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American Broadsides from Pre-Revolution to Post Civil War

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

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Pre-American Civil War / Slavery

American Civil War Years

Post American Civil War / Reconstruction

American Business and Commerce, Pre Revolution and Early Republic

American Business and Commerce

Business and Commerce

Reports and Letters of Revolution Era/ Early Republic

Jacksonian Era

Native Americans

Presidential Proclamations

Presidential Campaign Materials

Presidential / Political, reports and songs

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American Broadsides from Pre-Revolution to Post Civil War, 1790-1924 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: American Broadsides from Pre-Revolution to Post Civil War, 1790-1924Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 247

Primary Creator: Berol, Alfred C., (1892-1974.)

Extent: 4.8 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Arranged by topic.

Date Acquired: 00/00/1969

Subjects: Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893., Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908., Confederate States of America. - Army, Confederate States of America. - Army - Pay, allowances, records, Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933., France. - Foreign relations - United States, Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841 - Death and burial, Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964, Indians of North America - Treaties, Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870., McKinley, William, 1843-1901., Posters, Proclamations, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919., Slave bills of sale., Slavery - United States - History, United States - Foreign relations - France, United States - Fugitive slave law 1850, United States - History, United States - History - 18th century, United States - History - 19th century, United States - History - 20th century, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865, United States - History - Military, United States - History - War of 1812, Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Forms of Material: Advertisements, Broadsides., Political cartoons, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Songs and music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The collection includes materials related to business and commerce, slave transactions, military orders during both the War of 1812 and the American Civil War, as well as treaties with Native American tribes.  Newspapers, banking notes, propaganda leaflets, and presidential proclamations are also found within the collection.

Biographical Note

Alfred C. Berol (1892-1974), who assembled this collection of broadsides, was president of the Eagle Pencil Company (later named Berol Corporation) of Bristol, Connecticut.  He was an avid collector of a wide array of rare books and manuscripts

Subject/Index Terms

Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893.
Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908.
Confederate States of America. - Army
Confederate States of America. - Army - Pay, allowances, records
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.
France. - Foreign relations - United States
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841 - Death and burial
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964
Indians of North America - Treaties
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
McKinley, William, 1843-1901.
Posters
Proclamations
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Slave bills of sale.
Slavery - United States - History
United States - Foreign relations - France
United States - Fugitive slave law 1850
United States - History
United States - History - 18th century
United States - History - 19th century
United States - History - 20th century
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
United States - History - Military
United States - History - War of 1812
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright.  Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection.  Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Acquisition Source: Donation.

Acquisition Method: In the winter of 1969, Alfred Berol donated this collection to Morris Library's Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He made contact with Dr. Ralph McCoy, and arranged for the delivery of the collection in which Mr. Berol titled, "Broadsides of American Historical Interest," containing materials from before the American Revolution, to the booming industrial age of the United States.

Related Materials: Alfred C. Berol Collection of United States Presidential Signatures, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale;  Alfred C. Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll, Bobst Library, New York University Libraries, NY, NY.

Preferred Citation: American Broadsides from Pre-Revolution to Post Civil War, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Processing Information: Processing completed by Matt Borowicz in October 2006.  Encoded by Pam Hackbart-Dean October 2006.


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[Series 2: American Civil War Years, 1861-1865],
[Series 3: Post American Civil War / Reconstruction],
[Series 4: American Business and Commerce, Pre Revolution and Early Republic],
[Series 5: American Business and Commerce, 1830-1890],
[Series 6: Business and Commerce],
[Series 7: Reports and Letters of Revolution Era/ Early Republic],
[Series 8: Jacksonian Era],
[Series 9: Native Americans],
[Series 10: Presidential Proclamations],
[Series 11: Presidential Campaign Materials],
[Series 12: Presidential / Political, reports and songs],
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Series 7: Reports and Letters of Revolution Era/ Early RepublicAdd to your cart.
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Folder 1: Resolution, 1829 March 3Add to your cart.
"Resolutions, of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana." Attempt by the Louisiana Legislature to amend the Constitution, allowing the both the President and Vice-President to serve six year term and be ineligible to serve after one term.  Resolution sent to the Governor of Maryland from Pierre Derbingy, Governor of Louisiana.
Folder 2: Report of the Committee on the Public Lands, 1821 January 13Add to your cart.
the petition of M. Dockery, accompanied with a bill for his relief.
Folder 3: Correspondence from United States War Department, 1802 AprilAdd to your cart.
The letter is a notice to Officers to retire from service of the Army. The letter is signed by Henry Dearborn.
Folder 4: Petition for a financial contribution, 1786 June 24Add to your cart.
In order to Relieve a distressed Prisoner.  To Reverend Whitney and his congregation, from George Dana, Jonathan Richardson, and Samuel Newton.
Folder 5: Vindication of the Religious Society called Quakers, 1780 August 24Add to your cart.
Signed in and by Direction of a Meeting of the Representatives, of the People called Quakers of Pennsylvania and New-Jersey, held in Philadelphia the 24th of the eight month, 1780. Signed by John Drinker, Clerk
Folder 6: Epistle, 1780Add to your cart.
From the Yearly Meeting Held in London. By Adjournment, from the 15th of the fifth Month 1780, to the 20th of the same, inclusive. To Friends and Brethren, at their next Yearly-Meeting to be held in Philadelphia, for Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Signed by William Bleckley, Clerk.
Folder 7: Political cartoon, 1780 September 30Add to your cart.
A representation of the Devil and Arnold (Benedict Arnold), as paraded through the streets of Philadelphia
Folder 8: Open letter, 1795 October 13Add to your cart.
In regards to building wooden building, and the treaty with Britain
Folder 9: Epistle, 1798Add to your cart.
From the Yearly Meeting, Held in London, By Adjournments, from the 21st to the 29th of the Fifth Month, 1798, inclusive; To the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings of Friends in Great Britain, Ireland, and elsewhere. Signed by Joseph Birkbeck, Clerk.
Folder 10: Testimony, 1775 January 24Add to your cart.
Of the People called the Quakers, given forth by a Meeting of the Representatives of said People, in Pennsylvania and New-Jersey, Held at Philadelphia the Twenty-Forth Day of the first Month, 1775. Signed by James Pemberton, Clerk
Folder 11: United States Congressional Act, 1791 November 24Add to your cart.
An Act appointing Representatives among the people of the several States, according to the first enumeration. (Two Section of the Act) Passed by the US Congress on November 24, 1791. Printed by John Fenno.
Folder 12: Inspection certificate, 1795 July 8Add to your cart.
Port of Providence. Certifies that the ship "George Washington" shipped one chest of tea.
Folder 13: General payroll, 1777Add to your cart.
"Sir, You are hereby directed and required to pay the under mentioned persons the several sums of money against their names. Pay as officers belonging to the Engineer Department under the direction of Major Matt Dixon Chief Engineer from 1st January to 31 March 1777, Inclusive."
Folder 14: Oath of allegiance, 1780 October 18Add to your cart.
Handwritten oath to the United States and the Army during the War of Independence. The oath was taken and signed by John Smiley.
Folder 15: State of Massachusetts resolution, 1778 June 16Add to your cart.
In the House of Representatives a resolution to collect shirts, shoes, and stockings from the towns and counties in Massachusetts
Folder 16: Power of attorney, 1792 February 14Add to your cart.
To appoint Andrew Service of Philadelphia, as attorney for Melanethon Smith
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1791Add to your cart.
Sent to John Campbell Esquire.- "We deem it our duty and give ourselves the satisfaction to inform you. That the constitution of France is completed, adopted, and signed by the King" Letter possibly signed by Aures Aouuske.
Folder 18: Letter from the Office of the Secretary of Congress, 1786 August 12Add to your cart.
Folder 19: France recognizing United States Independence, 1778 August 5Add to your cart.
State of Connecticut- By the Governor. Document in regards to the King of France acknowledging the independence of the United States and the Tyranny of British rule. Signed by Jonathan Trumbull
Folder 20: Receipt, 1777 October 3Add to your cart.
In regards to payment to Samuel Harper within Two months, Twenty Four Pounds and ten shillings. Signed by Jacob Morgan.
Folder 21: "The Comet" and "The Solar Eclipse", circa 1811Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence, 1823 April 23Add to your cart.
Argus Office, Albany, New York. Letter written in regards to Republican meeting in New York, appointed positions and resolution of the meeting.
Folder 23: Report of the Committee on the Public Land regarding the petition of Daniel Boone, 1813 December 24Add to your cart.
Read and committed to a committee of the whol House on Monday nest. Washington City: Printed By Roger C. Weightman: 1813. In regards to land dispute with Daniel Boone
Folder 24: Correspondence, 1808 April 19Add to your cart.
Boston, Massachusetts.   Letter is in regards the Presidential and Vice-Presidential election process
Folder 25: Correspondence regarding hostilities between United States and Great Britian, 1812 July 3Add to your cart.
Paris, France. Letter details the violation of peace between Britain and United States and the hopes of a Declaration of War on Britain. Signed by J. Barlow
Folder 26: Correspondence from State of South Carolina, 1819 September 13Add to your cart.
Executive Department, Charleston, South Carolina.  The letter is in regards to the electoral process for the President and Vice President, along with amending the United States Constitution
Folder 27: General orders State of New York headquarters, 1809 May 6Add to your cart.
Order by direction of the President (Thomas Jefferson) to release 14,389 militia men from service.

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[Series 1: Pre-American Civil War / Slavery, 1817-1852],
[Series 2: American Civil War Years, 1861-1865],
[Series 3: Post American Civil War / Reconstruction],
[Series 4: American Business and Commerce, Pre Revolution and Early Republic],
[Series 5: American Business and Commerce, 1830-1890],
[Series 6: Business and Commerce],
[Series 7: Reports and Letters of Revolution Era/ Early Republic],
[Series 8: Jacksonian Era],
[Series 9: Native Americans],
[Series 10: Presidential Proclamations],
[Series 11: Presidential Campaign Materials],
[Series 12: Presidential / Political, reports and songs],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
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