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 6 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 58
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
Collection — Box 68
Collection — Box 2
Collection — Box 60
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
Collection — Box 67
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
Collection — Box 68
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