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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

L. O. Renne, "The Sangamon"

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1259
Scope and Contents Poem recounting life in the Sangamon River Valley. Typed and signed by author.
Dates: Created: April 1942

Mattie C. Howard Wells papers

 Collection — Box: 96
Identifier: MS-SC1640
Scope and Contents Account book listing assets of store which Horace Mason Howard (Wells's brother) sold to Sullivan Howard (Wells's father) on October 1, 1861, also poetry and other writings by Wells on later pages; newspaper clippings and obituary about Wells.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1948

Miner-Thomas 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 Eleanor "Ellen" (Thomas) Miner. In one letter, Julia mentions a visit from Mary and Robert Lincoln and Mary's need to visit her husband's 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;...
Dates: Created: 1837 - 1955

Priscilla M. Babb papers

Identifier: MS-BC746
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of the personal papers of Marion Priscilla Carpenter Babb (Priscilla M. Babb) including her correspondence, diaries, and original manuscripts of poetry and prose, 1907-1969. The papers are divided into three series, the first contains Babb’s personal correspondence, diaries/journals, primarily from her time as a student at Illinois State Normal University (now Illinois State University), during the late 1920s. This series also includes household financial documents...
Dates: 1907-1969

"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