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Allen Nevins commencement address

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1097
Scope and Contents Copy of commencement speech delivered at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois, June 1953. Discusses the importance of Illinois from before the American Revolution and the many people from Illinois who have been devoted to the idea and the perpetuation of democracy.
Dates: Created: June 1953

Charles J. Sellon papers

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1363
Scope and Contents A booklet of poems and essays written by Sellon while in Mexico. Letters to Marilla mostly expressing his love for her. One written from San Antonio gives a precise description of the city and the "old church called Fort Alamo". Mentions the battle of Buena Vista. Two letters from Marilla discuss family problems and her love of Charles. Sellon's commission as Major in the Civil War. One letter, 1839, from Anne Brodie to her niece in Bristol discussing her will. Three letters (1862, 1864, 1865)...
Dates: Created: 1839 - 1865

Charles Mayer papers

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1020
Scope and Contents Military papers include commissions to 1st sergeant, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. Discharge papers.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1865

Daniel W. Messick letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1039
Scope and Contents Letter to his wife from Camp Lyon, Bird's Point, Missouri gives details of trip from Cairo, Ill. to Camp Lyon, camp life, the situation of the camp and his desire to get into the fight.
Dates: Created: February 3, 1862

Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers

Identifier: MS-BC190
Abstract The Engelmanns were a family of German emigrants who came to America in 1833 and settled on a farm near Shiloh in St. Clair County, Illinois. The collection consists of the letters and personal papers of brothers Theodore and Adolph Engelmann and their brother-in-law, Henry Kircher of Belleville, Illinois. The bulk of the collection is correspondence.
Dates: Created: 1779-1932; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1946

Forest Citys Base Ball Club contracts

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC33
Scope and Contents Consists of contractual agreements of baseball players Adrian "Cap" Anson and Scott Hastings to play with the Rockford, IL team for the 1871 season.
Dates: Created: 1871

George O. Smith, "Brief History of the 17th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry"

 Collection — Box: 81
Identifier: MS-SC1419
Scope and Contents History of his regiment written for his children and grandchildren for Christmas 1913. Recounts the organization, election of officers, the departure ceremony, their first weeks as soldiers, battles at Fredricktown, Missouri, Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg, troop movements, and personal anecdotes.
Dates: Created: December 25, 1913

Gerry Allard Papers

Identifier: MS-BC14
Abstract Gerry Allard (1908-1965) was a coal miner, union activist, socialist, writer, and businessman. Born in France, his family emigrated to Illinois in 1912. His papers consist of newspaper clippings, correspondence, printed material, and scrapbooks. Some material is photocopies only. Topics include labor unionism, the Progressive Mine Workers of America, Socialist Party activities, and coal mining in Illinois. Copies of The Fighting Miner are also included.
Dates: Created: 1928-1965; Other: Majority of material found in 1933-1943; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1974

H. K. Johnston Company Records

Identifier: MS-BC370
Abstract Alton, Illinois hardware store incorporated in 1884 and owned by Hugh Kirkwood Johnston (1844), who had emigrated from Scotland in 1853 with his father and siblings. After he completed school, Johnston worked in gas and steam fittings for three years until he became a blacksmith. He worked at this until he enlisted in Company K, 97th Illinois Infantry on July 25, 1862. He served throughout the Civil War and was mustered out as a Sergeant-Major in July 1865. He returned to work as a blacksmith...
Dates: Created: 1884-1960

Hale S. Mason Family papers

 Collection — Box: 57
Identifier: MS-SC1007
Scope and Contents Many letters from Sabrina and her sons to their father while he was in California. A few letters from Hale to his family. They give news of the family both in Illinois and New York. The farm, William's work as telegrapher and Edwin's as teacher. They discuss their friends in Lockport and Joliet. William frequently gives the political news both state and national, whether California will be a state, the Free Soilers, the Fugitive Slave Law, the Whig party and local political elections and...
Dates: Created: 1848 - 1866

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Herndon, William Henry, 1818-1891 2
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Allard, Gerry (Allard, Germinal) 1
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Gooding, William, 1803-1878 1
Grand Army of the Republic. Department of Illinois 1
H. K. Johnston Company 1
Hastings, Scott, 1847-1907 1
Hunt, Oliver Perry (1832-1902) 1
Hunt, Ora V. (ca. 1863-) 1
Hunt, William Tecumseh Sherman 1
Hunt, William Tecumseh Sherman (1868-1942) 1
Illinois Infantry, 97th Regiment (1862-1865) 1
Johnston, Hugh Kirkwood 1
Kircher, Henry A. (Henry Adolph), 1841- 1
Körner, Gustav Philipp, 1809-1896 1
Leonard Swett 1
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Nevins, Allen, 1890-1971 1
Ozburn, Lindorf, 1823-1864 1
Progressive Mine Workers of America 1
Rankin, Alma Hurd, 1863-1915 1
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Rankin, Arminda Rogers 1
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Rawalt, Marguerite 1
Reece, Thomas M. 1
Reynolds, Belle, b. 1840 1
Rogers Family (Athens, Ill.) 1
Rogers, Matthew, 1770-1947 1
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Sellon, Charles J., d. 1862 1
Sherman, Nellie Cadle Watson 1
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Socialist Party of Illinois--History--20th century 1
Swett, Leonard 1
Tippett, Tom, 1894- 1
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865) 1
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 125th (1861-1865) 1
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
Virden Mining Corporation 1
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