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Civil War

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Francis Springer Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 04-01-0001
Scope and Contents

Papers of Francis Springer, first president of Carthage (then known as Hillsboro College and Illinois State University), including personal papers (1857-1880); Springer's Civil War journal excerpts; notes (ca. 1850); and a reproduction of a photograph, captioned “Yours Very Truly in Christ.”

Dates: Created: 1850-1880; Other: Date acquired: 04/00/2012

Student Life

 Collection — 6 volumes
Identifier: 02-0003
Scope and Contents This collection contains records from two early literary college literary societies: the Literary Utilior Society and the Philomathian Society.  While the majority of the records fall during the Illinois State University years, the records do cover the periods of transition from Hillsboro College to ISU and from ISU to Carthage. Of particular note are the literary society minutes concerning Abraham Lincoln.  The 1858 minutes of the Philomathian Literary Society show that Abraham Lincoln was...
Dates: Created: 1848-1880