, folders 1-47)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Dana M. Lamparello using Oxygen XML Editor, 2017.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
Processing Note:

Eliminated call number 1985.0424 PNN PNN-0001-0002 and PNN-0004 during nitrate digitization project 2017/04/10.

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