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340 United States Bureau of the Census. Illinois Non-Population Censuses, 1850-1880 (12.0 microfilm reels)

These census schedules for 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880 contain a wealth of information on American manufacturing and industrial activities. They present a variety of information including name and type of business, location, size, production figures, and capital investment. Specifically, these film reels contain: agriculture, manufactures, and social statistics from ...

338 Underwood-Ferguson Collection. Correspondence, 1918 (1.0 folder)

This collection contains five letters and one biographical sketch collected by Margaret Underwood Ferguson. The correspondence between Margaret Underwood Ferguson and Clarence W. Alvord discusses submitting her father's personal papers to the Survey. The biographical sketch of her father, William H. Underwood, describes his life as a district attorney, a ...

336 Underwood, John Curtiss (1809-1873). Correspondence, 1861-1864 (6.0 items; 1 folder)

President Lincoln appointed John C. Underwood 5th Auditor of the Treasury in 1861 and judge of the U.S. District Court of Virginia in 1864. This collection contains photostats from the Underwood collection in the Library of Congress of letters relating to Cabinet appointments and other political matters. Included are letters ...

337 Underwood, Robert C. Papers, 1937-1984 (65.7 cubic feet)

Robert C. Underwood graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1939. He practiced law in Normal, Ill., for several years before serving as city attorney and assistant state's attorney of McLean County. In 1946, Underwood was elected as a McLean County Judge, serving until 1962 when he ...

802 United States Bureau of the Census. Selected records for Illinois counties, 1830, 1850 (1.0 folder)

This collection consists of photostats of selected records from the 1830 and 1850 U. S. Census as described below. 1830 Census: Macon County, Illinois. "Schedule of the whole number of Persons with the Division allotted to William Wormick by the Marshal of the State District (or Territory) of Illinois." (2 pages copied ...

341 United States Civil Works Administration, Engineering Advisory Board. Illinois Records, 1933-1934 (0.5 cubic feet; 39 items)

In 1933, the University of Illinois was asked to provide technical staff for the Engineering Division of the Civil Works Administration in the State of Illinois. This collection contains meeting minutes and correspondence pertaining to this project as well as two charts explaining the function of the Advisory Board within ...

342 United States Congress. Papers, 1798, 1854, 1862 (1.0 microfilm reel)

This reel of microfilm [79-99], acquired in 1960, contains copies of several bills in the records of the U.S. Senate (National Archives, Record Group 46): 5[sup]th [/sup]Congress, 2[sup]nd[/sup] Session (1798), Bill to better define treason and sedition (21 pages). 33[sup]rd [/sup]Congress, 1[sup]st [/sup]Session (1854), Bill, S.22, to organize the Kansas and Nebraska ...

343 United States Congress. House and Senate Reports, 1845-1859 (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains photocopies of House and Senate bills from the 29th to the 35th Congresses concerning the organization of territorial governments and determining statehood for several areas. These include a bill protecting the rights of American settlers in the territory of Oregon as well as bills that organize territorial ...

344 United States Congress. House of Representatives, Papers, 1803-1820 (0.2 cubic feet; 93 items)

This collection contains photocopies of papers from the House of Representatives, mainly memorials, petitions, and other communications from the people in the Illinois country. These documents concern such questions as the separation of Illinois from the Indiana Territory, land grants and titles, slavery, Indian trade and expenditures, protection of the ...

345 United States Continental Congress. Records, 1780-1788 (22.0 items)

These transcripts of documents from the Continental Congress cover matters concerning the inhabitants of the Illinois country in the period before the organization of the Northwest Territory. This includes three letters regarding Gen. George Rogers Clark's expedition against the Wabash Indians in 1786, three census lists (one for Cahokia and ...

346 United States Department of State. Records, 1788-1820 (0.5 cubic feet)

This collection contains photocopies and transcripts of a selection of letters and papers from the State Department. These include American letters, 1788-94; domestic letters, 1793-1819; miscellaneous letters, 1792-1820; British Legation Notes, 1791-94; and Territorial Papers, 1790-1819. These photocopies and transcripts were made from originals in the archives of the State Department.

347 United States Federal Civil Works Administration, Illinois. Reports, 1934 (1.4 cubic feet)

This collection contains copies of the final reports (dated April 15, 1934) of the county, district, and statewide projects completed by the Emergency Relief Commission of the Civil Works Administration for the State of Illinois. The Civil Works Administration for Illinois was established in November of 1933. At that time, ...

386 United States General Land Office (Illinois Districts). Tract books and other documents, 1804-1868 (22.0 microfilm reels)

This collection contains microfilm copies of tract books (17 reels), kept at ten U.S. land offices in Illinois, that record the original sales of government land. There is also a map indicating the boundaries of the districts. In addition, the collection includes transcripts of the locations of military warrants in ...

387 United States General Land Office. Correspondence and other records, 1805-1871 (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection contains copies and transcripts of U.S. General Land Office Records concerning the settlement of the Midwest. Records include both correspondence and land grant office lists. Administrative, legal, and political correspondence focuses on issues of land ownership, with correspondents including Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin, Michael Jones, and Elijah ...

349 United States General Land Office. Letters Patent Collection, 1793-1879 (0.5 cubic feet)

This collection contains over six dozen letters patent issued by the United States General Land Office, which enabled the grantees to obtain tracts of public land. Many of the grantees had received bounty land for military service. The letters patent in this collection document land grants in the Midwest, primarily ...

350 United States Post Office Department. Records, 1789-1930 (1.3 cubic feet; 1 microfilm reel)

This collection contains copies of records from the United States Post Office Department related to Illinois as well as Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Missouri. Sometime prior to 1958, Wilbur Duncan, of Decatur, Illinois, and founding editor of the [i]Illinois Postal Historian[/i], visited the National Archives located in Washington, D.C., to ...

348 United States Surveyor General. Illinois Field Notes and Plat Maps, 1804-1862 (67.0 microfilm reels)

This collection contains microfilm copies of field notes and township plats from the original federal survey of Illinois townships. The field notes (59 reels) describe the natural and artificial boundaries of each Illinois township. The plat maps (7 reels) depict each township and its markings. An index to the field ...

351 United States War Department Records, Letters, 1819-1843 (0.4 cubic feet; and 1 microfilm reel)

This collection contains photocopies, transcripts, and microfilm copies of three separate sets of records. The first set of records (1819-32) contains letters and inspector reports pertaining to Fort Armstrong, Ill. These documents were copied from the Quartermaster General's Office and the Inspector General's Office. The next set of records (1819-43) ...

352 United States Works Progress Administration, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln Newspaper Calendar, 1831-1865 (6.0 boxes)

This collection consists of notecards recording instances of newspaper articles about Abraham Lincoln printed in Illinois from 1831-1865. A Works Progress Administration (WPA) group conducted this research circa 1935. Franklin Delano Roosevelt founded the Works Progress Administration as a means to create jobs during the Great Depression. People were hired to ...

353 Unity Society, Monmouth, Illinois. Records, 1882-1894 (0.2 cubic feet)

This collection, acquired by the Library in 1942, contains the records of the Unity Society of Monmouth, Ill. The group included members of the Unitarian and Universalist Churches. Among its records is an account book, 1882-90; a secretary's book, 1888-93; and a treasurer's book,1891-94. The collection also contains the organization's ...

354 University and College Women of Illinois. Papers, 1972-1978 (0.4 cubic feet)

The University and College Women of Illinois (UCWI) was formed in 1972 by women from a variety of colleges and universities across state. "[D]irected to the promotion of the economic, educational and professional welfare of women in the Illinois academic community and their full and equal participation in all of ...

356 University of Illinois, World War II Papers, 1942-1943 (2.0 folders; 42 items)

This collection documents the involvement of the University of Illinois in World War II. Included in the collection are reports and correspondence of university officials, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets encouraging people to stretch their resources and use rational production methods, especially relating to agriculture. Marguerite J. Pease donated this collection to ...

357 Urbana Association of Commerce. Records, 1914-1935 (3.0 cubic feet)

This collection contains records of the Urbana Association of Commerce, mainly the correspondence of George Chapin, the Association's managing secretary during the late 1920s and early 1930s. The correspondence deals with reactions to the Depression, the activities and mission of the Better Business Bureaus, and a great sensitivity to statements, ...

358 Usher, John P. (1816-1889). Letter, 1865 (1.0 item)

This collection consists of a photostat of an 1865 letter from John Palmer Usher, a member of Lincoln's cabinet, to his wife. John Palmer Usher (1816-1889) was a lawyer who met Abraham Lincoln while traveling the circuit in Indiana and Illinois during the 1840s and 1850s. Usher was serving as the ...

895 USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Commissioning and Reunion Memorabilia, 1989-1999 (2.0 folders; 1 box artifacts)

This collection consists of photographs and ephemera from the 1989 commissioning and the 1999 reunion of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) United States Navy aircraft carrier. The USS Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy's fifth Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched in 1988. The ship is a member of the United States ...



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