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757 Jackson Family. Papers, 1843 and 1861-1871 (3.0 folders)

This collection includes correspondence and miscellaneous documents of the Jackson family from the 1840s to 1870s. The Jackson family resided in Georgetown, Illinois. Arthur Jackson was a Methodist minister and his three sons served in the Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Theodore served in Company A, 79th Ill. ...

756 Jackson, James. Land Records, 1822 (1.0 folder)

This collection contains two documents confirming the sale of land to James Jackson in Edwards County, Illinois. James Jackson purchased land from Alan and Nancy Emerson and James Forest Jackson in 1822. In an additional agreement, James Forest Jackson consents to his tenancy on a farm owned by James Jackson. This ...

759 Jameson, Robert Edwin. Letters, 1860-1862 (1.0 folder; 5 items)

This collection contains photostats of five letters sent to and collected by Robert Edwin Jameson, surgeon of the 29th Mass. Vol. Inf. in the Civil War. Correspondence includes three letters to his mother and two letters to his brother dated 1860-1862. In his letters sent to his mother, Robert Edwin Jameson ...

1087 Japanese-American Family Life in Chicago. Photo Album, 1945-1961 (1.0 item)

This collection contains one photo album with over four hundred original photographs documenting the life of a Japanese-American couple, Frank and Chiye, and their friends and family in Chicago from 1945-1961. Frank and Chiye, whom the photo album identifies only by their first names, were a Japanese-American couple who lived in ...

760 Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826). Papers, 1783-1833 (2.0 folders; 3 microfilm reels)

This collection includes photocopies of eight letters, a numerical system of classification of books, and notes found in a copy of "Diodorus Siculus" of Thomas Jefferson. The letters sent to Thomas Jefferson from James Madison, W. A. Duer, and Joseph Cabell discuss higher education, textbooks, and legislation efforts. The correspondence ...

758 Jenison, Edward H. Papers, 1943-1945 (50.0 items)

This collection consists of letters and postcards from Edward H. Jenison to Marguerite Jenison Pease and Theodore Calvin Pease from 1943-1945. Edward H. Jenison (1907-1996), a newspaper editor and U.S. congressman (R-IL), was born and raised in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. In 1927 he moved to Paris, Illinois to join the ...

761 Jennings, John. Journal, 1766-1768 (1.0 folder)

This collection consists of a transcript of a journal written by John Jennings entitled "Journal, From Fort Pitt, to Fort du Chartres, in the Illinois Country." He used this journal to document his journey along the Ohio River to Illinois from March 8, 1766, to April 10, 1768. John Jennings ...

976 Jervis, Kate. Letter, 1891 (1.0 item)

Joseph Jervis (1835-1911) migrated from Staffordshire, England, to the United States in 1862, and married Catherine (Kate) Sheargold (b.1847), also from Staffordshire, in 1868. They settled in Condit Township, just north of Champaign, Ill. In this letter of Oct. 19, 1891, Kate writes to Thomas Jervis (1870-1948), the second of ...

762 Jervis, John B. Business Contract, 1831 (1.0 item)

John B. Jervis (1795-1885) was a prominent eastern railroad engineer. This collection contains a photostat of an offer on Apr. 23, 1831, to build six coaches for the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad. Jervis, engineer of the company, accepted the offer on the same day, and the line, the first in ...

763 Jewett, George O. Letters, 1863-1865 (1.0 folder; 3 items)

This collection contains photostats of three letters written by soldiers and collected by Sgt. George O. Jewett in the 17th Mass. Vol. Inf. during the Civil War. The letters discuss military daily life events including marching, morale, drunkenness among soldiers, and provost duties in cities. The soldiers also express their ...

870 Johannsen, Robert. James K. Polk Research Collection (20.6 cubic feet)

This collection contains photostats of three letters written by soldiers and collected by Sgt. George O. Jewett in the 17th Mass. Vol. Inf. during the Civil War. The letters discuss military daily life events including marching, morale, drunkenness among soldiers, and provost duties in cities. The soldiers also express their ...

871 Johannsen, Robert. Papers (40.5 cubic feet)

This collection contains photostats of three letters written by soldiers and collected by Sgt. George O. Jewett in the 17th Mass. Vol. Inf. during the Civil War. The letters discuss military daily life events including marching, morale, drunkenness among soldiers, and provost duties in cities. The soldiers also express their ...

869 Johannsen, Robert. Stephen Douglas Research Collection (10.9 cubic feet)

This collection contains photostats of three letters written by soldiers and collected by Sgt. George O. Jewett in the 17th Mass. Vol. Inf. during the Civil War. The letters discuss military daily life events including marching, morale, drunkenness among soldiers, and provost duties in cities. The soldiers also express their ...

775 Johns, Jane M. Correspondence, 1918 (1.0 folder)

This collection contains a letter from Jane M. Johns to Clarence W. Alvord dated June 21, 1918, and Alvord's response on June 26, 1918. Jane Martin Johns (1827-1919) was born in Ohio and moved to Decatur, Illinois, in 1854. She and her husband, Harvey C. Johns, built a farm and became ...

1002 Johnson v. Board of Education of Champaign (Unit 4) Records, 1991-2009 (11.0 cubic feet)

This collection is comprised of records from the [i]Johnson v. Board of Education of Champaign (Unit 4)[/i] court case (No. 00-1349). The Plaintiffs sought to eliminate "unwarranted disparities" between African-American and white students within the Unit 4 School District. The Unit 4 district, which includes all public schools within Champaign ...

776 Johnson, Andrew. Correspondence, 1860-1869 (3.0 folders)

This collection includes photostats of eighteen letters written or collected by President Andrew Johnson from 1860 to 1869. The correspondence is written by President Johnson, members of his cabinet, and Illinois residents. The letters discuss political topics such as a cabinet meeting about Ulysses S. Grant, the Philadelphia convention, and ...

829 Johnson, John Lee. Papers, 1964-2009 (10.0 cubic feet)

John Lee Johnson [JLJ] (1941-2006) was a lifelong resident of Champaign, Illinois, and a lifelong activist on issues of concern to the citizens of East-Central Illinois, including racial equality, educational opportunity, affordable housing, and access to health care. JLJ began his career as a community organizer in the early 1960s. In ...

765 Johnson, William S. Letter, 1864 and 1897 (2.0 items)

This collection contains two letters written by William S. Johnson in 1864 and 1897. William S. Johnson was an orderly at the headquarters of the 1st Division, 1st Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac. In his March 1864 letter, he responds to his brother John B. Johnson's story about ...

766 Johnston, Harriet Lane (1830-1903). Letters, 1861-1864 (4.0 folders)

This collection consists of photocopies of letters written to and from Harriet Lane Johnston, James Buchanan's niece. Harriet Lane Johnston (1830-1903) was the niece of President James Buchanan, and acted as the First Lady of the United States during his presidency. The collection contains photocopies of 21 letters written to and from ...

768 Jones Family. Letters, 1862-1864 (11.0 items; 1 folder)

This collection contains correspondence of the Jones family of Dowling, Macon County, Ill. Eight letters in this collection are from Thomas S. Jones, Co. D, 73rd Ill. Vol. Inf., to his sister, Harriet, and two letters are from William G. Jones, Co. E, 116th Ill. Vol. Inf., to her. The ...

767 Jones, Tighlman Howard. Papers, 1861-1864 (12.0 items; 1 folder, 1 reel of microfilm, positive and negative)

Sgt. Tighlman H. Jones, 59th Ill. Vol. Inf., was mortally wounded in the fighting around Nashville late in 1864. The collection contains letters and two diaries kept by Jones during the war. The letters in this collection were exchanged between Jones and his family in 1861, 1862, and 1864. There are ...

789 Jordan, Elijah. Papers, 1899-1962 (5.2 cubic feet; and 1 reel microfilm)

Elijah Jordan (1875-1953) was raised in Elberfield, Indiana, and served as a professor of philosophy at Butler University from 1913 to 1944. Jordan published eight books and numerous articles in which he developed a philosophical system that set him apart from contemporary philosophical trends. This collection contains biographical material, draft ...

771 Joyes, Thomas. Diary and Notes, 1816-1817 (1.0 folder)

This collection includes a diary and a copy of notes written by U.S. Deputy Surveyor, Captain Thomas Joyes from 1816 to 1817. He describes his journey up the river from St. Louis, proceeding to Fort Clark near Peoria and then to camp. The notes include descriptions of locations with suitable ...

1129 Judson, Henrietta M. Memory album, 1858-1863 (1.0 folder)

This collection contains a memory album given to Henrietta M. Judson from her aunt, Laura P. Shipman. The album contains entries from friends with poetry and well-wishes, most of which were residents of Hillsboro, Illinois. Henrietta M. Brown (née Judson) was born in 1884 in Newark, New Jersey. She lived in ...



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