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 3848 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 204
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 2491
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 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
Collection — Box 224
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 2838
Collection — Box 154
Identifier: 02-08-001-Small Collection 2188
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Collection consists of family and business papers, including accounts with New Harmony (Ind.) post office, ferriage bills, medical and education expenses, an 1828-1831 recipe book and correspondence of the younger Charles Agniel.
Dates: Created: 1828 - 1899