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  • Collection: UIS History Harvest 2018 - Being Illinoisan

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

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.

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

Real Estate License issued to Ernest J. Antonacci by the State of Illinois.

Roger E. Chapin at the National Guard Camp during Race Riots.
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…

Front of Lincoln Home Pamphlet
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.

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.

1860 Sangamon County Census
Multiple public records as well as a family bible entry that prove the Snow family lived across the street from Abraham Lincoln.

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…

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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