ID: 1/6/MSS 292
Extent: 4.0 Boxes
Predominant Dates: 1950-1977
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Scope and Contents: Papers of a Makanda, Illinois postal carrier, businessman, and civic leader. Consisting of correspondence, subject files, organizational records, newspaper clippings, and personal materials, the collection documents activities related to the planning and construction of the 111 foot high Bald Knob Cross of Peace, near Alto Pass, Illinois - including records of the project's governing body, the Bald Knob Christian Foundation; the operation of Presley's business, Presley Tours; his interest in southern Illinois tourism and history; and other personal activities.