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Oversize Collection - Maps, Posters, Photographs, Calendars, Drawings

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Oversize Drawer 1

Oversize Drawer 2

Oversize Drawer 3

WORLD WARS I AND II POSTERS

Oversize Drawer 10

Oversize Drawer 11

Oversize Drawer 12

Oversize Drawer 13

Oversize Drawer 14

Oversize Volumes

Oversize Drawer 15

Oversize Drawer 16

Oversize Drawer 17

Oversize Drawer 18

Oversize Drawer 19

Oversize Drawer 20

Oversize Drawer 21

Oversize Drawer 22

Oversize Drawer 23

Oversize Drawer 24

Oversize Drawer 25

Oversize Drawer 26

Oversize Drawer 27

Oversize Drawer 28

Oversize Drawer 29

Oversize Drawer 30

Oversize Drawer 31

Oversize Drawer 32

Oversize Drawer 33

Oversize Drawer 34

Oversize Drawer 35

Oversize Drawer 36

Oversize Drawer 37

WORLD WARS I AND II POSTERS (15): (#s 28, 29, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 85, 153, 154, 189, 190, 191)

Oversize Drawer LO-5

Oversize Drawer LO-6

Oversize Drawer LO-7

Oversize Drawer LO-11

Oversize Drawer LO-12

Oversize Drawer LO-13

Oversize Drawer LO-14

Oversize Drawer LO-15



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Collection Overview

Title: Oversize Collection - Maps, Posters, Photographs, Calendars, Drawings

ID: RHC/RC/200

Extent: 75.0 Cubic Feet

Subjects: American Body and Cab Company, American Legion, American National Red Cross, American Wagon Company, Aurora (Ill.), Automobiles, Batavia (Ill.), Bradt Family, Burlington RR, Carroll County (Ill.), Cemeteries, Centennial, Chicago and North Western Railway Company., Climate, Coal trade, Commonwealth Edison Company, DeKalb (Ill.), DeKalb County (Ill), DuPage County (Ill), Elgin (Ill.), Embree Family, Evergreen Cemetery, DeKalb County, Geology--Northern Illinois, Glidden Family, Grand Army of the Republic., Great Depression., Grundy County (Ill.), Illinois., Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.), JoDaviess County (Ill), Kane County (Ill), Kendall County (Ill), Lake County (Ill), LaSalle County (Ill), Lee County (Ill), Maps, McHenry County (Ill), Meteorology, National guard, Newspapers, Northern Illinois University, Oakwood Cemetery, DeKalb, Ogle County (Ill), Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941., Postal service, Presidents--United States., Railroads, Rivers, Roads, Rockford (Ill.), Rock Island (Ill.), Rural free delivery, Schools, St. Charles (Ill.), Stephenson County (Ill), Sugar Grove (Ill.), United States. Army., United States. Navy, United States Centennial celebrations, etc - Bicentennial, V-J Day, 1945, Wagner Family, Whiteside County (Ill), Will County (Ill), Winnebago County (Ill), World War I, World War II, Young Men's Christian Associations

Forms of Material: Calendars, Posters

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Oversize Collection consists of unbound items from various Regional History Center collections which are too large to store in regular archival boxes.

The Oversize Collection contains five major groups of documents: posters and broadsides, photographs and prints, maps, newspapers, and certificates.

The Embree Collection's railroad calendars and posters show the locomotives of various railroads from the late 1930's through the mid-1950's. The war poster collection contains 629 posters from World Wars I and II depicting recruiting, morale, propaganda, and production incentive. A pdf of the item level inventory of the World War I and II posters can be found in the inventory. Due to the fragile condition of these posters the researcher will view the color slide reproductions instead of the actual posters.

Oversize photographs and prints include scenes of northern Illinois and local residents.

The collection of regional maps includes nine pre-1832 maps of the Great Lakes region from the Nelson Collection and sixteen maps of Illinois from 1835-1911 showing the development of Illinois counties. There are also special purpose maps concerning Illinois rail lines, coal fields, highways, and climate. Maps of DeKalb show the development of the county and city from the 1842 forward.

The collection of newspapers is maintained for use in exhibits and provides front pages for such things as the Pearl Harbor attack, the Chicago Fire, the ends of World War I and II, the Kennedy Assassination, the Chicago Bears Super Bowl title, and so on. DeKalb city and county special anniversary issues are also available here.

Subject/Index Terms

American Body and Cab Company
American Legion
American National Red Cross
American Wagon Company
Aurora (Ill.)
Automobiles
Batavia (Ill.)
Bradt Family
Burlington RR
Carroll County (Ill.)
Cemeteries
Centennial
Chicago and North Western Railway Company.
Climate
Coal trade
Commonwealth Edison Company
DeKalb (Ill.)
DeKalb County (Ill)
DuPage County (Ill)
Elgin (Ill.)
Embree Family
Evergreen Cemetery, DeKalb County
Geology--Northern Illinois
Glidden Family
Grand Army of the Republic.
Great Depression.
Grundy County (Ill.)
Illinois.
Illinois and Michigan Canal (Ill.)
JoDaviess County (Ill)
Kane County (Ill)
Kendall County (Ill)
Lake County (Ill)
LaSalle County (Ill)
Lee County (Ill)
Maps
McHenry County (Ill)
Meteorology
National guard
Newspapers
Northern Illinois University
Oakwood Cemetery, DeKalb
Ogle County (Ill)
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941.
Postal service
Presidents--United States.
Railroads
Rivers
Roads
Rockford (Ill.)
Rock Island (Ill.)
Rural free delivery
Schools
St. Charles (Ill.)
Stephenson County (Ill)
Sugar Grove (Ill.)
United States. Army.
United States. Navy
United States Centennial celebrations, etc - Bicentennial
V-J Day, 1945
Wagner Family
Whiteside County (Ill)
Will County (Ill)
Winnebago County (Ill)
World War I
World War II
Young Men's Christian Associations

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: There are access restrictions to the original Civil War documents contained in RC 275 (Drawer 33, Folder 14). Copies have been made of the originals and are avaialbe to researchers.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Method: The Oversize Collection consists of unbound items from various Regional History Center collections which are too large to store in regular archival boxes.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Oversize Drawer 14],
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[Oversize Drawer 19],
[Oversize Drawer 20],
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[Oversize Drawer 25],
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[Oversize Drawer 36],
[Oversize Drawer 37],
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[Oversize Drawer LO-7],
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[Oversize Drawer LO-12],
[Oversize Drawer LO-13],
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[Oversize Drawer LO-15],
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Oversize Drawer 4-9: WORLD WARS I AND II POSTERS

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[Oversize Drawer 11],
[Oversize Drawer 12],
[Oversize Drawer 13],
[Oversize Drawer 14],
[Oversize Volumes],
[Oversize Drawer 15],
[Oversize Drawer 16],
[Oversize Drawer 17],
[Oversize Drawer 18],
[Oversize Drawer 19],
[Oversize Drawer 20],
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[Oversize Drawer 22],
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[Oversize Drawer 24],
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[Oversize Drawer 32],
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[Oversize Drawer 34],
[Oversize Drawer 35],
[Oversize Drawer 36],
[Oversize Drawer 37],
[Oversize Drawer LO-1: WORLD WARS I AND II POSTERS (15): (#s 28, 29, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 85, 153, 154, 189, 190, 191)],
[Oversize Drawer LO-5],
[Oversize Drawer LO-6],
[Oversize Drawer LO-7],
[Oversize Drawer LO-11],
[Oversize Drawer LO-12],
[Oversize Drawer LO-13],
[Oversize Drawer LO-14],
[Oversize Drawer LO-15],
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