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Du Quoin, Illinois historical material

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Adminstrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

History of DuQuoin, by Wilma Perdue

Student History of Perry County, compiled by J.Wesley Neville

Two Scrapbooks


Du Quoin, Illinois historical material, 1900-1953 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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Collection Overview

Title: Du Quoin, Illinois historical material, 1900-1953Add to your cart.

ID: 1/6/MSS 115

Primary Creator: Du Quoin (Ill.)

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged in three series: (1) Correspondence, (2) History of DuQuoin, by Wilma Perdue, (3) Student History of Perry County, compiled by J.Wesley Neville.

Subjects: Du Quoin (Ill.), Du Quoin (Ill.) - History, Perry County (Ill.), Perry County (Ill.) - History

Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts), Correspondence., Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This small collection is comprised of optometrist and local historian, Dr. Harley Croessmann's research on Du Quoin, IL. Included is his research correspondence as well as copies of  "History of Du Quoin," by Wilma Perdue, Croessmann's notes on a "Monograph on Jean Baptiste Ducoigne," and J. Wesley Neville's "Student's History of Perry County." Two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings on Du Quoin were removed to the Southern Illinois Ephemera Collection. Over 70 photographs of Du Quoin people and places were transferred to the photograph collection.

Biographical Note

Du Quoin is a city in Perry County, Illinois and was named after Chief Jean Baptiste Ducoigne of the Kaskaskia, an Illiniwek people, who were defeated by the Shawnee in 1802. Du Quoin was officially settled in 1853 by Isaac S. Metcalf, a civil engineer from Maine, and Chester A. Keyes of Old Du Quoin. The town was officially dedicated on September 20, 1853, and the first lot was sold to Bargella Silkwood on September 24, 1853.

Du Quoin is the birthplace of former MLB pitcher Don Stanhouse. It was also a place Rudolph Luther, aka Minnesota Fats, played pool, as he lived in Dowell, a nearby town.

Du Quoin is the former home of the Hambletonian (from 1957 to 1980), and is the current home of the World Trotting Derby, two of the world's largest harness races.

Subject/Index Terms

Du Quoin (Ill.)
Du Quoin (Ill.) - History
Perry County (Ill.)
Perry County (Ill.) - History

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.

Preferred Citation: [Item], Du Quoin, Illinios historical materials, Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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[Series 1: Correspondence],
[Series 2: History of DuQuoin, by Wilma Perdue],
[Series 3: Student History of Perry County, compiled by J.Wesley Neville],
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Series 1: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: InventoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence, 1900-1933 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, 1933 March - AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Correspondence, 1933 September - DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Correspondence, 1934 January - MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Correspondence, 1934 June 1 - 14Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1934 June 16-28Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence, 1934 JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Correspondence, 1934 August - DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Correspondence, 1935 January - SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Correspondence, 1935 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Correspondence, 1935 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Correspondence, 1936 - 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Miscellaneous NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: "Notes for a Monograph on Jean Baptiste Ducoigne"Add to your cart.
Folder 16: "Notes for a Monograph on Jean Baptiste Ducoigne"Add to your cart.
Folder 17: "Notes for a Monograph on Jean Baptiste Ducoigne"Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "Notes for a Monograph on Jean Baptiste Ducoigne"Add to your cart.
Series 2: History of DuQuoin, by Wilma PerdueAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Preliminaries, Chapters 1-5Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Chapters 6-8, Biographical sketchesAdd to your cart.
Series 3: Student History of Perry County, compiled by J.Wesley NevilleAdd to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Pages 1-22Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Pages 23-47Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Pages 48-68Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Letter from H. Croessmann Gives Location," The DuQuoin Evening Call,, 1918 June 28Add to your cart.
Item 1: Two ScrapbooksAdd to your cart.
largely containing newspaper clippings relating to DuQuoin

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