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02/08. Small Collections and Vertical Files

 Record Group Term
Identifier: 02/08
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 2 Collections and/or Records:

John M. Palmer letter

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135A
Scope and Contents Letter to Aunt Jessie, thanking her for the copy of her "Lincoln address". Most of the letter is about his father and mother and rereading their letters to him while he was at West Point. Reminiscent and nostalgic.
Dates: Created: September 10, 1925

John M. Palmer manuscript

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1135
Scope and Contents Typed manuscript of his published book "An Army of the People" where he "attempts to give a detailed description of a National Military System for the United States" that is "in full harmony with American political traditions and ideals." Discusses the American National Defense Act of 1916, the army of Switzerland, drafting soldiers, and excerpts from the diary of Lieutenant Burr. Lieutenant Burr served with the 6th Cavalry as a Squadron Inspector-Instructor in the Third Volunteer Cavalry...
Dates: Created: 1916