Results for: “Váli, Ferenc A. (Ferenc Albert), 1905-” (89 collections)SCUA

Burgett-Irey family

Burgett-Irey Family Papers, 1832-2010 (Bulk: 1929-2008).

4 boxes (2 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 605

Born in 1908 to Louis and Sarah Kessel Burgett, Katherine grew up on the family farm outside of Oquawka, Illinois. In 1924 her parents purchased their own farm in Monmouth, which they later lost due to the devastating impact of the Depression on agriculture, and it was there that she first met her future husband, Kenneth Monroe Irey, a student at Monmouth College. The newlyweds moved to New Jersey in 1931 where Kenneth was transferred for work. As a chemical engineer, Kenneth enjoyed a successful career and comfortably supported his wife and two children. Retiring in 1970, he and Katherine spent their later years pursuing two passions: traveling and bird-watching. Kenneth and Katherine’s eldest daughter, June Irey Guild, spent most of her adult life in Massachusetts where she has married twice, raised six children, and operated her own business. During her retirement years, June focused on preserving her family’s history by collecting letters and recoding family narratives.

The Burgett-Irey Family Papers chronicle the changes that many twentieth-century American families experienced as the nation descended into an economic depression, entered into a world war, and emerged as one of the most powerful countries in the world. The collection, which will continue to grow, includes approximately 65 letters between Katherine Burgett Irey and her family. Most of the letters exchange family updates, particularly precious after Katherine relocated to New Jersey. Among the earliest letters is an account of Katherine and Kenneth’s first meeting described as “fast work,” since he asked her out on the spot. Also included are autobiographical writings by Kenneth describing his cross-country trip to California in 1927 and a brief history of his life and career.

Subjects

  • Bird watching
  • Burgett family
  • Irey family
  • Marriage--United States
  • Motherhood--United States--History--20th century
  • Mothers--United States--History--20th century
  • Women--United States--History--20th century

Contributors

  • Guild, June Irey
  • Irey, Katherine Burgett
  • Irey, Kenneth Monroe, 1905-1994

Types of material

  • Diaries
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Slides

Butterfield, Kenyon L. (Kenyon Leech), 1868-1935

Kenyon Leech Butterfield Papers, 1889-1945.

(12 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 3/1 B88
Kenyon L. Butterfield
Kenyon L. Butterfield

An agricultural and educational reformer born in 1868, Kenyon Butterfield was the ninth president of Massachusetts Agricultural College and one of the university’s most important figures. An 1891 graduate of Michigan Agricultural College and recipient of MA in Economics and Rural Sociology from the University of Michigan (1902), Butterfield entered university administration early in his career, becoming President of the Rhode Island College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1903 and, only three years later, of the Massachusetts Agricultural College. Possessed of a Progressive spirit, Butterfield revolutionized the college during his 18 years in Amherst, expanding and diversifying the curriculum, quadrupling the institutional budget, fostering a dramatic increase in the presence of women on campus and expanding the curriculum, and above all, helping to promote the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 and developing the Cooperative Extension Service into a vital asset to the Commonwealth. Nationally, he maintained a leadership role in the field of rural sociology and among Land Grant University presidents. After leaving Amherst in 1924, Butterfield served as President at Michigan Agricultural College for four years and was active in missionary endeavors in Asia before retiring. He died at his home in Amherst on Nov. 25, 1936.

The Butterfield Papers contain biographical materials, administrative and official papers of both of his presidencies, typescripts of his talks, and copies of his published writings. Includes correspondence and memoranda (with students, officials, legislators, officers of organizations, and private individuals), reports, outlines, minutes, surveys, and internal memoranda.

Subjects

  • Agricultural education--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Agricultural education--Michigan--History--Sources
  • Agricultural extension work--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Agricultural extension work--United States--History--Sources
  • Agriculture--United States--History--Sources
  • Education--United States--History--Sources
  • Food supply--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Higher education and state--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Alumni and alumnae
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--History
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--Students
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. President
  • Massachusetts State College--Faculty
  • Michigan Agricultural College--History
  • Michigan Agricultural College. President
  • Rural churches--United States--History--Sources
  • Rural development--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • Women--Education (Higher)--Massachusetts--History--Sources
  • World War, 1914-1918

Contributors

  • Butterfield, Kenyon L. (Kenyon Leech), 1868-1935

Calkins, David

David and Marshall Calkins Account Books, 1848-1855.

3 vols. (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 178

These three accounting volumes of Monson, Massachusetts physicians David and Marshall Calkins encompass the period May 1848–December 1855. Medically, these volumes reflect a growing understanding of the human body and the analysis and treatment of its ailments. Additionally, these account books reflect a period of growing prosperity for Monson through the birth of stream powered milling industries.

Subjects

  • Monson (Mass.)--History--19th century
  • Physicians--Massachusetts--Monson

Contributors

  • Calkins, David
  • Calkins, Marshall

Types of material

  • Account books

Campano, Anthony

Anthony Campano Papers, 1956-2007.

2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 617

Anthony “Tony” Campano and Shizuko Shirai met by chance in January 1955 as Tony was passing through Yokohama en route to his new post in Akiya. Recently transferred to Japan, Tony enlisted in the U.S. Army a little over a year earlier, serving first in Korea. As their relationship blossomed, Tony and Shizuko set up housekeeping until his enlistment ended and he returned home to Boston. Determined to get back to Japan quickly and marry Shizuko, the two continued their courtship by mail, sending letters through Conrad Totman and Albert Braggs, both stationed in Japan. By the summer of 1956, Tony re-enlisted in the Army, this time stationed in the Medical Battalion of the 24th Division located in Seoul, Korea. There he remained until August 1957 when he was finally able to secure official authorization to marry Shizuko. Cutting their honeymoon short to deal with her medical emergency, Tony returned to his post in Korea. The couple reunited in November of that year after Tony secured a new assignment in Yokohama.

The letters of Tony Campano to Shizuko Shirai during the year or more they were separated document their unlikely romance. Soon after Tony returned home when his first enlistment ended, friends and family tried to discourage him from pursuing a relationship with Shizuko. Despite their age difference–Shizuko was eleven years older– and the language barrier, the two ultimately married. In addition to the couple’s long-distance courtship letters, the collection also contains about 100 letters exchanged between Campano and Conrad Totman, dating from their early days in the U.S. Army to the present; taken together they document a friendship of more than fifty years.

Subjects

  • Japan--Social life and customs--1945-
  • United States. Army--Non-commissioned officers--Correspondence

Contributors

  • Campano, Anthony
  • Campano, Shizuko Shirai
  • Totman, Conrad D

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)

Campbell, Sadie

Sadie Campbell Papers, 1812-2002.

19 boxes (10.25 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 439
Sadie Campbell and sons Harold and Robert Leslie
Sadie Campbell and sons Harold and Robert Leslie

A housewife, mother and active community member, Sadie Campbell was born in 1881 and lived at 1 Depot Street in Cheshire, Massachusetts for most of her life until she died in 1971. Sadie was closely tied to the Cheshire community where she had a large circle of friends and acquaintances, and was active in a a number of organizations, such as: the Cheshire Ladies Reading Club, the Merry Wives of Cheshire Shakespeare Club, and the Cheshire Cash Tearoom.

The collection documents three generations of a western Massachusetts family. The variety and nature of the materials in this collection offer a good view into the local and social history of western Massachusetts through the lives of Sadie Campbell and her family.

Subjects

  • Cheshire (Mass.)--History
  • Cheshire Cash Tearoom
  • Family--Massachusetts--History--19th century
  • Family--Massachusetts--History--20th century
  • Housekeeping--Massachusetts--Cheshire
  • Housewives--Massachusetts--Cheshire
  • Massachusetts--Social life and customs--19th century
  • Merry Wives of Cheshire Shakespeare Club
  • Small business--Massachusetts
  • Tyrell, Augustus
  • Williams Manufacturing Company
  • Women--Societies and clubs--History--19th century

Contributors

  • Campbell, Sadie

Types of material

  • Account books
  • Invitations
  • Letters (Correspondence)
  • Pamphlets
  • Photographs
  • Recipes

Clark, William Smith, 1826-1886

William Smith Clark Papers, 1814-2003 (Bulk: 1844-1886).

(14.75 linear feet).
Call no.: RG 3/1 C63
William Smith Clark
William Smith Clark

Born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, in 1826, William Smith Clark graduated from Amherst College in 1848 and went on to teach the natural sciences at Williston Seminary until 1850, when he continued his education abroad, studying chemistry and botany at the University of Goettingen, earning his Ph.D in 1852. From 1852 to 1867 he was a member of Amherst College’s faculty as a Professor of Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. As a leading citizen of Amherst, Clark was a strong advocate for the establishment of the new agricultural college, becoming one of the founding members of the college’s faculty and in 1867, the year the college welcomed its first class of 56 students, its President. During his presidency, he pressured the state government to increase funding for the new college and provide scholarships to enable poor students, including women, to attend. The college faced economic hardship early in its existence: enrollment dropped in the 1870s, and the college fell into debt. He is noted as well for helping to establish an agricultural college at Sapporo, Japan, and building strong ties between the Massachusetts Agricultural College and Hokkaido. After Clark was denied a leave of absence in 1879 to establish a “floating college” — a ship which would carry students and faculty around the world — he resigned.

The Clark Papers include materials from throughout his life, including correspondence with fellow professors and scientists, students in Japan, and family; materials relating to his Civil War service in the 21st Massachusetts Infantry; photographs and personal items; official correspondence and memoranda; published articles; books, articles, television, and radio materials relating to Clark, in Japanese and English; and materials regarding Hokkaido University and its continuing relationship with the University of Massachusetts.

Subjects

  • Agricultural colleges--Japan--History
  • Agricultural colleges--Massachusetts--History
  • Agriculturists--Japan
  • Agriculturists--Massachusetts
  • Amherst (Mass.)--History
  • Amherst College--Faculty
  • Amherst College--Students--Correspondence
  • Hokkaido (Japan)--History
  • Hokkaid¯o Daigaku--History
  • Hokkaid¯o Teikoku Daigaku--History
  • Japan--Relations--United States
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College--History
  • Sapporo N¯ogakk¯o--History
  • Sapporo N¯ogakk¯o. President
  • T¯ohoku Teikoku Daigaku. N¯oka Daigaku--History
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States--Relations--Japan
  • Universität Göttingen--Students--Correspondence

Contributors

  • Clark, William Smith, 1826-1886
  • Massachusetts Agricultural College. President

Types of material

  • Drawings
  • Photographs
  • Realia
  • Scrapbooks

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R

Racial Awareness and Cultural Diversity, Faculty Working Group on (1987- )
RG-40/2/R3
Racial Understanding, Center for
seeHousing Services–Racial Understanding, Center for (Moore House–Southwest, 1973) RG-32
Racism Coalition, Anti-
see Anti-Racism Coalition (1992- ) RG-45/40/A5
Radical Student Union
RG-45/80/R1
Radio Club, Amateur (1948)
RG-45/40/R3
Radio Stations
see WMUA (FM Radio Station) RG-45/30/W6
WOCH (Orchard Hill Radio Station) RG-45/30/W7
WSUR (Southwest Radio Station) RG-45/30/W8
WSYL (Sylvan Radio Station) RG-45/30/W9
Radio, TV (Public Affairs)
RG-5/6
see also WFCR RG-60/8
Radioisotope Use Committee (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/1/2/2
Rake, The
see Class of 1926–The Rake (1927-1966) RG-50/6
Rape and Sexual Violence, Counselor/Advocates Against (Everywoman’s Center)
RG-7/2/2/8
Rare Books, Special Collections
see Special Collections and Rare Books (Library) RG-8/3/6
RAs/ROs
see Research RAs/ROs (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/4/3
Ravine (Physical Plant) (1933)
RG-36/50/R3
Razor Blade (Student Publication) (1920-1923)
RG-45/00/R2
Reading, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/21/1
Reading Day, Committee to Study Concept of a (Faculty Senate, 1963-1964)
RG-40/2/A3
Reading Room Association (1890-1900)
RG-45/40/R4
Reading Rooms (Library) (1957-1978)
RG-8/3/12
Readings (Poster Collection)
RG-180/3
Real-Time, Intelligent, Complex Computing Systems, Center for
see Center for Real-Time, Intelligent, Complex Computing Systems (CRICCS) RG-25/C9.1
Realization (Student Publication) (1997- )
RG-45/40/A8
REAP
see RG-30/31 Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP) (1987- )
Receiving
see Property and Receiving RG-35/13
Recipe Service
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Recipe Service (1927) RG-15/8
Recognized Student Organizations, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1956-1966)
RG-40/2/A3
Recognized Student Organizations Office (RSO)
RG-30/23
see also Student Body Organizations RG-45
Record Club (1937)
RG-45/40/R4.5
Records
see Registrar, Records RG-30/6
Recreation Department
RG-25/R3
Recreational Sports, Intramural and (Photos)
see Intramural and Recreational Sports Photos (1969-1989) RG-141/1
Recruiting Calendar–UPS (University Placement) (1984-1985)
RG-30/9/5
Recruitment on Campus, Committee on Policies Governing (Faculty Senate, 1973)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Picketing, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1967-1968, 1971) RG-40/2/A3
Picketing and Recruitment, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1987) RG-40/2/A3
Recruitment, Task Force on Increased
see Increased, Recruitment, Task Force on (1991) RG-40/2/I4
Recycling Committee (Official University Committee) (1989- )
RG-40/2/R3.5
see also Redemption Service, Student RG-45/40/R5
Recycling Program, Residential
see Residential Recycling Program RG-45/40/R6
Redemption Service, Student
RG-45/40/R5
see also Recycling Committee RG-40/2/R3.5
Reference (Library) (1919- )
RG-8/3/5
REFLECT (1995)
RG-45/40/R5.5
Reform Committee (Student Senate) (1966)
RG-45/7/R4
Regents, Board of Massachusetts State
see Board of Regents RG-1/4
Regional Development, Office of Industrial Relations and
see Office of Industrial Relations and Regional Development (1987- ) RG-4/10
Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and
see Landscape Architecture Department RG-25/L2
Register, The (Student Publication) (1870-1884)
RG-45/00/R3
Registrar
RG-30/6
see also Schedule Office RG-6/16
Registrar’s Office (Microfilm) RG-190/1
Registrar’s Office (Microfilm) (1905-1979)
RG-190/1
Registration
see Scheduling and Registration Committee (Faculty Senate, 1963, 1966) RG-40/2/A3
Registration Procedures, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1969-1970)
RG-40/2/A3
Regulations (Student Affairs)
RG-30/2/2
see also Handbooks (Student) RG-30/00/2
Parking and Transportation RG-30/20
Housing (Student) RG-30/21
Regulations, Housing
see Housing Office RG-30/21
Regulations, Parking
see Parking Coordinator, Transportation RG-30/20
see also Regulations RG-30/2/2
Regulations, Transportation
see Parking Coordinator, Transportation RG-30/20
Regulations (Student Affairs) RG-30/2/2
Relationship of Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (Faculty Senate, 1973-1974)
RG-40/2/A3
Relay Races
see Sports-Men’s Relay (1915-1919) RG-18/2
Religion
see Chaplains, Religion RG-30/11
Religious Groups (Student)
RG-45/70
Religious Project, Inter-
see Inter-Religious Project (1997) RG-45/70/I5
Remote Sensing Center
RG-25/R4S4
see also Research and Graduate Studies, RG-9
Renaissance Studies, Massachusetts Center for
see Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies RG-25/M4.3
Rents and Fees Committee (Student Senate) (1986-1990)
RG-45/7/R5
Reorganization of Public Higher Education, ad hoc Committee (Faculty Senate, 1976-1982)
RG-40/2/A3
REPORT Newsletter (College of Food and Natural Resources)
see College of Food and Natural Resources REPORT Newsletter RG-15/00
Republican Club, University of Massachusetts (1983- )
RG-45/80/R4
Republicans, Young
see Young Republicans RG-45/80/Y6.8
Research (Official University Committee) (1951-1957)
RG-40/2/R4
Research Affairs, Director (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/2/1
Research Affairs, Office of (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/2
Research and Education in Women’s Health, Center for
see Center for Research and Education in Women’s Health (CREWH) (1997) RG-17/1/2
Research and Graduate Studies
RG-9
Research and Graduate Studies–Administrative Staff
RG-9/1/2
Research and Graduate Studies–Publications
RG-9/00
Research, Associate Dean for
see Coordinator of Research, Associate Dean for Research RG-10/3
Research Bulletin, Experiment Station
see Experiment Station (1888- )–Research Bulletin RG-15/2.2
Research, Center for (School of Education)
RG-13/3/23/3
Research, Coordinator of (Graduate School)
see Coordinator of Research, Associate Dean for Research (Graduate School) RG-10/3
see also Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research RG-9/1/1
Research Council (Faculty Senate, 1960- )
RG-40/2/A3
see also Coordinator of Research (1962-1976) RG-10/3
Research Education, Center for
see Educational Research, Center for RG-13/3/17/1
Research Grants
see Faculty Research Grants–Biomedical Research Support Grant (F RG/BRSG) RG-9/2/3
Research in Review
see Experiment Station (Experiment Station, 1880- )Research in Review (1952-1956) RG-15/2.2
Research Institute (College of Engineering)
RG-14/4
Research Institute–Technical Report (School of Engineering/College of Engineering)
RG-14/1
Research News (Graduate School) (1976-1988)
RG-10/3/00
Research RAs/ROs (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/4/3
Research Reports (News Bureau–News Releases, 1974- )
see Office of Public Information RG-5/3
Research Services, Office of (Research and Graduate Studies)
RG-9/3
Research Support Information Newsletter (1971-1975)
RG-10/3
Reserve (Library)
see Circulation and Reserve Services (Library) RG-8/3/2
Residence Halls
see Housing Services RG-32
Residence Life, Director of (until 9-1976)
RG-32/1
see also Office of Residential Resource Management, RG-30/21/1
Residence Life, Office of (1994- )
RG-32/16
Residency Appeals Committee (Faculty Senate, 1983-1989)
RG-40/2/A3
Resident Assistant Role Review Committee (1993)
RG-40/2/R4.5
Resident Assistant Union (2002- )
RG-45/45/R4
Residential Academic Programs
RG-32/14
Residential Buildings
RG-36/102
Residential Colleges (School of Education)
RG-13/4/2/2
see also Residential Colleges, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972) RG-40/2/A3
Residential Colleges, ad hoc Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1971-1972)
RG-40/2/A3
see also Residential Colleges RG-13/4/2/2
Residential Education Alcohol Program (REAP) (1987- )
RG-30/31
Residential Education East (Housing Services)
RG-32/7
see also Residence Life, Office of (1994- ) RG-32/16
Residential Education West (Housing Services)
RG-32/8
see also Residence Life, Office of (1994- ) RG-32/16
Residential Life Board (RLB)
RG-32/2
see also Office of Residential Resource Management RG-30/21/1.
Residential Recycling Program (1986-1993)
RG-45/40/R6
Residential Resource Management, Office of
RG-30/21/1
see also Residential Life Board (RLB), RG-32/2
Housing Administration RG-35/12.
Resolutions & Proclamations (Printed Materials, Oversize)
RG-184/7
Resource Economics
see Food and Resource Economics, Department of RG-25/F4.5
Resource Network
see Student Development and Career Planning Center RG-30/9
see also Office of Human Relations RG-4/6
Resources and Environment: Management Choices
see Extension Service, Cooperative–Resources and Environment: Management Choices (1983-1993) RG-15/8
Resources and Referral (Everywoman’s Center)
RG-7/2/2/3
Retardation
see Mental Retardation Project RG-7/4
Retention Committee (Official University Committee) (1985- )
RG-40/2/R5
see also Undergraduate Retention Committee (1992) RG-40/2/U4
Retention Committee, Undergraduate
see Undergraduate Retention Committee (1992) RG-40/2/U4
Retired Faculty
RG-40/1/8
Retired Faculty Association (1987 ) RG-40/5/R3

Retired Staff Association (1993- )
RG-40/5/R4
Reunion Newsletter (1985-1986)
RG-50/00/3
Revelers (Honor Society)
RG-45/60/R4
Review Committee (Faculty Senate, 1964-1966, 1974-1975)
RG-40/2/A3
Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade (1987)
RG-45/80/R6
Rhetoric Board (Faculty Senate, 1980-1981)
RG-40/2/A3
Rhetoric Program (Special Programs) (1972-1982)
RG-6/4/6
see also Writing Program (1968-1983) RG-25/E3/1
Rhododendron Garden (Physical Plant)
RG-36/104/R5
Rifle Range (Physical Plant) (1942)
RG-36/50/R4
Rifle Team
see Sports, Men’s Rifle Team (1929) RG-18/2
RLB
see Residential Life Board (RLB) RG-32/2
Robinson Initiative, Jackie
see Jackie Robinson Initiative (Political Science Dept.) (1994-1997) RG-25/P6.7
Roister Doisters (Fine Arts/Program Group) (1910-1952)
RG-45/50/R6
see also Theatre (Photographs) RG-140/1
Romance Language Departments
see French and Italian Department, Romance Language Department RG-25/F4
Hispanic Department, Romance Language Department RG-25/H4
Room Rents and Fees, President’s Committee on (1970)
RG-40/2/R6
Room To Move (Drug Drop-In Center)
RG-30/10
ROs/RAs, Research
see Research RAs/ROs (Research and Graduate Studies) RG-9/4/4
ROTC
see Military and Air Science Department RG-25/M8
see also Social Action, Center for RG-45/80/S6
ROTC, Committee on (Faculty Senate, 1962-1963)
RG-40/2/A3
RSO
see Recognized Student Organizations Office (RSO) RG-30/23
Student Body Organizations RG-45
RSO Sub-Committee of Student Affairs Committee RG-30/23/3

Rugby Team
see Sports, Men’s Rugby Team (1988) RG-18/2
Rules Committee (Faculty Senate, 1965- )
RG-40/2/A3
Rumor
see Perspective (Housing Services) RG-32/00
Rural Development Resource Center, Small Farm
see Small Farm/ Rural Development Resource Center RG-15/8.7
Rural Massachusetts, Center for
see Center for Rural Massachusetts (College of Food and Natural Resources) RG-15/16
Ruralist, Bay State
see Bay State Ruralist (Student Publication) RG-45/00/B2

Crampton, Guy C.

Guy C. Crampton Papers, 1912-1942.

1 box (0.25 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 052
Guy Crampton
Guy Crampton

Guy Chester Crampton was an insect morphologist who taught at the University from 1911 until his retirement in 1947. Crampton earned his B.A. from Princeton in 1904, his M.A. from Cornell in 1905, and a Ph.D. from the University of Berlin in 1908, then began his professorship at the University, where he was a dedicated teacher and active researcher. A life-long bachelor, Crampton died from a heart attack in 1951.

The Guy C. Crampton Papers include published articles by Crampton, including a guide to the insects of Connecticut, published in 1942, as well as Crampton’s lecture notes for one of his courses in the Department of Entomology.

Subjects

  • Entomology--Study and teaching
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Faculty
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Department of Entomology

Contributors

  • Crampton, Guy C

Denslow, William Wallace, 1826-1868

William Wallace Denslow Botanical Manuscripts Collection, 1864-1868.

1 box (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 064

A druggist by training, William Denslow became interested in botany as a means of combating tuberculosis through outdoor exercise. As his interests developed, Denslow amassed an herbarium that included between 11,000 and 15,000 specimens, including both American and European species.

The Denslow collection consists of a single volume of manuscripts, chiefly letters, collected from significant botanists and other individuals, including William Henry Brewer, Mordecai Cubitt Cooke, Asa Gray, Isaac Hollister Hall, Thomas P. James, Horace Mann, Edward Sylvester Morse, Charles Horton Peck, George Edward Post, Frederick Ward Putnam, George Thurber, and John Torrey.

Subjects

  • Botanists--Correspondence
  • Botany--History--19th century--Sources

Contributors

  • Brewer, William Henry, 1828-1910
  • Cooke, M. C. (Mordecai Cubitt), b. 1825
  • Denslow, William Wallace, 1826-1868
  • Gray, Asa, 1810-1888
  • Hall, Isaac H. (Isaac Hollister), 1837-1896
  • James, Thomas Potts, 1803-1882
  • Mann, Horace, 1844-1868
  • Morse, Edward Sylvester, 1838-1925
  • Peck, Charles H. (Charles Horton), 1833-1917
  • Post, George E. (George Edward), 1838-1909
  • Putnam, F. W. (Frederic Ward), 1839-1915
  • Thurber, George, 1821-1890
  • Torrey, John, 1796-1873

Types of material

  • Letters (Correspondence)

Eslinger, L. Sidney (Lucille Sidney)

Association for Gravestone Studies

L. Sidney Eslinger Collection, 1905-2003.

2 boxes (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: PH 040

Lucille “Sidney” Eslinger was born in Albany, Missouri, on November 9, 1922, the daughter of Delano R. and Alice M. Willoughby Eslinger. After graduating from high school in 1941, Eslinger turned down an opportunity to attend college to work at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Peoria, lll., partly for the opportunity to play for the Caterpillar Dieselettes, the fast-pitch softball team. Through a co-worker, Eslinger developed an interest in history, becoming an active proponent of historic preservation in central Illinois, including graveyards. After retiring from Caterpillar, she and a friend operated a dog grooming business and she was active in the Humane Society. Sidney died in Peoria on August 14, 2011.

The Eslinger Collection contains materials relating to Sidney Eslinger’s interests in gravestone studies, including four books; a research notebook about Springdale Cemetery in Peoria; a photo album of Old Peoria State Hospital; correspondence and miscellaneous materials about stone quarries and symbolism; and a photo scrapbook, “Coin Harvey: A Legend in His Time.” States represented include Illinois and Indiana.

Subjects

  • Monte Ne (Ark.)
  • Old Peoria State Hospital
  • Sepulchral monuments--Illinois
  • Sepulchral monuments--Indiana
  • Springdale Cemetery (Peoria, Ill.)

Contributors

  • Eslinger, L. Sidney (Lucille Sidney)

Types of material

  • Photographs
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