Pacific Lutheran University - Special Collections and Archives Department
The Brodin family papers consist of manuscripts pertaining to Old Brodin (born in Alster, Sweden, 1809), an overview of the Brodin family, a map of Dalsland, letters from Carl Brodin to family members, John Brodin’s certificate of citizenship, articles, family photographs, and a first through tenth generations list.
Montana Historical Society Research Center - Archives and Photograph Archives
The Butte Tombstone Company was incorporated in 1903 to carve and sell stone for burial monuments and construction. The company eventually opened offices in Billings, Bozeman, Great Falls, Helena and Missoula, Montana, and Idaho Falls, Idaho. The collection contains business records (1903-1967) including general and interoffice correspondence (1905-1910), account and cash books (1917-1920), general ledgers (1906-1917), organizational records (1903-1967); and subject files (1905-1924). The subject files include customer and supply orders that provide excellent information for genealogy, including deceased persons name, next of kin, dates of birth and death, and the shape, size and location of the monument.
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of Smithsonian Institution Registrar, Stephen C. Brown's Civil War diary and a typescript of the diary; his account book, 1854-1866; sewing kit; a photocopy of a photograph of Brown; and a narrative family history prepared by his son, Harry J. Brown.
Scope and Contents Kessler Family Collection relating to ancestors and descendants George Edward Kessler (1862-1923), father of George Edward Kessler, Jr. (1906- ) (attended University of Illinois 1925-29) includes memoir (ca. 1807-10) of Amalie von Uttenhoven; correspondence of Adolphine Clotilde Zetzsche Kessler (1841, 1849, 1855, 1907) and Carl von Meckel (1849); a 19-page letter to Fraulein Uttenhoven (Feb. 7, 1809) mentioning Prince Louis Ferdinand and Napoleon; birth, marriage and other Kessler, Zetzsche and Deppe family certificates (1832-1909); poems for Amalie von Uttenhoven (1806-08, 1839, 1852) and related documents.
Scope and Contents Papers of Arthur Eugene Bestor, Jr., professor of history (1947-62) and President and Director of the Council for Basic Education, containing family papers (1852-1956), genealogies, photographs, clippings, correspondence, Bible, autograph albums and diaries; student notes from Yale (1927-37) and teaching notes from Yale, Columbia and Stanford (1937-44) on history, English and American literature, philosophy, humanities, mathematics, music and American civilization; bio-bibliography (1908-62); biographical (1900-50), including family yearbooks and alumni publications; publications (1925-61), including manuscripts, reprints and proofs of articles, reviews, published letters, transcripts and reports of interviews and manuscripts and reviews of books by Bestor and related correspondence; speeches and papers read (1927-60) at public or professional meetings, including programs and clippings; syllabi and teaching notes (1930-61); copies of student theses directed ... Read More
Scope and Contents Papers of Paul Van Brunt Jones (1882-1969), professor of history (1914-50); Samuel A. Hones (father); Jenny Van Brunt Jones (mother); Frida Haller Jones (wife); and Paul Haller Jones, '38 (son), artist, and Kinley Fellowship winner to Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (1941-42), including correspondence (1919-57), course and lecture notes, publications (1918-38), programs, clippings, photographs, drawings and financial records about music, art, and family health problems; Revolutionary War (1777-84); Civil War (1861-63); homeopathic medical education, practice and controversies (1856-87); European travel (1925, 1928-29, 1945-46); organizations involved in American neutrality (1938-41); World War II; preservation of German culture; social life in Urbana; the University Concert and Entertainment Board; and the genealogy and business affairs of the Van Brunt, Westervelt, Vreeland, Haller, and Jones families.
Scope and Contents Papers of the Ralph Allen Family of Delavan, Illinois, including Ralph Allen, Class of 1876 (1854-1927), Ada Eaton Allen (1858-1948), Edith L. Allen, Class of 1903 (1880- ), Paschal Allen, Class of 1905 (1881- ), Ralph Allen, Jr., Class of 1912 (1880-1975), Hester A. Allen, 1911-16, Harriet H. Allen, 1913-17, Eloise Allen Johns, Class of 1923, and other members of the family. The papers include correspondence, notes, publications, programs, photographs (1850-1970), tape recordings (1948-1967),certificates and diplomas, manuscripts for agricultural journals and speeches, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks concerning the family, farms and business affairs, ties with relatives and friends in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, schools, the University of Illinois, student life at the University, Presbyterian House, the Illinois Farmers Institute (1888-1927), soil testing programs, ranch life in Sand Springs, Montana (1909-1924), Reid's yellow dent corn, Tazewell County Farm ... Read More
Scope and Contents Papers of Julian Haynes Steward (1902-72), professor of anthropology (1952-72), including correspondence, reports, manuscripts, reviews, publications, government documents, minutes, newsletters, directories, conference programs, research proposals and applications, student records and evaluations, lecture notes, diaries, field notes, drawings, maps, charts and photographs concerning personal, business and professional activities of faculty, friends and family; foundations and academic organizations supporting anthropological fieldwork in North and South America, Africa, Europe and Asia; petroglyphs; cultural ecology and evolution; human ecology; cultural anthropology theory; multilinear evolution; ethnography; indigenous religions; cross cultural regularities; North and South American indigenous cultures; Ute, Paiute Carrier and Shoshone peoples; Southwestern United States archaeology and ethnology; Utah, Great Basin; Puerto Rico; travels and teaching in Japan as ... Read More
Scope and Contents Papers of Alyene Elizabeth Westall Prehn '27, including "Journal of a Genealogist with Ancestral Wills" showing author's documentation of her family genealogy through family wills; photographs; tax lists; census materials; war records; county and state records with accompanying correspondence, family stories and anecdotes; and author's own life records and memoirs. The volume is supplemented with reprinted material for damaged pages.
Scope and Contents Papers of Icko Iben (1900-71), M.A. in library science '29, professor of library administration (1951-68) and Newspaper Librarian and Archivist (1946-68), including correspondence, publications, manuscripts, book reviews, minutes, programs, reports, speeches, research notes, diaries, newspaper clippings and memorabilia concerning library science and bibliography, library associations, newspaper collection and retention, Illinois newspapers and their preservation, archives administration and business archives, the surveying and protection of university records, the Germanic Press, German literature and history, the history of German libraries, Friesian language and folkways, scientific and leterary abstracting, poetry, civic involvement, retirement plans, manuscripts editing and Lorado Taft's "Grandparents Gazette. Correspondents include publishers, editors, librarians, archivists, Georg Leyh, Josef Stummvoll, Lawrence Thompson, officials at Center for Research ... Read More