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  • Collection: UIS History Harvest 2018 - Being Illinoisan

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This is an original brick segment from President Abraham Lincoln's only owned home in Springfield, IL. The renovations and brickwork completion was proposed and finished by contractor Harry C. Jorgensen.

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September 1961 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. E.J. Antonacci, a World War II Veteran, designed a house included within this issue of the magazine. The open floor plan and design were economical and innovative at the time.

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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…

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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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Photograph of Springfield, IL city champion softball team of Paris Cleaners. Top third from left is Mary Martin.

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Real Estate License issued to Ernest J. Antonacci by the State of 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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This lantern was utilized as a reenactment piece for the Wide-Awakes Walk.

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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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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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