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Manuscript Collections Beginning With "I"


724 Icarian Community. Marriage Record, 1853Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains photocopies of a marriage record between Gabriel Nicaise and Rose Brunolf on November 2, 1853. This document originated from the register of the Commune of St. Julien du Sault and is written in English and French. The photocopies were donated by James Nelson on August 5, 1970.

418 IHLC Collection of Illinois and U.S. History Broadsides and Printed Ephemera, 1800-2001Add to your cart. (0.8 cubic feet; and oversize folders)

The IHLC Collection of Illinois and U.S. History Broadsides and Printed Ephemera consists of ephemeral materials, mostly related to the history of Illinois and the Midwest, collected by the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC) and its predecessor, the Illinois Historical Survey. The collection includes circulars, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, newspaper clippings, ...

915 IHLC Collection of Illinois and U.S. History Newspapers, 1801-1967Add to your cart. (15.0 folders)

This collection contains individual issues of newspapers collected by the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC) and its predecessor, the Illinois Historical Survey. Materials date from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. The collection is organized into three series: Illinois Newspapers, Newspapers from other U.S. States, and Lincoln Commemorative Issues. The ...

927 IHLC Illinois and U.S. History Graphics Collection, circa 1892-1990Add to your cart. (4.0 cubic feet)

This collection contains individual issues of newspapers collected by the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC) and its predecessor, the Illinois Historical Survey. Materials date from the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries. The collection is organized into three series: Illinois Newspapers, Newspapers from other U.S. States, and Lincoln Commemorative Issues. The ...

725 Ijams, Ethel W. Collection, circa 1745-1990Add to your cart. (0.9 cubic feet)

This collection contains correspondence, publications, research notes, clippings, and photographs about Bishop Hill, Illinois and Swedish-American history collected by Ethel Ijams. Ethel W. Ijams of Champaign, Illinois, was a historian of the Swedish-American experience in Illinois. She was particularly interested in the Bishop Hill Colony, the communal settlement founded in Henry ...

729 Illinois (Territory) Legislature. Papers, 1807-1818Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains some thirty-odd bills, most of which are drafts of legislation between 1814 and 1816. These documents, which are scarcely legible, reflect legal and civil issues of the period. They concern the formation of counties, the jurisdiction of circuit courts and justices of the peace, the appointment of ...

800 Illinois Artillery, 1st Regiment. Record Book, 1812-1838Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This collection consists of a company muster book for the 1st Illinois Artillery Regiment, led by Captain Joseph Cross. Captain Cross's company saw duty at Bellefontaine, Louisiana Territory, and Fort Massac, with detached services at Fort Madison and Fort Osage. The record book includes a table of contents; priority rolls ...

748 Illinois Auditor of Public Accounts (State Lands). Land Sale Records, circa 1829-1852Add to your cart. (3.0 microfilm reels)

This collection consists of microfilm copies of land records held by the Auditor of Public Accounts regarding the sale of specific categories of land granted from the federal government to the state. These include swamp lands (1 reel), school lands (1 reel), and saline reserve lands (1 reel), with a ...

801 Illinois Auditor of Public Accounts. Land Office Records, 1814-1818Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 13 items)

This collection contains transcripts of 13 documents from the Illinois Auditor of Public Accounts Land Office records. The transcripts were taken from selected official records housed in the Kaskaskia and Edwardsville, Illinois land offices. The records include resolutions of the Illinois Territorial Legislature, petitions to Congress, and correspondence. The majority of ...

726 Illinois Bicentennial. Papers, 1973-1976Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

This collection contains material relating to the activities of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission, the People's Bicentennial Commission of Champaign County, and the University of Illinois Bicentennial Coordinating Committee. The collection consists largely of membership lists, grant proposals, calendars of events, bibliographies, minutes, reports, and newspaper clippings. Marguerite J. Pease donated the ...

727 Illinois Board of Higher Education Master Plan. Reports. Correspondence, Papers, and Reports, 1962-1964Add to your cart. (1.0 cubic feet; 16 folders)

In 1961, the Illinois General Assembly established the Illinois Board of Higher Education as a permanent planning and coordinating agency. The Board was required to develop a comprehensive Master Plan for Illinois higher education which would encompass the roles of public and private universities, colleges, and two year colleges. In ...

728 Illinois Canal Commissioners. Report, 1824Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection consists of a transcription of a report from the Commissioners of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, Erastus Brown and Emmanuel J. West to Thomas Sloo, Jr. in McLeansboro, Illinois. The report is dated February 17, 1824 and discusses their inspection of the proposed route of the canal. The ...

803 Illinois Census. Selected records, 1810, 1818Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains a portion of the census of Illinois Territory in 1810. In particular, it contains a 26-page photostat and a 101-page transcript of this portion which lists "Persons within the division allotted to Thomas C. Patterson, November 24, 1810." There are categories for "Free White Males," "Free White ...

862 Illinois Central Railroad. Photograph Album, 1912-1915Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This album contains some 102 photographs taken by the Illinois Central Railroad's Office of Photographer. Stamped on the back of many photographs is the name of the photographer, J. K. Melton, and typed or written on them is the location of the picture. Many photographs record the damage caused by the ...

818 Illinois Central Railroad. Correspondence and Pass, 1858-1870Add to your cart. (2.0 microfilm reels; and 1 item)

The microfilm in this collection, obtained from the Newberry Library, document the activities of the Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1858-70. The first reel contains correspondence and reports concerning day-to-day business, including descriptions of the countryside and a letter from the Midland Railway of Derby, England, detailing the procedures necessary in ...

028 Illinois Central Railroad. Photographs of Bridges and Buildings, 1885-1897Add to your cart. (3.0 boxes)

This collection mainly contains cyanotype pictures of railroad bridges, 1885-1897, of the Illinois Central Railroad. The pictures usually show the bridge as first constructed and the immediate surrounding area. Some pictures also show nearby structures such as crossing towers and passenger stations. Most of the pictures, which are bound in ...

730 Illinois College. Draft of Plan, 1828Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection consists of a document written by John M. Ellis on May 1, 1828. The document is a plan for establishing Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. The draft outlines the duties of the trustees, responsibilities of the stockholders, programs of study, and lists early subscribers. The document was acquired in ...

731 Illinois Commission on Higher Education, Committee to Recommend a State Plan for Public Higher Education, 1958-1961Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet)

In 1959, the Illinois Commission on Higher Education established a Committee to Recommend a State Plan for Public Higher Education in Illinois. It was composed of the state university presidents and representatives from junior colleges. Dr. Richard G. Browne was the chairman of the committee, and Dr. Gilbert Y. Steiner ...

805 Illinois Commission on Illinois-Indiana Boundary. Report, 1821Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection consists of a photostat of the report created by the Illinois Commission on the Illinois-Indiana Boundary in 1821. The report contains statistics, correspondence, and notes proposed to the Governor and General Assembly of Illinois. In the 1950s and 1970s, the original document was located in the Illinois State Archives.

732 Illinois Constitutional Convention. Records, 1967-1971Add to your cart. (18.0 cubic feet)

This collection consists of records from the Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention in 1969-1970, including verbatim transcriptions of meeting minutes, photocopies of member proposals, weekly summaries, records from individual committees, copies of the convention journal and other materials relating to the Convention. The Sixth Illinois Constitutional Convention met from December 8, 1969 ...

769 Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings. Cahokia Court House Restoration Report, 1938Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains records from the Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings regarding the restoration of the Cahokia Court House located in Cahokia, Illinois. Records include a preliminary report and a letter. Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River just outside of St. Louis, the Cahokia Court House ...

733 Illinois Department Of Public Works And Buildings. Fort de Chartres Restoration Papers, 1942Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 13 items)

This collection contains records from the Illinois Department of Public Works and Buildings regarding the restoration of the chapel at Fort de Chartres located in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois. Records include correspondence and a photograph. Located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River, the Fort de Chartres was originally constructed ...

734 Illinois Disciples Foundation. Records, 1916-1927Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet)

The Illinois Disciples Foundation was an administrative unit of the Illinois Disciples of Christ. Its primary function was overseeing the finances of the Disciples in Illinois, including funds for various educational, missionary, benevolent, and administrative activities. This collection mainly contains correspondence of Frank J. Parr and Charles M. Thompson, treasurers of ...

807 Illinois General Assembly (10th). Journal Fragment, 1837Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains a photocopy of a document from the Senate Journal created by the tenth Illinois General Assembly on February 27, 1837. This page of the Senate Journal contains the minutes of a session which discussed the formation of Coffee County (what is today predominately Stark County), an act ...

808 Illinois Governor. Proclamation, 1822Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection includes a transcript of the Illinois Governor's proclamation issued by Governor Shadrach Bond on December 22, 1818. This document discusses Illinois' admission to the Union and announces the first meeting of the General Assembly in January. In the 1950s, the original document was located in the Illinois State Library.

735 Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council. Minutes, 1969-1988Add to your cart. (0.6 cubic feet)

This collection consists of photocopies of the complete meeting minutes of the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council from 1969 to 1988. The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council reviews all nominations to the state or national Registers of Historic Places and makes recommendations to that office. The Council was established as an ...

331 Illinois Labor History Society. Records, 1956-2006Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

This collection consists of records from the Illinois Labor History Society and records from related organizations including the Jewish Labor Committee, Mideastern Illinois Labor Council, Labor Coalition on Public Utilities, and the Midwest Press Labor Association. The Illinois Labor History Society (ILHS) began in 1969. It is comprised of academics, unionists, ...

737 Illinois Laws. Illinois Industrial University, Draft Bill, 1869Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This is a photocopy of a draft of a bill for the construction of Illinois Industrial University. The bill includes amendments, omissions, and signatures of Secretary of the Senate Chauncey Elwood and Clerk of the House James P. Root. The bill was passed by the Illinois legislature on March 10, ...

738 Illinois Militia, 3rd Regt, Co. A. Record Book, 1846Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection consists of one volume of administrative records for the Illinois Militia, 3rd Regiment, Company A during the Mexican War in 1846. The records include General Order No. 1, in which the company elected a major, as well as lists of casualties, discharges, and a descriptive role of the ...

739 Illinois National Guard, 9th Regt., 1st Brig., Co. D. Inspection Roll, 1878Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This inspection roll of 1878 lists the names, ages, heights, dates of enlistment, residences, occupations, and number of drills attended by the members of the Champaign-Urbana (9th) Regiment of the Illinois National Guard (1st Brigade, Company D). This item was donated to the Library by David L. Rooks. It was transferred ...

740 Illinois Secretary of State Office. Correspondence, 1809-1810, 1819-1820Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection consists of transcripts of correspondence from the Illinois Secretary of State Office. The collection contains correspondence from 1809-1810 and 1819-1820 sent between Nathaniel Pope, William Morrison, Isaac White, Shadrach Bond, William Crawford, Jonathan Taylor, and J.W. McCall concerning territorial offices, militia commissions, the escape of wanted Native Americans, leases ...

931 Illinois Secretary of State Office. Election Returns, 1860-1862Add to your cart. (0.0 )

This collection consists of transcripts of election returns from 1860-1862 from the Illinois Secretary of State Office. The collection contains transcripts of election returns from elections in November 1860, June 1861, June 1862, and November 1862. The November 1860 returns document the elections for governor, lieutenant governor, president, congressmen, state treasurer, ...

930 Illinois Secretary of State Office. Records on Shaw-Hansen Election, 1822-1823Add to your cart. (1.0 folders)

This collection consists of transcripts of records from the Illinois Secretary of State Office regarding the 1822 Shaw-Hansen election. The collection contains transcripts of poll books, court records, correspondence, and depositions regarding the 1822 Shaw-Hansen disputed election of state representative from Pike County. These materials were assembled by Wayne E. Stevens ...

743 Illinois Territory. Papers, 1801-1822Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 19 items)

This collection contains notes and transcripts concerning Illinois Territory. Included in the collection are notes concerning the 1818 census schedule, a record of cattle marks, lists of territorial office holders, a tally of votes in the election of the Edwards County delegates to the 1818 Convention, a record of Randolph ...

879 Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 76th, Co. K. Descriptive Roll, circa 1865Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

Except for the spelling of several names, this roll of Company K of the 76th Illinois Volunteer Infantry matches up with the printed roster in the [i]Report of the Adjustant General of the State of Illinois [/i](1901). It came to the Illinois Historical Survey from Gerry Busey, Jackson, Mo., via ...

745 Illinois War Council. Records, 1942-1944Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

The Illinois War Council was organized in April 1941 to coordinate state war activities through a central organization and advisory groups. This collection contains various records of the council, including correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, and reports. The reports make up the bulk of the collection and are on topics ...

967 Illinois Water Resources Center. Observations on Illinois Waterways, 1763-1850Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet)

This collection contains extracts from writings which described waterways in Illinois, 1673-1850. Using Solon Justus Buck, [i]Travel and Description, 1765-1865... [/i](1914), and Robert R. Hubach, [i]Early Midwestern Travel Narrative...1634-1850[/i] (1961), Thomas P. Schlunz, a research assistant in the University of Illinois Department of History, transcribed or photocopied these extracts which were ...

746 Illinois Writers, Inc. Papers, 1976-1986Add to your cart. (4.0 cubic feet)

In 1975, a group of poets and fiction writers in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., organized Illinois Writers, Inc. (IWI) as a not-for-profit corporation with the goal of providing support and lines of communication for writers in the state. This collection contains various records of the IWI, including correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, ...

742 Illinois' State Press War List, 1941-1946. Bound Reports, 1946Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This collection contains one volume entitled [i]Illinois' State Press War List (1941-1946)[/i]. The volume is a bound set of reports on the members of the Illinois press who served in the United States armed forces or as correspondents on war assignments during World War II. In 1946, Illinois newspapers and magazines ...

747 Indian Claims. Potawatomis, Ottawas and Chippewas Papers, 1839-1846, 1953-1959Add to your cart. (1.0 cubic feet)

This collection contains materials dealing with land values collected for a report for the Potawatomis, Ottawas, and Chippewas, in their 1959 suit against the United States Government. This includes reports on land claims, land cessions, and agriculture, photocopied maps, and petitions and briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, the ...

036 Indian Languages Collection, 1836-1908Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

Much of the material in this collection was written by Charles Lemmon Hall (1847-1940). In 1874, Hall, after attending Union and Andover Theological Seminaries, was sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to the Congregational Mission at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in Dakota Territory. There, for ...

749 Ingersoll, Henrietta Crosby. Correspondence, 1862-1865Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 4 items)

This collection contains Photostats of four letters sent to and collected by Henrietta Crosby Ingersoll. Correspondence includes three letters from Horace Greeley and one letter from Senator John P. Hale. In his letters sent to Henrietta Ingersoll, Horace Greeley, founder and editor of the [i]New-York Tribune[/i], discusses various problems facing the ...

750 Inman, Hiram. Letter, 1845Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains a letter written by Hiram Inman from Peru, Illinois. Hiram Inman discusses the value and sale of a piece of land he owns in Steuben County, Indiana. The letter is addressed to the Steuben County Clerk and is dated August 25, 1845.

752 International Order Of Odd Fellows. Six Mile Lodge, No. 87, Six Mile, Ill. Record Book, 1837-1838, 1858-1881Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

This collection contains a ledger created by the International Order of Odd Fellows, Six Mile Lodge, no. 87 in Six Mile, Illinois. The International Order of Odd Fellows was a secret fraternal organization which urged benevolence and service among its members. The ledger includes meeting minutes and levels of membership ...

753 Iroquois County School Districts. Records, 1896-1936Add to your cart. (2.0 microfilm reels)

This collection contains microfilm reels of registers from various schools in the Iroquois County School District. Registers from Pittwood School (1896, 1902-1911), Columbia School (1902-1909), Victory School (1901-1909), Elgin School (1910-1917, 1923-1929), Center School (1923-1936), and West Watseka School (1912-1924) are included in the microfilm reels. The registers document student grades, ...

754 Irvin, Benjamin Franklin. Correspondence, 1862Add to your cart. (1.0 folder; 8 items)

This collection contains photocopies of three letters sent to and from Benjamin Irvin, Co. E, 56th Ill. Vol. Infantry during the Civil War. The letters describe his life during military service in Kentucky and Mississippi in 1862. He and his wife Sarah Irvin discuss military campaigns, finances, illness, and other ...

029 Italian Archives. Comte de Viry correspondence, 1755-1763Add to your cart. (0.5 cubic feet; 1 microfilm reel and film strips)

This collection consists of microfilm and small photographic print copies of correspondence to and from Comte Francois Joseph de Viry, the Sardinian minister to London from 1755 to 1763, during the time of the Seven Years War. The materials were donated to the Library by University of Illinois History Professor Mary ...

755 Italians in Chicago Project. Interviews, 1979-1981Add to your cart. (2.8 cubic feet; 118 items)

This collection consists of transcribed interviews from the Italians in Chicago Project. The Italians in Chicago Project was a two-year, multi-faceted program undertaken by the Department of History at the University of Illinois, Chicago from 1979-1981 under the supervision of Professor Dominic Candeloro. The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) provided ...



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