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Special Collections Research Center
Morris Library
Southern Illinois University
605 Agriculture Drive
Mailcode 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901

Description:

The Manuscripts section includes personal and family papers, business and institutional records, and over 80 photograph collections. Manuscripts and Rare Book collections complement one another to form research specialty areas.

 From http://www.lib.siu.edu/scrc-manuscripts

Categories: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower,

Collections:
Alfred C. Berol collection of presidential letters, 1795-1956.
American broadsides from pre-Revolution to post Civil War, 1790-1924.
Philip D. Sang collection of historical documents, 1787-1956
Charles Keim collection of Ulysses S. Grant, 1858-1908
Collection of Ulysses S. Grant materials, 1840-1917
American Broadsides from pre-Revolution to post Civil War, 1790-1924

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.


Alfred C. Berol collection of presidential letters, 1795-1956.

This collection contains letters from the following former United States Presidents: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower. Most of the letters were written while the sender was in office, but the subject matter tends to be more casual than official. Most of the recipients are private citizens, neighbors to the presidents' civilian estates, or acquaintances with no real historical significance.

 

Alfred C. Berol (1892-1974), who assembled this collection of broadsides, was president of the Eagle Pencil Company (later named Berol Corporation) of Bristol, Connecticut. He was an avid collector of a wide array of rare books and manuscripts.

 

OCLC Permalink: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/277241164

 

Finding aid: http://archives.lib.siu.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=2200&q=berol

 


 

Size
1 box

Presidential content includes:

- Abraham Lincoln

- Calvin Coolidge

- Chester A. Arthur

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

- Franklin Pierce

- Grover Cleveland

- Harry S. Truman

- Herbert Hoover

- James A. Garfield

- James Buchanan

- James K. Polk

- George Washington

- James Madison

- James Monroe

- John Adams

- John Quincy Adams

- John Tyler

- Martin Van Buren

- Millard Fillmore

- Rutherford B. Hayes

- Thomas Jefferson

- Theodore Roosevelt

- Ulysses S. Grant

- Warren G. Harding

- William Harrison

- William McKinley

- William Taft

- Woodrow Wilson

- Zachary Taylor

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American broadsides from pre-Revolution to post Civil War, 1790-1924.

4.80 linear ft.
Unrestricted access.
This collection has an incredible amount of material pertaining to the Civil War and the War of 1812. Materials include Confederate materials such as military orders, treasury notes, news clippings and pay slips, slave bills of sale and political cartoons regarding the fugitive slave act, as well as treaties with Native American tribes. There is a series of oversized items, including advertisements, posters, proclamations and certificates. Song lyrics to several Civil War era songs are available, "Old John Brown, a Song for Every Southern Man", "Dear Mother, I've Come Home to Eat", and "Jackson's Victory" among others. Objects of particular interest include General Lee's orders for surrender, an endorsement by the New York Times of Grover Cleveland, funeral materials for President William Harrison, Death of the Confederacy Certificate, and materials from France recognizing the independence of the United States and proclamations by Senator James Gillespie Blaine, Theodore Roosevelt, William McKinley, Herbert Hoover, Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge.
Alfred C. Berol (1892-1974), who assembled this collection of broadsides, was president of the Eagle Pencil Company (later named Berol Corporation) of Bristol, Connecticut. He was an avid collector of a wide array of rare books and manuscripts.

 

Series 10: Presidential Proclamations, Box 4

Series 11: Presidential Campaign Materials [Add to your cart.]

 

Finding aid http://archives.lib.siu.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=2

OCLC Permalink http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/214082362

Size
4.80 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- William Harrison

- Grover Cleveland

- Theodore Roosevelt

- William McKinley

- Herbert Hoover

- Calvin Coolidge

- Woodrow Wilson

- Andrew Jackson

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Philip D. Sang collection of historical documents, 1787-1956

0.50 linear ft.
Unrestricted access.
This collection consists mainly of correspondence and documents written by prominent names in American history dating from the American Revolutionary War to the early 1950's. Some notable names with signed documents in this collection: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman, and Dwight Eisenhower. These letters are remarkable in most cases because of the historic and iconic figures who wrote them. The subject matter is broad and generally ordinary casual correspondence, with no strong historic significance.
Philip D. Sang and his wife Elsie O. Sang are collectors of historic documents and the heads of the American Jewish Historical Society. They co-authored the book "The Genesis of American Freedom.".
 

Size
.50 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- George Washington

- John Adams

- Thomas Jefferson

- Martin Van Buren

- Andrew Johnson

- Zachary Taylor

- Franklin Pierce

- Theodore Roosevelt

- Woodrow Wilson

- Harry S. Truman

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Charles Keim collection of Ulysses S. Grant, 1858-1908

1.00 box.
Unrestricted access.
This collection contains letters and one telegram, chiefly to Isaac N. Morris, lawyer and politician from Quincy, Illinois. Eight of the letters are from Ulysses S. Grant to Morris, who served as an informal adviser to Grant during the 1868 presidential campaign. Includes widely published campaign letter of September 14, 1868, from Grant to Morris, explaining Grant's 1862 General Order No. 11, expelling Jews from his military district. Also includes correspondence with Stephen A. Douglas, Richard Yates and an Abraham Lincoln Autographed Endorsement Signed, dated February 9, 1863, concerning Morris.

 

Ulysses S. Grant, born Hiram Ulysses Grant was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869-1877). He achieved international fame as the leading Union general in the American Civil War. Grant has been described by as "the greatest general of his age and one of the greatest strategists of any age." In 1868, Grant was elected president as a Republican. Grant was the first president to serve for two full terms since Andrew Jackson forty years before. Presidential experts typically rank Grant in the lowest quartile of U.S. presidents, primarily for his tolerance of corruption. In recent years, however, his reputation as president has improved somewhat among scholars impressed by his support for civil rights for African Americans. Unsuccessful in winning a third term in 1880, bankrupted by bad investments, and terminally ill with throat cancer, Grant wrote his Memoirs, which were enormously successful among veterans, the public, and the critics.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/244639234

Size
1 box

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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Collection of Ulysses S. Grant materials, 1840-1917

2.00 boxes.
Unrestricted access.
This collection consists of letters, manuscripts, lithographs, and other material documenting the life of Ulysses S. Grant, including dozens of Grant autograph letters signed dating from the Civil War, his presidency, and post-presidential career. Significant Civil War documents include an 1862 letter to wife Julia Dent Grant concerning the battle of Fort Donelson, a telegrapher's pocket ledger of mainly Grant telegrams during the 1863 Vicksburg campaign, and a pocket diary listing purchases for Grant's mess during the Appomattox campaign. Among Presidential papers are 1869 letters asking Hamilton Fish and George M. Robeson to serve as Secretary of State and the Navy, respectively; an 1875 letter discussing patronage changes in the Justice Department; and lengthy drafts in Grant's hand of his 1874 and 1876 annual messages to Congress. Post-presidential highlights include letters from Grant's trip around the world (1877-79), an 1881 memorandum on currency reform, a letter of introduction for cartoonist Thomas Nast, and Grant's summary of his early army career on the Pacific coast. The collection also includes legal and other documents relating to Grant & Ward, the brokerage firm whose 1884 collapse ruined Grant financially; correspondence from Grant's father Jesse Root Grant, sons Frederick Dent Grant and Ulysses S. Grant, Jr., and Julia Dent Grant's family; a collection of letters from U.S. Senator Henry Wilson of Massachusetts, who served as Grant's second vice president; a handwritten review of Grant's Memoirs by journalist and historian Rossiter Johnson; sheet music and a songbook dedicated to Grant; broadsides and other ephemera related to Grant's military and political career; lithographs and other images of Grant; and photographs of Grant and his family at Mount McGregor, the cottage where he died.
http://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/288719128

Size
2 boxes

Presidential content includes:

- Ulysses S. Grant

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American Broadsides from pre-Revolution to post Civil War, 1790-1924

American broadsides from pre-Revolution to post Civil War, 1790-1924 collected by Alfred Berol. Alfred C. Berol (1892-1974), who assembled this collection of broadsides, was president of the Eagle Pencil Company (later named Berol Corporation) of Bristol, Connecticut. He was an avid collector of a wide array of rare books and manuscripts. This collection has an incredible amount of material pertaining to the Civil War and the War of 1812. Materials include Confederate materials such as military orders, treasury notes, news clippings and pay slips, slave bills of sale and political cartoons regarding the fugitive slave act, as well as treaties with Native American tribes. There is a series of oversized items, including advertisements, posters, proclamations and certificates. Song lyrics to several Civil War era songs are available, "Old John Brown, a Song for Every Southern Man", "Dear Mother, I've Come Home to Eat", and "Jackson's Victory" among others. Objects of particular interest include General Lee's orders for surrender, an endorsement by the New York Times of Grover Cleveland, funeral materials for President William Harrison, Death of the Confederacy Certificate, and materials from France recognizing the independence of the United States and proclamations by Senator James Gillespie Blaine, Theodore Roosevelt, William McKinley, Herbert Hoover, Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge.

 

https://beta.worldcat.org/archivegrid/collection/data/214082362

Size
4.8 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

- Theodore Roosevelt

- Herbert Hoover

- William McKinley

- Woodrow Wilson

- Calvin Coolidge

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