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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.

 

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America Collections

Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America.pdf

The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America (A.M.C. & B.W. of N.A.) collections consist of materials related to Locals 225 and…

Annette Baich Memorial Service Collection

Annette Baich Memorial Service.pdf

This collection contains records related to the memorial service for Annette Baich, professor emeritus of biochemistry at Southern Illinois University…

Carl Baldwin Collection

BALDWIN.pdf

Carl R. Baldwin was a prominent investigative reporter and historian for the Metro-East, Illinois region, reporting for the East St. Louis Journal and…

Clarence V. Beck Collection

Beck Collection.pdf

The Beck Coal Mining Collection consists of the personal and business papers of Clarence V. Beck, Sr. and Jr, owners and operators of several mines in…

William G. Bek Collection

bek.pdf

The William G. Bek Collection consists of carbon copies of translations by Bek of various manuscripts describing the life and activities of the German…

Burton C. Bernard Papers, 1818-1894

Burton C. Bernard Collection.pdf

The Burton C. Bernard Papers represent the bulk of Bernard's research on Elijah P. Lovejoy, his wife Celia, and their son. The collection includes…

Beverly Farm Records (W.H.C. Smith Family Papers)

BFPAPERS.pdf

This collection contains records from Beverly Farms in Godfrey, Illinois, a residential facility for children and adult with developmental…

Beverly Farm Photograph Collection

BFPICS.pdf

This collection contains photographs from Beverly Farms in Godfrey, Illinois, a residential facility for children and adult with developmental…

Bohm, Smith, Keiser Family Documents, 1845-1974

Bohm, Smith, Keiser Family Documents, 1845-1974.pdf

The Bohm, Smith, Keiser Family Documents consists of family papers for these families as they settled in the Metro-East and Madison County, Illinois…

Bowman and Johnson, Agents of Columbus Insurance Agency Collection

Bowman and Johnson.pdf

A series of correspondence to and from Bowman and Johnson of the Columbus Insurance Agency

John B. Bowman Bound Newspapers

John B. Bowman.pdf

The John B. Bowman Bound Newspapers Collections contains personal papers of the John Bowman, founder of the City of East St. Louis, and his family as…

Wesley Raymond Brink Collection

Brink Collection.pdf

The Wesley Raymond Brink Collection contains materials related to the activities of Wesley Raymond Brink of Edwardsville, Illinois who was a publisher…

Gordon D. Bush Papers

Gordon D. Bush Papers.pdf

This collection consists of office files and personal papers of Gordon D. Bush, Commissioner of Public Property, East St. Louis, Illinois during the…

The Cabet Collection

cabetcollection.pdf

The Cabet Collection includes materials related to Etienne Cabet, the French philosopher, utopian socialist, and founder of the Icarian movement and…

Czechoslovakian Invasion Newspaper Collection

czechoslovakainnews.pdf

Newspapers from 1968 in English, German, and Slavic languages

Delinquency Study and Youth Development Center of Southern Illinois University, 1962-1981

Delinquency Study and Youth Development Center.pdf

This collection includes materials related to the Delinquency Study and Youth Development Center, from 1961 through 1985. The Center was developed…

Irving Dilliard Collection

Irving Dilliard Collection.pdf

These collections contain the professional papers of Irving Dilliard. Dilliard was a native of Collinsville, Illinois and worked as a journalist and…

Edwin Dorsey Papers

Ed Dorsey Papers.pdf

Edwin Dorsey was a longtime union official in the Local 618 International Brotherhood of Teamsters. He helped found the local union in 1933 with…

Wirt Downing Papers, 1928-1990

Downing, Wirt.pdf

Wirt Downing was principal of East St. Louis High School and its head coach for football and track from the 1940s through the 1980s. He retired with…

Duckles Family Papers

Duckles letters.pdf

The Duckles Family Papers contains correspondence from Edward Duckles to Eliza Duckles from 1862-1865

East St. Louis Oral Histories

East St. Louis Oral Histories.pdf

The East St. Louis Oral Histories includes oral histories taken by Charles L. Lumpkins of community members of their experiences living in East St.…

Edwardsville Memorabilia Collection, 1916-1926

Edwardsville Memorabilia, 1916-1926.pdf

This collection consists of materials related to Edwardsville, Illinois, Edwardsville High School, and local events from 1916-1926.

Elijah P. Lovejoy Memorial Collection

LOVEJOY.pdf

The collection contains programs for the Memorial Service held each November and Lovejoy Week held each June. It also includes the group's membership…

Mary Elkuss Reference Collection

ELKUSS.pdf

Clippings of historical events: Vietnam War, Watergate, congressional voting records from 1975-1985

Faessler Family Collection

Faessler Family Collection.pdf

Transcript of taped interview with Eva (Faessler) Weissenbach on her family's history who emigrated from Switzerland to Illinois and eventually to…

Mayor Alvin G. Fields Collection

FIELDS.pdf

The personal office files of former mayor Alvin G. Fields of East St. Louis, Illinois. Organized by subject, the documents include material for the…

First Unitarian Church of Alton Records

UNITARIA.pdf

The First Unitarian Church of Alton was established in 1836. It originally met in the office of Dr. William Emerson, the brother of Ralph Waldo…

Flagg Family Collection, 1850-1981

Flagg Collection.pdf

This collection contains correspondence between Gershom Flagg and his son Willard Cutting Flagg relating principally to the Flagg farm and its daily…

Edward Fresen Collection

Edward Fresen Collection.pdf

The Reverend Edward Heinrich Gustov Fresen was born July 21, 1910 to Edward August Fresen and Wilhelmina Elsbeth Plassmann. He had one sister; Ruth…

Friends of the Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House Collection

Friends of the Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House.pdf

Colonel Benjamin Stephenson was one of the founding fathers of the City of Edwardsville and played an important role in the establishment of Illinois…

Frank Fries Collection

FRIES.pdf

The Frank Fries collection consists of the personal and business correspondence of Frank Fries, labor arbitrator of Gillespie, Illinois. This…

Garcia Soccer Collection, 1936-1980

Garcia Soccer Collection.pdf

The Garcia Soccer Collection represents the holdings of Prudencio "Pete" Garcia of St. Louis, Missouri who was active in soccer circles as a player,…

Glen Carbon Centennial Collection

Glen Carbon Centennial.pdf

This collection contains records related to the centennial celebration for Glen Carbon, Illinois.

Ronald J. Glossop Collection

R.J. Glossop Papers.pdf

This collection contains the papers of Dr. Ronald J. Glossop, Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Studies at SIUE. Dr. Glossop has published and…

Guelich (Gulich) Collection

Guelich Collection.pdf

This collection contains miscellaneous materials relating to Dr. Emil Geulich (Gulich) of Alton, Illinois. It includes copies of a history of the…

Stephen Hansen Smoking Research Collection

smoking project.pdf

Research materials, clippings, and articles related to research done by Dr. Stephen Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History and Interim Chancellor of…

Harold J. Gibbons Collection, 1939-1982

Gibbons Collection Master.pdf

This collection includes the personal and working papers of labor leader Harold J. Gibbons (1910-1982). Included are extensive records of St. Louis…

Mary Haxel Collection, Alton Documents

Mary Haxel Collection, Misc. Alton Documents.pdf

The Mary Haxel Collection consists of materials related to Alton, Illinois, C.W. Leverett, Upper Alton Woman's Club, and Shurtleff College.

Mary Haxel Collection, Shurtleff Items

The Mary Haxel Collection consists of materials related to Shurtleff College

Highland and Marine, Illinois Collection

highland and marine.pdf

The Highland and Marine, Illinois Collection consists of justice of the peace official records and documents. These documents include subpeonas,…

Hoiles Family Papers

HOILES.pdf

This collection contains the papers of the Hoiles family, particularly of Charles Douglas Hoiles. The Hoiles family was a respected family from the…

Huggler Collection

Huggler Collection.pdf

This collection contains an examination of title to lots in David Henry's subdivision of the south 7 acres east of Chicago and Rock Island Railroad…

Elijah Iles Collection

Iles Documents.pdf

Installment payment receipt to Lucinda Schugart from the State Bank at the Branch of Edwardsville, Illinois, signed by Elijah Iles in 1822. Iles was…

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, St. Clair Chapter, 1934-1996

ISPE St. Clair Chapter April 2005.pdf

This collection contains materials produced by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, St. Clair Chapter from 1934-1996.

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, St. Clair Chapter, President's Files, 2004-2005

St.Clair Chapter ISPE President Files (04-05).pdf

This collection contains materials produced by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, St. Clair Chapter from 2004-2005.

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, St. Clair Chapter, 1981-1994

ISPE files 1.pdf

This collection contains materials produced by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, St. Clair Chapter from 1981-1994.

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, St. Clair Chapter, 1966-2003

ISPE March 2008.pdf

This collection contains materials produced by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, St. Clair Chapter from 1934-1996.

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, St. Clair Chapter, 2004-2005

Illinois Society of Professional Engineers Report.pdf

This collection contains materials produced by the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, St. Clair Chapter from 2004-2005.

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial: Gateway Arch Collection

Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Collection.pdf

Correspondence, medallions, and programs relating to the dedication ceremony of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Gateway Arch at St. Louis,…

M. Kamp Collection

Kamp Collection.pdf

Six account books of M. Kamp of Kampsville, Illinois , a prominent merchant who kept a grocery and dry-goods store and served as postmaster.…

William Kasich Collection

Kasich.pdf

This collection consists of three cassette tapes of oral histories taken by William Kasich as well as a information booklet from the US War Department…

Carol A. Keene Collection

Carol A. Keene's Records.pdf

This collection contains the papers of Carol A. Keene, Emerita Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Keene is a native…

Stanley B. Kimball SIUE Oral History Collection

SIUEOral History Project.pdf

This collection contains the oral histories of pioneering SIUE faculty and staff members speaking about the history of SIUE during its formative…

Edward A. Koch Collection

Koch Collection.pdf

The letters and personal papers of Edward Koch of Germantown, Illinois editor and publisher of The Guildsman, a Catholic periodical dedicated to the…

G.W. Lamaster Collection

Lamaster Collection.pdf

This collection consists of letters from G.W. Lamaster to his wife, Matilda, written from Union Army camps and describing camp life and religious…

Edme-Jean Leclaire Collection

Leclaire.pdf

The Edme-Jean Leclaire Collection consists of originals and photocopies of publications related to Edme-Jean Leclaire and his endeavors obtained from…

Adele Levis Collection

Adele Levis Collection.pdf

This collection consists of leather bound address books, diary, record of plays seens, and a dance programme from the Congress Hall Hotel

Lewis and Clark Celebration Collection

A Lewis and Clark Celebration.pdf

This collection consists of materials related to the Lewis and Clark celebration at the Alton Symphony Orchestra from 2003-2004

Lewis and Clark Society Collection

Lewis and Clark society.pdf

This collection consists of records maintained by the Lewis and Clark Society of America, Inc. Materials related to membership, Camp Dubois, Lewis and…

Stephen Lin Collection

Stephen Lin Paper Collection.pdf

This collection contains the published papers of Stephen Lin, an economics, business and finanace scholar.

Fred Lippert Collection

Fred Lippert Collection.pdf

This collection consists of photocopy records of the journals of Fred Lippert, state mine inspector for Madison, Monroe, Clinton, Randolph, and St.…

Philip Lord Collection

Lord Collection.pdf

This collection consists of the article of indenture of apprenticeship of Philip Lord to Josiah Martin for the trade of a cordwainer, 1791

James T. Lowery and Henry T. Adams Collection

Lowery-Adams Collection.pdf

Copies of twelve letters of James T. Lowry, M.D. and T. Henry Adams both of Eugene Vermillion Co., Indiana. Letters relate to the westward movement to…

Joe E. Lucco Collection

Luccopapers.pdf

The Joe E. Lucco Collection contains personal and professional materials related to Joseph E. Lucco, a long-time educator, coach, and administrator in…

Madison County Board: Meeting Minutes

madisoncountyboard1926-2001nov2004.pdf

The meeting minutes of the Madison County Board from May 13, 1926 through September 9, 2001

Madison County School District #7, Highland, Illinois Records

Madison County School District, Highland, IL.pdf

Three leather bound journals, each includes school board election results, minutes, teachers' contracts, and financial statements

Betty Maloney Collections

MALONEY.pdf

These collections contain an annotated inventory of housing and housing sites in Edwardsville, Illinois, historical documents and SIUE manuals, and…

Marchand Family Letters

Marchandpprs.pdf

Correspondence of the Marchand family from 1881 to 1958.

Mayor William E. Mason Collection

Mayor William E Mason 64-79.pdf

This collection contains the business, official, personal office files of former Mayor William E. Mason, East St. Louis, Illinois. It includes the…

Delta Barber Masterson Collection

DMcol1797.pdf

This collection contains transcriptions and audio cassettes of interviews conducted by Delta Barber Masterson between 1979 and 1983 with retired…

John Francis McDermott Research Collection

MCDERMOTT RESEARCH COLLECTION.pdf

This collection includes the research and personal files of John Francis McDermott, Instructor to Associate Professor of English and American Cultural…

Metro-East Journal Morgue

The Metro-East Journal reported news of cultural, social, and historical significance on Madison and St. Clair counties from 1889 until its closure in…

Hap Meyer Soccer Collection, 1898-1963

Hap Meyer Soccer Collection.pdf

This collection includes materials collected by Hap Meyer, 1889-1974, pertaining to the evolution and history of soccer. Most significantly, Meyer…

Olga G. Mink Collection

OLGA MINK COLLECTION.pdf

This collection contains materials related to Croatia collected by Olga G. Mink of Granite City, Illinois.

Mudge Family Collection

Mudge Collection.pdf

The Mudge Family Collection contains six scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about the Civil War labeled 'Incidents in the War of Abolition' by Susan…

Margaret Mulberry Collection

mulberry.pdf

The Margaret Mulberry Collection consists of the personal papers, professional papers, and photographs of pioneering teacher for mentally and…

N.O. (Nils Olas) Nelson Collection

N.O. Nelson Collection.pdf

This collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, etc. related to the life of N.O. Nelson of the N.O. Nelson Manufacturing Company in…

Novi Vinodol Club Collection

Novi Vinodol Club.pdf

This collection contains materials related to St. Joseph Croatian Catholic Church, founded in 1904 to serve the Croatian population in south St.…

Winfield Scott Palmer Collection

Palmer Collection.pdf

This collection contains the original letters, clippings, scrapbooks, and account books of the Palmer family and primarily Winfield Scott Palmer of…

Ugo and Ruth Perfetti Collection

PERFETTI.pdf

This collection contains letters written by Hays Hanlin, Al Perfetti, and others to Ugo and Ruth Perfetti of Panama, Illinois from 1941-1948 during…

Romain and Ellen Proctor Collction

PROCTOR.pdf

This collection consists of the personal and professional correspondence of Ellen and Romain Proctor who were internationally known in the puppetry…

Progressive Mine Workers of America, Local Union #3

Progressive Mine workers of America, Local Union #3.pdf

This collection contains records and various papers of Progressive Mine Workers of America, Local Union #3 of Collinsville, Illinois and four of its…

Public Question Club of Saint Louis Papers

Public Questions Club.pdf

This collection contains the correspondence, reports, memos, financial materials, and programs of the Public Question Club of St. Louis, Missouri

Eugene B. Redmond Collection

EBR Collection Finding Aid (2).pdf

The Eugene B. Redmond Collection documents the life and career of Dr. Eugene Redmond as a distinguished poet, prominent member of the Black Arts…

Richland Creek Flood Collection

Richland Creek Flood Collection.pdf

This collection contains transcripts and tapes of interviews concerning the Richland Creek Flood in Belleville, Illinois, 1957. Copies of articles…

Ebenezer Rodgers Collection

RODGER.pdf

This collection consists of the handwritten sermons of Ebenezer Rodgers, 1820-1830 and his personal account books.

Ebenezer Rodgers was born in…

Tilton Wead Rodgers Collection

Rodgers Collection.pdf

This collection includes a copy of an autobiographical memoir by Mrs. Eben (Tilton Wead) Rodgers of Alton, Illinois describing early life.

Jane George Easton Rosinos Collection

Jane E. Rosinos Collection 1986.pdf

This collection includes materials related to Jane George Easton Rosinos (Mrs. Harry N. Rosinos) a journalist and writer from Edwardsville, Illinois.

Benjamin Sawyer Collection, 1871-1916

Benjamin Sawyer Collection.pdf

The Benjamin Sawyer Collection consists of account books, diaries, farm books and diaries of various members of the Sawyer family. Benjamin Sawyer…

William Corr Shaw Collection

William C. Shaw Collection.pdf

The William Corr Shaw Collection consists of materials related to Shaw's tenure as a faculty member at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Shaw…

Jacob and Edith Sheets Collection

Sheets Family Collection.pdf

This collection consists of miscellaneous correspondence, letters, and postcards from 1845-1909, of the Jacob Sheets family of Vermillion, Illinois.…

Judy Gass Sherake Collection

Lewis and Clark Society.pdf

This collection consists of papers related to the Lewis and Clark Society of America, Inc. and Judy Gass Sherake's involvement in the organization.

Shurtleff College Records, 1855-1950

Shurtleff College Records.pdf

The Shurtleff College Collection consists of the student records, registrar's grade books, instructor's grade reports, and miscellaneous records…

Shurtleff College Collection

Shurtleff College Collection.pdf

Alumni Association ledgers, student activities programs, and newspaper clippings related to Shurtleff College from 1927-1954.

Margaret A. (Peg) Simons Collection

Margaret Simons Faculty Papers.pdf

This collection contains the papers of Margaret A. Simons, Emerita Professor of Philosophical Studies at SIUE, founding editor of Hypatia, a scholarly…

St. Louis Teamsters Joint Council 13 Collection

St Louis Teamsters Joint Council 13 Collection.pdf

Newspaper clippings, correspondence, campaign papers, board minutes, financial records, and press releases related to the St. Louis Teamsters Joint…

Beatrice Stegeman Collection: Metro-East Feminism

Beatrice Stegeman Collection - Metro-East Feminism.pdf

The Beatrice Stegeman Collection of Metro-East Feminism includes materials collected by Stegeman in the course of her work as a feminist organizer and…

Andrew J. Theising Research Collection

Theising Collection Finding Aid REVISED JULY 2011.pdf

This collection was donated by Dr. Andrew J. Theising, Associate Professor of Political Science, to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Louisa…

Frederick William Voget Collection

Department of Anthropology- Fred Voget.pdf

This collection consists of materials related to Frederick William Voget, cultural anthropologist and American Indian ethnologist whose research…

Wiggins Ferry Company Ledger Book

Wiggins Ferry Company.pdf

The Wiggins Ferry Company operated a steam-powered ferry transporting individuals across the Mississippi River to and from Missouri and Illinois. In…

George T. Wilkins Collection

WILKINS.pdf

The George T. Wilkins Collection consists of the personal files of George T. Wilkins of Granite City, Illinois who spent 48 years in the field of…

Mayor James E. Williams, Sr. Collection

WILLIAMS.pdf

The Mayor James E. Williams, Sr. Collection contains the business and official correspondence of James E. Williams, the first black mayor of East St.…

Heinrich Wirz-Adolph Laesser Collection

Laesser-Wirz Collection.pdf

The Wirz-Laesser Collection contains photocopies of documents relating to Heinrich Wirz and Adolph Laesser including immigration, travel documents,…

Adolphus P. Wolf Collection

Adolphus P Wolf Collection.pdf

This collection contains correspondence and personal papers of Adolphus P. Wolf and his family. Adolphus Wolf was an Edwardsville, Illinois native and…

Otto E. Wolf Collection

Otto E Wolf Collection.pdf

This collection contains photocopies of Civil War letters from Otto E. Wolf of the 117th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers to his family in Southern…

Captain Donald T. Wright Collection

Captain Donald T Wright Collection.pdf

A collection of photographs and miscellaneous materials relating to Captain Donald T. Wright, riverboat captain and editor and publisher of Waterways…

Harold A. Wright Collection

Belleville Trades and Labor Assembly and Southwestern Illinois Central Labor Council.pdf

This collection contains the papers of Harold A. Wright of Belleville, Illinois. Wright was an active member of the local labor movement and the…

Yoch Family Collection

Yoch Collection.pdf

This collection contains the genealogy and history of the Yoch family (1847-1978) from the time Chrisian and Katherine Yoch came to Belleville,…