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Black-Abbot Family Collection

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The Black-Abbot Family Collection contains images of several members of the Black and Abbot Families stemming from Helene Black Abbot and her husband,…

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Blackford Collection

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This collection features photographs relating to the Blackford Family of Findlay, Ohio. Price Blackford (1804-1851) of Pennsylvania married Abigail…

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Boch Family Collection

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The Boch family, headed by Stephen, Sr., a coal miner, and Maria "Mary" Prozniker Boch, were residents of Taylorville. Stephen and Maria immigrated…

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Brown-Barnett Family Collection

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Kentucky-native James J. Brown (ca. 1828-1862) married Sarah A. Barnett in Illinois on November 19, 1857. The couple had two sons, John (b. October…

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Brown's Career College Collection

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Photographs in this collection include images of students and instructors in the classroom, classrooms and offices at the Illinois Business College in…

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Buckmaster-Curran Family Collection

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The Buckmaster-Curran Collection features early Illinois families descended from Colonel John Durkee of Norwich, Connecticut, who fought in the…

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Burkhalter Family Collection

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James L. Burkhalter moved to Illinois from Pennsylvania in 1856. In 1858 he married Martha Ellen Adle in Galesburg and began raising a family. At the…

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Butterfield Collection

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Boston-born James A. B. Butterfield fought for the Union in the Second Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War. Sergeant Butterfield died on May 6,…

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C. J. Jacoby Collection

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Casper J. (or C. J.)Jacoby was born in 1855, one of eleven children of Henry and Katherine Peiter Jacoby of Brighton, Illinois.C. J. Jacoby attended…

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C. Wayland Brooks Collection

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Charles Wayland Brooks represented the state of Illinois in the United States Senate from 1940-1949. Brooks unsuccessfully ran for Illinois governor…

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Cameron Family Collection

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The Cameron Family collection contains images of John and Elizabeth Cameron from Hancock County, Illinois. The family moved to Hancock Township,…

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Campbell Family Collection

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The Campbell Family Collection includes images of siblings Leo and Agnes Campbell. Leo Campbell fought in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. His…

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Canton Newspaper Collection

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The Canton Newspaper Collection contains a variety of images focused on the Canton community. Photographs in this collection include images of St.…

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Carl Sandburg Collection

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Carl Sandburg was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet from Illinois. Born in Galesburg, Sandburg attended school until the age of 13 when he left…

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Central Illinois Typographical Union #177 Collection

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The Central Illinois Typographical Union #177 began in May 1878 as the Springfield (Ill.) Typographical Union No. 177. During the 1970s the…

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Charles A. Deneen Collection

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Charles Samuel Deneen (Republican) served as a one-term member of the Illinois House of Representatives beginning in 1892. He was born in…

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Charles Braden Collection

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Charles Johnson Braden served in the U.S. Navy during the early 1900s. These photographs are scenes from Braden's naval service in Asia.

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Chicago and Illinois Midland Railroad Collection

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The Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway Company began in 1888 as the Pawnee Railroad, running from Pawnee, and later Taylorville, to the Illinois…

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Chicago Collection

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Photographs in this collection include several images of Chicago landmarks and street scenes.

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Chicago Drainage Collection

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The Chicago Drainage Collection documents the construction of the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal during the 1890s and early 1900s. The canal serves…

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Chicago Mill and Lumber Company Collection

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Hermann Paepcke founded the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company in the 1880s. Originally begun as the Paepcke-Wagner Company operating as a small lumber…

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