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Manuscript Collections Beginning With "K"


030 Kane, Elias Kent. Papers, 1809-1835Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

Elias Kent Kane (1794-1835) was born in New York, graduated from Yale, and came to Kaskaskia in 1814 to practice law. In 1818, he was appointed a judge for Illinois Territory. He was also a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1818 and served as the first Secretary of State ...

940 Kaskaskia Collection of Miscellaneous Documents, 1741-1782Add to your cart. (0.0 )

This collection contains copies of documents in English and French pertaining to the history of Kaskaskia, Illinois. Kaskaskia, Illinois is a village in Randolph County, Illinois. It was a major French colonial town during the first half of the eighteenth century. It came under British rule in the 1760s after the ...

031 Kaskaskia Commons (Ill.). Abstract of Ownership, 1909-10Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

In 1909, the President and Trustees of Kaskaskia Commons challenged a state law which they claimed deprived them of their land ownership rights. Clarence W. Alvord testified before the Illinois Supreme Court during the trial, and provided this fifteen-page chronological abstract of ownership, drawn from historical and legal documents. Natalia ...

032 Kathrens, Joseph R. Scrapbook, 1896-1901Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

Joseph R. Kathrens compiled this scrapbook between 1896 and 1900 when he was Treasurer of the American Society of National Advertisers. It contains portraits, clippings, and cartoons of important figures in the world of journalism, mainly publishers, advertisers, and owners. In a signed typewritten note pasted in the volume Kathrens ...

033 Keasling, Emmor L. Papers, 1918Add to your cart. (3.0 item)

This collection includes eight photocopied sheets and a transcript of a diary kept from Nov. 20 to Dec. 16, 1918, by a U.S. infantryman. The entries detail the billeting, poor rations, and mud of a march from Mandern, northeastern France, to Coblenz, in occupied Germany, immediately after the Armistice of ...

034 Keithsburg Township Board of Education, District No. 1, Mercer County, Ill. Record Book, 1888-1902Add to your cart. (1.0 volume)

This record book contains the proceedings of the Board of Education of District No. 1, Keithsburg Township, Mercer County, Ill., from 1888 to 1902. It includes board minutes (1888-96), clerk's reports of organization (1891-96), director's tax certificates (1888-96), a register of school officers with their addresses, teacher's contracts (1888-1902), and ...

1065 Kelley, Florence. Letter, 1897Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This record book contains the proceedings of the Board of Education of District No. 1, Keithsburg Township, Mercer County, Ill., from 1888 to 1902. It includes board minutes (1888-96), clerk's reports of organization (1891-96), director's tax certificates (1888-96), a register of school officers with their addresses, teacher's contracts (1888-1902), and ...

035 Kellogg, Achsah and P. H. Letters, 1844, 1846Add to your cart. (2.0 items)

In these letters of Oct. 9-11, 1844, and Jan. 11, 1846, Achsah and P. H. Kellogg of Tremont, Ill. both write to her parents, Gen. Francis Fisk and Mrs. Fisk of Schenectady, N.Y.  They touch on many subjects, including the fever and ague, crop prices, Achsah's loss of teeth, and ...

831 Kendall College Council, North Suburban Teachers Union, Local 1274, American Federation of Teachers. Records, 1969-1981Add to your cart. (2.0 cubic feet)

In 1975, Kendall College, Evanston, Ill., terminated two tenured faculty members and reduced two others to part-time status, touching off a lengthy and bitter labor dispute. In response, the faculty unionized, affiliating itself with the American Federation of Teachers. The college refused to recognize the union for seven months until ...

037 King, Margaret A. Correspondence, 1864Add to your cart. (16.0 items)

This collection consists of original correspondence, written in 1864, and typescripts of letters primarily from Margaret A. King to her husband Philander B. King. While Margaret had stayed behind in Warren, Illinois, her husband Philander had moved west to the Nevada Territory. Margaret's letters document her experience running the farm and ...

038 Kinnear, A. V. Diaries, 1849-51Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

In 1849, A. V. Kinnear of Hanoverton, Ohio, went to California to search for gold. In two diaries, he described the territories that he crossed, his encounters with Indians, and his return trip through Panama and up the Mississippi River. Kinnear's great-granddaughter, Mrs. Thomas E. Berger, of Champaign, Ill., loaned ...

883 Kinzie and Forsyth. Indenture of Jeffrey Nash, 1804Add to your cart. (1.0 item)

This indenture, signed on May 22, 1804, bound Jeffrey Nash, a "Negro man," to serve John Kinzie and Thomas Forsyth, "Merchants of Chicago," for seven years. Nash was actually regarded as a slave until subsequent litigation held otherwise, as explained in Milo M. Quaife, [i]Chicago and the Old Northwest[/i] (1913), ...

040 Kirby, Emmett. Papers, 1923-96Add to your cart. (8.0 items)

Emmett Kirby (1914-2006) was a long-time resident of Champaign, Ill. Graduating from Urbana High School in 1933, he worked at the Rock Island Arsenal during World War II, and later worked in the Civil Engineering machine shop of the University of Illinois. A staunch Republican, he wrote many letters-to-the-editor of ...

041 Knight Family. Correspondence, 1853-1888Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

Martha and Isabella Gill were born in Ireland, but later moved to the United States where Martha married John T. Mack and Isabella married Harvey J. Knight. The Macks settled in Bloomington-Normal, Ill., during the 1850s, and spent several years trying to convince the Knights to leave Pleasant Hill (then ...

042 Knight, Charles. Correspondence, 1798-1826Add to your cart. (5.0 items)

This collection contains transcripts or photocopies of letters to Charles Knight of Maysville, Ky. On Sept. 1, 1798, Ponncy Nuckols [?], his brother-in-law, wrote from Goochland County, Va., on family matters. On Sept. 18, 1813, Andrew Knight, his son, wrote of Commodore Perry's victory over the British squadron on Lake ...

891 Knights of Pythias of Latham, Illinois. Records, 1873-1946Add to your cart. (0.4 cubic feet)

In 1864, the Knights of Pythias fraternal organization was founded in Washington, D.C. with the goal of easing the hatreds created by the Civil War. Residents of Latham, Logan County, Illinois, founded Mortimer Lodge, No. 35, in 1873. This collection contains five bound volumes of lodge records, including a cash book ...

043 Knott, William Ernest. Papers, 1881-1896Add to your cart. (1.0 folder)

William Ernest Knott (1871-1937) graduated from Illinois State Normal University in 1896. He worked as a teacher and principal at schools in Farmer City, Gifford, Atwood, Fisher, and Seymour Ill., between 1896 and 1905, before a severe head injury forced him to retire. This collection contains two of Knott's grade reports, ...

044 Koerner, Gustave. Papers, 1842-1843Add to your cart. (3.0 items)

Gustave Koerner (1809-1896) was influential in Illinois and national politics, particularly within the German American settlement of St. Clair County, Illinois. This collection contains two political speeches given by Koerner during his time in the Illinois legislature, as well as a signed cabinet card photograph of Koerner. A native of Germany, ...

978 Kratz, Edwin A. Business Records, 1875-1901Add to your cart. (2.0 volumes)

This collection contains two account books (1875-81 and 1875-1901) kept intermittently by Edwin A. Kratz (1844-1931) of Champaign, Ill. In the city directories of the period, Kratz is listed as a physician, but these records, and a small file of miscellaneous papers, relate to his income and expenses in renting ...

048 Ku Klux Klan. Ephemera, 1918-1933Add to your cart. (9.0 items)

This collection contains miscellaneous Ku Klux Klan items. The handwritten note was donated to the Illinois Historical Survey by Vincent Golden, Urbana, Il., in 1991. The printed material was acquired from Robert W. Sterling, Charleston, Il., in 2005. The collection includes the following items: 1. Invitation by H. C. Taylor to ...

1015 Kubicek, Earl C., collector, Lincoln-related Material, 1930-1984Add to your cart. (0.2 cubic feet)

Earl C. Kubicek was director of alumni relations and placement at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He collected Lincoln-related material and wrote a number of articles on Lincoln topics. Much of his collection, which was acquired in 1992 from Chuck Hand, of Paris, Illinois, came to the University ...

047 Kuhn Family. Papers, 1871-2004Add to your cart. (0.6 cubic feet; 1 oversize folder)

This collection documents the lives of a prominent family in Champaign, Illinois, including especially Joseph Kuhn (1835-1915) and his son Isaac Kuhn (1866-1956). The collection contains correspondence, business records, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items which detail the Kuhns' involvement in the community. A large portion of the collection reflects Isaac ...

1063 Kuhns, William D. Abraham Lincoln Philately Collection, 1940-1969Add to your cart. (2.0 boxes)

This collection consists of collectable postal envelopes and ephemera commemorating Abraham Lincoln's life and legacy. It was compiled by William D. Kuhns, a collector of philately who lived in Dayton, Ohio. Little is known about William D. Kuhns other than that he was a collector of philately and lived in Dayton, ...

965 Kummer and Novak. Historic Preservation Reports, 1995-2002Add to your cart. (1.2 cubic feet)

This collection includes a range of historical studies, most of which were conducted by Karen Lang Kummer and Alice Edwards Novak under the auspices of the URBANA Group and ArchiSearch, Historic Preservation Consultants. Most of the reports are nominations, in draft form, for the National Register of Historic Places. (These reports ...

049 Kyger Water Mill (near Danville, Ill.). Collection, 1870s, 1930s, and undatedAdd to your cart. (6.0 items)

According to Roy Jay Kyger's booklet, [i]The Kyger Water Mill[/i] (c.1930s), the Kyger mill was built in 1835 on the Vermilion River near Grape Creek, about four miles below of Danville, Ill. In 1850, it was bought by Henry T. Kyger, who soon formed a partnership with two brothers. Their ...



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