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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 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],
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Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Cavalry! Wanted Good Men, To Fill Up Company G, Attached to the 2d Penna. Regiment Cavalry, Col R. Butler Price, Commanding, pay to commence on Enrolment, Equipped and sent to camp at once." (NO DATE -- Oversized)
Folder 2: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement (1857) -- "St. Louis, Alton and Chicago Railroad. The only direct Route from Chicago or Joliet to St. Louis, Kansas and Nebraska." (Oversized)
Folder 3: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement (No Date) -- "Choice Farm Lands for Sale, The Illinois Central Rail Road Company is now prepared to sell about 1,500,000 Acres of Choice Farming Lands."
Folder 4: IllustrationAdd to your cart.
The Life of Jeff Davis, Illustrated (Circa post 1865)
Folder 5: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Charleston Mercury Extra: Passed unanimously at 1.15 o'clock, P.M., December 20th, 1860. An Ordinance To Dissolve the Union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her under the compact entitled "The Constitution of the United States of America."
Folder 6: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
The Daily Citizen- J.M. Swords,... Proprietor.  Vicksburg, Miss. Thursday, July 2, 1863
Folder 7: Open Letter to the PublicAdd to your cart.
"A Card. Northampton, Monday, November 2, 1840 To the Public" Document is in regards to General (and later President) William Henry Harrison.
Folder 8: CertificateAdd to your cart.
Certificate -- "Confederate States of America. Loan, $1000- Dated February 20th, 1863."
Folder 9: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Lottery for the Benefit of The State of Delaware, Class No. 194 for 1861."
Folder 10: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper -- "Human Rights. Our Object is Liberty for All; Gained by Moral Power, and Regulated by Impartial Laws. New-York, December, 1837." Paper in regards to Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy and his murder.
Folder 11: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper -- "The Daily Picayune. Extra. New Orleans. Saturday, April 26-2p.m. (1862) The Demand for the Surrender of the City."
Folder 12: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Jerseymen, to Arms! The Higbee Guards, Capt. N. B. Aaronson, Are recruiting for Col. Higbee's Camden Regiment, which has been accepted by the Governor, and will be mustered into service within ten days from this date. Able-Bodied Men Will be enrolled for the Service, until the company is full at the Recruiting Station, By Order of the Captain. Thos. M. Fetter, 1st Lieut. July 24th, 1861."
Folder 13: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "To Working Men. The War is now, thanks to Genl's Grant, Sherman and other heroes of our Glorious Army and Navy, nearly brought to a successful end."
Folder 14: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Morgan Raid Claims. The Board of Commissioners appointed under Act of Legislature of March 30th, 1864, to examine claims growing out of the Morgan Raid in 1863, will hold sessions as follows:..."
Folder 15: BulletinAdd to your cart.
Bulletin -- "Harris' War Bulletin. For Friends of the Union, Erie, Tuesday Morning, April 30, 1861."
Folder 16: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Recruits Wanted Immediately for the National Guard Regt. For Three Months Service." (No Date).
Folder 17: AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Advertisement -- "Our Flag Forever! Tasker Guards, McClellan regiment, P.V. Col. Jacob Zeigler. A few more good men can be mustered in immediately by applying, at the rendezvous, No. 224 S. Front St., this regiment has been accepted by the Secretary of War, and has mustering orders. N.B.---Pay and Rations will commence at once. John Alexander, Captain. W.P. Prickett, First Lieutenant. John K. Brooker, Second Lieutenant."(1862)
Folder 18: MapAdd to your cart.
Map (hand drawn) -- "The Battle of Manassas, July 21st, 1861- H. C. Dawson."
Folder 19Add to your cart.
"General Return of the Number of Provisions to his Majesty's Troops in North America, under the command of His Excellencey General Thomas Gage, Between the 25th of Dec. 1773 and 24th June, 1774."
Folder 20Add to your cart.
March 19, 1866 -- "Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America, to all whom these presents shall come, greeting: Whereas, BURGESS BENNETT of WILCOX COUNTY, ALABAMA, by taking part in the late rebellion against the Government of the United States has made himself liable to heavy pains and penalties; and whereas, the circumstances of his case render him a proper object of Executive Clemency;..."
Folder 21: PardonAdd to your cart.
February 1, 1777, New York -- "George The Third, by the Grace of GOD, of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith and so forth, TO ALL MEN...(Release or Pardon for John Cowenhaven Jun)."
Folder 22: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper, War of 1812 -- "Bloody Battle Near Niagara: The United States' Army, commanded by Major General Jacob Brown, victorious over the British Forces..." Printed by N. Coverly, Milk- Street.
Folder 23: Poster/ AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Poster / Advertisement (Civil War) -- "Fifth Regiment, Col. E. D. Baker's Brigade Now in Camp at Haddington, West Philadelphia. Bounty Paid Recruits. Pay and Rations to Commence upon Day of Enrollment. Uniformed, and Sent to Camp the Same Day. Apply to Capt. R. W. P. Allen, At the Head Quarters, Franklin Place Chestnut Street Above Third."
Folder 24: Poster/ AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Poster / Advertisement (Civil War) -- "Attention! White House Guards!! 25 Men Wanted Immediately, at the Pennsylvania Hotel, 2d Street below Pine, To Be Attached to 32d Regt., Co. F. Capt. A. H. Wright..."
Folder 25: Poster/ AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Poster / Advertisement (Civil War) -- "Attention, Patriots. The Union Now and Forever. By the Request of a number of our Young and Patriotic Citizens, A Recruiting Office is now Open By Lieut. Howard Buck, At the Hotel of Co. Charles Bard Reess, ..."
Folder 26: AddressAdd to your cart.
C. C. Burleigh's Address to the Workingmen. Delivered in the Temperance Hall, Northern Liberties, April 22, 1837.
Folder 27Add to your cart.
Civil War Era / Slavery -- "The New 'Democratic' Doctrine." Slavery not to be confined to the Negro Race, but to be made the universal condition of the Laboring Classes of Society."
Folder 28Add to your cart.
(1791-1793) "An alphabetical List of the SENATORS of the United States , at the First Session of the Second Congress" "An alphabetical List of the Members of the House of Representatives of the United States, at the First Session of the Second Congress."
Folder 29Add to your cart.
1787 -- "Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the Year of our LORD, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Seven. An ACT, describing the Disqualifications to which persons shall be subjected, who have been, or may be guilty of Treason, or giving Aid or Support to the present REBELLION, and to whom a Pardon may be extended."
Folder 30: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper- From the National Intelligencer -- "Mr. Adams on the Amistad Case."
Folder 31Add to your cart.
Philadelphia, Oct 6th, 1792 -- "These may Certify that Joshua Gilpin of the City of Philadelphia, is a Member of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the Relief of Free Negroes unlawfully held in Bondage, and for Improving the Condition of the African Race."
Folder 32: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper -- "The Daily Picayune." “Telegraphed to the New Orleans Picayune. EXTRA. Monday, July 22, 1861-7 p.m. The Washington Account of The Battle of Manassas. Reception at the North of the News of the Defeat."
Folder 33: Newspaper ExtraAdd to your cart.
Newspaper Extra -- "Enquirer Extra. April 23, 1814"
Folder 34: Newpaper ExtraAdd to your cart.
Newspaper Extra (1815) -- The Freeman's Journal - Extra. Philadelphia Friday April 28, 12 o'clock noon. New York, April 27 Very Late-Very Important, and very extraordinary News From Europe. Return of Napoleon Bonaparte to Paris as Emperor of France, on the 20th March"
Folder 35: NewspaperAdd to your cart.
Newspaper (c 1805-1812) -- "Bloody News from Italy."
Folder 36: Poster/ AdvertisementAdd to your cart.
Poster / Advertisement (Civil War) -- "War Meeting Will be Held at the Methodist Church at Le Claire, on Thursday Evening, May 12th, at 8 o'clock."
Folder 37Add to your cart.
"The New South." Vol. 1, No. 12, Port Royal, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 8, 1862. "Last Words of Gen. Mitchel."
Folder 38: PosterAdd to your cart.
Poster (Civil War Era) -- "Little Mac Trying to Dig His Way To The White House But Is Frightened By Spiritual Manifestations."
Folder 39: ProclamationAdd to your cart.
Proclamation -- "To the People of the Philippine Islands: The Treaty of Peace between the United States and Spain, ratified several weeks ago by the former, having on March 20th been ratified by the latter, the cession to the United States, as stipulated by the Treaty,..." (Manila, April 4th, 1899)
Folder 40: NewsclippingAdd to your cart.
Newsclipping -- "To the Citizens of Philadelphia. As the State of Louisiana will, by the 28th day of this month, have placed herself in line with South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, anything relating to the history of the Territory of which she one formed a part, and of its cession by the Great Napoleon to the United States,..." (No date)
Folder 41: PosterAdd to your cart.
Poster -- "Citizens of Boston. The President of the United States has called for the service of three hundred thousand more volunteers... On behalf of the Committee of one hundred and fifty citizens appointed by the inhabitants of Boston in Faneuil Hall, J Thomas Stevenson, Charles G. Loring, E. B. Bigelow, James M. Beebe, Edward S. Tobey, Gardner Brewer, George O. Hovey."
Folder 42: PosterAdd to your cart.
Poster -- "Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the Year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. An Act to prevent profane Cursing and Swearing." (June 29, 1798)
Folder 43: ProclamationAdd to your cart.
Proclamation -- "By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. Whereas by an act of the Congress of the United States, passed the ninth day of February last, entitled, 'An Act Further to suspend the commercial intercourse between the United States and France, and the dependencies thereof,' " (Signed Timothy Pickering, Secretary for the Department of State, July 1799)
Folder 44: ProclamationAdd to your cart.

Andrew Jackson proclamation concerning the nullification crisis in South Carolina (Decempber 10, 1832; broadside printed on silk by G. F. Hopkins, 44 Nassau Street, New York, NY)

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Browse by Series:

[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],
[All]

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