Browse Items (41 total)

  • Collection: UIS History Harvest 2018 - Being Illinoisan

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1965 New Berlin High School yearbook. Images of clubs, sport teams, and students.

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A Purple Heart medal awarded to the family of PFC Ardell Van Over posthumously in 1952. PFC Van Over fought in the Battle of the Bulge where according to oral history, stepped on a land mine. He passed from complications of the wounds several months…

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A set of scrapbooks dedicated to photographs of the Lithuanian American people of the Springfield area. Filled with photos that have been collected from the 40s and onwards. Contain many pictures of the Lithuanian Catholic Church as well.

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A hand carved 1863 Lithuanian Catholic Prayer book. Made in Lithuania and brought to America with a Lithuanian immigrant family. Passed down the generations to today. Pocket sized.

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A book written by a local Illinois Author about Lithuanians in Springfield. Inspired by a blog filled with stories about Lithuanian Americans in Springfield Illinois.

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A photo of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Springfield Illinois, on the corner of 8th and Enos. Taken June 15th, 1945. A Lithuanian cardinal stands in the center. Also pictured is a statue from St. Casimir's College in the Vatican which was…

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Family photo of Lithuanian immigrants from 1909. They first arrived in Pennsylvania and moved to Illinois. They lived on Peoria Rd, Springfield, Illinois.

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A newspaper article. Details the opening of a new historical marker in Springfield Illinois at Enos park. The marker is dedicated to the lost St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and the Lithuanian community.

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Senator Dick Durbin's reply to the Illinois State Historical Society and to Sandy Baksys, declining the chance to speak at the Lithuanians in Springfield Historic Marker. Each one page in length. One is typed and Signed, the other hand written. He…

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A newspaper article from the Albion Journal detailing a large fire happening within the town. The article is written at 4:30 AM while the fire is still taking place. At the time of writing, it was the biggest fire the town had seen with over $100,000…
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