UIS History Harvest 2018 - Being Illinoisan

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Items in the UIS History Harvest 2018 - Being Illinoisan Collection

Military Discharge Certificate
Honorable Discharge Certificate awarded to Lanzy M. Baker on May 29, 1952 for serving in the United States Army.

Roger E. Chapin at the Race Riots National Guard Camp
Images regarding Roger E. Chapin and his father, E.L. Chapin, and their involvement with the aftermath of the 1908 Springfield Race Riots. Roger, Nancy Chapin's father-in-law, was a member of the National Guard unit that responded to the Race Riots…

Lincoln's Home Visitor Pamphlet from 1937
A pamphlet from the Lincoln Home that was handed out to visitors in 1937. The contributor, Jared Kaylor, got it from his uncle who came into possession of it in the 1940s or 50s.

Photograph of Springfield Hospital and Training School with accompanying information.
The photo is accompanied by a short excerpt explaining the founding and expansion of the Springfield Hospital and Training School. This hospital would later become Memorial Medical Center.

Proof of Snow ancestor living across the street from Abraham Lincoln.
Multiple public records as well as a family bible entry that prove the Snow family lived across the street from Abraham Lincoln.

Civil War Tombstone Rubbing
Cloth overlaid and defined with charcoal to replicate the headstone of a Civil War Soldiers headstone located in Camp Butler Illinois. Veteran's headstone belongs to a Joseph Maxwell and was a member of the 29th United States Coloured Infantry. Piece…

1946 NAACP Button
A 1946 NAACP button given to a nurse at a hospital by an African American male in his 40's, who received treatment because of the riot in Chicago of 1966. The button was a token of appreciation to the nurse who was placed on "Red Alert" due to the…

The Presidents' Men
A book written about Black leadership in the U.S. Marshall.

The history & growth of the minority officer in the Illinois State Police
A magazine article talking about the changes in the growth of minorities in the Illinois State Police force in the 1970s.

Exhibit Showcases African American Heroes
Newspaper article is about African American Robert Moore's career and life. The article talks about the exhibit that has been created on his life.