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Cairo Public Library (Cairo, Ill.) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Name: Cairo Public Library (Cairo, Ill.)


Historical Note:

This material came to Morris Library’s Special Collections through a long standing association with the Cairo Public Library which is intended to improve bibliographic access to Cairo’s library. Morris Library holds photocopied materials that amount to approximately one-quarter of Cairo Public Library’s entire manuscript collection.

Archive and manuscripts housed at Cairo Public Library, as well as this particular collection, comprise mostly regional legal documents, city and county records, correspondence, diaries, and riverfront business records dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.




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