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Gerry Allard Papers

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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.

Leonard Swett Papers

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Identifier: BC622
Scope and Contents Papers of Leonard Swett (1825 – 1889) consists of unpublished letters, published letters in journals, correspondence including incoming, personal papers, speeches and essays prepared by Swett, resolutions, and scrapbooks relating to Leonard’s relationship with his mother and sister in Maine  (1847-1886); experience in the Mexican War; legal practice in Illinois (1849 – 1858); the experiences in the Eighth Judicial Circuit; Republican National Convention (1888); the death of Swett (1889);...

Otto Kerner Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC382
Abstract Illinois political family (Democrat) with Kerner, Sr. serving as Attorney General of Illinois from 1932-1938, until appointment to the United States Court of Appeals on which he served until his death in 1952 and Kerner, Jr. serving as Governor of Illinois from 1960-1968. He also served as United States District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois from 1947-1954 and County Judge of Cook County from 1955-1960. In 1968 he was appointed judge of the Federal Court of Appeals. He was...

Rogers Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-BC548
Abstract The Rogers Family were early settlers of the town of Athens in Menard County, Illinois, and became prominent citizens of the community. Matthew Rogers came from New York in 1821 with his wife and children. He was postmaster of the town's first post office, and served as justice of the peace. He loaned books from his personal library to a young Abraham Lincoln, who would later become his lawyer. Three of Matthew's children remained in Athens: Miriam Lee, who married Henry Riggin; Arminda, who...