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LIS Collection Guides


Collection guides are documents describing the contents of collections of manuscripts, photographs, letters, and other items and materials preserved and documented by Library and Information Services.

The Louisa H. Bowen University Archives and Special Collections collects, preserves, and makes accessible the institutional records of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (1957-date), including faculty papers and publications, and collections of manuscripts and personal papers that document the history of Southwestern Illinois and of the St. Louis metropolitan region.

The collections listed below can be viewed by request by contacting the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at (618) 650-2665.

Collection Items

John Francis McDermott Research Collection
This collection includes the research and personal files of John Francis McDermott, Instructor to Associate Professor of English and American Cultural History, Washington University 1924-1963; Research Professor of Humanities, Southern Illinois…

Harold J. Gibbons Collection, 1939-1982
This collection includes the personal and working papers of labor leader Harold J. Gibbons (1910-1982). Included are extensive records of St. Louis Local #688, Teamsters Annual Charity Shows records, and records of Gibbons's community projects…

Hap Meyer Soccer Collection, 1898-1963
This collection includes materials collected by Hap Meyer, 1889-1974, pertaining to the evolution and history of soccer. Most significantly, Meyer collected materials from Thomas W. Cahill, often referred to as "The Father of American Soccer". These…

Gordon D. Bush Papers
This collection consists of office files and personal papers of Gordon D. Bush, Commissioner of Public Property, East St. Louis, Illinois during the administration of Mayor James Williams, 1971-1975.

Delinquency Study and Youth Development Center of Southern Illinois University, 1962-1981
This collection includes materials related to the Delinquency Study and Youth Development Center, from 1961 through 1985. The Center was developed jointly by Southern Illinois University and the President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and…

Flagg Family Collection, 1850-1981
This collection contains correspondence between Gershom Flagg and his son Willard Cutting Flagg relating principally to the Flagg farm and its daily operation. Also included are account books, family journals/diaries and memorabilia. Gershom Flagg's…

Highland and Marine, Illinois Collection
The Highland and Marine, Illinois Collection consists of justice of the peace official records and documents. These documents include subpeonas, arrest warrants, property attachments, and promissory notes. Also included are mortgage deeds, quit-claim…

Benjamin Sawyer Collection, 1871-1916
The Benjamin Sawyer Collection consists of account books, diaries, farm books and diaries of various members of the Sawyer family. Benjamin Sawyer was a prominent figure in the Alton, Illinois community as a graduate of Shurtleff College and an…

Garcia Soccer Collection, 1936-1980
The Garcia Soccer Collection represents the holdings of Prudencio "Pete" Garcia of St. Louis, Missouri who was active in soccer circles as a player, referee and administrator from 1911 until the 1970s. It includes many items of personal and…

Beatrice Stegeman Collection: Metro-East Feminism
The Beatrice Stegeman Collection of Metro-East Feminism includes materials collected by Stegeman in the course of her work as a feminist organizer and author of "Yesterdays" in which she analyzes the early feminist movement in the Metro-East area…
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