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Pease, Theodore Calvin. Papers

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Collection Overview

Title: Pease, Theodore Calvin. Papers, 1903-1948

Primary Creator: Pease, Theodore Calvin (1887-1948)

Extent: 8.9 cubic feet

Subjects: Alvord, Clarence Walworth, 1868-1928, American Historical Association, Browning, Orville Hickman, 1806-1881, Champaign County--Champaign (Ill.), Champaign County--Urbana (Ill.), Chicago Historical Society, Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818, Clubs, Cook County--Chicago (Ill.), Cook County--Glencoe (Ill.), Education, England, Forbes, Stephen Alfred, 1844-1930, Fort Sheridan (Ill.), France--Colonies--America, Illinois Institute of Technology, Illinois State Historical Library, Illinois State Historical Society, Kane County--Batavia (Ill.), LaSalle County--Lostant (Ill.), Lewis Institute, Mercer County--Matherville (Ill.), Military, Montgomery County--Nokomis (Ill.), Ogle County (Ill.), Pease, Marguerite Jenison, 1895-1993, Pease, Theodore Calvin, 1887-1948, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State College, Slavery, Societies, Society of American Archivists, Society of American Historians, Students, Tazewell County (Ill.), Teaching, Travel, University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1939-1945

Forms of Material: Personal papers, Professional papers, Research materials

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes family, professional, and departmental correspondence; research notes; drafts and typescripts of lectures, articles, and books; copies of book reviews and other publications; and memorabilia, photographs, documents, and other papers related to Theodore Calvin Pease, a history professor at the University of Illinois. The collection highlights his military service in World War I, his research and writing, and his participation in departmental affairs at the University of Illinois.

Pease (1887-1948) was born in Cassopolis, Michigan. He studied at the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree in history in 1907 and a Ph.D. in History in 1914. Pease first became associated with the Illinois Historical Survey in 1910, and taught in the History Department of the University of Illinois from 1914 to 1948. Pease authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited more than a dozen works, and his The Leveller Movement won the Herbert Baxter Adams Prize of the American Historical Association in 1915. He served as Editor of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, 1920-39, and of The American Archivist, 1937-46; Director of the Illinois Historical Survey, 1939-48; Chairman of the Historical Manuscripts Commission of the American Historical Association, 1925-31; and President of the Illinois State Historical Society, 1946-47. Pease also served as a 1st Lieutenant in the 32nd Division of the American Expeditionary Force during World War I, where he participated in the Marne-Aisne, Oise-Aisne, and Meuse-Argonne offensives.

This collection contains 14 series including: 1. Biography; 2. Education; 3. Military service; 4. Teaching and research; 5. University of Illinois: department and campus; 6. University of Illinois: individuals; 7. Books; 8. Articles; 9. Unpublished papers; 10. Book reviews; 11. Illinois State Historical Library and the Illinois State Historical Society; 12. Other organizations and correspondents; 13. Miscellaneous records; 14. Research notecards.

Marguerite J. Pease donated the materials of this collection to the Illinois History Survey in the 1950's and 1991. Additional materials are located in the University Archives in the collection titled, "Theodore C. Pease Papers" (RG 15/13/23).

Subject/Index Terms

Alvord, Clarence Walworth, 1868-1928
American Historical Association
Browning, Orville Hickman, 1806-1881
Champaign County--Champaign (Ill.)
Champaign County--Urbana (Ill.)
Chicago Historical Society
Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818
Clubs
Cook County--Chicago (Ill.)
Cook County--Glencoe (Ill.)
Education
England
Forbes, Stephen Alfred, 1844-1930
Fort Sheridan (Ill.)
France--Colonies--America
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois State Historical Library
Illinois State Historical Society
Kane County--Batavia (Ill.)
LaSalle County--Lostant (Ill.)
Lewis Institute
Mercer County--Matherville (Ill.)
Military
Montgomery County--Nokomis (Ill.)
Ogle County (Ill.)
Pease, Marguerite Jenison, 1895-1993
Pease, Theodore Calvin, 1887-1948
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania State College
Slavery
Societies
Society of American Archivists
Society of American Historians
Students
Tazewell County (Ill.)
Teaching
Travel
University of Chicago
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
World War, 1914-1918
World War, 1939-1945

Administrative Information

Repository: Illinois History and Lincoln Collections

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URL: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ihx/inventories/pease-theodore.pdf

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