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MC. Manuscript Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: MC

Found in 123 Collections and/or Records:

MC 104. Eva Humphrey Lacey Postcard Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-104
Scope and Contents A collection of approximately 500 postcards received and collected by Eva M. Humphrey of Athens and Chandlerville, Illinois. They were sent to Eva by family and friends and were postmarked between the years of 1906-1913. Many feature photographic scenes from towns and cities around Illinois and other parts of the United States. There are also general greeting cards, romantic cards, holiday greetings, as well as “Best Wishes” cards for Eva’s wedding to her husband Pascal (“Pack”) Lacey in...

MC 105. Bart Jan Bok Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MC-105
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the original cassette tapes and CD's of Bart Jan Bok's lectures and classes while on the campus of Sangamon State University.  Bok was a nationally known visiting astronomer with astronomy Professor Charles Schweighauser.

MC 106. American Association of University Women Springfield, IL Branch records

 Collection — 1 box
Identifier: MC-106
Scope and Contents American Association of University Women Springfield Branch (AAUW-S) records 2007-2016, including meeting minutes, budget documents, membership lists, by-law revisions, branch publicity and publications, lobbying records, and the branch president’s email communications. Also documented are the AAUW-S’s efforts to get the Equal Rights Amendment ratified in Illinois (2014) and publications of the national AAUW organization, 2014-2016, including the magazine ...

MC 107. Grayton Mansion (Taylorville, IL) Photos

 File — 1 box
Identifier: MC-107
Scope and Contents This collection includes a wide variety of interior and exterior views of Grayton, a mansion that stood in Taylorville, Illinois, from 1911 to 1962. Grayton was built (1911-1913) by Taylorville banker Eugene A. Vandeveer (1853-1915) and designed by Chicago architect Frederick Wainwright Perkins (1866-1929).The three story, 27-room, stucco and timber Tudor style house stood on twenty acres, including formal gardens, a swimming pool, biergarten, garage house, carriage house, and stables. Grayton...

MC01. David Needham Family Collection, 1875-1944

 Collection
Identifier: MC-01
Scope and Contents Legal documents including mortgages and warranty deeds for land in Cass County, Illinois, relating to several generations of the Needham family of Virginia, Illinois. Names included are David Needham, James Needham, Cecilia Needham, George S. Needham, Jannett Needham, and Nancy E. Needham. Others include Robert D. Taylor, William Henry Taylor, David and Ann Wight, and Thomas S. Williamson.

MC02. Audubon General Store Ledgers, 1857-1865

 Collection
Identifier: MC-02
Scope and Contents General store located in Audubon, Montgomery County, Illinois.

Accounts of daily sales including names of buyers, items purchased, date of transaction, price of goods, and amount paid on individual accounts.

MC03. William H. Read Business Records, 1900-1902

 Collection
Identifier: MC-03
Scope and Contents William H. Read, Posting Ledger, 1 volume, 1900-02. W.H. Read and Company, a brokerage firm specializing in grain, stocks, and provisions. Ledger contains customer accounts and records of payments made and received.

Stock and grain brokerage company established in 1897. Located at 512 1/2 East Adams, Springfield. Accounts of commodities, businesses, banks and individuals who did business with the company.

MC04. Abrams Collection of Historic Newspapers, 1917-1973

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-04
Scope and Contents Optometrist James Abrams and his wife, Edith, collected newspapers after moving to Arthur, Illinois in 1916.

The collection includes copies of the Chicago Daily Tribune and other Illinois and Midwestern newspapers featuring historical headlines, particularly World War II, D-Day, and the Korean War.

MC05. Harry Hueser Papers, ca. 1890-1978

 Collection
Identifier: MC-05
Scope and Contents Free lance and commercial artist. Resided in mental hospitals and other institutions since 1931. One hundred and fifty five drawings with annotations in pencil and ink depicting Hueser's memories of growing up in Chillicothe, Illinois, and Fort Madison Iowa; his education at the University of Illinois and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts; career as a commercial artist with studios in Chicago, and Mt Vernon, New York; and family life with wife, Edith Marjorie Paradise. Drawings...

MC06. William Dodd Chenery Papers, 1893-1930

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-06
Scope and Contents Springfield playwright and composer. Wrote and directed music and opera productions and pageants.

Librettos, music, programs, posters and other materials documenting the operas "Egypt" (1893), "Elijah" (1927-1928), and "Joseph" (1930), and performances in Springfield, IL, Topeka, KS and St. Louis, MO. Sheet music for Chenery's "Flag Ever Glorious" is included.