Charles H. Shamel Papers, 1874-1949
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Brief Description: Papers of Charles H. Shamel (1867-19  ), B.S. 1890 and M.S. 1891, including an autobiography, diaries (1881-88), photographs, papers, notes and correspondence with Clarence Shamel '91, Arch Shamel '98, Katharine Kennard '90, Robert Orr '82, Grace Howe and other concerning university affairs, Selim H. Peabody, faculty appointments, chemistry, evolution, agriculture, military drill, student rebellions, social affairs, literary society activities, lectures, women on the faculty and Board of Trustees, household science, politics, religious meetings, farmers' institutes and alumni activities.  The series includes literary society programs, study lists, broadsides, receipts, class cards, excuses, social notes and essays.  The diaries include comments on university life, weather, meetings, lectures and religious services.  The photographs include prints of students, buildings, athletic events, social activities, laboratories and classrooms.  The autobiography covers Shamel's career, but the correspondence is processed only for University activities.  Legal, patent, agricultural, business and travel correspondence and photographs are sorted, but not processed.  The series includes an autobiography.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 26/20/3
Created by: Shamel, Charles H. (Charles Harmonas) (1867-)
Volume: 16.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 11/11/1965
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Arrangement: by type of material and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Illinois Farmers Institute
Literary Societies
Oil Drilling
Peabody, Selim H.
Religious Meetings
Student Life
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]