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Archives & Manuscripts

West (U.S.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

A Cross Country Trip, 1890

 Item
Identifier: HC.MC-801-06-004
Overview "A Cross Country Trip" is a photo album that follows an individual's month-long journey from Chicago, Illinois through Canada, the Northwest United States, and Southwestern United States before returning to Chicago. It includes images from Manitoba and British Columbia, Canada, Washington State, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, and Illinois. While on this trip, the photographer captured images of the Chicago Stockyard, various industrial complexes, wildlife, canyons, rivers, and Native Americans.

Elijah Coffin scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-005
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume scrapbook of Elijah Coffin, and includes his handwritten notes, typed materials, and published clippings. The volume includes published materials on the history of westward expansion and pioneers, and the history of Indiana, as well as typed excerpts from a history of Kentucky (by Scudder) a history of Virginia (by Cooke), and Daniel Boone. In addition to material focusing on the history of the American West, the scrapbook includes excerpts from...

Walter Hinchman portfolio

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-04-019
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume portfolio of sketches and photographs of Walter Hinchman. The portfolio includes the many of the plates used in Hinchman’s book, “Sketches & Poems.” The sketches were done during Hinchman’s time at a machine shop in Ohio at the end of the civil war, on a survey trip (1867-1868) for a transcontinental railway from Kansas to California, sketches of the Pennsylvania Steel Company (1869), sketches of animals, flowers, trees, people, and...

San Jose Monthly and Preparative Meeting minutes

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-024
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two volumes of minutes, one of which contains minutes from San Jose Monthly and Preparative Meetings, and one which contains minutes from San Jose Monthly Meeting. The latter also contains a brief description of the beginnings of worship in San Jose. The minutes contain business notes, as well as committee reports, responses to annual state of the meeting queries, membership decisions, and financial reports.

Vaux family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1217
Abstract The Vaux family was deeply involved with Quaker and Native American affairs throughout much of the nineteenth and early 20th centuries. George Vaux, Sr. was involved in Quaker activity through the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and other Quaker meetings throughout the world (including Antigua and London). Both George Vaux, Jr. and his sister Mary Morris Vaux Walcott served as commissioners for the U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners. This organization was established by the United States Congress...