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 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 65
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
Collection — Box 59
Scope and Contents Signed letter to Garret Wall in Trenton, New Jersey from Merritt, H.K.S. O'Melveny and Silas L. Bryan (father of William J.) as a committee chosen to represent citizens of Marion County concerned about the Conscription Law. Asks for Wall's advice, help and urges a convention of northern states to protest the law.
Dates: Created: March 17, 1863