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American Broadsides from Pre-Revolution to Post Civil War

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

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

By Matt Borowicz

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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],
[Box 5],
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Series 5: American Business and Commerce, 1830-1890Add to your cart.
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Folder 13: Advertisement for "The Lorgnette.  American Academy of Music.  Wheatly & Clarke, Managers.", 1861Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Advertisement, 1844 August 1Add to your cart.
"Vauxhall Gardens, Birmingham. Another Balloon Ascent! Mr. John Hampton…"
Folder 15: Banking document issued for $100, Illinois and Michigan canal, 1839 August 1Add to your cart.
Branch State Bank at Chicago- Lockport, Illinois.
Folder 16: Advertisement, 1869Add to your cart.

"Foster's New System of Wooden

Railway," including the seven advantages to the wooden system.

Folder 17: "Daily Commercial Report and Market Review, number 1897" Chicago, Illinois, 1865 July 28Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Stock certificate, 1859 June 4Add to your cart.
"Chicago Block Company, Chicago, Illinois." Issued to Mr. Gerrit Smith for one share of $50 stock.
Folder 19: Advertisement, 1872Add to your cart.
"The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad is known as the Best Route to Des Moines, Council Bluffs, Omaha, Denver, Leavenworth.  Kansas, Colorado, & California."
Folder 20: Package receipt, 1843 July 28Add to your cart.
Hatch & Company's New York and Philadelphia Express Line. Receipt for Janis Gravin, New York. For Log Book?
Folder 21: General correspondence, 1838 July 2Add to your cart.
Letter of concern and warning from the Bank of Westbrook, Maine. The letter is in regards to bank robbery and stolen bills from other banking establishments in the banking system. The letter signed by the Bank of Westbrook's president, Mr. Oliver Buckley
Folder 22: Circular, 1840 November 11Add to your cart.
Boston, Massachusetts.  Sent by George G. Smith, Engraver, Corner of Washington and Franklin Sts. Circular (Letter) sent in regards to stolen money plates and details about counterfeit money circulating in the south and western states. How to identify bills, and what bills look like.
Folder 23: Lottery tickets, 1845Add to your cart.
Two lottery tickets from Georgia lottery and Pokomoke River (Delaware) lottery.
Folder 24: Ckeck written by Brigadier General W. H. Wallace, 1853 September 10Add to your cart.
Wallace, who died at the battle at Shiloh or also known as the battle at Pittsburg Landing. Check written to Ruben Alberty  for thirty dollars.
Folder 25: Certificate for donation to fund, 1859 January 12Add to your cart.
Donation to the "Auxiliary Mount Vernon Fund." No. 156, for the donation of one dollar for the purchase of Mount Vernon, George Washington's estate.  Certificate awarded to Mrs. Vernon H. Brown.
Folder 26: Invitation, 1964Add to your cart.
"The Union Pacific Railway Company Eastern Division invite you to be present as per letter of Mr. Samuel Hallet to celebrate the opening of the first section of forty miles of their road west from the Missouri River."
Folder 27: Song lyrics to "Gold in California and Row Brothers Row", undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Correspondence, circa 1857 March 27Add to your cart.
From Office of the Mercantile Agency, B. Douglas & Co., Chicago, Illinois. Letter sent to Mr. Summers, of Paris, Illinois, in regards to bank failures in the west and the availability of money.

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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],
[All]

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