Josiah Lee Dillard papers, 1891-1957
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Brief Description: The Josiah Lee Dillard collection contains documents regarding Illinois education dating from 1891 through 1957.  Materials in this collection include diplomas, teaching certificates, an undated portrait depicting Josiah Dillard at his office in the U. S. Treasury Department, and a photograph of the students at Stonefort Public School in January 1894 as well as other papers and memorabilia.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at]
Record Series Number: 1/6/MSS 242
Created by: Dillard, Josiah Lee.
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically and then by record type.
Biographical Note for Dillard, Josiah Lee. :

Josiah Dillard served as a teacher, principal and institutional instructor.

A native of southern Illinois, Mr. Dillard grew up in Stonefort.  His father was a Civil War veteran, having served in the 31st Illinois regiment under John A. Logan. Josiah taught at the Stonefort Public School prior to 1893, and served as its principal from 1894 through 1895.  In the summer of 1895, he completed the Pedagogical Course of Study at Arkansas Normal College.  He also attended Southern Illinois Normal University.

In 1905, Mr. Dillard received his certificate in Accountancy from Lincoln Business College.  Shortly afterward, he accepted a position with the United States Treasury Department as a chief clerk.

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Dillard, Josiah Lee.
Public schools - Illinois - History
Stonefort (Ill.)
Stonefort Public School.
United States. Department of the Treasury
Genres/Forms of Material
Clippings (information artifacts)
Records (documents)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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PreferredCitation: [Item], Josiah Lee Dillard papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.