David B. Chesebrough
Collection


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Brigid R. McBride



Table of Contents
   

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
Two boxes
Collection Dates:
1987-2004; some material is photocopied from publications dating to the 1770s
Provenance: Gift from David B. Chesebrough Estate
Restrictions:
None
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History
Alternative Formats: None
Other Finding Aids: None
Location:
Archives
Notes: None

 

 

Historical Sketch

  David B. Chesebrough was born March 14, 1932 and died April 29, 2004. Chesebrough was a pastor in the American Baptist Church for 25 years before becoming a professor of American History at Illinois State University. He was at Illinois State for fifteen years. While there he taught courses on American History, Philosophy, and Religious History, among other topics. He lectured across the country and wrote seven books. He specialized in religious history, specifically sermons. He was a member of the American History Society, Illinois Historical Society, the McLean County Historical Society, and the Southern Historical Society. He was researching the life and career of Bloomington newspaper editor Edward J. Lewis when he died.

 

Scope and Contents Note

  The collection consists of presentation notes, seminar notes, book drafts, correspondence, illustrations used in publications, brochures and pamphlets, and photocopies of sermons and speeches made by clergymen across the country.

 

Bibliography

"God Ordained This War": Sermons on the Sectional Crisis, 1830-1865, University of South Carolina Press, 1991.

"No Sorrow Like Our Sorrow": Northern Protestant Ministers and the Assassination of Lincoln, Kent State University Press, January 1994.

Clergy Dissent in the Old South, 1830 - 1865, Southern Illinois University Press, 1996.

Frederick Douglass: Oratory from Slavery, (The Great American Orators Series), Greenwood Press, 1998.

Theodore Parker: Orator of Superior Ideas, (The Great American Orators Series), Greenwood Press, 1999.

Phillips Brooks: Pulpit Eloquence, (The Great American Orators), Greenwood Press, 2001.

Charles G. Finney: Revivalistic Rhetoric, Greenwood Press, 2001.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

BOX 1

Folder 1:
Trinity Church Boston
1.1.1
"Trinity Church in the City of Boston, self-guided tour," no date
1.1.2
Handwritten notes
1.1.3
"Phillip Brooks and the Construction of Trinity Church," David B. Chesebrough, no date, 20 pages
1.1.4
Handwritten notes and citations from Life of Phillips Brooks volume II, "New Trinity Church," 3 pages
1.1.5
Correspondence, 51 items, 2000-2002; concerning the symposium on Trinity Church, Boston, brochures
1.1.6
"Phillips Brooks and the Construction of Trinity Church," David B. Chesebrough, no date, 20 pages

 

Folder 2:
Edward J. Lewis Research
1.2.1
Handwritten notes, 4 pages
1.2.2
Handwritten notes, biographical information on Edward J. Lewis, supplemental sources
1.2.3
Lewis, Edward J. Collection finding aid, 16 pages
1.2.4
Photocopies of encyclopedia entries on Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends, 15 pages
1.2.5
Handwritten notes on "Disownment," 5 pages
1.2.6
Handwritten notes on "County 'C' Historical Sketch by Capt. Edward J. Lewis," 4 pages
1.2.7
Handwritten notes on "A History of the Pantagraph," 3 pages
1.2.8
Handwritten notes on "Weekly Pantagraph," 73 pages
1.2.9
Handwritten notes on "Pike/Lewis," 4 pages
1.2.10
Handwritten notes on "Papers and Correspondence 1850-55," 5 pages

 

Folder 3:
Articles 1987-1992
1.3.1
"Illinois State University Department of History Newsletter, Today and Yesterday," v. xvi, no. 2, Spring 1992
1.3.2
"Illinois State University Department of History Newsletter, Today and Yesterday," v. xviii, no. 1, Fall 1993
1.3.3
"Illinois State University Department of History Newsletter, Today and Yesterday," v. xvii, no. 1, Fall 1992
1.3.4
List of recent publications by David B. Chesebrough
1.3.5
Table of Contents for Folders 1.3 and 1.4
1.3.6
"A Holy War: The Defense and Support of the Confederacy by Southern Baptists," by David B. Chesebrough; American Baptist Quarterly v. vi: 1, March 1987, 6 pages
1.3.7
Correspondence regarding "A Holy War"
1.3.8
Dictionary of Christianity in America, entries on Blanchard, Charles Albert, Blanchard, Jonathan, Bryant, William Cullen, Dwight, Louis, Emerson, William, Jackson, Thomas Jonathan, Lee, Robert Edward, Southern Sociological Congress, and Weems, Mason Locke, 1990
1.3.9
"Sermons as Historical Documents: Henry Ward Beecher and the Civil War," by David B. Chesebrough and Lawrence W. McBride, The History Teacher, v. 23, no. 3, 1990, 9 pages

 

Folder 4:
Articles 1987-1992 II
1.4.1
""There Goes Your Damned Gospel Shop!" The Churches and Clergy as Victims of Sherman's March Through South Carolina," by David B. Chesebrough, South Carolina Historical Magazine, issue 92 (?), 1991, 10 pages
1.4.2
Postcard from The South Carolina Historical Society
1.4.3
Correspondence, 3 pages
1.4.4
Correction printed in the South Carolina Historical Magazine, April 1991, 2 pages
1.4.5
"He came among us an enemy; he left us a brother: the story of the remarkable friendship of Lt. John A. McQueen and the Rev. Dr. A. Toomer Porter," by David B. Chesebrough, Carologue, 1992, 3 pages
1.4.6
More than Conquerors: Portraits of Believers from All Walks of Life book jacket, table of contents, and ""Stonewall" Jackson The General who Looked to God," by David B. Chesebrough, 6 pages

 

Folder 5:
Articles 1987-1996 I
1.5.1
Table of Contents, 2 pages
1.5.7
More than Conquerors: Portraits of Believers from All Walks of Life book jacket, table of contents, and ""Stonewall" Jackson The General who Looked to God," by David B. Chesebrough, 5 pages

 

Folder 6:
Articles 1991-1996 I
1.6.1
Table of Contents Folder 1.6
1.6.2
"Just Shy of Sainthood: The Reaction of the Northern Clergy to the Assassination of Abraham, Lincoln," Lincoln Herald, v. 93, no. 2, 1991, 2 pages
1.6.3
""Never Such a National Sorrow" The Reaction of the Northern Clergy to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln," Lincoln Herald, v. 93, no. 4, 1991, 3 pages
1.6.4
""Bitterness of Soul": The Response of Baptist Preachers in the North to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln," American Baptist Quarterly, v. 11, no. 3, 1992, 10 pages
1.6.5
""His Own Fault": Rev. Charles H. Ellis of Bloomington Sermonizes on the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln," Illinois Historical Journal, v. 86, no. 3, 1993, 7 pages
1.6.6
Order of Service, Unitarian Church of Bloomington, David Chesebrough speaking, February 27, 1994
1.6.7
""God Has Made No Mistake" The Response of Presbyterian Preachers in the North to the Assassination of Lincoln," American Presbyterians, v. 71, no. 4, 1993, 5 pages
1.6.8
OCLC First Search, detailed record search results for "God Has Made No Mistake," American Society of Church History, 1994, and list of owning institutions
1.6.9
American Library Association, public program, "Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation"
1.6.10
""A Full Heart Must Overflow" The Reaction of the Episcopal Pulpit in the North to the Assassination of Lincoln 16 April to 1 June 1865," Anglican and Episcopal History, v. 62, no. 4, 1993, 18 pages
1.6.11
Correspondence regarding "A Full Heart Must Overflow"
1.6.12
""Who Has Done This Deed?": The Response of Methodist Pulpits in the North to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln," Methodist History, v. 32, no. 4, 1994, 7 pages

 

Folder 7:
Articles 1993-1994
1.7.1
"Illinois State University Department of History Newsletter: Today and Yesterday," v. 19, no. 2, 1995
1.7.2
"Illinois State University Department of History Newsletter: Today and Yesterday," v. 19, no. 1, 1994
1.7.3
"Dissenting Clergy in Confederate Mississippi," The Journal of Mississippi History, v. 15, no. 2, 1993, 9 pages
1.7.4
"Lincoln's Big God," Lincoln Herald, v. 98, no. 2, 1996, 9 pages
1.7.5
Article for Religion in Geschic und Gegenwart, 2003
1.7.6
Journal of American History, "Recent Scholarship;" Journal of Southern History, "Southern History in Periodicals"

 

Folder 8:
Book Reviews by David B. Chesebrough
1.8.1
American Historical Review, "Review of Books:" Steven E. Woodworth. While God is Marching On: The Religious World of Civil War Soldiers. (Modern War Series.), 2002
1.8.2
The Journal of Southern History, "Book Reviews:" Frank J. Williams. Judging Lincoln, 2004
1.8.3
The Journal of Southern History, "Book Reviews:" Allen C. Guelzo. Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President, 2001
1.8.4
List of book reviews by David B. Chesebrough
1.8.5
Civil War History, Memoirs of Chaplain Life and The Confederacy's Fighting Chaplain, 1993
1.8.6
Georgia Historical Quarterly, "Book Reviews:" Charles H. Lippy. Religion in South Carolina, 1994
1.8.7
Civil War History, "Book Reviews:" Lois J. Einhorn. Abraham Lincoln the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend, 1994
1.8.8
The Journal of American History, "Book Reviews:" Randy J. Sparks. On Jordan's Stormy Banks: Evangelicalism in Mississippi, 1995
1.8.9
Civil War History, "Book Reviews:" Frank J. Williams and William D. Pederson. Abraham Lincoln Contemporary: An American Legacy, 1996
1.8.10
Correspondence regarding Abraham Lincoln Contemporary review
1.8.11
Michigan Historical Review, "Book Reviews:" Cook, Philip L. Zion City, Illinois: Twentieth-Century Utopia, 1996
1.8.12
Civil War History, "Book Reviews:" Warren B. Armstrong. For Courageous Fighting and Confident Dying, 1999
1.8.13
The Journal of Southern History, "Book Reviews:" Carolyn L. Harrell. When the Bells Tolled for Lincoln: Southern Reaction to the Assassination, 1999
1.8.14
Atlanta History, "Book Reviews:" Stowell, Daniel W. Rebuilding Zion: The Religious Reconstruction of the South, 1863-1877, 1999
1.8.15
The Journal of American History, "Book Reviews:" Randall M. Miller. Religion and the American Civil War, 2000
1.8.16
The Journal of Southern History, "Book Reviews:" Charles M. Hubbard. Lincoln and His Contemporaries, 2001
1.8.17
Correspondence regarding Judging Lincoln review, 2004
1.8.18
The Journal of American History, "Book Reviews:" Stewart Winger. Lincoln, Religion, and Romantic Cultural Politics, 2004
1.8.19
Correspondence regarding Religion in South Carolina, 1993
1.8.20
Postcard from Kent State University Press, 1993
1.8.21
Correspondence regarding book review for On Jordan's Stormy Banks
1.8.22
Postcard from Journal of American History regarding review of On Jordan's Stormy Banks
1.8.23
Correspondence regarding review of Zion City, Illinois: Twentieth-Century Utopia
1.8.24
Draft of review: For Courageous Fighting and Confident Dying, Warren B. Armstrong
1.8.25
Instructions for reviewing for The Journal of American History
1.8.26
Correspondence to Journal of American History (2 sheets)
1.8.27
Email correspondence with American Historical Review (4 sheets)
1.8.28
Draft of review: Lincoln, Religion, and Romantic Culture Politics, Stewart Winger

 

Folder 9:
Presentations
1.9.1
"Illinois State University Department of History Newsletter, Today and Yesterday," v. xxii, no. 1, 1997
1.9.2
Abbreviated Vita of Dr. David B. Chesebrough
1.9.3
"A Bloomington Minister Castigates the Martyred Lincoln," by David B. Chesebrough, 24 pages
1.9.4
Program for "The American Society of Church History," 156th meeting, 1994
1.9.5
""God Has Made No Mistake," Lincoln's Assassination as an Act of Providence," by David B. Chesebrough, 20 pages
1.9.6
""Not Proved": The Heresy Trial of David Swing," by David B. Chesebrough, 18 pages
1.9.7
"David Swing (1830-1894)," 23 pages
1.9.8
Program "15th Annual Illinois History Symposium," 1994
1.9.9
Correspondence from Illinois History Symposium Committee
1.9.10
Correspondence regarding David Swing paper
1.9.11
Correspondence regarding the 19th Annual Mid-America Conference (7 items)
1.9.12
Correspondence regarding Chicago History publication

 

Folder 10:
Presentations II
1.10.1
Religion and Local History program, 1995
1.10.2
Correspondence regarding Religion and Local History program
1.10.3
Information regarding Symposium: Chicago and the Midwest in the Civil War Era, 1997
1.10.4
Correspondence regarding Chicago and Midwest in the Civil War Era
1.10.5
"A Bloomington Minister Castigates the Martyred Lincoln," by David Chesebrough
1.10.6
Correspondence regarding Chicago and Midwest in the Civil War Era (4 items)
1.10.7
Symposium Program from Chicago and the Midwest in the Civil War Era, 1997
1.10.8
"A Bloomington Minister Castigates the Martyred Lincoln," by David B. Chesebrough, 24 pages
1.10.9
"A Bloomington Minister Castigates the Martyred Lincoln," by David B. Chesebrough, with handwritten notes, 32 pages
1.10.10
16th Annual Illinois History Symposium program, no date
1.10.11
Academy of Seniors and Mornings with the Professors program, 1996
1.10.12
Seminar Series Department of History, Illinois State University, 1997 (3 items)
1.10.13
"Abraham Lincoln: the Myth and the Man," program, 2000
1.10.14
"Lincoln's Big God," by David B. Chesebrough, Illinois History Symposium, 1995, 24 pages
1.10.15
Comments for the Illinois History Symposium, 1995
1.10.16
17th Annual Illinois History Symposium program
1.10.17
Response to comments by David Chesebrough
1.10.18
Correspondence regarding Illinois History Symposium
1.10.19
18th Annual Illinois History Symposium, 1997
1.10.20
Paper proposals for the Illinois History Symposium 1998
1.10.21
Poster for presentation, "Fundamentalism in the United States," 2002
1.10.22
"Fundamentalism in the United States" by David B. Chesebrough

 

Folder 11:
Illustrations
1.11.1
Table of Contents for illustrations
1.11.2
Henry Ward Beecher (Billy Graham Center Museum)
1.11.3
Benjamin Morgan Palmer (Presbyterian Church, USA)
1.11.4
Ford's Theater (Illinois State Historical Library)
1.11.5
John Wilkes Booth (Illinois State Historical Library)
1.11.6
Phineas Densmore Gurley (Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia)
1.11.7
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC (Illinois State Historical Library)
1.11.8
Andrew Johnson (Illinois State Historical Library)
1.11.9
Depiction of G. Washington welcoming A. Lincoln to heaven (Illinois State Historical Library)
1.11.10
Cover of John Chester's April 16, 1865 sermon (Special Collections, Milner Library, Illinois State University)
1.11.11
Inside leaf of John Chester's April 16, 1865 sermon (Special Collections, Milner Library, Illinois State University)
1.11.12
Phillips Brooks (Archives of the Episcopal Church, Austin, Texas)
1.11.13
Drawing of Bishop Matthew Simpson (Illinois State Historical Library)
1.11.13
Frederick Douglass (from Autographs of Freedom, Julia Griffiths, ed., 1854)
1.11.15
Moncure Daniel Conway (from Autobiography of Moncure Daniel Conway, 1904)
1.11.16
William G. Brownlow (from Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession, by Brownlow, 1862)
1.11.17
Charles Gillette (from The History and Treasures of St. David's Church, courtesy of the parishioners of St. David's Episcopal Church, Austin, TX)
1.11.18
Melinda Rankin (Presbyterian Historical Society)
1.11.19
John H. Aughey (Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia)
1.11.20
James A. Lyon (Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia)
1.11.21
John Gregg Fee (Berea College)
1.11.22
Theodor Parker (from Prayers of Theodore Parker, 1882)
1.11.23
Phillips Brooks (Harvard University Archives)
1.11.24
Correspondence from Harry Emerson Fosdick to William A. Temple, 1925
1.11.25
Correspondence from Lyman Abbott to the Christian Union, 1888
1.11.26
Correspondence from S. Parkes Cadman to unknown, 1898

 

Folder 12:
Presentations, Talks, Seminars I
1.12.1
Thank you note from Ann Ricker (relative of David Swing), 1997
1.12.2
Handwritten notes :"Religious Tolerance" and "Baptists," 11 pages
1.12.3
Handwritten notes about Puritans and Pilgrims, 3 pages
1.12.4
List of books on preachers, sermons
1.12.5
15th Annual Illinois History Symposium program, 1994
1.12.6
""Not Proved": The Heresy Trial of David Swing," by David B. Chesebrough, 18 pages
1.12.7
Handwritten notes about Baptists (2 pages) and photocopy of Sinners in the Hands of An Angry God by Jonathan Edwards
1.12.8
Handwritten notes: "The Quakers in Pennsylvania," 9 pages
1.12.9
Handwritten notes: "No Sorrow Like Our Sorrow," 5 pages
1.12.10
Handwritten notes: "Sermons as Historical Documents," 3 pages
1.12.11
Handwritten notes: "Justice" 3 pages
1.12.12
"Lincoln's Assassination as an Act of Providence," Faculty-Graduate Seminar, 1993
1.12.13
Handwritten notes: "Providence," 3 pages
1.12.14
"The Assassination As An Act of Providence," 13 pages, with handwritten notes and highlighter marks
1.12.15
Handwritten notes: "Handouts," 3 pages
1.12.16
Handwritten notes: "Blame," 2 pages
1.12.17
Current Schedule, class roster, lecture list
1.12.18
"Bishop Philander Chase and the Founding of Jubilee College," 4 pages
1.12.19
"Erik Jansson and the Bishop Hill Colony," 9 pages
1.12.20
"Knox College, Galesburg," 4 pages
1.12.21
"Mormon History to the Death of Joseph Smith," 11 pages
1.12.22
Course evaluation sheets, 17 sheets
1.12.23
Course information, schedule, handouts (9 items)

 

Folder 13:
Presentations, Talks, Seminars II
1.13.1
Religion and Local History conference program, 1995
1.13.2
"A Bloomington Minister Castigates the Martyred Lincoln," by David Chesebrough, 24 pages
1.13.3
Handwritten notes, 15 pages, concerning sermons as historical documents
1.13.4
Bibliography (2 items)
1.13.5
Correspondence and handwritten notes
1.13.6
Handwritten notes concerning Lincoln, outline, debate, 44 pages
1.13.7
Correspondence concerning Mornings with the Professors program, 1996
1.13.8
Handwritten notes concerning religion and the Civil War, 8 pages
1.13.9
Correspondence from McLean County Museum of History, concerning Civil War Encampment program
1.13.10
Promotional material from McLean County Museum of History
1.13.11
Civil War Day program
1.13.12
"The Blue and the Gray," newsletter, 2000

 

Folder 14:
Presentations, Talks, Seminars III
1.14.1
American Friends Service Committee brochure
1.14.2
Illinois State University Department of History, Studies in Illinois History Summer Seminars for Teachers, brochure
1.14.3
A Welcome to Friends' Meeting, brochure
1.14.4
"Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839)," 12 pages
1.14.5
Handwritten notes concerning southern preachers on the sectional issues, 3 pages
1.14.6
Illinois State University Department of History Seminar Series, Spring 1998 and updated version
1.14.7
Flyer for Seminar Series
1.14.8
Handwritten notes for "Theodore Parker's Admonitions to the Academic Community," 12 pages and two pages of extra material
1.14.9
Illinois State University Fifteenth Annual "The American Century in Review," brochure and program
1.14.10
Handwritten notes, Significant Figures in American History, 5 pages
1.14.11
The Chapel of St. John the Divine, the Episcopal Church Foundation at the University of Illinois, service program

 

Folder 15:
Fundamentalism
1.15.1
"Fundamentalism in the United States," by David Chesebrough, 12 pages

 

Folder 16:
American Political Sermons Correspondence
1.16.1
Letterhead, email, and faxed inquiries concerning publication of book concerning American Political Sermons, 25 pages, includes responses from publishing companies, 1999-2000
1.16.2
Correspondence with Rutgers University Press concerning publication of American political sermons book, includes inquiry and responses, 2001
1.16.3
Prospectus for American Political Sermons, 2 pages
1.16.4
Correspondence, handwritten notes, and email correspondence with Rutgers University Press, 7 pages
1.16.5
"Evaluation of David Chesebrough, American Political Sermons," 4 pages
1.16.6
Email correspondence between Chesebrough and Suzanne, 2 pages
1.16.7
Table of Contents, tentative, 2 pages

 

Folder 17:
Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart
1.17.1
"Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, August 1998, informational materials
1.17.2
"Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart," informational brochure
1.17.3
Biographical materials on Samuel Chester Parker, 4 pages
1.17.4
Correspondence with "Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart" publishers
1.17.5
Contributor's Agreement, signed copies, form letter to authors
1.17.6
Invitation to contribute
1.17.7
Royalties letter
1.17.8
Handwritten notes about Parker, Theodore, 2 pages
1.17.9
Correspondence concerning sending article, 2001
1.17.10
Postcard concerning receipt of article
1.17.11
"Parker, Theodore," article for book

 

Folder 18:
Apostolic Christian Church
1.18.1
Correspondence concerning Apostolic Christian Church query, 2001-2002
1.18.2
Notes about Apostolic Christian Church, handwritten and photocopies from Mennonites in Illinois (Willard Smith), Handbook of Denominations in the United States, and Encyclopedia of American Religions, The Mennonite Encyclopedia, and The Brethren Encyclopedia
1.18.3
Handwritten notes concerning attending an Apostolic Christian Church worship service, January 27, 2002
1.18.4
Handwritten notes from Mennonites in Illinois
1.18.5
Email correspondence regarding Apostolic Christian elders and ministers, 2002
1.18.6
Handwritten notes concerning lunch with Apostolic Christian Church members

 

Folder 19:
Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics
1.19.1
Bibliography
1.19.2
Correspondence concerning contributions to Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics, 2002
1.19.3
Qualifications and Procedures for entries and Author Guidelines
1.19.4
Email correspondence agreeing to contribution, 2002, 5 pages
1.19.5
Encyclopedia of Modern Christian Politics Introduction
1.19.6
Handwritten notes concerning Phillips Brooks, 6 pages
1.19.7
Photocopies of biographical information on Phillips Brooks, William Lloyd Garrison, and Elijah Parish Lovejoy, 24 pages
1.19.8
Excerpt from Encyclopedia of Protestantism, "Parker, Theodore" by David B. Chesebrough
1.19.9
Article, "Parker, Theodore," from the "Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart" by David B. Chesebrough
1.19.10
Photocopies of biographical information on Theodore Parker and James Henley Thornwell
1.19.11
Handwritten timeline of James Henley Thornwell, 3 pages
1.19.12
"Phillips Brooks," by David B. Chesebrough, 3 pages
1.19.13
"William, Lloyd Garrison," by David B. Chesebrough, 4 pages
1.19.14
"Elijah Parish Lovejoy," by David B. Chesebrough, 2 pages
1.19.15
"Theodore Parker," by David B. Chesebrough, 2 pages
1.19.16
"James Henley Thornwell," by David B. Chesebrough, 2 pages

 

Folder 20:
God Ordained This War I
1.20.1
"Impressions from the University of South Carolina Press," v. I, no. 3, 1990
1.20.2
"God is on Our Side," excerpts appearing in Christian History, v. xi, no. 1, 1992
1.20.3
List of publishing houses and addresses
1.20.4
Correspondence between David B. Chesebrough and various publishers regarding manuscript, Civil War and the Pulpit, (majority with University of Illinois Press), 1988-1989, 53 pages
1.20.5
Handwritten list of publishers which received materials
1.20.6
Correspondence between David B. Chesebrough and various publishers regarding manuscript, Civil War and the Pulpit, 1989-1990, 10 pages
1.20.7
How to Prepare and Submit a Manuscript for Thomas Nelson Publishers

 

Folder 21:
God Ordained This War II
1.21.1
Correspondence between David B. Chesebrough and various publishers regarding manuscript, Civil War and the Pulpit, 1989, includes table of contents and introduction
1.21.2
Record of contact with SC University Press
1.21.3
Correspondence between David B. Chesebrough and South Carolina University Press, includes information on changing the title of book, press releases, review lists, flyers, newspaper clippings, 1989-1992
1.21.4
Emails from scholars requesting sources at various universities with recommendations of Chesebrough's book, 1995
1.21.5
Royalty statements 1992-1996
1.21.6
Correspondence between David B. Chesebrough, South Carolina University Press, and Questia Media, Inc. concerning copyright and digital library projects, 2000 18 pages

 

Folder 22:
God Ordained This War Reviews
1.22.1
Photocopies of cover, table of contents for book
1.22.2
List of reviews
1.22.3
Reviews by: Christian History, Loyola Magazine, Civil War, North Carolina Historical Review, Maryland Historical Magazine, Filson Club History Quarterly, Religious Studies Review, Atlanta History, Mississippi Quarterly, South Carolina Historical Magazine, Georgia Historical Quarterly, Theology Digest, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Civil War History, and Church History, 1992-1995, includes correspondence

 

Folder 23:
No Sorrow Like Our Sorrow I
1.23.1
Correspondence with various publishers and university presses and reviewer reports, 1991
1.23.2
Correspondence regarding illustrations for the book No Sorrow Like Our Sorrow, list of illustrations, and photocopies of illustrations, 1992

 

Folder 24:
No Sorrow Like Our Sorrow II
1.24.1
Correspondence with Kent State University Press concerning publication of No Sorrow Like Our Sorrow, readers' reports, list of illustrations, publication agreement, parts of the book, promotional materials, press releases, advertisements, and awards, 1991-1995

 

Folder 25: No Sorrow Like Our Sorrow III
1.25.1 Photocopies of title page and table of contents from No Sorrow Like Our Sorrow
1.25.2 Advertisements for the book, reviews from The North Carolina Historical Review, Bookman's Weekly, West Virginia History, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Indiana Magazine of History, The Filson Club History Quarterly, The Journal of American History, Michigan Historical Review, American Historical Review, Church History, Illinois Historical Journal, Lincoln Herald, Southern Historian, Religious Studies Review, The Annals of Iowa, Georgia Historical Quarterly, The Civil War News, The Historian, The Journal of American Culture, The Journal of Religion, The Historical Association, The Christian Sociologist, The Journal of Church and State, 1994-1995
1.25.3 "Sermons full of praise after Lincoln's assassination with one exception," Pantagraph, sec. C, March 24, 1994

 

Folder 26:
Clergy Dissent
1.26.1
Photocopies of title page for Clergy Dissent in the Old South, 1830-1865
1.26.2
Correspondence with various publishing companies and university presses concerning publication of manuscript Clergy Dissent in the Old South, 1994-1995
1.26.3
Correspondence with Southern Illinois University Press concerning publication of book Clergy Dissent, revision plans, preface, publishing agreement, promotional materials, and preliminary index, 1994-1996

 

Folder 27:
Clergy Dissent II
1.27.1
Correspondence concerning illustrations for the book Clergy Dissent, list of illustrations, photocopies of illustrations, 1995
1.27.2
Correspondence from colleagues, Faculty and Staff accomplishments from Illinois State University Report, 1997, Illinois State University Newsletter, 1997, Royalty Statement 1997-2000
1.27.3
Correspondence regarding information from University Archives, copy of article (?)
1.27.4
"Book probes religious issues," The Vidette, January 28, 1997

 

Folder 28:
Clergy Dissent Reviews
1.28.1
Photocopy of title page, table of contents for Clergy Dissent in the Old South, 1830-1865
1.28.2
Reviews from The North Carolina Historical Review, Baptist History and Heritage, Civil War History, Indiana Magazine of History, Illinois Historical Journal, The Princeton Seminary Bulletin, East Texas Baptist University, The Journal of Southern History, Georgia Historical Quarterly, The Filson Club Historical Quarterly, 1997-1999
1.28.3
Clergy Dissent in the Old South, 1830-1865 book jacket

 

BOX 2

Folder 29:
Frederick Douglass
2.29.1
Photocopy of book title page Frederick Douglass Oratory from Slavery, promotional materials for Frederick Douglass Oratory from Slavery, 5 pages
2.29.2
Photocopy of Theodore Parker Orator of Superior Ideas, promotional materials and reviews, 8 pages

 

Folder 30:
Frederick Douglass II
2.30.1
Correspondence and record of communication with Greenwood Publishing concerning manuscript and the Great American Orators Series, includes manuscript preparation materials, and correspondence gaining permission for use of materials

 

Folder 31:
Frederick Douglass III
2.31.1
Partial copy of manuscript, Frederick Douglass Oratory from Slavery
2.31.2
Correspondence with Greenwood Publishing regarding publication, final copies, promotional materials
2.31.3
Contract with Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996
2.31.4
Photocopy of illustration of Frederick Douglass and correspondence related to publishing

 

Folder 32:
Theodore Parker
2.32.1
Photocopy of title page of Theodore Parker Orator of Superior Ideas
2.32.2
Correspondence with various publishing companies and presses, 1998
2.32.3
Table of contents and introduction to Theodore Parker Orator of Superior Ideas
2.32.4
Correspondence with Greenwood Publishing Group concerning publishing Theodore Parker book, contract for publishing, foreword written by Mark A. Noll, 1997-1998

 

Folder 33:
Theodore Parker II
2.33.1
Correspondence with Greenwood Publishing Group concerning the foreword, index, back matter, 1998-1999
2.33.2
Layout pages
2.33.3
Copyright data sheet, promotional materials
2.33.4
Correspondence with various publishing companies regarding permission to quote, 1998-1999
2.33.5
Contract with Greenwood Publishing Group for Theodore Parker: Orator of Superior Ideas
2.33.6
Royalty statements 1999
2.33.7
Correspondence from Illinois State University Department of History

 

Folder 34:
Phillips Brooks
2.34.1
Photocopy of cover and title page Phillips Brooks Pulpit Eloquence
2.34.2
Promotional materials for Phillips Brooks and reviews

 

Folder 35:
Phillips Brooks II
2.35.1
Correspondence regarding Phillips Brooks Pulpit Eloquence with Greenwood Publishing Group, including proposal, index, promotional materials
2.35.2
Correspondence with Dr. John Woolverton concerning the forward for the book Phillips Brooks, 2000
2.35.3
Correspondence regarding the illustrations for the book, 1999
2.35.4
Illinois State University History Department Newsletter, v. 25, no. 2, 2001
2.35.5
Illinois State University Report v. 37, no. 37, 2001

 

Folder 36:
Charles G. Finney
2.36.1
Photocopy of title page Charles G. Finney Revivalistic Rhetoric
2.36.2
Correspondence with Greenwood Publishing concerning the book Charles G. Finney Revivalistic Rhetoric, proposal
2.36.3
Contract for book, 2000
2.36.4
Correspondence concerning copyediting, illustrations, forward, 2000-2001
2.36.5
Correspondence concerning permissions, some handwritten notes, 2001 and illustrations, 2001
2.36.6
Correspondence concerning forward for Phillips Brooks and copy of forward

 

Folder 37:
Civil War Sermons
2.37.1
Photocopy of "Popular Government by Divine Right," Horace Bushnell, November 24, 1864
2.37.2
Photocopy of transcript "Popular Government by Divine Right," Horace Bushnell, November 24, 1864, originally appeared in Building Eras in Religion
2.37.3
Photocopy of "The Rights and the Duties of Masters," James H. Thorwell, May 26, 1850
2.37.4
Photocopy of "Funeral Discourse," John Paris, February 28, 1864
2.37.5
Photocopy of "The Battle Set in Array," Henry Beecher Ward, April 14, 1861
2.37.6
Photocopy of "Against a Compromise of Principle," Henry Ward Beecher, November 29, 1860
3.37.7
Photocopy of "The Bloodless Victory: A Sermon," Rev. H. H. Elliott, 1861
2.37.8
Photocopy of "Our National Reverses," James D. Liggett, September 7, 1862
2.37.9
Photocopy of "National Responsibility Before God," Benjamin Morgan Palmer, June 13, 1861

 

Folder 38:
Civil War Sermons II
2.38.1
Photocopy of "Our Country: Its Pride and Its Peril; A Discourse," Daniel C. Eddy, 1861
2.38.2
Photocopy of "The Free Soil Movement," Theodore Parker, December 1848
2.38.3
Photocopy of "The American Slavery Question," E.P. Barrows Jr., October 1835
2.38.4
Photocopy of "Conscience and Civil Government: An Oration," Rev. John L. Girardeau, 1860
2.38.5
Photocopy of "A Sermon on the Nebraska Bill," Rev. Charles Beecher, 1854
2.38.6
Photocopy of "The Committing of our Cause to God," Rev. Ferdinand Jacobs, 1850
2.38.7
Photocopy of "God's Providence in War; A Sermon," Rev. J. W. Tucker, 1862

 

Folder 39:
Civil War Sermons III
2.39.1
Post Assassination Sermons list
2.39.2
Photocopy of sermons delivered at Lincoln's funeral, Dr. Gurley's sermon, "Death of President Lincoln," 1865
2.39.3
Photocopy of "Abraham Lincoln," 1895
2.39.4
Photocopy of "President Lincoln's Death," Rev. Jos. B. Stratton, April 23, 1865
2.39.5
Photocopy of "Abraham Lincoln: A Memorial Discourse," Thomas Eddy, April 1865
2.39.6
Photocopy of "The Death of President Lincoln, Sermon," George N. Boardman, 1865
2.39.7
Photocopy of "Our Martyr President," Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, no date
2.39.8
Photocopy of "Southern Chivalry, and What the Nation Ought to do With It," Alonzo H. Quint, April 16, 1865
2.39.9
Photocopy of "The Nation's Wail," George Duffield, 1865
2.39.10
Photocopy of "Palliative and Prejudiced Judgments Condemned," J. Lansing Burrows, 1865
2.39.11
Photocopy of "President Lincoln," John E. Todd, no date
2.39.12
Photocopy of "The Crime Against the Presidency," Rev. William M. Blackburn, April 16, 1865

 

Folder 40:
Civil War Sermons IV
2.40.1
Photocopy of "Lamentations," A. Stone, no date
2.40.2
Photocopy of "Discourse on the Death of Abraham Lincoln," Rev. Mr. Carey, April 19, 1865
2.40.3
Photocopy of "Sermon XIV," Rev. S.D. Burchard, no date
2.40.4
Photocopy of "Sermon IX," Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler, April 23, ??
2.40.5
Photocopy of "The Character of Abraham Lincoln," Rev. L.M. Glover, April 23, 1865
2.40.6
Photocopy of "Sermon VI," Rev. Wm. Ives Budington, no date
2.40.7
Photocopy of "The Cuase of the Rebellion or What Killed Mr. Lincoln," Rev. B.F. Bradford, April 20, 1865
2.40.8
Photocopy of "God's Way of Leading the Blind," Rev. Henry E. Bulter, April 23, 1865
2.40.9
Photocopy of "A City or House Divided Against Itself," Rev. Richard Fuller, June 1, 1865
2.40.10
Photocopy of "Funeral Discourse on the Death of Abraham Lincon," Rev. E.J. Goodspeed, April 23, 1865
2.40.11
Photocopy of "Fast Day Sermon," unknown preacher, June 1, 1865
2.40.12
Photocopy of "A Sermon in Commemoration of the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln," Henry H. Northrop, April 19, 1865

 

Folder 41:
Political Sermons I
2.41.1
"Slavery," appears to be chapter four in a book of sermons; probably written and edited by Dr. David B. Chesebrough, includes "The Mexican War" by Theodore Parker (p. 10), "The Rights and the Duties of Masters" by James H. Thorwell (p. 22), 48 pages
2.41.2
"Secession," appears to be chapter five in a book of sermons; probably written and edited by Dr. David B. Chesebrough, includes "Against a Compromise of Principle" Henry Ward Beecher (p. 9), "National Responsibility Before God" Benjamin Morgan Palmer (p. 33)
2.41.3
"Woman Suffrage," appears to be chapter six in a book of sermons; probably written and edited by Dr. David B. Chesebrough, includes "Woman's Suffrage, Man's Right" Henry Ward Beecher (p. 5), "God's Women" Anna Howard Shaw (p. 16), "Why Women Do Not Want the Ballot" William Croswell Doane (p. 26), "Why Women Do Not Wish the Suffrage" Lyman Abbott (p. 43)

 

Folder 42:
Political Sermons II
2.42.1
"Against a Compromise of Principle," Henry War Beecher, November 29, 1860
2.42.2
Email correspondence concerning Early American Studies, 2000
2.42.3
Paper written by Jennifer Davis, 2000
2.42.4
Information about Benjamin Morgan Palmer
2.42.5
Photocopy of "Solitude of Self," Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1892
2.42.6
Handwritten notes about sermons and concerning the items in 3.41.1-3.41.3
2.42.7
Handwritten notes concerning religion and nationalism
2.42.8
Photocopy of "The United States Elevated to Glory and Honour," Ezra Stiles, May 8, 1783
2.42.9
Photocopy of "Popular Government by Divine Right," Horace Bushnell, Novmeber 24, 1864
2.42.10
Photocopy of "Christianity's Supreme Rival," from The Hope of the World: Twenty-five Sermons on Christianity Today, Harry Emerson Fosdick
2.42.11
Handwritten notes, including bibliography, and essay, 9 pages
2.42.12
Photocopy of "A Scriptural Instructions to Civil Rulers, and all Free-born Subjects," Samuel Sherwood, August 31, 1774, 14 pages
2.42.13
Photocopy of "A Calm Address to Our American Colonies," John Wesley, 1775, 6 pages
2.42.14
Photocopy of "The Dominion of Providence over the Passions of Men," John Witherspoon, May 17, 1776, 15 pages
2.42.15
Handwritten notes concerning post-revolution era, 2 pages
2.42.16
Photocopy of "The Voice of Warning to Christians on the ensuing election of president of the United States," John Mitchell Mason, 1800, 16 pages
2.42.17
Photocopy of "A Solemn Address to Christians and Patriots upon the approaching election of a president of the United States," Tunis Wortman, 1800, 17 pages

 

Folder 43:
Political Sermons III
2.43.1
Handwritten notes concerning slavery, 9 pages
2.43.2
Photocopy of Theodore Parker book concerning Mexican War speech
2.43.3
Photocopy of "The Rights and Duties of Masters," James H. Thornwell, May 26, 1850, 9 pages
2.43.4
Handwritten notes concerning secession, 5 pages
2.43.5
Photocopy "National Responsibility Before God," Benjamin Morgan Palmer, June 13, 1861, 11 pages
2.43.6
Handwritten notes concerning women's suffrage, 7 pages
2.43.7
Photocopy of "Woman Suffrage Man's Right," Henry Ward Beecher, February 2, 1860, 4 pages
2.43.8
Handwritten notes, citations, and photocopies of newspaper articles
2.43.9
Photocopy of "Why Women Do Not Want the Ballot," Right Rev. William Croswell Doane, September 1895, 11 pages
2.43.10
Photocopy of "Why Women Do Not Wish the Suffrage," Lyman Abbott, September 1903, 8 pages
2.43.11
Handwritten notes titled "Industrialization and the Plight of the Laboring Class," 8 pages
2.43.12
Photocopy of "The Tendencies of American Progress," Henry Ward Beecher, November 1870, 8 pages
2.43.13
Photocopy of "Spiritual Law in the Natural World," Washington Gladden, 9 pages
2.43.14
Handwritten notes concerning World War I and World War II, 8 pages
2.43.15
Photocopy of "Our Fight for the Heritage of Humanity," William Eleazor Barton, 1917, 7 pages
2.43.16
Photocopy of "A Statement to My People on the Eve of War," John Haynes Holmes, April 1, 1917, 9 pages
2.43.17
Photocopy of "The Unknown Soldier," Harry Emerson Fosdick, 6 pages
2.43.18
Photocopy of "An Uneasy Conscience About Killing," Rolland W. Schloerb, 1943, 6 pages
2.43.19
Handwritten notes concerning civil rights
2.43.20
Photocopy of "A Pastor Looks at Integration," Dale Cowling, 6 pages
2.43.21
Handwritten notes concerning the political right

 

Folder 44:
Newspaper
2.44.1
The Sun, New York, March 9, 1887, includes the news story about Henry Ward Beecher's death

 

Folder 45:
Theodore Parker's Sermons I (Photocopies)
2.45.1
Table of Contents for 2.45, 2.46, and 2.47
2.45.2
"A Discourse of the Transient and Permanent in Christianity," May 19, 1841
2.45.3
Transcribed copy of "A Sermon of Slavery," 1841
2.45.4
"The Perishing Classes in Boston," August 30, 1846
2.45.5
"The Moral Condition of Boston," February 11, 1849
2.45.6
"The Spiritual Condition of Boston," February 18, 1849
2.45.7
"The State of this Nation," 1851
2.45.8
"The Chief Sins of the People," April 10, 1851

 

Folder 46:
Parker's Sermons II (Photocopies)
2.46.1
"The Biblical, The Ecclesiastical and the Philosophical Notion of God, and the Soul's Normal Delight in Him," (Four Sermons), May 30 and 31, 1858
2.46.2
"A New Lesson for the Day," May 25, 1856
2.46.3
"A Sermon on the Dangers Which Threaten the Right of Man in America," July 2, 1854
2.46.4
"Moral Dangers Incident to Prosperity," November 5, 1854
2.46.5
"The Revival of Religion Which We Need," April 11, 1858
2.46.6
"The Law of God and the Statutes of Men," June 18, 1854

 

Folder 47:
Parker's Sermons III (Photocopies)
2.47.1
"A False and True Revival of Religion," April 4, 1858
2.47.2
"The Relation of Slavery to a Republican Form of Government," May 26, 1858
2.47.3
"The Three Chief Safeguards of Society," July 6, 1851
2.47.4
"The Effect of Slavery on the American People," July 4, 1858
2.47.5
"The Dangerous Classes in Society," January 31, 1847
2.47.6
"The Present Aspect of Slavery in America and The Immediate Duty of the North," January 29, 1858
2.47.7
"The Consequences of an Immoral Principle and the False Idea of Life," November 26, 1854
2.47.8
"The Public Education of the People," October 4, 1849

 

Folder 48:
Biographical Information
2.48.1
Obituary from Pantagraph retrieved from Ancestry.com

 

Loose Item
Photocopy of microfilmed, Truths for To-Day by David Swing, 1876

 

Box 3: Class Notes (This box contains lecture notes from various course taught by David Chesebrough)

 

Folder 49:
American Religious History, 1993

 

Folder 50:
Great Figures in History, 2003, Part I

 

Folder 51:
Great Figures in History, 2003, Part II

 

Folder 52:
Great Figures in History, Part III

 

Folder 53:
Great Figures in History, Part IV

 

Folder 54:
Lincoln, Part I

 

Folder 55:
Lincoln, Part II

 

Folder 56:
Civil War and Reconstruction

 

Folder 57:
US History to 1865, Part I

 

Folder 58:
US History to 1865, Part II

 

Folder 59:
Living Religions, Part I

 

Folder 60:
Living Religions, Part II

 

Folder 61:
US History Since 1865, Part I

 

Folder 62:
US History Since 1865, Part II

 

Folder 63:
Introduction to Philosophy, Part I

 

Folder 64:
Introduction to Philosophy, Part II

 

McLean County Museum of History Collections and Research