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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 6 Collections and/or Records:

Edgar Lee Masters papers

 Collection — Box 58
Identifier: MS-SC1010
Scope and Contents 72 letters to Edwin P. Reese discuss his writing, work on new ed. of Spoon River, Atlantis, Mirage and a book about his father. Also several mentions of Clarence Darrow and his work on the Leopold-Loeb case and his and William Jennings Bryan on the Scopes trial. He writes at length about Bryan in several letters. He also gives his opinions of Carl Sandburg, Theodore Dreiser and Amy Lowell. Occasional mention of politics and opinions of Calvin Coolidge. Occasional mention of his son, Hardin, his...
Dates: Created: 1924 - 1942

Edward John Pratt, "Lincoln"

 Collection — Box 68
Identifier: MS-SC1209
Scope and Contents Handwritten manuscript of the poem titled "Lincoln" which he read at the Feb. 11, 1941 celebration of the Mid-Day Luncheon Club.
Dates: Created: 1941

Hugh Oliver Argraves papers

 Collection — Box 2
Identifier: MS-SC37
Scope and Contents Consists of typescripts and drafts of 4 plays and 44 poems written by Hugh O. Argraves of Rockford, Illinois. Many poems concern his service during World War II.
Dates: Created: 1940-1965

Miner Family papers

 Collection — Box 60
Identifier: MS-SC1054
Scope and Contents Correspondence is mostly of the Thomas family and includes many letters from Julia (Thomas) Barker to Ellen (Thomas) Miner. In one letter, she mentions a visit from Mary and Robert Lincoln and Mary's need to visit the grave. Also includes letters from Julia and Ellen's brother Marshall while attending medical school in Philadelphia; from Jane Pond in Louisiana, whose family headed a girls' seminary there, includes a description, 1851, of Oakland College in Mississippi; from Julia and Ellen's...
Dates: Created: 1837 - 1955

"The Portfolio" by the Waverly Literary Society

 Collection — Box 67
Identifier: MS-SC1201
Scope and Contents First and second issue of Vol. 5 compiled in February and April of 1849 consisted of essays and poetry by the members who had as their most frequent themes love, nature, death and moral character.
Dates: Created: 1849

The Prairie Casket, Waverly, Illinois

 Collection — Box 68
Identifier: MS-SC1208
Scope and Contents Issue number 5 of the first volume of the journal contains essays, poems and short stories on such topics as "Woman", "Reed Bird Shooting, "Lady Fenwick's Monument", "Our Western Home", "Domestic Scene" and eleven other works. Letter, 1856, Salter to Thayer, re: family news.
Dates: Created: 1854 - 1856