Hiram and Portia Gilkerson Papers, 1875-81, 1890-1910
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Brief Description:

Papers of Hiram Gilkerson '77 and Portia Moffett Gilkerson, LAS 1875-76, including Hiram Gilkerson's photograph exchange album (1875-77), Portia Gilkerson's diary (1878-79, 1881, 1892-97) and autograph album (1888-93), photographs of relatives' homes in the Carbondale area (ca. 1900) and farm scenes in Kansas (1890's); photographs of 1902 Illinois baseball team, flag rush (ca. 1910), parade and Jennie M. Latzer; photographs of family and farm life in Illinois (ca. 1890-1910) and memorabilia.

The diary includes entries relating to farm life in northern Illinois, household work, friends and relatives, health, weather, travel, Worlds Fair and June, 1893 Alumni Reunion.

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] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 26/20/5
Created by: Gilkerson, Hiram (1853-1929)
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 3/1966
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/2620005.pdf
Arrangement: by item and chronologically thereunder
Subject Index
Carbondale, Illinois
Columbian Exposition
Family Life
Farm Life
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]