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359 Valley Grain Company. Records, 1914-1944 (13.5 cubic feet; and 6 volumes)

In 1916, Galesburg, Ill., realtors Arthur R. Anderson and Louis L. Steel joined businessman E. B. Holmes to incorporate the Inland Grain Company. At its height, Inland Grain owned fifteen small town grain elevators across central Illinois. In 1923, the officers hired Hiram H. Potter, an expert in marketing grain, ...

852 Van Norman, Clarendon, Jr., Collection of Lincoln and Illinois Ephemera, 1828-1967 (1.5 cubic feet)

The Clarendon Van Norman Jr. Collection consists of Illinois and Lincoln-related ephemera created between 1828 and 1967. Clarendon Van Norman, Jr. (1930-2021) was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois. He graduated from Julliard School in New York City in 1957 and earned a doctorate in education from Colombia University in 1965. ...

360 Van Sellar, Henry and Sallie Pattison. Correspondence, 1860-1892 (0.4 cubic feet)

This collection consists of Civil War correspondence between Henry Van Sellar and his future wife, Sallie Pattison, as well as letters Pattison exchanged with friends and family members. Henry Van Sellar moved to Edgar County, Illinois, in 1860, where he briefly taught school before enlisting in the 12th Illinois Volunteer Infantry ...

889 Victor, Paul F., Sr. Papers, 1918-2015 (0.6 cubic feet; 3 oversize folders)

This collection consists of personal and business papers of Paul F. Victor Sr., a founder of the Victor Manufacturing and Gasket Company. The papers primarily document the construction and history of the Victor family homes in River Forest, Illinois, including one designed by renowned architect Harry F. Robinson. The collection ...

148 Vincennes Oath, 1778 (1.0 item)

Early in 1778, the Commonwealth of Virginia authorized George Rogers Clark to lead an expedition to protect American settlers in Kentucky and gave him secret instructions also to take Kaskaskia, an outpost on the Mississippi. With about 175 men, he floated down the Ohio to the falls at Louisville, proceeded ...

361 Vincennes, Bank of. Papers, 1820-1821 (1.0 folder; 6 items)

This collection contains transcripts of correspondence between William H. Crawford, Secretary of the Treasury, and E. Boudinot, David Brown, and Val. J. Bradly, officers of the Bank of Vincennes, the State Bank of Indiana. The letters illustrate the operation of Crawford's policy of designating state banks in the West as ...

400 Volk, Leonard and Douglas. Collection, 1872-1953 (1.4 cubic feet)

This collection contains personal and professional papers of artists Leonard and Douglas Volk. The collection includes correspondence, estate records, publications, sketches, copyright records, and other materials. Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) was born in Wellstown (now Wells), New York. He became a sculptor after studying marble cutting under his father in Pittsfield, ...



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