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Civilian Conservation Corps., Co. 1660

 Collection — Box: Civilian Conservation Corps., Co. 1660 Box 1
Identifier: AV-01-08-01
Overview The collection is comprised of developed photo negative prints of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Company 1660. There are images from “Happy Days” in C.C.C. which includes images showing life at the camp sites and from the Chicago Drainage Canal project.
Dates: 1933 - 1942

Henry M. Newhall letters

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1099
Scope and Contents Letters to his sister in Quincy, Ill. discuss camp life, Black soldiers in the army, jealousy in Union command and several encounters with Forrest's men. Also discuss friends and family back in Quincy.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Hiram Rogers letter

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1293
Scope and Contents Letter expresses happiness over raining out of large Whig rally with planned fireworks, with his opinion of the Whigs and their attitude towards Democrats. Also discusses the probable loss of election by "our old friend the Judge" because of an article he wrote against General Taylor which was then given to the newspaper by a lady friend and Taylor supporter. Acknowledges the "flourishing" of Illinois and particularly Quincy.
Dates: Created: November 23, 1848

Quincy, Illinois, Lincoln-Douglas Semi-Centennial Society

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1224
Scope and Contents Minutes of meetings with a long debate about where the stand had actually been placed for the debate. List of all of those who had attended and were still living. Transcript of all of the speeches. An essay on "The Story of the Monument". Program with names of those involved in the Society. All typed.
Dates: Created: 1908

Seth L. Pitkin letter

 Collection — Box: 67
Identifier: MS-SC1181
Scope and Contents Letter to his father, Joseph Pitkin in Oswego, New York, telling him of life in Quincy. Describes the land, the crops, and livestock of the farmers, business at the mill, illnesses in the town, Sabbath school where he teaches and his own health. Makes reference to trouble in South Carolina and hopes "Old Hickory" will "redeem himself". Discusses news he has of the family back east. Includes a hand drawn map of Quincy made for his father to get an idea of the town.
Dates: Created: January 13, 1833