Hall Family Collection (Sycamore), 1824-1946
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Brief Description: The collection partially documents four generations of the Horace Hall family of Sycamore, Illinois from 1824 to 1946.  Most of the correspondence provides detailed information on family lifestyles in the last half of the nineteenth century.  Important to note are the letters that provide insight on family attitudes during the Civil War years.  Genealogical charts, personal diaries, family legal documents, publications, photographs, and scrapbooks complete the collection.  The original letters written during the Civil War are housed in the security cage.  Researchers will use photocopies and transcriptions.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at] niu.edu
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/117
Volume: 1.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 11/09/1980.
Access Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

The original letters written during the Civil War are housed in the security cage.  Researchers will use photocopies and transcriptions.

Subject Index
Diaries-- 1870-1909
Diaries-- 1910-1960
Education.
Hall Family
Schools
Sycamore (Ill.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Cora B. Miner  Cora B. Miner of Sycamore, Illinois, donated the Hall Family Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on November 9, 1980.
Other Formats: The original letters written during the Civil War are housed in the security cage.  Researchers will use photocopies and transcriptions.
Related Materials: Researchers should note similar collections of family papers held by the Regional History Center:  Woodbury-Forsythe Diaries (RC 8); Thurow Family Collection (RC 10); Gurler Family Papers (RC 25); Bryant Family Collection (RC 27); Baldwin Family Papers (RC 41); Putnam Family Collection (RC 71); F.E. Griffith Correspondence (RC 89); and the Johnson Family Records (RC 100).