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997 National American Woman Suffrage Association. Records, 1913-1920 (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection is comprised of records from the National American Woman Suffrage Association. The National American Woman Suffrage Association was formed in 1890 by the merger of two women's rights groups: the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association. Its purpose was to advocate for women's suffrage in ...

859 Navy Mothers' Club of America, Champaign County. Records, 1940-1990 (2.2 cubic feet)

Founded in 1930 by Emma Jones, of McAllen, Tex., the Navy Mothers' Clubs of America is a non-political welfare organization that supports military personnel and veterans through volunteerism at VA hospitals, veterans' homes, and in the U.S.O. During the twentieth century Navy Mothers' Clubs often served food to convalescing veterans, ...

826 Needham, Patrick R. Letters, 1864-1865 (1.0 folder; 3 items)

This collection contains correspondence of Capt. Patrick R. Needham, Co. I, 108th Ill. Vol. Inf., to his wife in Brimfield, Ill. The letters discuss family matters, financial concerns, an illumination given in Memphis celebrating the fall of Atlanta, and the drowning of a soldier. The Mar. 5, 1865, letter includes ...

149 Neef, Francis Joseph Nicholas (1770-1854). Papers, 1799-1849 (1.0 microfilm reel)

This collection contains microfilm copies of the papers of Francis Joseph Nicholas Neef, disciple of Heinrich Pestalozzi, who introduced the latter's educational system to the United States in 1806 under the patronage of William Maclure, and who joined, in 1826, the New Harmony Community of Robert Owen. The papers include ...

150 Neill, Edward Duffield (1823-1893). Correspondence, 1848 (1.0 folder; 2 items)

The two letters in this collection are typescripts of the originals in the Edward D. Neill Papers at the Minnesota Historical Society. On June 8, 1848, J. G. Nattinger invited Neill to be minister of the Presbyterian church in Ottawa, Ill. On Nov. 7, 1848, Robert W. Patterson ...

935 Neir, David Conrad. Letter, 1855 (1.0 folder)

This collection contains one letter written by David Conrad Neir to his parents, Nathan and Eliza Neir, on November 19, 1855, from Springfield, Illinois. In this letter David writes about his time in Springfield spent visiting acquaintances and shares news of friends and family members. He also discusses property in ...

131 Nelson, John N. Papers, 1857 (1.0 folder; 11 items)

This collection contains a statement regarding the sale of the estate of John N. Nelson. The estate, consisting of one and a half acres of land in Liberty, Missouri, was sold by sheriff's auction to settle debts Nelson owed to William Enos Osman and Ralph Sellew. The statement describing the sale ...

151 Nelson, Richard J. Papers, 1959-1966 (0.7 cubic feet)

This collection contains the files of Richard J. Nelson relating to his work as chair of the Illinois Committee for Fair Employment Practices (F.E.P.). The Committee was instrumental in assuring the passage of the Illinois Fair Employment Practices Act of 1961. Nelson was an executive of the Inland Steel Corporation in ...

964 Nettleton, Daniel M. Papers, 1861-1864 (0.3 cubic feet)

This collection consists of photocopies of 41 letters from Daniel M. Nettleton to his mother, Maria Nettleton, and brothers, Nate, Orin, Bill, and Ben. Daniel M. Nettleton was born in Ireland in 1840 and moved with his parents to Paw Paw, Lee County, Illinois at age four. In 1861, he enlisted ...

152 New England Loyal Publication Society. Papers, 1863-1864 (1.0 folder; 56 items and 2 microfilm reels)

The New England Loyal Publication Society was formed during the Civil War to distribute "journals and documents of unquestioning loyalty." The materials in this collection, of which the Library has photocopies, express the Society's desire to republish and circulate articles about important issues and to influence public opinion through the ...

153 New Harmony, Indiana. Records, 1814-1880, 1950 (0.7 cubic feet; 3 microfilm reels)

This collection contains copies of papers and records pertaining to the community at New Harmony, Indiana. The town of New Harmony was established in 1814 by a group of German Separatists. Ten years later, the settlement of New Harmony and the surrounding land was purchased by Robert Owen. Owen hoped to ...

107 Newhall, Daniel H. Lincoln and Americana dealer catalogs, 1905-1943 (1.0 boxes)

This collection consists of an incomplete run of catalogs issued by New York dealer Daniel H. Newhall from 1905 to 1938. Daniel H. Newhall was a private dealer of Americana and Lincoln books and pamphlets based in New York. The collection contains catalogs and lists produced by Daniel H. Newhall, which document ...

154 Newlin, William Henry (b. 1842). Reminiscence, 1907 (1.0 item)

W. H. Newlin, of Georgetown, Ill., was a first lieutenant, Co. C, 73rd Ill. Vol. Inf. He mustered in on Oct. 24, 1863, and mustered out on June 12, 1863. This six-page reminiscence, of which the Library has a photostat, describes prison life, the threat of a "Northwestern Confederacy", and ...

923 North American Land Agency. Tax receipts, 1832-1836 (1.0 folder)

This collection contains three Illinois tax receipts issued by the North American Land Agency in New York from the years 1832, 1834, and 1836. The receipts are directed to an M. Meyers and indicate payment for Illinois bonds, as well as state and county tax. Each receipt includes a breakdown ...

155 North American Phalanx. Records, 1843-1855 (1.0 microfilm reel)

This microfilm reel contains records of the North American Phalanx, N. J., including the Record of the Proceedings of the North American Phalanx, 1843-44, and the minutes of the sessions of the Executive Council and resident members, Jan. 5 - Feb. 1, 1847, along with other various administrative documents, 1843-55. These ...

156 Northeastern Illinois Metropolitan Area Local Governmental Services Commission. Papers, 1955-1963 (3.7 cubic feet)

This collection contains the administrative papers of Leverett S. Lyon, Executive Director of the Northeastern Illinois Metropolitan Area Local Governmental Services Commission, and the records of Gilbert Y. Steiner, the commission's research director. Lyon's papers, 1952-57, include commission meeting minutes, correspondence, drafts of studies and reports, and information on bills ...

898 Nortrup, Jack J. Manuscript, circa 1980s (0.3 cubic feet)

This collection consists of the unpublished manuscript of Jack J. Nortrup's book on the American Civil War and some of his handwritten research notes. Jack J. Nortrup (1925-1984) was born in Scott County, Illinois. He earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois in 1961 and became an associate ...

157 Norviel, Jesse B. Notebooks, 1915-1916 (2.0 volumes)

This collection contains two notebooks that belonged to Reverend Jesse B. Norviel. Norviel was pastor of the United Brethren in Christ Church in Urbana, Illinois, and served as Itinerant and Superintendent of the United Brethren's Lower Wabash Conference from 1915 to 1916. The Lower Wabash Conference was a supervisory body that ...

158 Norwood, Joseph Granville (1807-95). Papers, 1806-76 (1.0 folder; 10 items and 1 microfilm reel)

Joseph Norwood worked as a printer, newspaper owner, and surgeon, before he was appointed Illinois State Geologist in 1851. Upon his dismissal from that appointment in 1858, Norwood lectured at various universities and continued to publish on geology and to work with other geological services. The microfilm in this collection contains ...



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