02/08. Small Collections and Vertical Files
Record Group Term
Record subgroup for the ALPLM Manuscripts Department for collections and vertical files. Small collections include personal and family papers, corporate records, county records, and military records. Vertical files include small collections of unknown or varied provenance used predominantly as ready reference files, documenting Illinois counties and cities, individuals, businesses, organizations, and events.
Found in 3842 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 204
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 2491
Collection — Box 97
Scope and Contents Letter to Jonathan E. Cooper of Carlton, Greene County, Illinois, describing conditions in Kentucky, especially a cholera epidemic in the larger cities, and local marriages. Williams favors Andrew Jackson in the presidential contest.
Dates: Created: October 11, 1832
Collection — Box 80
Scope and Contents Letter from the Navy Department, Bureau of Equipment and Recruiting in Washington to Capt. A.H. Kilty commanding the USS Roanoke. Tells him that he must discharge certain ship staff who must enlist for general service. Grants request for carpeting and chairs but states they are unable to send a workman to "repair the transoms."
Dates: Created: October 14, 1864
Collection — Box 65
Scope and Contents Discusses the death of their Aunt Sarah Peabody and a problem with her estate provoked by her brother. Also speaks of Lincoln and states he will make a good president. Note written at the end of the letter from O.L. Peabody to lawyers Higbee and Hays re: the statements from his brother about Aunt Sarah's estate.
Dates: Created: November 12, 1860
Collection — Box 140
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 2121
Collection — Box 59
Scope and Contents June 24, 1877 letter from Aaron Benedict Mead to his mother detailing the train trip and the complete tour of the Illinois State Penitentiary in Jolietn. They visited all of the different departments including the cells, kitchen and dining hall, shoe shop, hospital, women's section and the prison grounds.
Dates: Created: June 24, 1877
Collection — Box 74
Scope and Contents Typed transcripts of the articles with an introduction re: the 52nd birthday of Montgomery County. The articles discuss the first settlers who came to the area, describes the first dwellings they built, their dress, the food they ate, the first school, the first government and those elected, the first blacksmith, the first store, the first Lutheran church, the first store and the first mill. Anecdotes re: life on the prairie and some of its hardships. Biographical sketches of many of the first...
Dates: Created: 1873
Collection — Box 243
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 3260
Collection — Box 58
Scope and Contents Copies of letters to various officials in the Sanitary Commission regarding the work they are doing and business matters related to it. She writes one five page letter regarding the Bulletin of the Sanitary Commission and how it could be improved to show what the Commission is actually doing. One letter in answer to a question regarding cleanliness of supplies she describes how they pack them. One letter regarding assistance to the Freedman's Bureau. The last letter asks that if there are no...
Dates: Created: 1865 - 1866
Collection — Box 278
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 3742