Albert Ede family papers, 1863-1956
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Brief Description: The Ede Family Papers consist primarily of 1) military correspondences of Albert B. Ede, as well as a few of his educational materials, including two large diplomas, and 2) an assortment of maps, mainly of Union County, Illinois.
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 351
Created by: Albert B. Ede (1893-1972)
Volume: 2.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Arranged in two general series: 1) biographical materials of Albert B. Ede and 2) maps and atlases.
Biographical Note for Albert B. Ede (1893-1972) :

Albert Ede, born March 8, 1893, in St. Louis, Missouri, was the adopted son of George A. and Mary Ede.  He and his brother, George D. Ede, also adopted, owned the Cobden Machine Works, Inc., a metal fabrication shop started by their father in 1885. Albert Ede was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Albert enlisted in the Army in August 1917 and was commissioned a second lieutenant. He attended Southern Illinois Normal University and is pictured in the 1918 Obelisk as “Lieutenant Albert B. Ede, Coast Artillery Corps, American Expeditionary Forces.” He served several years of active duty and 33 years in the Reserve Corps, rising to the rank of Colonel.

Colonel Ede was a graduate both of SIUC and Purdue University. Later he remained involved with Southern as a member of the SIU Athletic Council, SIU Alumni Association, and the SIU Foundation. Ede died in October 1972.

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Southern Illinois History
Southern Illinois State Normal University - Alumni and alumnae
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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Acquisition Notes: Gift
PreferredCitation: [Item], Albert Ede family papers, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.