Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School main building.

Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School (ISSCS) Collection


Processed by Liz Bloodworth
Summer 2008

Reprocessed by Michael Kozak
Fall 2008



Table of Contents

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
Six Boxes.
Collection Dates:
1865-2007.
Restrictions:
Some brittle documents. Use photocopies unless authorized by Librarian / Archivist.
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.
Other Finding Aids:
Record in National Union Catalog Manuscripts Collection On-Line
Location:
Archives
Notes:
For additional information, see: Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Photo Collection, 2 boxes.


 

ISSCS 8th grade class of 1948.
The main building of the Soldiers' Orphans' home was dedicated in 1869. Built in the Victorian Romanesque style it served as a dormitory, offices, library and other functions until it was razed in 1961.

George "Buck" Harris and Don "Spud" Campbell in 1947.

 

The 1930 class of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home before the name was changed to the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School.
Milton Lawhorn and James Syster in 1946. Milton was killed in the Korean War while Jimmy was badly wounded.

 

 

Historical Sketch

   Established in 1865, the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School was founded as refuge for dependent children of veterans. The idea for such a facility arose in Bloomington, Illinois, on January 19, 1864, when a group of citizens petitioned the Illinois legislature for the creation of a home for children of disabled and deceased Civil War veterans. Their efforts paid off when the legislature passed an act to establish a home for children of deceased soldiers in February 1865. Two years later, Jesse Fell organized a bid for the home to be located in Normal. Fell along with U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Davis and other Normal residents pledged more than $40,000 in cash and land to obtain the children's home.
   The State of Illinois selected Normal as the site of the home in May 1867 and set up three temporary facilities in Bloomington and Springfield to serve the children during construction. The Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home (ISOH) opened its doors on June 17, 1869 with 180 children in residence and one main building. Mrs. Virginia C. Ohr, a widow of a Civil War veteran, served as the home's first superintendent. Her tenure was controversial and included accustations of mistreatment of the children.
   Following the opening of the home, numerous expansion projects began to fulfill the needs of the children. In 1872, construction was completed on a kitchen, laundry, boiler house, steam heating plant and school. A hospital was added in 1881, which would become an industrial training building for girls when a new hospital was constructed in 1899. More renovations followed in 1889, adding a chapel, dining hall, play rooms and bathrooms in the main building. An electric light plant and industrial education building would later be added.
   In 1899, the home began accepting children whose fathers had served in the army or the navy during any war. As studies began to reveal the benefits of a home-like environment for orphans, the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home adapted, building five cottages for girls in 1904. Eventually, the home would include 25 cottages along Girls' Row, Boys' Row and the Children's Village. By 1937, all children at the home would live in the cottages under the supervision of housemothers and housefathers. These cottages allowed for more individualized attention in a family-like environment. Appearance also bolstered the children's personal identity when state-issued clothing replaced uniforms beginning in 1927, allowing the children some choice in their clothes.
   From 1907 until 1924, more changes took place when ISOH admitted dependent orphans of non-veterans as space allowed. Educational opportunities improved when Illinois State Normal University took charge of the home's schooling in 1916. In 1961, the children also began attending public schools in Normal, widening their opportunities and breaking the formal tie with ISNU. Like local schools practical learning was also emphasized at the school, which offered vocational training in woodworking, sheet metal, printing, drafting and more as well as classes in homemaking for the girls. The children also were allowed to work both on- and off-grounds. In 1931, the home's name was changed to the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School (ISSCS), reflecting the changing admission requirements.
   World War II brought many adjustments to ISSCS. The faculty, staff and students all did their best to conserve goods and assist in the war effort. More than 350 former ISSCS residents served in the war, and 19 men died fighting overseas. In 1942, the population decreased to its lowest number since 1924 because more families could afford to care for their children with the high wages at defense factories. However, during the next few years, the population would regain former counts. Beginning in 1949, ISSCS received more troubled teenagers as younger children entered foster care and an anti-institutionalization sentiment grew in the state. The children's many problems posed a dilemma for ISSCS, which had to develop new methods of treatment and cope with higher cost of care.
   In 1969, ISSCS celebrated its centennial and with it came new housing for the girls. The Y-shaped cottages allowed the children more privacy in a dorm-like atmosphere. Despite these changes, high per capita cost of care, building deterioration and the dwindling number of children caused the state to opt for alternative forms of care for dependent orphans. In 1979, the state closed ISSCS after 114 years in operation. Today, many ISSCS buildings have been demolished, while others are in use as businesses and residences.

 

Scope and Contents Note
     The Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Collection is organized into six boxes containing materials dating from 1865 to 2000. Box 1 contains newspaper articles from 1869 to 2000, legislative documents, abstracts of titles and other legal records. Box 2 contains annual reports, committee investigations, budgets, and population and burial records. Box 3 contains histories and narratives of ISSCS from 1879 to 1981, including pamphlets, excerpts from books and a seminar paper. Box 4 contains centennial and reunion material, including invitations, correspondence, programs and reunion booklets. Box 5 contains building and staff material, including building plans and renderings, correspondence, educational units, grade books, an interview transcript, and research notes. Box 6 contains student records, including class lists, correspondence, programs, graduation materials, a diploma, and student reports and publications. Box 7 contains bound issues Felmley Junior High Flashes, the ISSCS student newspaper. Box 8 contains loose leaf issues of Flashes, as well as scrapbooks. The following is an itemized list of the collection's contents.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

Box 1: Newspaper Articles (Pantagraph, unless noted) and Legal Documents

Folder 1:
Newspaper Articles - 1800s
1.1.1
"Dedication of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home at Normal," June 18, 1869.
1.1.2
"The Soldiers' Orphans' Home," July 17, 1869.
1.1.3
"The Soldiers' Orphans' Home," October 6, 1869.
1.1.4
"Investigation at Soldiers' Orphans' Home," November 18, 1869, p. 4 (partial).
1.1.5
"Base Ball Match at the Orphans' Home," April 26, 1870, p. 4.
1.1.6
"Soldiers' Orphans' Home: A Complete Vindication of the Action of the Trustees and Superintendent," February 31, 1874.
1.1.7
"The Soldiers' Orphans' Home: Report of the Senate Committee of Investigation," March 12, 1874.
1.1.8
"Where are you Mr. Wines?," April 10, 1874.
1.1.9
"Meetings and Greetings: The First Annual Reunion of the Alumni of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home," August 16, 1876.
1.1.10
"The Soldiers' Orphans: Meeting of the Board of Trustees - Some Ideas on Corporal Punishment," July 1, 1877.
1.1.11
"A Fourth of July Schott: Fired Off by the Matron of the Orphans' Home," July 6, 1877.
1.1.12
Brief on Virginia Ohr's Arrest, July 7, 1877.
1.1.13
"The Soldiers' Orphans'," July 9, 1877.
1.1.14
"That Switching Case: Examination of Mrs. Ohr for the Punishing of Willie Schott," July 10, 1877.
1.1.15
"An Explanation," July 11, 1877.
1.1.16
"The Ohr-Schott Case," July 11, 1877.
1.1.17
"The Recent Business Meeting of the Trustees of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home," October 30, 1877.
1.1.18
"Bottom Facts: Regarding the Switching of Bad Little Tommy Landigan," October 30, 1877.
1.1.19
"Soldiers' Orphans' Home: Meeting of the Trustees," November 9, 1877.
1.1.20
Brief on the Teachers' Reunion, April 23, 1883.
1.1.21
"A New Regime: President H.C. DeMotte, of Quincy, Elected Superintendent and His Wife Matron of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home," May 19, 1887.
1.1.22
"Work at the Home," December 13, 1892.
1.1.23
"Homeless Wanderers: A Quartet of Young Children Landed in Normal," April 19, 1894, p. 1.

 

Folder 2:
Newspaper Articles 1915, 1923-1949
1.2.1
"Orphans' Home an Interesting Place" January 11, 1915
1.2.2
"Supt. Spafford Tells of Home," April 25, 1923.
1.2.3
"1925 An Epochal Year in History of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home," November 21, 1925.
1.2.4
"Most Hopeful Institution," November 22, 1925.
1.2.5
"Illinois Department of American Legion Starts New Child Welfare Work," May 8, 1926.
1.2.6
"Wards of Orphans Home Given Homelike Care and Training for Later Life," February 22, 1931.
1.2.7
"State School 4th 'Glorious'," July 5, 1931.
1.2.8
"State School List Growing," September 21, 1932.
1.2.9
"Social Mingling One of Objectives of Children's School Recreation," January 20, 1938.
1.2.10
"Commencement Will Be June 1," May 20, 1938.
1.2.11
"70 Years of Religious Work at ISSCS Told in Reports," November 10, 1938.
1.2.12
"Helping Keep Children Fit," December 3, 1939.
1.2.13
"New Managing Officer Takes Over at ISSCS," May 17, 1942, p. 13.
1.2.14
"Children's School to Get New Community Recreation Center," December 15, 1943.
1.2.15
"ISSCS Experiments, Lets Pupil Spend Summer with Relatives," March 25, 1945.
1.2.16
"ISSCS Superintendent Resigns from Position," August 18, 1945.
1.2.17
"Politics Run ISSCS, W. A. Hammitt Charges," September 25, 1945.
1.2.18
"By the Editors: Real ISSCS Issue Is Good Management," September 27, 1945.
1.2.19
"By the Editors: The People Operate Children's School," October 1, 1945.
1.2.20
"Each Child's Care Costs ISSCS $1,883.77 Yearly," October 7, 1945.
1.2.21
"Downer's Grove Veteran Succeeds Lester Gerber," December 9, 1945.
1.2.22
"School for Vets' Children: Discipline Gone, Morale Dissipated by Knoch Interference, Attendants Concede," July 9, 1947.
1.2.23
"Says Stevenson: State Welfare Director Hopes to Reduce Costs," June 22, 1949, p. 3.
1.2.24
"ISSCS Costs Under Fire," June 29, 1949.
1.2.25
"Says Survey at ISSCS Necessary," June 29, 1949.
1.2.26
"ISSCS Employe, Child Ratio High," June 30, 1949.
1.2.27
"51 Children Ruled Dependent in 1949," July 4, 1949, p. 4.
1.2.28
"Believes ISSCS Needs Laundry Machine Study," 1949.
1.2.29
"Says ISSCS Costlier than Girls' School," 1949.
1.2.30
"Legionnaires Make ISOH Pilgrimage," no date.
1.2.31
"Eight New Cottages Contemplated for Soldiers' Orphans' Home," no date.
1.2.32
"600 Children Attend Picnic," no date.
1.2.33
"Grounds of ISOH Enlarged by State," no date.

 

Folder 3:
Newspaper Articles - 1950s
1.3.1
"1500 Legionnaires Visit ISSCS Despite Rain," June 19, 1950.
1.3.2
"For Veterans' Children - School in Normal is a Home, Too," source unknown, no date.
1.3.3
"New ISSCS Building To Cost Half Million," May 6, 1951.
1.3.4
"ISSCS Tries to Equal Parents," May 4, 1952, p. 3.
1.3.5
"Legion Votes Probe of ISSCS, But Keeps Mum on What's Up," August 7, 1952.
1.3.6
"Mr. Marquis Presented with Retirement Gift," September 1953.
1.3.7
"14 Year Old Bound for Europe," July 5, 1954.
1.3.8
"ISSCS Miniature City for 250 Children," October 17, 1954, p. 4.
1.3.9
"Cottage Plan Heart of ISSCS," October 18, 1954, p. 6.
1.3.10
"ISSCS - It's Not Fenced In," October 19, 1954, p. 6.
1.3.11
"ISSCS - Proof of State Concern," October 20, 1954.
1.3.12
"It Takes Mass Production of Food When 250 Come to Dinner," March 4, 1956.
1.3.13
"Legion Proposes ISSCS Economies," April 3, 1958.
1.3.14
"East Explains ISSCS Viewpoint," July 20, 1958.
1.3.15
"ISSCS Students Want More Sympathetic House Parents," July 16, 1958.
1.3.16
"More Employes Than Inmates at State School," Chicago Daily News, January 28, 1959.
1.3.17
"Simon Proposal May Spark Radical Changes at ISSCS," February 5, 1959.
1.3.18
"Facts Justify ISSCS Study Plan," February 18, 1959.
1.3.19
"2 Twin City Groups Urge ISSCS Action," February 26, 2959.
1.3.20
"Legion Would Limit ISSCS to Children of Veterans," April 1, 1959.
1.3.21
"Says ISSCS Saves Money on Utilities," April 9, 1959.
1.3.22
"Questions Utility Figure of ISSCS," April 9, 1959.
1.3.23
"Need No Changes at ISSCS, Legislative Committee Finds," May 14, 1959.
1.3.24
"Soil Care Plan Recognized for ISSCS Farm at Normal," August 6, 1959, p. 19.

 

Folder 4:
Newspaper Articles - 1960s
1.4.1
"Fever Over Rising Costs Balks Action, Mikva Says," May 23, 1961.
1.4.2
"'Exciting Beyond All Words' Tag Printed for ISSCS' Use," May 23, 1961.
1.4.3
"Literary Workshop At ISU Saturday," no date.
1.4.4
"U High Faculty to Dine at ISSCS," no date.
1.4.5
"Legion To Make Annual ISSCS Trek on Sunday," 1961.
1.4.6
"Psychiatrist, Minister Write Book," no date.
1.4.7
"ISSCS Job Applicant Blames Status as Demo for Turndown," August 2, 1961.
1.4.8
"ISSCS Employees Temper Political Activities to Times, August 7, 1961.
1.4.9
"Hall's Political Activity Not Bar to ISSCS Job, East Says," August 9, 1961.
1.4.10
"ISSCS Farm Put to Good Use," March 15, 1962.
1.4.11
"This Children's Home Is a Luxury Resort," Chicago's American, August 5, 1962.
1.4.12
"L.J. East to Retire As ISSCS Head," April 31, 1963.
1.4.13
"The Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," Illinois VFW News, October 1963, p. 7.
1.4.14
"Newmanites Work in New Apostolate," March 22, 1964.
1.4.15
"Workshop Scheduled At ISSCS," March 22, 1964.
1.4.16
"Morton Recalls Happy Days at Normal," June 13, 1965.
1.4.17
"Reunion Gains Steam," June 28, 1965.
1.4.18
"Stand Back! Let Spoils System Die Quiet Death," November 1, 1965.
1.4.19
"Young's Yarns," November, 18, 1965.
1.4.20
"Bevy of Queens to Form Part of Retinue," November 19, 1965.
1.4.21
"C of C Rewards ISSCS Students," December 8, 1965.
1.4.22
"Children's School Helps in Facing Reality," The Normalite, December 31, 1965.
1.4.23
"Deans Want Law Enforced, January 24, 1966.
1.4.24
"Welfare Gifts Distort Values," January 28, 1966.
1.4.25
"Don't Condemn Welfare Child," February 8, 1966.
1.4.26
"Place for Volunteer Assistants at ISSCS," February 8, 1966.
1.4.27
"Boy Identified in Exposure," December 30, 1965.
1.4.28
"Soronians To Hear Mr. Spelios," March 20, 1966.
1.4.29
"ISSCS Raps Marben's, 10-6," June 22, 1966.
1.4.30
"Title," November 20, 1969.
1.4.31
"ISSCS Cut," July 2, 1967.
1.4.32
"Wage Picture Emerges in ISU Student Hiring," April 10, 1966.
1.4.33
"About Town," June 17, 1966.
1.4.34
"16-Year-Old Auto Theft Suspect Held After Chase," June 19, 1966.
1.4.35
"Political Turnover Endangers More Than 30 ISSCS Jobs," July 31, 1966.
1.4.36
"Browns See ISSCS Friends," August 24, 1966.
1.4.37
"What's Elementary About Our Education?," September 16, 1966.
1.4.38
"Plans Announced for 2 New Buildings at Normal's ISSCS," April 19, 1967.
1.4.39
"Success of ISSCS Indication Of Need, Concern - Ogilvie," July 9, 1969.
1.4.40
"The Next Hundred Years," July 11, 1969.
1.4.41
"Fondly Recalls Home Days," July 16, 1969.
1.4.42
"ISSCS Hosts Soronians," First Baptist Church's The Link, no date.

 

Folder 5:
Newspaper Articles - 1970s
1.5.1
"She's Still Going Strong," no date.
1.5.2
"Normal Faces Tax," no date.
1.5.3
"Revenue Loss If Bill Passes," no date.
1.5.4
"State Frees $41,704 For ISSCS Work," April 23, 1970.
1.5.5
"Georgia Trip for 10 Girl Scouts," March 17, 1971.
1.5.6
"Pupils Advance At Own Speed," February 23, 1971.
1.5.7
"ISSCS Couple Among Top 10 to Get Employe Awards," October 16, 1971, p. 3.
1.5.8
"Service Awards Slated," December 11, 1971.
1.5.9
"Broken Line on Bus Causes False Alarm," April 11, 1973.
1.5.10
"Two Girls Arrested on Shoplifting Count," April 2, 1973.
1.5.11
"Plan Speech on 'Legal Rights'," April 4, 1973.
1.5.12
"Helpers Needed at Area Home for Children," July 20, 1973, p. 3.
1.5.13
"ISSCS May Get 50 Children Now Held in Texas Facilities," July 27, 1973.
1.5.14
"Place for Volunteer Assistants at ISSCS," no date.
1.5.15
"Child Unit Waking Up," July 28, 1973.
1.5.16
"Too Many 'Donts' at ISSCS," October 17, 1973.
1.5.17
"Letters: State Has a Responsibility to Its Disturbed Children," September 23, 1975.
1.5.18
"Sweeping Structural Changes Under Way at ISSCS," October 10, 1973.
1.5.19
"Directionless Child Needs Discipline, At Home or Out," October 14, 1973.
1.5.20
"ISSCS, A Lost Ending," October 20, 1973.
1.5.21
"Deeper Look At ISSCS," November 1, 1973.
1.5.22
"Bias Unfair to ISSCS Report," October 25, 1973.
1.5.23
"ISSCS Changes Delayed, October 29, 1973.
1.5.24
"Used Stamps Thrill Orphans," Chicago Tribune, February 7, 1974.
1.5.25
"Bearded Philatelist-Hustler Turns the Kids On," February 10, 1974.
1.5.26
"Two Youths Injured When Car Hits Pole," April 24, 1974.
1.5.27
"ISSCS To Give Show for Senior Citizens," May 30, 1974.
1.5.28
"Senior Citizens Enjoy Party," June 9, 1974.
1.5.29
"Price on Age, Youth," May 30, 1974.
1.5.30
"Not Trying to Close ISSCS, Department Director Claims," August 7, 1974.
1.5.31
"ISSCS Teacher, 44, Dies at Home," September 16, 1974.
1.5.32
"Mattress Fire Doused," September 15, 1974.
1.5.33
"DCFS Acting Director Visits ISSCS, Endorses Miller's General Policies," October 2, 1974.
1.5.34
"Volunteers Backbone of 4-H," October 6, 1974.
1.5.35
"Night of Ghoulies, Ghosties," October 30, 1974.
1.5.36
"Recommendations Offered by Symposium on Runaways," November 24, 1974.
1.5.37
"13 Employes Receive ISSCS Awards Today," December 18, 1974.
1.5.38
"ISSCSS Teacher Receives Honor," May 35, 1975.
1.5.39
"Junior Women Slate Program on ISSCS," October 16, 1974.
1.5.40
"No One Philosophy Can Set Pattern of All Child Care," August 3, 1974.
1.5.41
"ISSCS Schedules Family Day Program," October 15, 1975.
1.5.42
"Consistency Still Eludes State Child-Care Agency," June 26, 1975.
1.5.43
"Ease Restrictions to Enter ISSCS," September 15, 1975.
1.5.44
"New ISSCS Wards Worry Neighborhood," May 14, 1976.
1.5.45
"ISSCS Becoming a Better Neighbor," September 5, 1976.
1.5.46
"Peters: ISSCS Too Expensive," September 20, 1977.
1.5.47
"State Plans ISSCS Study," October 31, 1977.
1.5.48
"Panel Urges ISSCS to Expand, Cut Costs," February 22, 1978.
1.5.49
"Funds for ISSCS Phase-Out Plan in Thompson's Proposed Budget," March 7, 1979.
1.5.50
"Latest Report: Close ISSCS," March 28, 1979.
1.5.51
"Bells Will Be Ring-ing at IWU Graduation," April 29, 1979.
1.5.52
"ISSCS Passes By 1 Vote; Big Test Ahead," May 9, 1979.
1.5.53
"ISSCS Kids: What's Next?," May 30, 1979.
1.5.54
"ISSCS Questions Mount As Closure Nears," August 12, 1979.

 

Folder 6:
Newspaper Articles - 1980s
1.6.1
"City, State Staffs to Research ISSCS," 1980.
1.6.2
"ISSCS Hope Snuffed, Reborn," July 28, 1980.
1.6.3
"ISU Drops ISSCS Takeover Plan," August 1, 1980.
1.6.4
"ISU Nixes ISSCS; Fate Uncertain," August 2, 1980.
1.6.5
"Normal Offers to Take ISSCS," October 20, 1980.
1.6.6
"Normal Council Sees Uses for ISSCS," November 16, 1980.
1.6.7
"ISSCS 'Homers' Reflect on Life At the School," November 16, 1980.
1.6.8
"Normal Seeks ISSCS Lease," November 18, 1980.
1.6.9
"Normal's ISSCS Plans Stalled," December 5, 1980.
1.6.10
"ISSCS Fate Up To Bidders," February 12, 1981.
1.6.11
"Bradley Proposes New ISSCS Measure," April 3, 1981.
1.6.12
"Association Backs ISSCS for Prison Use," May 3, 1981.
1.6.13
"State Eyes ISSCS for Prison," May 5, 1981.
1.6.14
"Normal Officials Object," May 8, 1981.
1.6.15
"No Prison, Neighbors Say," May 8, 1981.
1.6.16
"House Approves Reuse of ISSCS," May 14, 1981.
1.6.17
"Thompson Considers ISSCS for Normal," May 19, 1981.
1.6.18
"ISSCS Tops Priority List, But Prospects Still Look Dim," April 11, 1982.
1.6.19
"House Passes ISSCS Bill," June 26, 1982.
1.6.20
"Various Questions Continue to Cloud the Fate of ISSCS," August 21, 1983.
1.6.21
"Former Residents Rekindle Memories of Times at ISSCS," June 17, 1984.

 

Folder 7:
Newspaper Articles - 1990-2000
1.7.1
"Where Have All the Orphans Gone? ISSCS Alum Defends the 'Home'," February 16, 1996, p. C1.
1.7.2
"Normal Takes Over ISSCS Property," May 7, 1996.
1.7.3
"80 Years Later, Tour of Orphanage Bittersweet for Resident," May 28, 1996.
1.7.4
"ISSCS Interest Begins to Develop," June 5, 1996.
1.7.5
"Normal Extends Deadline to Purchase Children's Home Property to July 26," July 6, 1996.
1.7.6
"Homies Return Home," July 7, 1996.
1.7.7
"Society Alters View of 'Home Away From Home'," July 7, 1996, p. A1.
1.7.8
"Builder Knows Homes are Hiding In There," August 18, 1996.
1.7.9
"Senior Center Among ISSCS Site Ideas," August 31, 1996, p. A1.
1.7.10
"ISSCS Reunion Set to Prove You Can Go Home Again," September 7, 1996.
1.7.11
"ISSCS Reunion," September 9, 1996, p. A7.
1.7.12
"Artist Found His Home, Studio and A Little History at ISSCS Grounds," 1997.
1.7.13
"A Forlorn, Forgotten Boys Row Turned Into Africano's Unofficial Subdivision," 1997.
1.7.14
"Blueprint for Success: Normal Completes Job One on Former ISSCS Property," 1997.
1.7.15
"Old Cottages are Handyman's Dream," 1997, p. A1.
1.7.16
"'Homers' Return to Share Memories of ISSCS," Twin City Community News, September 1, 1999, p. 1.
1.7.17
"Challenge of Fitting In Spurred 'Home Kid' to Distinction," The Pioneer, Spring 2000.
1.7.18
"Nickname Hurt, But Solidarity and Success Triumphed," The Pioneer, Spring 2000.

 

Folder 8:
Town Within Town - 1954 Pantagraph Series
1.8.1
"ISSCS Miniature City for 250 Children," October 17, 1954, p. 4.
1.8.2
"Cottage Plan Heart of ISSCS," October 18, 1954, p. 6.
1.8.3
"ISSCS - It's Not Fenced In," October 19, 1954, p. 6.
1.8.4
"ISSCS - Proof of State Concern," October 20, 1954.

 

Folder 9:
ISSCS - How's It Doing? - 1958 Pantagraph Series
1.9.1
"Children Older, Problems Different, Officials Say," June 1, 1958.
1.9.2
"Most Teenagers No Longer Home Reared, Study Shows," June 2, 1958.
1.9.3
"Cottage Parent Key to New Approach to Home Program," June 3, 1958.
1.9.4
"ISSCS Cottage Parent Pay Better At Second Glance," June 4, 1958.
1.9.5
"Fear, Resentment Found in Many School Newcomers," June 4, 1958.
1.9.6
"Runaways Constant Problem But Serious Trouble's Rare," June 5, 1958.
1.9.7
"Million Each Year Spent to Support Normal Home," June 6, 1958.
1.9.8
"Most Dependent Children Supervised in Own Homes," June 8, 1958.

 

Folder 10:
New ISSCS - 1965 Pantagraph Series
1.10.1
"Altered Climate Marks Home for 270 Children," December 12, 1965.
1.10.2
"Shift to Teen Ponderance Tilts Home's Character," December 13, 1965.
1.10.3
"Mechanics of Staff Build More Professional Help," December 14, 1965.
1.10.4
"Improvements Still Coming Around School Grounds," December 15, 1965.
1.10.5
"Task of Cottage Parents Easier in Recent Years," December 15, 1965.
1.10.6
"Senioritis Forms Malady for Emerging Fledglings," December 16, 1965.

 

Folder 11:
How Time Flies
1.11.1
"How Time Flies: 50 Years Ago," June 9, 1965.
1.11.2
"How Time Flies: 100 Years Ago," August 30, 1967.
1.11.3
"How Time Flies: 100 Years Ago," June 3, 1969.
1.11.4
"How Time Flies: 50 Years Ago," March 24, 1971.
1.11.5
"How Time Flies: 50 Years Ago," August 19, 1975.

 

Folder 12:
Building Authority - 1966 Pantagraph Series
1.12.1
"Create Now, Pay Later Theme of State Agency," March 28, 1966.
1.12.2
"Study of Needed Facilities Big Role of State Agency," March 29, 1966.
1.12.3
"'Unborn Should Help Pay for Things They'll Enjoy,'" March 30, 1966.
1.12.4
"Planning, Financing State Facilities Arduous Task," March 30, 1966.
1.12.5
"Roundabout Bond Issues Coming to Eventual Test," March 31, 1966.
1.12.6
"ISU Administration Building Bids Coming in Two Weeks," March 31, 1966.

 

Folder 13:
Possible Closing of University High School - 1971
1.13.1
"U High Closing Would Pinch Local School Pocketbooks," February 26, 1971.
1.13.2
"Braden Foresaw It," February 26, 1971.
1.13.3
"Inflation: Cost to Duplicate U High, Metcalf Hits $6.5 Million," February 27, 1971.
1.13.4
"Unit 5 Would Bear Brunt If Lab Schools Go," February 27, 1971.
1.13.5
"ISU Maps Fight to Keep Schools," February 28, 1971.

 

Folder 14:
DCFS Director Jerome Miller
1.14.1
"Children, Family Services Chief Scoffs at Critics," Peoria Journal Star, May 19, 1974.
1.14.2
Editorial, WRAU 19, May 23-24, 1974.
1.14.3
"Miller's Critics Comment," August 15, 1974.
1.14.4
"Miller Resigns Position as DCFS Director," August 15, 1974, p. A-5.
1.14.5
"Little Hint of Unrest, Feuding," August 15, 1974.
1.14.6
"For the Residential Schools," Chicago Tribune, November 21, 1974.

 

Folder 15:
Mental Health, DCFS and Welfare
1.15.1
"Senate OK's A New Child Welfare Unit," April 19, 1963.
1.15.2
"Mental Health Meeting Topic for Sen. Simon," no date.
1.15.3
"Healy School Accepts 'Nancy'," June 12, 1966.
1.15.4
"Judge Gives Nancy's History," June 28, 1966.
1.15.5
"No Villains, One Small Victim in This Modern Tragedy," May 15, 1968.
1.15.6
"State Mental Health Dollars Must Follow Shifted Burden," April 23, 1970.
1.15.7
"Mental Hospitals in Need," April 30, 1974.
1.15.8
"Herrick House to Reopen," October/November 1974?
1.15.9
"Woman Seized in Drug Sale to 2 State Wards," Chicago Daily News, October 31, 1974.
1.15.10
"Mike Royko: So, It's a Goal, Not a Quota," Chicago Daily News, November 30, 1974.
1.15.11
"Serving Truant Children," Chicago Tribune, December 12, 1974.
1.15.12
"Institutional Care," Chicago Tribune, December 19, 1974.
1.15.13
"Why Don't Parents Ever Talk of Kids?," September 23, 1975.
1.15.14
"Tried to Aid Bonny But 'System" Barred Him, Says Teacher," March 30, 1975.
1.15.15
"Letters: Children Seen As Political Pawns," Chicago Daily News, August 14, 1975.
1.15.16
"Mike Royko: A Few Words For Parents," Chicago Daily News, September 11, 1975.
1.15.17
"State Education Unit Backs Elan Program," Chicago Tribune, September 16, 1975.
1.15.18
"Second State Agency Using Maine Centers," September 16, 1975.

 

Folder 16:
Kaleidoscope
1.16.1
"Every Kid Deserves a Chance, Says 'Parent'," May 27, 1974.
1.16.2
"Message Arrived: Alter Child-Care Policies," May 30, 1974.
1.16.3
"Moffitt Resigns Kaleidoscope Office," November 14, 1974.
1.16.4
"Agency Hits Charges," November 14, 1974.
1.16.5
"Kaleidoscope Founder Quits Job as President," ISU Vidette, November 15, 1974.
1.16.6
"Child Care Concerns," November 20, 1974.
1.16.7
"Kaleidoscope Concern," November 26, 1974.
1.16.8
"Normal Files Suit to Close Homes," October 30, 1974.
1.16.9
"Kaleidoscope License Nixed," July 1, 1975.

 

Folder 17:
Photo Clippings
1.17.1
"Student Therapists Study at ISSCS in State Program," June 1954.
1.17.2
"Headed to Boys State," June 8, 1958.
1.17.3
"ISSCS Volunteers," April 23, 1978.
1.17.4
Photo of American Legion Pilgrimage, American Legion flyer, 1961.
1.17.5
"Defector to Reds," source unknown, no date.
1.17.6
Photo of Judi Wise, January 24, 1960, p. 22.
1.17.7
Photo of ISSCS sports team, July 3, 1961.
1.17.8
"U High Lineman," November 9, 1965.
1.17.9
Photo of Judi Wise, 1961.
1.17.10
Photo of U High hurdler Harry Menton, no date.
1.17.11
"To Show Prize Vegetables," August 5, 1961.
1.17.12
"Drumming Up Fun for Children at ISSCS," June 11, 1962.
1.17.13
"ISSCS Seminar," August 20, 1971.
1.17.14
Photo of ISSCS volunteer awards ceremony, May 22, 1964.
1.17.15
"8 Honored for Service at ISSCS," July 2, 1964.
1.17.16
Photo of Centennial royalty, July 18, 1965, p. 20.
1.17.17
Photo of Centennial preparation, Normal News, August 5, 1965.
1.17.18
Photo of Jane Delano Cottage girls, September 16, 1965.
1.17.19
Photo of ex-resident Frank Dispennelt's return, source unknown, 1966.
1.17.20
"Successor to Girls' Row at ISSCS," source unknown, July 31, 1967.
1.17.21
"ISSCS Gets Car," February 25, 1974.
1.17.22
"Smoke, Smiles," October 28, 1974.
1.17.23
"Yule Party," December 10, 1974.
1.17.24
"Topsy-Turvy," ISU Vidette, May 13, 1975.
1.17.25
"Demolition Duty," March 21, 1977.
1.17.26
Photo of the Townsends, no date.
1.17.27
Photo of ISSCS baseball team, no date.
1.17.28
Photo of U High track team member Jesse Herring, no date.
1.17.29
Photo of aerial view of Girls' Row and ISSCS administrative building, source unknown, no date.
1.17.30
Photo of construction on boys' cottages, source unknown, no date.

 

Folder 18:
Advertisements
1.18.1
"McLean County Bicentennial Arts Festival: Historic Sites Selections," June 12, 1975.

 

Folder 19:
1865 Act
1.19.1
"An Act to Establish a Home for the Children of Deceased Soldiers," February 16, 1865, 3 pages.

 

Folder 20:
Abstracts of Titles
1.20.1
The Trustees of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home of the State of Illinois, Abstract of Title to Lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, in the Twelfth Addition to the Town of Normal, in McLean County, Illinois, covers the period from July 7, 1868 to December 7, 1970, 26 pages.
1.20.2
State of Illinois, Abstract of Title to Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 & 36; Also that part of Coles St. lying between Lts 23 &24 and between Lts 33 & 34, all in the Twelfth Addn. to the Town of Normal, in McLean County, Illinois, March 6, 1925, 49 pages.
1.20.3
Abstract of Title to Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 & 36; Also that part of Coles Street lying between Lots 23 and 24 and between Lots 33 and 34, all in the Twelfth Addition to the Town of Normal, lying and being in the County of McLean and State of Illinois, June 21, 1929, 7 pages.
1.20.4
Abstract of Title to Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 & 36; Also that part of Coles Street lying between Lots 23 and 24 and between Lots 33 and 34, all in the Twelfth Addition to the Town of Normal, lying and being in the County of McLean and State of Illinois, August 14, 1929, 3 pages.
1.20.5
Abstract of Title to Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 & 36; Also that part of Coles Street lying between Lots 23 and 24 and between Lots 33 and 34, all in the Twelfth Addition to the Town of Normal, lying and being in the County of McLean and State of Illinois, August 17, 1929, 6 pages.
1.20.6
Abstract of Title to Lots 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 & 36; Also that part of Coles Street lying between Lots 23 and 24 and between Lots 33 and 34, all in the Twelfth Addition to the Town of Normal, lying and being in the County of McLean and State of Illinois, covers the period from August 17, 1929 to December 7, 1970, 4 pages.

 

Folder 21:
Abstracts of Titles continued
1.21.1
State of Illinois, Abstract of Title to the E1/2 of the following descd real estate, towit: beg at the Quarter Sec corner on the W side of Sec 22-24-2 E&c, th running N 17.64 chs, thence E to the E ln of the NW1/4 of sd sec 22, thence S to the center of sd Sec 22, th W ttpob, in McLean County, Illinois, March 23, 1936, 112 pages.
1.21.2
Abstract of Title to Lot 1 in the South East 1/4 of Section 21, Township 21 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian as shown in the Normal Town Survey of 1898; also Lot 1 in the South West 1/4 of Section 22, Lot 14 in the Subdivision of the North 1/2of Section 21, also beginning at the quarter section corner on the West side of Section 22, thence running North 17.64 chains, thence South to the center of said Section 22, thence West to the place of beginning, in McLean County, Illinois, May 26, 1941, 6 pages.
1.21.3
Abstract of Title to Lot 1 in the South East 1/4 of Section 21, Township 21 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian as shown in the Normal Town Survey of 1898; also Lot 1 in the South West 1/4 of Section 22, Lot 14 in the Subdivision of the North 1/2 of Section 21, also beginning at the quarter section corner on the West side of Section 22, thence running North 17.64 chains, thence South to the center of said Section 22, thence West to the place of beginning, in McLean County, Illinois, July 14, 1941, 5 pages.
1.21.4
Abstract of Title to Lot 1 in the South East 1/4 of Section 21, Township 21 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian as shown in the Normal Town Survey of 1898; also Lot 1 in the South West 1/4 of Section 22, Lot 14 in the Subdivision of the North 1/2 of Section 21, also beginning at the quarter section corner on the West side of Section 22, thence running North 17.64 chains, thence South to the center of said Section 22, thence West to the place of beginning, in McLean County, Illinois, January 31, 1944, 3 pages.
1.21.5
Abstract of Title to the East 1/2 of the following described real estate, towit: Beginning at the Quarter Section corner on the West side of Section 22, Township 24 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian, thence running North 17.64 chains, thence East to the East line of the North West 1/4 of said Section 22, thence South to the center of said Section 22, thence West to the place of beginning, in McLean County, Illinois, covers the period from January 31, 1944 to December 7, 1970, 27 pages.

 

Folder 22:
Illinois Senate Bill No. 437 - 1953
1.22.1
Illinois Senate Bill No. 437 in House, A bill for an Act to provide for the ordinary, contingent and distributive expenditures of the Department of Public Welfare, May 28, 1953, 22 pages.

 

Folder 23:
Instruments of Transfer
1.23.1
Instrument of Transfer, transferring real estate in Section 22, Township 24 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian in McLean County, Illinois, from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, June 6, 1967, 2 pages.
1.23.2
Instrument of Transfer, transferring Lot 14 in the Subdivision of the North Half of Section 21, Township 24 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian in McLean County, Illinois, from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, June 19, 1967, 2 pages.
1.23.3
Instrument of Transfer, transferring part of the Southwest Quarter and part of the Southeast Quarter of Section 22, Township 24 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian, McLean County, Illinois, from the Director of the Department of Children and Family Services to the Illinois Building Authority in order to construct girls' dormitory facilities for ISSCS, October 9, 1967, 5 pages.
1.23.4
Instrument of Transfer, transferring Lot 1 in the Southeast Quart of Section 21, and Lot 1 in the Southwest Quarter of Section 22, all in Township 24 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian in McLean County, Illinois, May 16, 1968, 4 pages.
1.23.5
Instrument of Transfer, transferring part of the Southwest Quarter of Section 22, Township 24 North, Range 2 East of the Third Principal Meridian from the Director of the Department of Children and Family Services to the Illinois Building Authority in order to construct an Activity Center Building for ISSCS, November 19, 1970, 5 pages.

Box 2: Annual Reports and Other Records

Folder 1:
1869-1870 Annual Report
2.1.1
"Report of the Trustees, Superintendent and Other Officers, of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home; Being the Fourth Annual and First Biennial Report. 1869 and 1870," printed in Springfield by Illinois Journal Printing Office, 1871, 26 pages.

 

Folder 2:
1908 Annual Report
2.2.1
"Twentieth Biennial Report of the Trustees, Superintendent and Treasurer of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home At Normal. July 1, 1908," printed in Springfield by the Illinois State Journal Co., 1908, 49 pages.
2.2.2
"Twentieth Biennial Report of the Trustees, Superintendent and Treasurer of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home At Normal. July 1, 1908," printed in Springfield by the Illinois State Journal Co., 1908, 49 pages (copy 2).

 

Folder 3:
1923 Annual Report
2.3.1
"Soldiers' Orphans' Home, Normal, Illinois," by Managing Officer Ralph Spafford, partial photocopy, 1923, 4 pages.

 

Folder 4:
The Coast Guard Treatise - 1925
2.4.1
"The Coast Guard Being a Short Treatise on the Division of Visitation of Children and Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home, Containing law governing Family Boarding Homes for Children," reprinted from March 1925 Institution Quarterly, published by the Department of Public Welfare, 1925, 16 pages.

 

Folder 5:
1935 Field Investigation
2.5.1
Statement of housemother Adeline Stefko upon her discharge, details her problems and concerns with the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, notarized March 20, 1935, 4 pages.
2.5.2
Statement of housefather Paul Stefko upon his discharge, describes his concerns about the food, discipline and morality present at the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, notarized March 20, 1935, 10 pages.
2.5.3
Statement of domestic Marie Gildersleeve upon her discharge, details her concern about the quality and quantity of food provided for the children at the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, dated March 16, 1935, notarized March 25, 1935, 2 pages.
2.5.4
Dietary table of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home with interpretation, 1935, 3 pages.
2.5.5
"Report to Honorable Henry Horner, Governor of Illinois, and Mr. A. L. Bowen, Director of Public Welfare, Concerning the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois," submitted by Julius H. Hess, M.D., Harry Hill, John A. Kinneman, and Irene Bennett Needham, 1936, 11 pages.
2.5.6
Letter to the editor of the Pantagraph from Director of Public Welfare A.L. Bowen concerning the report of the committee studying the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, February 6, 1936, 2 pages.

 

Folder 6:
1936 Annual Report
2.6.1
"Annual Report and Report of Advisory Committee, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal," reprinted from the 1936 Annual Report of the Department of Public Welfare, 1936, 25 pages.

 

Folder 7:
1941 Annual Report
2.7.1
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," by Managing Officer William E. Hogan, in the Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Department of Public Welfare, June 30, 1941, 4 pages.
2.7.2
Draft of the 1941 Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Annual Report, 14 pages.

 

Folder 8:
1942 Study of Illinois Welfare Division
2.8.1
"Study of Illinois Child Welfare Division 1942, by the Board of Public Welfare Commissioners," Report prepared by Board Staff, partial copy containing section on the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home, 5 pages.

 

Folder 9:
1945 Annual Reports
2.9.1
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," in the Report of the Illinois Child Welfare Functions Commission to the Members of the 64th General Assembly, c. 1945, 4 pages.
2.9.2
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," report, c. 1945, 2 pages.

 

Folder 10:
1947 Annual Reports
2.10.1
"Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois," 1947, 11 pages.
2.10.2
"Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School," by Superintendent James R. Cretcher, in the Annual Report of the Department of Public Welfare, 1947, 4 pages.

 

Folder 11:
1948 Annual Report
2.11.1
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School," by Superintendent James R. Cretcher, in the Annual Report of the Department of Public Welfare, June 30, 1948, 2 pages.

 

Folder 12:
1949 Annual Reports
2.12.1
"Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois," 1948-1949, 12 pages.
2.12.2
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School," by Superintendent Laurence J. East, in the Annual Report of the Department of Public Welfare, June 30, 1949, 4 pages.

 

Folder 13: 1950 Annual Report
2.13.1 Letter to Superintendent Laurence J. East from Deputy Director H. E. Thornton concerning annual reports, June 10, 1950, 1 page.
2.13.2 Letter to General Horace E. Thornton, deputy director of Educational and Correctional Services from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the 1949-1950 Annual Report, July 22, 1950, 1 page.
2.13.3 "Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois," 1949-1950, 13 pages.

 

Folder 14:
1951 Annual Report
2.14.1
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," in the Annual Report of the Department of Public Welfare, 1951, 2 pages.

 

Folder 15:
1954 Annual Report
2.15.1
Memorandum to division and section heads from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the 1953-1954 annual division reports, July 1, 1954, 1 page.
2.15.2
Letter to Leonard E. Belt, executive assistant of the Department of Public Welfare, from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the 1953-1954 Annual Report, July 23, 1954, 1 page.
2.15.3
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois, 1953-1954, 3 pages.

 

Folder 16:
1955 Annual Report
2.16.1
Letter to Superintendent Laurence J. East from Executive Assistant Leonard E. Belt concerning the 1954-1955 Annual Report, August 1, 1955, 1 page.
2.16.2
Letter to Leonard E. Belt, executive assistant of the Department of Public Welfare, from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the 1954-1955 Annual Report, August 24, 1955, 1 page.
2.16.3
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois, 1954-1955, 4 pages.

 

Folder 17:
1956 Annual Report
2.17.1
Letter to Leonard E. Belt, executive assistant of the Department of Public Welfare, from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the 1955-1956 Annual Report, August 24, 1956, 1 page.
2.17.2
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois, 1956, 5 pages.

 

Folder 18:
1957 Annual Report
2.18.1
Letter to Leonard E. Belt, executive assistant of the Department of Public Welfare, from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the 1956-1957 Annual Report, August 29, 1957, 1 page.
2.18.2
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois, 1957, 4 pages.

 

Folder 19: 1958 Annual Report
2.19.1 Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois, 1957-1958, 4 pages.

 

Folder 20:
1959 Annual Report
2.20.1
Letter to E. F. Merten, deputy director of the Department of Public Welfare, from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the 1958-1959 Annual Report, August 14, 1959, 1 page.
2.20.2
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois, 1958-1959, 4 pages.

 

Folder 21:
Committee on University High School and ISSCS Youth
2.21.1
Report of Committee on University High School and ISSCS Youth, no date, 6 pages.

 

Folder 22:
ISSCS School Report
2.22.1
Report of the Elementary and Junior High Schools at ISSCS, c. 1960, 2 pages.

 

Folder 23:
1960 Annual Report and Summary
2.23.1
Letter to E. F. Merten, deputy director of the Department of Public Welfare, from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the 1959-1960 Annual Report, August 4, 1960, 1 page.
2.23.2
Annual Report of the Business Operations of ISSCS, by Business Manager Leo Kikendall, July 22, 1960, 1 page.
2.23.3
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal Illinois, 1959-1960, 5 pages.
2.23.4
Memorandum from Deputy Director C. H. Winking regarding institution and service program summaries, November 18, 1960, 1 page.
2.23.5
Letter to Deputy Director C. H. Winking from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the ISSCS summary, November 30, 1960, 1 page (2 copies).
2.23.6
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Summary, 1960, 2 pages (2 copies).
2.23.7
Staffing Plan of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, August 9, 1960, 1 page.

 

Folder 24:
1961 Annual Report and Summary
2.24.1
Letter to Deputy Director C. H. Winking from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the ISSCS summary, January 9, 1961, 1 page (2 copies).
2.24.2
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Summary, 1961, 6 pages.
2.24.3
Letter to E. F. Merten, deputy director of the Department of Public Welfare, from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the 1960-1961 Annual Report, August 11, 1961, 1 page.
2.24.4
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, 1960-1961, 7 pages.

 

Folder 25:
1961 Illinois Commission on Children Hearing
2.25.1
Remarks by Superintendent Lawrence J. East at the Illinois Commission on Children Hearing in Champaign, November 2, 1961, 3 pages.

 

Folder 26:
1962 Annual Report
2.26.1
Letter to Superintendent Laurence J. East from Deputy Director E. F. Merten concerning the 1962 Annual Report, July 6, 1962, 1 page.
2.26.2
Illinois Department of Mental Health Outline for Annual Report from Institutions and Divisions, July 1, 1961 - June 30, 1962, 1 page.
2.26.3
Letter to E. F. Merten, deputy director of the Department of Public Welfare, from Superintendent L. J. East concerning the 1961-1962 Annual Report, August 10, 1962, 1 page.
2.26.4
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois, 1961-1962, 5 pages.
2.26.5
Memorandum from Director Francis J. Gerty concerning institution summaries, January 3, 1962, 1 page (2 copies).

 

Folder 27:
1963 Annual Report
2.27.1
Letter to Leonard E. Belt, executive assistant of the Department of Public Welfare, from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios concerning the 1962-1963 Annual Report, September 9, 1963, 1 page.
2.27.2
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, 1962-1963, 5 pages.
2.27.3
ISSCS School Needs and Proposed Solutions, 1963, 2 pages (2 copies).

 

Folder 28:
1964 Annual Report
2.28.1
Letter to Jack Hartong of the Institutional Unit of Children and Family Services from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios concerning the 1963-1964 Annual Report, August 11, 1964, 1 page.
2.28.2
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, 1963-1964, 3 pages.

 

Folder 29:
1964-1966 Biennial Report
2.29.1
Letter to Lee A. Iverson of the Division of Children's Schools from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios concerning the 1964-1966 Annual Report, July 29, 1966, 1 page.
2.29.2
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, July 1, 1964 - June 30, 1966, 5 pages.

 

Folder 30:
1966-1968 Biennial Report
2.30.1
Memorandum from Don H. Schlosser of the Office of Community Relations concerning the 1966-1968 biennial reports, June 27, 1968, 2 pages.
2.30.2
Memorandum to Donald Schlosser from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios concerning the 1966-1968 Biennial Report, September 16, 1968, 1 page.
2.30.3
Biennial Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, July 1, 1966 - June 30, 1968, 7 pages.

 

Folder 31:
1971-1972 Biennial Report
2.31.1
Memorandum from Bette Thompson of Public Information concerning instructions for the 1971-1972 Biennial Report, October 25, 1972, 2 pages.
2.31.2
Biennial Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, 1971-1972, 4 pages.

 

Folder 32:
1974-1976 Biennial Report
2.32.1
Memorandum to Lee A. Iverson, director of Educational and Rehabilitation Services, from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios concerning the 1974-1976 Annual Report, October 15, 1976, 1 page.
2.32.2
Biennial Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, December 1974 - November 1976, 5 pages.

 

Folder 33:
1977 Annual Report
2.33.1
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, December 1976 - November 1977, 2 pages.

 

Folder 34:
1978 Annual Report
2.34.1
Memorandum from Margaret M. Kennedy, director of ACSW, concerning the 1978 Annual Report, October 30, 1978, 1 page.
2.34.2
Annual Report of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, December 1977 - November 1978, 2 pages (3 copies).

 

Folder 35:
ISSCS Program Description
2.35.1
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Program Description," January 9, 1978, 9 pages.

 

Folder 36:
ISSCS Education Department Reports
2.36.1
Report of Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School for Biennium Ending June 30, 1947, by Principal John L. Reusser, 3 pages.
2.36.2
Report of Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School for Year Ending June 30, 1949, by Principal John L. Reusser, 3 pages.
2.36.3
Report of Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School for Year Ending June 30, 1950, 2 pages.
2.36.4
Report of the Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, by Principal John L. Reusser, August 13, 1953, 2 pages (2 copies).
2.36.5
Report of the Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, by Principal John L. Reusser, March 11, 1954, 2 pages (2 copies).
2.36.6
Report of the Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, by Principal John L. Reusser, July 14, 1954, 2 pages.
2.36.7
Report of the Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School - August 1956, by Principal John L. Reusser, dated August 10, 1956, 2 pages (2 copies).
2.36.8
Report of the Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, by Principal John L. Reusser, c. 1956, 2 pages (2 copies).
2.36.9
Report of the Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School - August 1957, by Principal John L. Reusser, 1 page.
2.36.10
Report of the Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, by Principal John L. Reusser, 1955-56, removed from another publication with changes in pencil for 1957-58 school year, 1 page.
2.36.11
Report of the Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School - August 1958, by Principal John L. Reusser, 1 page (2 copies).
2.36.12
Letter to ISSCS Principal John L. Reusser from Samuel M. Bishop, assistant superintendent in charge of statistics, requesting statistics for the Illinois School Report, February 16, 1959, 1 page.
2.36.13
Report of the Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, by Principal John L. Reusser, May 13, 1959, 2 pages.
2.36.14
Report of the Educational Division of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School - August 1959, by Principal John L. Reusser, 1 page.
2.36.15
Report of the Educational Division of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School - August 1960, by Principal John L. Reusser, 1 page.
2.36.16
Memorandum to deputy directors and superintendents from Francis J. Gerty, director, requesting end-of-year summary, January 3, 1962, 1 page.
2.36.17
Report of the Educational Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, by Principal John W. Hodges, July 9, 1962, 2 pages.
2.36.18
Report of the Education Department of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School for Biennium Ending June 30, 1968, 5 pages (2 copies).
2.36.19
Education Department Report, with high school enrollment tally, no date, 3 pages.
2.36.20
Report on Elementary and Junior High School, by Principal John L. Reusser, no date, 1 page.
2.36.21
The Educational Department at the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, no date, 1 page.

 

Folder 37:
1960s DCFS Annual and Biennial Reports
2.37.1
1963 Annual Report of the Department of Children and Family Services, compiled February 1964, 35 pages.
2.37.2
"Annual Statistical Report for Division of Children's Schools and Division of Rehabilitation Services, 1964," issued July 1965 by the Division of Planning, Research and Statistics, 43 pages.
2.37.3
Biennial Report of the Department of Children and Family Services, December 1, 1966, 54 pages.
2.37.4
Biennial Report of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 1967-1968, 68 pages.
2.37.5
"Person to Person: The Story of the Department of Children and Family Services," Biennial Report, 1969-1970, 29 pages.
2.37.6
"Person to Person: The Story of the Department of Children and Family Services," Biennial Report, 1969-1970, 29 pages (copy 2).

 

Folder 38:
1970s DCFS Annual and Biennial Reports
2.38.1
"Close Up," Biennial Report of the Department of Children and Family Services, 1971-1972, 36 pages.
2.38.2
"Illinois CARES for Kids: New Directions in Child Welfare Services," 1973-1974 Annual Report of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, June 1974, 9 pages.
2.38.3
Memorandum from Mary Lee Leahy concerning the 1975 Department Annual Report, June 9, 1976, 1 page.
2.38.4
"A FAMILY: Every Child's Right," 1975 Annual Report of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, published May 1976, 13 pages.
2.38.5
"Family Focus: Report of Activities, 1975-1976," Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 25 pages.
2.38.6
"Families 1977," Annual Report of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 38 pages.
2.38.7
"Families 1977," Annual Report of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, 38 pages (copy 2).

 

Folder 39:
Record of Deaths
2.39.1
Record of Deaths in the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, Normal, Illinois, includes names, dates, ages, burial places, and causes of death, covering the period from March 1868 to June 1915, 35 pages.

 

Folder 40:
Burial Records
2.40.1
Letter to A. L. Bowen, director of the Department of Public Welfare, from J. Howard Russell, managing officer of ISSCS, regarding grave markers for institution children, December 10, 1938, 1 page.
2.40.2
Letter to J. H. Russell from the Bloomington Cemetery Association regarding foundations, January 3, 1939, 1 page.
2.40.3
Handwritten Cemetery Lot Charts for Lot 6 Section 12, Lot 443, Lot 44 and Lot 449, no date, 4 pages.
2.40.4
Handwritten Burial Records for Lots 443, 444, 449 and 450, no date, 4 pages.
2.40.5
A Report to the Superintendent on Numbers of Graves, Their Relation in Plots, and Consecutive Arbitrary Numbering for Ready Reference, Together With Birthdates, Burial Dates, and Approximate Ages of Children Buried in Bloomington Cemetery from the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School from May 25, 1879 to the Present, by Henri R. Pearcy, July 19, 1946, 6 pages.
2.40.6
Handwritten Burial Chart for Bloomington Cemetery Lot, no date, 1 page.
2.40.7
Burial Records for Lot 6 Section 12, include grave numbers, names, burial dates and ages, no date, 1 page (3 copies).
2.40.8
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Children Buried in Bloomington Cemetery, Lots 443, 444, 449 and 450, includes grave numbers, names, burial dates and ages, no date, 1 page (3 copies).
2.40.9
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Children Buried in the Bloomington Cemetery, Lots 443, 444, 449 and 450 and Lot 6 Section 12, includes grave numbers, names, birthdates, burial dates and ages, no date, 4 pages (2 copies).

 

Folder 41:
75th Biennium Total Budget Request - 1966
2.41.1
Total Budget Request - 75th Biennium, 1966, 15 pages.
2.41.2
Modernization and Repair Budget Request - 75th Biennium, 1966, 15 pages.

Box 3: Histories and Narratives

Folder 1:
1879 Soldiers' Orphans' Home History
3.1.1
"Soldiers' Orphans' Home," in the History of Bloomington and Normal in McLean County by J.H. Burnham, 1879, 2 pages.

 

Folder 2:
1912 Memorial Day Circular
3.2.1
"Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home, Normal, Illinois," by Superintendent Robert N. McCauley in Memorial Day: May Thirtieth 1912, Circular 63, issued by Francis G. Blair, Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1912, 11 pages.

 

Folder 3:
A Day at the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home
3.3.1
"A Day at the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home," Illinois Department of Public Welfare, 1927, 12 pages.

 

Folder 4:
A Day at the Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School
3.4.1
"A Day at the Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School," printed by Student Printers, original, 1933, 16 pages (2 copies).
3.4.2
"A Day at the Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School," printed by Student Printers, photocopy, 1933, 16 pages.

 

Folder 5:
Young Heirs of Democracy
3.5.1
"Young Heirs of Democracy," photo essay, 1939, 66 pages.

 

Folder 6:
1940 Brief History
3.6.1
"A Brief History of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," published by the Student Printers, 1940, 32 pages (8 copies).

 

Folder 7:
1947-48 ISSCS Historical Narrative
3.7.1
"The Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," narrative with photographs, 1947-48, 19 pages.
3.7.2
"The Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," narrative with photographs, additional copies of above, 1947-48, 56 pages.

 

Folder 8:
State Institutions for Children
3.8.1
"The State Institutions for Children," by Myrtle P. Wolff, c. 1949, 8 pages.

 

Folder 9:
ISSCS History - Edward S. Palmer
3.9.1
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," by Edward S. Palmer, c. 1950, 22 pages.

 

Folder 10:
1952 Historical Narratives
3.10.1
"History of ISSCS," by Faye L. Vincent of Roth Cottage, 1952, 2 pages (2 copies).
3.10.2
"Function of Social Services at ISSCS," 1952, 5 pages (2 copies).
3.10.3
"The Business Office," 1952, 2 pages (2 copies).
3.10.4
"Hospital," 1952, 2 pages (2 copies).
3.10.5
"The Cottage," by Harry Allen, 1952, 3 pages (2 copies).
3.10.6
"Cottage Objectives," by L.M. Gunn, 1952, 1 page (2 copies).
3.10.7
"Relief Cottage Parents," by Blanche Robard, 1952, 2 pages (2 copies).
3.10.8
"Relief Cottage Parent," by Mrs. Townsend, 1952, 1 page (2 copies).
3.10.9
"Maintenance," 1952, 1 page (2 copies).

 

Folder 11:
1959 Historical Narrative
3.11.1
"Brief History and Development of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Size or Service," February 25, 1959, 2 pages.
3.11.2
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Cottage Life and Present Population," February 25, 1959, 1 page (2 copies).
3.11.3
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Child Care Program and Policy Committee," February 25, 1959, 1 page (3 copies).

 

Folder 12:
1973 Historical Narrative
3.12.1
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School," April 13, 1973, 4 pages (2 copies).

 

Folder 13:
1981 History - Michele Branson
3.13.1
"The Establishment of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home," a seminar paper by Michele Branson, includes bibliography, April 28, 1981, 22 pages.

 

Folder 14:
Partial Narratives
3.14.1
Partial copy of ISSCS historical narrative, title unknown, no date, 6 pages.
3.14.2
Partial copy of ISSCS history, by Robert Cass, c. 1933, 1 page.
3.14.3
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," title page for EIU Illinois History Fair project, by Brennin Kelley and Brittany Becher, March 8, 2003, 1 page.

 

Folder 15:
DCFS Publications
3.15.1
"The Department of Children and Family Services: A First Report," pamphlet, January 1, 1965, 12 pages.
3.15.2
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School," brochure, c. 1969 (2 copies).
3.15.3
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," pamphlet, c. 1970, 16 pages.
3.15.4
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," pamphlet, no date, 12 pages.
3.15.5
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," brochure in Spanish, c. 1975 (5 copies).
3.15.6
The Welfare Bulletin, includes articles on ISSCS, July/August 1954, 24 pages (4 copies.
3.15.7
Perspective, Vol. 5, No. 2, published by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, includes article on ISSCS, June 1969, 16 pages.
3.15.8
"Reporter Finds 'New Climate' at Department's School in Normal," Perspective, published by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, March 1966, 4 pages (6 copies).

 

Folder 16:
ISSCS Bibliography
3.16.1
Bibliography on the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, no date, 3 pages.

 

Folder 17:
Abstract (Donated by Jackie Erikson, February 2010)
3.17.1
"Abstract: Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: A Case Study," by James G. Quiggins, Illinois State University, 2 pgs

 

Folder 18: Fact Sheet
3.18.1 "ISSCS/ISOH Fact Sheet," 4 pgs, unknown compiler, includes population
3.18.2 ISSCS flow chart

 

Box 4: ISSCS Centennial and Reunion Materials

Folder 1:
ISSCS Centennial Newspaper Articles - 1969 (Pantagraph, unless noted)
4.1.1
"Centennial Year at ISSCS," May 21, 1969, p. C-6.
4.1.2
"Ogilvie ISSCS Speaker," June 26, 1969.
4.1.3
News Release, Illinois Information Service, July 2, 1969.
4.1.4
"Governor Speaks Tuesday at ISSCS Centennial Event," The Normalite, July 4, 1969, p. 1.
4.1.5
"Children's School Marks One Hundred Years," The Normalite, July 4, 1969, p.1.
4.1.6
"Changes in Campus and Concept Mark First 100 Years at ISSCS," July 6, 1969, p. A-3.
4.1.7
WJBC Editorial #578, WJBC, July 8, 1969.
4.1.8
"Letter to the Editor: Community and ISSCS," July 16, 1969.

 

Folder 2:
ISSCS Centennial Invitations
4.2.1
Grade School and High School Senior Dinner Invitation with 100th Anniversary Gold Emblem, June 5, 1969.
4.2.2
Grade School and High School Senior Dinner Invitation with 100th Anniversary Gold Emblem, addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Welton Spencer, June 5, 1969.
4.2.3
Centennial Celebration Invitation, featuring the Dedication of New Residences for Girls by the Governor of Illinois, Richard B. Ogilvie, July 8, 1969 (5 copies).
4.2.4
Draft of Centennial Celebration Invitation with Route Slip to Andrew Spelios from Mr. Flynn, May 26, 1969, 2 pages.
4.2.5
Photocopy of Centennial Celebration Invitation, distributed to neighbors of ISSCS, 1969, 1 page.

 

Folder 3:
ISSCS Centennial Programs
4.3.1
Centennial Celebration and Dedication of New Residences for Girls Program, July 8, 1969 (5 copies).
4.3.2
Centennial Celebration and Dedication of New Residences for Girls Program with 100th Anniversary Gold Emblem, July 8, 1969 (4 copies).
4.3.3
Handwritten note requesting programs to be sent to Citizens' Committee, no date, 1 page.
4.3.4
Centennial Program, draft of schedule of events for ISSCS Centennial, 1969, 2 pages.

 

Folder 4:
Related Brochures and Newsletters
4.4.1
"What's Going On in Bloomington-Normal and McLean County," brochure, May 1969 (2 copies).
4.4.2
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School," brochure, c. 1969 (2 copies).
4.4.3
"50 Years of American Legion Child Welfare, 100 Years of Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' School," American Legion Newsletter with 35th Annual ISSCS Pilgrimage Program, June 8, 1969, 4 pages (4 copies).
4.4.4
Map of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, taken from the American Legion Newsletter, c. 1969, 1 page (2 copies).

 

Folder 5:
Centennial Invitation Address Lists
4.5.1
Centennial Invitation List - Local Merchants, 1969, 2 pages.
4.5.2
Invitations to American Legion Personnel for Centennial and Dedication, 1969, 2 pages (2 copies).
4.5.3
Invitations to American Legion Auxiliary Personnel for Centennial and Dedication, 1969, 2 pages (2 copies).
4.5.4
Address List of Bloomington-Normal Churches and Ministers, 1969, 10 pages.
4.5.5
Note to Bloomington-Normal churches and ministers inviting their congregations to attend the Centennial celebration, 1969, 1 page (4 copies).
4.5.6
Addresses of former ISSCS students Mrs. Wm. E. (Yvonne) Wilson and Mr. Gilbert Hoover for Centennial Announcements, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.7
Former ISSCS Students Address List, June 1969, 2 pages.
4.5.8
Retired Employees Address List, June 17, 1969, 2 pages.
4.5.9
Address List for Invitations, includes some handwritten addresses, 1969, 2 pages.
4.5.10
Additional Address List for Bloomington-Normal, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.11
Handwritten Address List of El Paso Residents to Receive Invitations, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.12
Handwritten Address List, includes some names crossed out, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.13
Photocopy of Handwritten Invitation List, names only, May 1969, 2 pages.
4.5.14
Handwritten Invitation List, includes names and addresses crossed out, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.15
Centennial Invitation List, includes two names and addresses, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.16
Handwritten Address List, completed June 16, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.17
Small piece of paper with one name and address, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.18
Former student Ralph Berner address for invitation, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.19
Notes on representatives to receive invitations, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.20
Scrap piece of paper with one name and address for centennial invitation, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.21
Name and address for invitation, 1969, 1 page.
4.5.22
Address List on Legal Pad Paper, 1969, 2 pages.

 

Folder 6:
Correspondence with James P. Flynn
4.6.1
Letter to ISSCS Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Assistant Public Information Officer James P. Flynn regarding outline of slide presentation shots, includes outline and route slip, April 4, 1969, 4 pages.
4.6.2
Letter to ISSCS Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Assistant Public Information Officer James P. Flynn regarding slide presentation shooting, includes outline of scenes and schedule, April 22, 1969, 5 pages (2 copies).
4.6.3
Letter to Donald H. Schlosser of the Office of Community Relations from Assistant Public Information Officer James P. Flynn regarding plans for the centennial celebration, May 9, 1969, 2 pages.
4.6.4
Letter to ISSCS Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Assistant Public Information Officer James P. Flynn regarding photo releases, includes releases to be signed, May 9, 1969, 4 pages.
4.6.5
Letter to ISSCS Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Assistant Public Information Officer James P. Flynn regarding draft of copy for centennial celebration program, includes draft and route slip, May 13, 1969, 5 pages.
4.6.6
Letter to Mr. Schlosser and Mrs. Wright from Assistant Public Information Officer James P. Flynn regarding ISSCS Centennial News Release, June 4, 1969, 1 page.

 

Folder 7:
Centennial Correspondence
4.7.1
"Anniversary Greetings" card, inside reads "Sincere Congratulations on this very Special Anniversary," signed Orphans' Home Group 1921-1931, 1969.
4.7.2
Letter to Director Edward T. Weaver from Donald H. Schlosser, administrator of the Office of Community Relations, regarding the Centennial Celebration and Dedication of Dormitories, February 11, 1969, 2 pages (2 copies).
4.7.3
Draft of letter to Governor Richard B. Ogilvie inviting him to speak at the centennial-dedicatory ceremonies, February 11, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.4
Letter to Governor Richard B. Ogilvie from Edward T. Weaver inviting him to speak at the centennial-dedicatory ceremonies, February 13, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.5
Letter to John Mongoven of the Illinois Information Service from Donald H. Schlosser of the Office of Community Relations regarding centennial preparations, April 16, 1969, 2 pages.
4.7.6
Letter to Marianne Quinn, appointment secretary to the governor, from Donald H. Schlosser of the Office of Community Relations regarding the governor's participation in the centennial celebration, May 12, 1969, 2 pages (2 copies).
4.7.7
Handwritten letter to Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios from Mrs. George Calpaert regarding her plans to visit ISSCS, May 6, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.8
Letter to Mrs. George Calpaert from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios regarding her pending visit to ISSCS, May 13, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.9
Letter to William Wagner from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios regarding Normal Community High School band performing at the centennial celebration, May 23, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.10
Handwritten letter from Gloria Gaston of Illinois Cottage requesting invitations, June 4, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.11
Letter to Skip Keisling of the Illinois Department of American Legion from Donald H. Schlosser of the Office of Community Relations regarding centennial article, includes attached article, June 18, 1969, 3 pages.
4.7.12
Letter to Florence Rust from John H. McDermott regarding centennial committee, June 24, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.13
Letter to Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios from Florence K. Stafford responding to centennial invitation to Thomas T. Tourlentes, June 24, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.14
Letter to Edward T. Weaver from Maurice Tretakoff of the Hope School regarding the Centennial Celebration, June 25, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.15
Letter to Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios from Frieda H. Engel of the Jane Addams Graduate School of Social Work regarding the centennial celebration, June 25, 1969, 1 page (2 copies).
4.7.16
Letter to Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios from Mirl W. Whitaker of the Child Care Association accepting the invitation to the centennial celebration, June 25, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.17
Letter to John Kolbe, special assistant to the governor, from Donald H. Schlosser of the Office of Community Relations regarding proposed remarks at the centennial celebration, includes draft of remarks, June 25, 1969, 8 pages.
4.7.18
Letter to Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios from Edgar Draper, professor of psychiatry, regarding the centennial celebration, June 30, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.19
Letter to Edward T. Weaver from Betty Darda of the American Legion Auxiliary expressing appreciation for ISSCS, July 6, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.20
Western Union telegram to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from the staff of the Salem District Office of Children and Family Services congratulating ISSCS on its centennial, July 7, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.21
Handwritten letter to Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios from Mollie Armstrong regarding the centennial celebration, includes envelope and a poem for the housemothers and housefathers, July 11, 1969, 4 pages.
4.7.22
Letter to Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios from Thomas J. Murphy of the Illinois Visually Handicapped Institute regarding the centennial celebration, July 11, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.23
Letter to Harold Liston, editor of the Pantagraph, from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios thanking the newspaper for its coverage of the centennial activities, July 11, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.24
Letter to William Wagner, band director at Normal Community High School, from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios thanking him for the band's participation at the centennial celebration, July 14, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.25
Letter to John McDermott from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios thanking him for his role as chairman of the Citizens' Centennial Committee, July 14, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.26
Letter to Charles L. Baugh, mayor of Normal, from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios thanking him for participating in the centennial celebration, July 14, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.27
Letter to Walter Bittner, mayor of Bloomington, from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios thanking him for participating in the centennial celebration, July 14, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.28
Letter to Ron Smith, chairman of the McLean County Board of Supervisors, from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios thanking him for participating in the centennial celebration, July 14, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.29
Letter to Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios from State Representative Edward Madigan regarding the centennial celebration, July 17, 1969, 1 page.
4.7.30
Letter to Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios from Muriel M. Runyen thanking him for loaning the ISSCS centennial invitation, September 25, 1969, 1 page.

 

Folder 8:
Centennial Celebration and Dedication Materials
4.8.1
Handwritten notes on plans for centennial program, includes list of needed items and people, March 1969, 1 page.
4.8.2
Letter to Mayer Walter Bittner of Bloomington from John H. McDermott regarding Citizens' Centennial Committee members, includes handwritten notes on members' backgrounds, June 10, 1969, 1 page (3 copies).
4.8.3
Centennial Celebration and Dedication program notes, June 16, 1969, 1 page (4 copies).
4.8.4
List of names, agencies and institutions, June 17, 1969, 1 page.
4.8.5
Handwritten list of planning items, June 20, 1969, 1 page.
4.8.6
Handwritten list of names and phone numbers of individuals to sit on stage, 1969, 1 page.
4.8.7
List of reserved seating for centennial program on July 8, 1969, 1 page (4 copies).
4.8.8
Handwritten notes on stage seating arrangement for centennial program on July 8, 1969, 1 page.
4.8.9
Speaker's platform seating arrangement for centennial program on July 8, 1969, 1 page (3 copies).
4.8.10
Handwritten draft of centennial program notes for Andrew J. Spelios, 1969, 1 page.
4.8.11
Andrew J. Spelios's centennial program notes, July 8, 1969, 2 pages (3 copies).
4.8.12
Handwritten list of preparations for centennial program in auditorium, 1969, 1 page.
4.8.13
Remarks of Richard B. Ogilvie, governor of Illinois, at the ISSCS Centennial Celebration, July 8, 1969, 7 pages.
4.8.14
Biographical sketch of Edward T. Weaver, director of the Department of Children and Family Services, received July 8, 1969, 1 page.
4.8.15
Plot plan of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School with handwritten notes, 1 page.

 

Folder 9:
Centennial Plaques
4.9.1
Handwritten notes regarding plans for centennial plaque and Superior Foundry, 1969, 1 page.
4.9.2
Copy for proposed centennial plaque, 1969, 1 page.
4.9.3
Note to Andy from John H. McDermott regarding letter to C. W. Buckler of Superior Foundry Co. about proposed centennial plaque, no date, 1 page.
4.9.4
Letter to C. W. Buckler of Superior Foundry Co. from John H. McDermott regarding plans for a centennial plaque, June 10, 1969, 1 page (2 copies).
4.9.5
Letter to C. W. Buckler of Superior Foundry Co. from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios regarding plans for a centennial plaque, June 11, 1969, 1 page.
4.9.6
Packing slip from Superior Foundry Co. regarding the centennial plaque, June 30, 1969, 1 page.
4.9.7
Rubbing for centennial plaque with handwritten corrections, Superior Foundry Co., June 20, 1969, 1 page.
4.9.8
Rubbing for centennial plaque, Superior Foundry Co., 1969, 1 page.

 

Folder 10:
Student and Staff Memos and Bulletins
4.10.1
Student Council Report, includes suggestions for commemorating the centennial, March 25, 1969, 1 page.
4.10.2
Memorandum to the cottages from John W. Hodges, tour chairman, regarding instructions for students participating in the Centennial Open House, May 29, 1969, 1 page.
4.10.3
Bulletin to all employees from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios requesting addresses for centennial invitations, June 2, 1969, 1 page (2 copies).
4.10.4
Memorandum to all cottages and departments from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios regarding rescheduling of centennial activities, June 17, 1969, 1 page.
4.10.5
Flyer advertising centennial activities from June 27, 1969 to July 8, 1969, 1 page.
4.10.6
Memorandum to all employees from John W. Hodges, tour chairman, regarding tour guides for centennial celebration, July 3, 1969, 1 page.
4.10.7
Memorandum to students and staff from Superintendent Andrew. J. Spelios regarding preparations for the July 8 centennial program, July 3, 1969, 1 page (3 copies).
4.10.8
Memorandum from Clara Kepner, charge of flag ceremony, regarding scouts to be present at the flag ceremony, July 3, 1969, 1 page.
4.10.9
Memorandum to students and staff from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios thanking them for their help with the centennial celebration, July 11, 1969, 1 page (2 copies).

 

Folder 11:
1996 Reunion Booklet
4.11.1
"ISSCS: Our Brothers and Sisters," reunion booklet, includes photographs and contact information for former ISSCS residents, 1996, 28 pages.
4.11.2
Letter to fellow homers from Roland E. Huber regarding updates to the reunion booklet's contact information, 1996, 1 page.
4.11.3
Letter to former ISSCS students and faculty from the ISSCS Reunion Committee regarding the upcoming reunion, no date, 1 page.

 

Folder 12:
1997 Reunion Booklet
4.12.1
"ISSCS 'Homers'," reunion booklet, includes contact information for former ISSCS residents, 1997, 36 pages.
4.12.2
"Homer Trivia," crossword puzzle with answers on separate page, c. 1997, 2 pages (2 copies).

 

Folder 13:
1998 & 1999 Reunion Booklets
4.13.1
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois: 1998 Reunion," reunion booklet, includes a brief history of ISSCS, information about the reunion, contact information and obit of former ISSCS residents, 68 pages.
4.13.2
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' September 11, 1999 Reunion," reunion booklet includes a brief history, photographs, contact information and obit of former ISSCS residents, 52 pages.

 

Folder 14:
2000 & 2001 Reunion Booklets
4.14.1
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School, Reunion 2000" reunion booklet, includes short essays, memories, photographs, contact information and obit of former ISSCS residents, no date, 2000, 52 pages.
4.14.2
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School, Reunion 2001": reunion booklet includes memories, historical articles, photographs, contact information, and obit of former ISSCS residents, no date, 2001, 50 pages.

 

Folder 15:
2002 & 2003 Reunion Booklets
4.15.1
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School, Saturday, September 14, 2002 Reunion," reunion booklet, includes memories, articles, photographs, contact information, and obit page of former ISSCS residents, 70 pages.
4.15.2
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors" Children's School, Saturday September 13, 2003 Reunion," reunion booklet includes memories, history, photographs, contact information and obit page of former ISSCS residents, 68 pages.

 

Folder 16:
2004 & 2005 Reunion Booklet
4.16.1
"Saturday, September 11, Reunion 2004" reunion booklet includes short history,photographs, contact information and obit page of former ISSCS members, 57 pages.
4.16.2
"ISSCS Reunion Saturday September 10, 2005," reunion booklet includes burial

 

Folder 17:
2006 & 2007 Reunion Booklets
4.17.1
Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School, Saturday September 9, 2006," reunion booklet includes history, memories, photographs, contact information and obit page of former members of ISSCS residents, 50 pages.
4.17.2
"Still Standing in Our Hearts," Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, 2006 Calendar
4.17.2
"ISSCS Reunion Saturday September 8, 2007," reunion booklet includes memories, history, photographs, contact information and obit page of former ISSCS residents, 47 pages.

 

Folder 18:
2008 Reunion Booklet
4.18.1
"Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children School, September 6, 2008 Reunion," reunion booklet includes history, photographs, contact information and obit page of former ISSCS residents, 44 pages.

 

Folder 19:
25 -Year Reunion Booklet
4.19.1
"25 Year Reunion of the Class of 1948, University High School, July 6, 1973." Booklet lists all class members, indicating those attending the reunion as well as who had attended ISSCS.

 

Folder 20:
ISSCS Historical Preservation Society
4.20.1
Illinois Soldier's and Sailors' Children's School Historical Preservation Society Brochure, no date (5 copies).
4.20.2
Illinois Soldier's and Sailors' Children's School Historical Preservation Society Pamphlet, no date, 12 pages (3 copies).
4.20.3
Pages from ISSCS Historic Preservation Society Web site, includes photographs and identifications, March 25, 2000, 31 pages.
4.20.4
Letter to ISSCS alumni, former employees and friends from Yvonne Borklund, president of the ISSCS Historic Preservation Society, announcing film screening and 2004 reunion, June 30, 2004, 1 page.
4.20.5
Flyer for Screening of the Film, "Homecoming: The Forgotten World of America's Orphanages sponsored by the ISSCS Historic Preservation Society, September 11, 2004, 1 page.

 

Folder 21:
2009 & 2010 Reunion Booklet
4.21.1
"Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children School, September 12, 2009 Reunion," includes history, photographs, newspapers, obituaries, and contact information
4.21.2
"Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Children School, September 11, 2010 Reunion"

 

Folder 22:
2013 Reunion Booklet
4.22.1
"Illinois Soldiers and Sailors Childrens School, September 7, 2013 Reunion"
4.22.2
ISSCS Ice Breaker event details, September 6, 2013./td>
4.22.3
ISSCS Reunion registration form

 

Box 5: Building, School and Employee Records

Folder 1:
ISSCS Cottages
5.1.1
"Colonel Bennitt Will Represent Spanish Veterans," source unknown, no date.
5.1.2
"To Dedicate Memorial To Col. Bennitt: Services Will Be Held Sunday at School at Normal," source unknown, September 24, 1931.
5.1.3
Cottage Names: Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, 1936-37 accounts of the cottages from the Felmley Flashes, includes the meanings of the names and information about each cottage's population, compiled by Thomas P. O'Connell, no date, 15 pages (2 copies).
5.1.4
List of Residents of Logan Cottage, 1941, 1 page.
5.1.5
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Cottage Life and Present Population, February 25, 1959, 1 page.
5.1.6
List of Village, Boys Row and Girls Row Cottages from ISSCS Reunion, 1998, 1 page (3 copies).

 

Folder 2:
Rendering of Hospital
5.2.1
Proposed Hospital to Soldiers' Orphans' Home, rendering with floor plan, Architect H. A. Miner and Artist G. Miller, c. 1926, 1 page.

 

Folder 3:
Construction & Rehabilitation Budget
5.3.1
Department of Public Welfare and the Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School - Proposed Construction & Rehabilitation Budget - 70th Biennium, July 1, 1957 to June 30, 1959, typed February 14, 1956, 30 pages.

 

Folder 4:
ISSCS Staff Correspondence
5.4.1
Letter from Managing Officer Ralph Spafford on the first admissions of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, no date, 1 page.
5.4.2
Handwritten letter to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from William A. Hammitt regarding 1945 newspaper clippings and letters, no date, 1 page.
5.4.3
Letter to the Editor of the Pantagraph from William A. Hammitt regarding Harrison Dobbs's resignation and political interference at ISSCS, September 4, 1945, 3 pages.
5.4.4
Letter to Col. R. E. Thornton of the Department of Public Welfare from William A. Hammitt regarding Harrison Dobbs's resignation and political interference at ISSCS, September 27, 1945, 1 page.
5.4.5
Memorandum to division heads, cottage parents and residents from Superintendent L. J. East regarding the dedication of the new building, September 24, 1952, 1 page.
5.4.6
Handwritten list of errors in newspaper article about ISSCS, no date, 3 pages.
5.4.7
Memorandum to Deputy Director C. H. Winking from Superintendent L. J. East regarding the June 1, 1958 Pantagraph article, June 2, 1958, 1 page.
5.4.8
Memorandum to Deputy Director C. H. Winking from Superintendent L. J. East regarding Pantagraph article, June 3, 1958, 1 page.
5.4.9
Memorandum to Deputy Director C. H. Winking from Superintendent L. J. East regarding Pantagraph article, June 4, 1958, 1 page.
5.4.10
Memorandum to Deputy Director C. H. Winking from Superintendent L. J. East regarding Pantagraph articles, June 5, 1958, 1 page.
5.4.11
Memorandum to Superintendent L. J. East from Deputy Director C. H. Winking regarding Pantagraph series, June 5, 1958, 1 page.
5.4.12
Memorandum to Deputy Director C. H. Winking from Superintendent L. J. East regarding Pantagraph articles, June 9, 1958, 1 page.
5.4.13
Letter to Charles J. Driver, managing editor of the Pantagraph, from Director Otto L. Bettag commending the newspaper on its ISSCS series, June 16, 1958, 1 page.
5.4.14
Memorandum to Deputy Director C. H. Winking from Superintendent L. J. East regarding inaccuracies in Pantagraph article, July 17, 1958, 2 pages.
5.4.15
Memorandum to Deputy Director C. H. Winking from Superintendent L. J. East regarding the July 20, 1958 Pantagraph article, July 21, 1958, 1 page.
5.4.16
Memorandum to Superintendent L. J. East from Deputy Director C. H. Winking regarding inaccuracies in Pantagraph articles, July 25, 1958, 1 page.
5.4.17
Letter to Helen Harmon of the ISSCS Hospital from Superintendent L. J. East regarding presentation of service pins, May 7, 1963, 1 page.
5.4.18
Memorandum to all employees from Superintendent L. J. East regarding his departure from ISSCS, May 16, 1963, 1 page.
5.4.19
Memorandum to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Ray Moffitt regarding sources on ISSCS history, July 23, 1965, 2 pages.
5.4.20
Letter to H. Clay Tate, editor of the Pantagraph, from Director Cyril H. Winking complimenting the paper on its series on ISSCS, January 3, 1966, 1 page.
5.4.21
Invitation to the Service Recognition Awards Tea in honor of Sixteen ISSCS Employees, September 19, 1966, 1 page.
5.4.22
Memorandum to all regions from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the ISSCS student newspaper, "The Memo," June 6, 1967, 1 page.
5.4.23
Invitation to the Employees' Christmas Party including Service Recognition Awards, December 19, 1967, 1 page.
5.4.24
Memorandum to Lee Iverson, chief of the Division of Children's Schools, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding modernization and renovation projects for the 76th Biennium, list of projects attached, April 8, 1968, 4 pages.
5.4.25
Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Ross Harmon of the ISSCS Hospital from Superintendent Andrew Spelios inviting them to the graduation banquet, May 15, 1968, 1 page.
5.4.26
Christmas Card Address List, December 1968, 1 page.
5.4.27
Handwritten address list on legal paper, no date, 1 page.
5.4.28
Invitation to the Employees' Christmas Party including the Service Recognition Awards, invitational letter attached, December 17, 1968, 2 pages.
5.4.29
Song List with Lyrics for Employees' Christmas Party, December 17, 1968, 1 page.
5.4.30
Memorandum to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Lee Iverson, director of Educational & Rehabilitation Services, regarding historical records, May 1, 1974, 1 page.

 

Folder 5:
ISSCS Faculty
5.5.1
Handwritten list of ISSCS superintendents from 1868 to February 1941, includes dates and brief biographical information, no date, 1 page.
5.5.2
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Superintendents from 1868 to 1979, no date, 1 page.
5.5.3
Biographical Sketch of former ISSCS employee Edward S. Palmer, no date, 1 page.
5.5.4
Draft of "A Tribute to Mrs. Virginia C. Ohr," March 8, 1976, 2 pages.
5.5.5
"A Tribute to Mrs. Virginia C. Ohr," includes bibliography, March 8, 1976, 4 pages.
5.5.6
Obituary of Former ISSCS Teacher John E. Houghton, d. August 31, 1998, 1 page.

 

Folder 6:
Teaching at ISSCS - Interview of Thalia Tarrant
5.6.1
"Teaching at the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, 1935-1950," Transcript of Interview with Thalia Jane Tarrant, October 20, 1982, 27 pages.

 

Folder 7:
Thalia Tarrant's Class Records
5.7.1
Riggs' Class Record, belonging to Thalia Tarrant, 1934-36.
5.7.2
The Normal School Pocket Class Record, belonging to Thalia Tarrant, 1936-38.
5.7.3
Garden City Class Record, belonging to Thalia Tarrant, 1938-39.
5.7.4
Standard New Recitation Record, belonging to Thalia Tarrant, 1939-1941.
5.7.5
Garden City Class Record, belonging to Thalia Tarrant, 1941-43.
5.7.6
Garden City Class Record, belonging to Thalia Tarrant, 1943-45.
5.7.7
Garden City Class Record, belonging to Thalia Tarrant, 1947.

 

Folder 8:
Research Notes for ISSCS History - Tarrant
5.8.1
Handwritten research notes on ISSCS history by Thalia Tarrant, 1948.
5.8.2
Letter to Thalia Tarrant from L. R. Gerber of the Service for Children and Youth regarding Tarrant's desire to prepare an ISSCS history, February 25, 1948, 1 page.

 

Folder 9:
Research Notes - Tarrant
5.9.1
Handwritten research notes on ISSCS history by Thalia Tarrant, includes notes on annual reports, c. 1948.

 

Folder 10:
Handwritten Notes - Tarrant
5.10.1
Handwritten notes on unit plans by Thalia Tarrant, c. 1940.

 

Folder 11:
ISSCS School Units
5.11.1
Illustrative Unit - Christmas, outline for study, 1945, 5 pages.
5.11.2
Community Study by ISSCS, includes outline for study and reports, 1945-46, 19 pages.
5.11.3
Handwritten draft of the Community Study by ISSCS, outline for study, 1945-46, 20 pages.

 

Folder 12:
Interest Groups
5.12.1
Memorandum to cottage parents from Bill Filson of the Recreation Department regarding the creation of interest groups for Fall 1953, November 4, 1953, 1 page.
5.12.2
Memorandum to grades one through six from Bill Filson of the Recreation Department inviting the children to Christmas plays, December 22, 1953, 1 page.
5.12.3
Interest Groups - Fall of 1953, description of interest group program from November 16 to December 18, 1953, 2 pages.

 

Folder 13:
Menus (Donated by Jackie Erikson, February 2010)
5.13.1
Menu, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, November 21 thru November 27, 1955, Ann Boylan, Dietitian
5.13.2
Menu, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, November 28 thru December 4, 1955, Ann Boylan, Dietitian
5.13.3
Menu, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, December 5 thru December 11, 1955, Ann Boylan, Dietitian

 

Folder 14:
"Proctor's Handbook" (Donated by Jackie Erikson, February 2010)
5.14.1
Proctor's Handbook, Recreation Department, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, 1955

 

Box 6: Building, School and Employee Records

Folder 1:
1880 Census
6.1.1
Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home in the 1880 McLean County Census, includes employees and inmates, June 9, 1880, 9 pages.

 

Folder 2:
1920 Census
6.2.1
Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home in the Fourteenth Census of the United States: 1920 - Population, by the Department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census, January 9, 1920, 10 pages.

 

Folder 3:
1930 Census
6.3.1
Population Schedule of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home in the Fifteenth Census of the United State: 1930, by the Department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census, April 2, 1930, 16 pages.

 

Folder 4:
Population Records and Reviews
6.4.1
Population Review: Resident population at ISSCS from 1869 to 1920, includes enrollment numbers by years, information gathered from annual reports, 1 page (2 copies).
6.4.2
Memorandum to the statistician of the Department of Public Welfare from Ralph Spafford, managing officer of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home, concerning population records, January 6, 1923, 1 page.
6.4.3
Record of population from July 1, 1910 to January 1, 1923, includes inmates and employees, 2 pages.
6.4.4
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School K-8 Enrollment and School Census Figures from 1937 to 1959, 65 pages.
6.4.5
Memorandum to Andrew J. Spelios, superintendent of ISSCS, from Lee A. Iverson, chief of the Division of Children's Schools, concerning old records, January 26, 1967, 1 page.
6.4.6
Memorandum to Andrew J. Spelios, superintendent of ISSCS, from Carrie Nell Frew, supervisor of statistics, concerning population records, October 31, 1968, 1 page.
6.4.7
Population Review for ISSCS from 1919 to September 30, 1968, dated October 30, 1968, 1 page.
6.4.8
Letter to Carrie Nell Frew, supervisor of statistics, from Andrew J. Spelios, superintendent of ISSCS, regarding population figures, February 7, 1969, 1 page.
6.4.9
Handwritten population figures for 1927, 1932 and 1950, no date, 1 page.
6.4.10
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home Population Breakdown, January 1964 to December 1969, bar graph, 1 page.

 

Folder 5:
Register of Children
6.5.1
Register of Children at Soldier's Orphans' Home c. 1873, includes historical synopsis by Illinois State Archivist Lowell Volkel and "Matron's Report" by Superintendent Virginia C. Ohr, published in summer and fall issues of the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly, 1987, 25 pages.

 

Folder 6:
1963-1970 Class Lists
6.6.1
Class lists from 1963 to 1970, includes siblings' names, no date, 10 pages.

 

Folder 7:
1972 Student Population
6.7.1
Student Population - Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois, includes names, identification numbers and birthdates, February 17, 1972, 8 pages.

 

Folder 8:
Church Membership Record
6.8.1
Church Membership Record, black spiral-bound book containing handwritten record of ISSCS children baptized from 1940 to 1952, 118 pages.

 

Folder 9:
Military Service Records
6.9.1
Roster of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Girls and Boys in the Service, includes list of those killed or missing in action, no date, 3 pages.
6.9.2
"War Heroes Pay Debt," short write-up about former residents killed in action during military service, by William F. Thorpe, no date, 1 page.
6.9.3
Biography of U.S.S. William C. Miller (DE-259), ship where former ISSCS resident Maurice John (Burt) O'Connell (1933-1943) was a crewman, no date, 3 pages.

 

Folder 10:
Correspondence with Former Residents
6.10.1
Christmas Card to Mrs. Fell from Mr. and Mrs. (formerly Tressa Hawkshaw) M. J. Armel, includes envelope and note on back thanking Mrs. Fell for their visit to ISSCS, postmarked December 22, 1966.
6.10.2
Letter to ISSCS from Grossie and Fred Brown, June 24, 1965, 1 page.
6.10.3
Letter to the chairman of the ISSCS reunion from Fred Roda and Carol Brown regarding former ISSCS superintendent and student, June 25, 1965, 2 pages.
6.10.4
Letter to Catherine Silberberg from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding her letter to the Pantagraph describing her stay at ISSCS, July 17, 1969, 1 page.
6.10.5
Letter to Charles Baugh, mayor of Normal, from Catherine Silberberg requesting pictures of ISSCS between 1912 and 1926, July 20, 1969, 3 pages.
6.10.6
Letter to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Charles Baugh, mayor of Normal, regarding Catherine Silberberg's request for pictures of ISSCS, July 23, 1969, 1 page (2 copies).
6.10.7
Letter to Catherine Silberberg from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding her request for pictures of ISSCS, July 28, 1969, 1 page.
6.10.8
Letter to the Association of Commerce & Industry of McLean County from Mary Potter regarding search for former ISSCS housemother Marguerite Kimball, March 24, 1970, 2 pages.
6.10.9
Letter to Mary Potter from Le Ann Gehrke, staff coordinator of the Bloomington Downtown Council, regarding Potter's search for former ISSCS housemother Mrs. Kimball, April 8, 1970, 1 page.
6.10.10
Letter to Mary Potter from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding her search for former ISSCS housemother Mrs. Kimball, April 14, 1970, 1 page.
6.10.11
Letter to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Mary Potter regarding her time at ISSCS and memories of former housemother Mrs. Kimball, April 20, 1970, 2 pages.
6.10.12
Letter to Lewis E. Boner, personnel officer, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding search for former housemother Mrs. Kimball, April 21, 1970, 1 page.
6.10.13
Letter to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from former ISSCS student and teacher Clara Kepner regarding Mary Potter's search for former housemother Mrs. Kimball, April 27, 1970, 1 page.
6.10.14
"Memories of ISSCS," poem by former resident Lola Hall Hoppe, July 18, 1971, 2 pages.

 

Folder 11:
Where Have All the Orphans Gone?
6.11.1
"Where Have All the Orphans Gone? ISSCS Alum Defends the 'Home'," The Pantagraph, article by former resident Gene Farmer, includes list of accomplishments of various former residents, February 16, 1995, 3 pages.
6.11.2
Former resident Gene Farmer's resume, no date, 1 page.
6.11.3
Letter to the Committee on Fellowships and Graduate Scholarships at the University of California from J. E. Barr, judge of the Superior Court, regarding Gene Farmer, January 10, 1966, 1 page.

 

Folder 12:
Student Reports
6.12.1
"Site of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," report by junior high students Tony Louis, James Huggins, Tracy Klopp and Tim Mejia, January 28, 1975, 2 pages.
6.12.2
"The Eagle at ISSCS," report by junior high students James Huggins and Tony Louis, January 1975, 1 page.
6.12.3
"History of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," report by seventh grader Pat Ferry, March 11, 1975, 3 pages (2 copies).
6.12.4
Introduction to History of ISSCS, student report, 1975, 6 pages.
6.12.5
"Making Progress in Education," report by seventh grader Pat Ferry, 1975, 2 pages (2 copies).
6.12.6
Bibliography, by junior high student James Huggins, 1975, 2 pages (2 copies).
6.12.7
Bibliography, 1975, 2 pages.

 

Folder 13:
The Aurora
6.13.1
"The Aurora: The First Class Annual of the Normal Public High School," published by the senior class, partial copy, 1906, 5 pages.

 

Folder 14:
The Echo
6.14.1
"The Echo," Vol. 1, No. 2, published monthly at the Soldiers' Orphans' Home at Normal, Illinois, June 1917, 12 pages.
6.14.2
"The Echo," Vol. 1, No. 3, published month at the Soldiers' Orphans' Home at Normal, Illinois, July 1917, 11 pages.

 

Folder 15:
Felmley Junior High Flashes
6.15.1
Felmley Junior High Flashes, Vol. 1, No. 8, published by pupils of Felmley Junior High School, May 21, 1936, 1 page.
6.15.2
"Felmley Junior High Flashes, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, Normal, Illinois," collection of excerpts from February 27, 1936 to June 11, 1943, 17 pages.
6.15.3
Excerpts from the Felmley Junior High Flashes, May 21, 1936 to September 29, 1949, 1 page.
6.15.4
Photocopies of excerpts from the Felmley Junior High Flashes, c. 1937, 4 pages.
6.15.5
Newspaper clippings from the Felmley Junior High Flashes, belonging to former ISSCS teacher Thalia Tarrant, includes mostly student work, 1940-41.

 

Folder 16:
ISSCS Invitations and Programs
6.16.1
Invitation to the Annual ISSCS Open House and Exhibit on May 27, 1937, 1 page.
6.16.2
Program for the Girl Scout Anniversary Assembly, March 10, 1939, 1 page.
6.16.3
Program for "Prints on Parade," a fashion show presented by the Eighth Grade Home Economics Girls, March 17, 1939.
6.16.4
Program for "Kate's Surprise, A Christmas Play," December 22, 1939.
6.16.5
Program for the Annual Thanksgiving Service, November 20, 1940, 1 page.
6.16.6
Program for "A Christmas Concert," presented by the Felmley Junior High Chorus, December 19, 1941, 1 page.
6.16.7
Program for "Yuletide Joys, 1941-1942," includes activities from December 19, 1941 to January 1, 1942.
6.16.8
Program for the Felmley Junior High Orchestra, March 6, 1942, 1 page.
6.16.9
Program for "Liberty Lane," an operetta, April 12, 1945.
6.16.10
Program for the Dedication of Frandsen Hall, October 14, 1952.
6.16.11
Program for "Show Time" March 31, 1955
6.16.12
Memo to all 7th and 8th Grade and High School Cottages regarding activity for October 1 and October 2, 1955; includes bizarre dress code for evening
6.16.13
Invitation to Senior Girl Scout Dinner, no date, 1 page.
6.16.14
Program for "The Meaning of Christmas," December 1962.
6.16.15
I.S.S.C.S. Hallowe'en Costume Ball dance card. October 30, 1955, Music by Reid Baker and Orchestra
6.16.16
Sadie Hawkins Ball dance card, November1654, Music by Reid Baker and Orchestra
6.16.18
Annual Spring Dance June 1956 Music by Reid Bakers Band

 

Folder 17:
Activity Handbook
6.17.1
"Activity Handbook: Felmley Junior High School," no date, 14 pages.

 

Folder 18:
American Legion Pilgrimages to ISSCS
6.18.1
"27th Annual Pilgrimage to Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School," invitational flyer, June 11, 1961, 2 pages.
6.18.2
"ISSCS Pilgrimage," Department News Letter of the American Legion, Department of Illinois, June 21, 1962, 12 pages.
6.18.3
"ISSCS Pilgrimage: June 13, 1965, Department News Letter of the American Legion, Department of Illinois, May 27, 1965, 12 pages.

 

Folder 19:
Graduation Programs - 1929-1979
6.19.1
"Sixtieth Annual Commencement of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home School," graduation program with class photograph, June 4, 1929.
6.19.2
"Sixty-First Annual Commencement of the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home Training School," graduation program, June 10, 1930.
6.19.3
"Sixty-Fourth Annual Commencement of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Training School," graduation program, June 6, 1933.
6.19.4
"Sixty-Seventh Annual Commencement, Felmley Junior High School, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," photocopy of graduation program, June 10, 1936.
6.19.5
"Sixty-Ninth Annual Commencement, Felmley Junior High School, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," graduation program, June 1, 1938 (2 copies).
6.19.6
"Seventy-Eighth Annual Commencement Exercises, Felmley Junior High School, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School, photocopy of graduation program, August 21, 1947.
6.19.7
"Illinois Soldiers' & Sailors' Children's School, Felmley Junior High School Graduation Program," June 8, 1960.
6.19.8
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Eighth Grade Exercises," graduation program, June 9, 1966 (2 copies).
6.19.9
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Eighth Grade Exercises," graduation program, June 8, 1967 (2 copies).
6.19.10
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Eighth Grade Exercises," graduation program, June 6, 1968 (2 copies).
6.19.11
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Eighth Grade Exercises," graduation program, June 9, 1969 (2 copies).
6.19.12
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Eighth Grade Exercises," graduation program, June 4, 1970.
6.19.13
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Eighth Grade Exercises," graduation program, June 10, 1971 (6 copies).
6.19.14
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Eighth Grade Exercises," graduation program, June 13, 1972 (6 copies).
6.19.15
"Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School: Eighth Grade Exercises," graduation program, June 12, 1973.
6.19.16
"Eighth Grade Exercises, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," graduation program, June 3, 1974 (2 copies).
6.19.17
"Eighth Grade Exercises, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," graduation program, June 3, 1975 (3 copies).
6.19.18
"Eighth Grade Exercises, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," graduation program, June 1, 1976 (3 copies).
6.19.19
"Graduation Exercises, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," graduation program, June 1, 1977.
6.19.20
"Graduation Exercises, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," graduation program, June 2, 1978.
6.19.21
"Graduation Exercises, Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School," graduation program, June 1, 1979 (6 copies).

 

Folder 20:
Senior Dinner Invitations
6.20.1
Invitation to the ISSCS Grade School and High School Senior Dinner, June 6, 1968.
6.20.2
Invitation to the ISSCS Grade School and High School Senior Dinner, June 5, 1969 (2 copies).
6.20.3
Invitation to the ISSCS Eighth Grade and High School Senior Dinner, May 25, 1970 (2 copies).
6.20.4
Invitation to the ISSCS Eighth Grade and High School Senior Dinner, June 2, 1971 (4 copies).
6.20.5
Invitation to the ISSCS Grade School and High School Senior Dinner, June 6, 1972.
6.20.6
Invitation to the ISSCS Grade School and High School Senior Luncheon, May 21, 1974.
6.20.7
Invitation to the ISSCS Grade School and High School Senior Luncheon, June 3, 1975 (2 copies).
6.20.8
Invitation to the ISSCS Grade School and High School Senior Luncheon, June 1, 1976.
6.20.9
Invitation to the ISSCS Grade School and High School Senior Luncheon, June 1, 1977.
6.20.10
Invitation to the ISSCS Grade School and High School Senior Luncheon, June 2, 1978.

 

Folder 21:
1960s Graduation Correspondence
6.21.1
American Legion School Award, description of qualifications for the award, no date, 1 page (4 copies).
6.21.2
List of Graduating Seniors, 1961, 1 page.
6.21.3
Memorandum to Cottage Parents and Teachers from Principal J.W. Hodges regarding 1962 eighth grade graduation pictures, May 22, 1962, 1 page.
6.21.4
Handwritten list of eighth graders who ordered pictures, 1962, 1 page.
6.21.5
Letter to Harry Lovelass, director of University High School, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the American Legion Auxiliary Citizenship Awards, May 8, 1964, 1 page.
6.21.6
Memorandum from Dr. Lovelass recommending Mary Childs and Steve VanVleck for the ALA Citizenship Awards, May 12, 1964, 1 page.
6.21.7
Memorandum from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the ALA Citizenship Awards, May 14, 1964, 1 page.
6.21.8
Letter to Margaret Eckhardt of the American Legion Auxiliary from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the ALA Citizenship Awards, May 14, 1964, 1 page.
6.21.9
Letter to Ella Willrett, child welfare chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the Baccalaureate Services at ISSCS, May 14, 1964, 1 page.
6.21.10
Letter to Harry Lovelass, director of University High School, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the American Legion Auxiliary Citizenship Awards, April 29, 1965, 1 page.
6.21.11
Letter to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Harry Lovelass, director of University High School, nominating students for the ALA Citizenship Awards, May 17, 1965, 1 page.
6.21.12
Letter to Geraldine Riden of the American Legion Auxiliary from Superintendent Andrew Spelios recommending Lorraine Kimery and Robert Hayden for the ALA Citizenship Awards, May 21, 1965, 1 page.
6.21.13
Letter to Louis Unfer, child welfare chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the Baccalaureate Services at ISSCS, May 21, 1965, 1 page.
6.21.14
Letter to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Geraldine Riden of the American Legion Auxiliary regarding the ALA Citizenship Awards, May 24, 1965, 1 page.
6.21.15
Letter to Harry Lovelass, director of University High School, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the American Legion Auxiliary Citizenship Awards, May 16, 1966, 1 page.
6.21.16
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent Edward Schweinberg regarding the American Legion Awards, May 5, 1967, 1 page.
6.21.17
Felmley Junior High School Eighth Grade Class Picture, Perspective, June 1967, 1 page.
6.21.18
Address list, no date, 1 page.
6.21.19
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent Edward Schweinberg regarding the American Legion Awards, May 14, 1968, 1 page.
6.21.20
Letter from Superintendent Andrew Spelios inviting recipients to the eighth grade and high school graduation banquet, May 15, 1968, 1 page.
6.21.21
Miscellaneous Instructions on Graduation, April 10, 1969, 1 page.
6.21.22
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent E. F. Schweinberg regarding the American Legion Awards, April 20, 1969, 1 page.
6.21.23
Memorandum to Mrs. Wilmeth, Mr. Volger and Mr. McAnally from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding cottage parents invited to the senior dinner, May 20, 1969, 1 page.
6.21.24
8th Grade & Senior Dinner List, includes handwritten notations of those attending, May 20, 1969, 1 page.
6.21.25
Lists of Eighth Grade and High School Graduates, arranged by school and cottage, May 20, 1969, 2 pages.
6.21.26
Calendar of Closing Events for the 1968-1969 School Year, May 26, 1969, 1 page.
6.21.27
Memorandum to the cottages, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the senior group picture, May 26, 1969, 1 page.
6.21.28
Memorandum from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding "After Prom" activities, May 27, 1969, 1 page.
6.21.29
News release for ISSCS Eighth Grade Graduation Exercises, June 2, 1969, 1 page.
6.21.30
Eighth Grade and Senior Dinner Final List, June 4, 1969, 1 page.

 

Folder 22:
1970-1972 Graduation Correspondence
6.22.1
Camera Craft's Student Price List, Normal, Illinois, c. 1970 (2 copies).
6.22.2
Eighth Grade and Senior Dinner List, May 4, 1970, 1 page.
6.22.3
After-Prom Party Permission Slip, May 1970, 1 page.
6.22.4
After-Prom Party Arrangements for May 29, 1970, 1 page.
6.22.5
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent Edward Schweinberg regarding the American Legion Awards, completed ballot, May 11, 1970, 1 page.
6.22.6
Letter to Harry Lovelass, director of University High School, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding Lovelass speaking at the grade school graduation, May 12, 1970, 1 page.
6.22.7
Letter to Earle Peacock, chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios recommending Jon Curry and Carolyn Dillon for the American Legion Citizenship Awards, includes students' cottages and birthdates, May 15, 1970, 1 page.
6.22.8
Calendar of Closing Events for the 1969-70 School Year, May 15, 1970, 1 page.
6.22.9
Letter to Mrs. Wilmeth, Mr. McAnally and Mr. Schweinberg from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios regarding cottage parents invited to the senior dinner, May 18, 1970, 1 page.
6.22.10
Memorandum to the cottages from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the senior group picture, May 18, 1970, 1 page.
6.22.11
Memorandum from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding "After Prom" supervision, May 22, 1970, 1 page.
6.22.12
Eighth Grade and Senior Dinner Final List, May 22, 1970, 1 page.
6.22.13
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent E. F. Schweinberg regarding the American Legion School Awards, May 10, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.14
Calendar of Closing Events for the 1970-71 School Year, May 18, 1971, 1 page (3 copies).
6.22.15
Memorandum to Cottage Parents and Teachers from John W. Hodges regarding Eighth Grade Class Pictures, May 18, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.16
Memorandum to Mr. Moffitt, Mr. McAnally and Mrs. Wilmeth from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding cottage parents invited to the senior dinner, May 19, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.17
Memorandum to the cottages from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the senior group picture, May 19, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.18
Memorandum to All University High School Cottages from Assistant Superintendent Edward Schweinberg regarding junior and senior prom, May 19, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.19
ISSCS Request for Order for Delivery of Supplies to Photograph Graduation Program, May 24, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.20
ISSCS Request for Order for Delivery of Cardstock for Graduation Programs, May 24, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.21
Letter to Incoming Freshmen from Barry Farnham, acting principal of University High School, regarding the moving-up-of-class ritual on Class Night, May 27, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.22
Eighth Grade and Senior Dinner Final List, June 1, 1971, 1 page (3 copies).
6.22.23
Letter to Jackie McBurney from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the graduation banquet, June 4, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.24
Memorandum to Dave Haake from Superintendent Andrew Spelios, June 10, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.25
Memorandum to the cottages from John W. Hodges regarding Class Night at University High School, June 10, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.26
Suggested News Release regarding the American Legion School Medal Awards, includes handwritten notes, June 10, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.27
ISSCS News Release regarding the American Legion School Medal Award, June 10, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.28
"Farnham to Speak at ISSCS Exercises," source unknown, 1971.
6.22.29
Letter to Barry Farnham, director of University High School, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding his speech at eighth grade graduation, June 12, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.30
Store Receiving Report for Invitations and Envelopes from The Normalite, June 23, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.31
Store Receiving Report for Graduation Supplies from Washburne Flowers & Gifts, June 24, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.32
ISSCS 1971-72 School Calendar as proposed to the Illinois Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 1971, 1 page.
6.22.33
ISSCS Felmley School Calendar, 1971-1972, 1 page.
6.22.34
University High School Schedule of Closing Events for the 1971-72 School Year, April 4, 1972, 1 page (2 copies).
6.22.35
NCHS Closing of School Calendar 1971-72, 2 pages (2 copies).
6.22.36
Advisory Council for the Department of Children and Family Services, list of names and addresses, January 1, 1972.
6.22.37
Memorandum to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Lee Iverson, director of Educational and Rehabilitation Services, regarding commencement, March 8, 1972, 1 page.
6.22.38
Memorandum to Lee Iverson, director of Educational and Rehabilitation Services, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding commencement, March 24, 1972, 1 page.
6.22.39
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent Edward Schweinberg regarding the American Legion School Awards, May 5, 1972, 1 page (3 copies).
6.22.40
Letter from Superintendent Andrew Spelios inviting recipients to the graduation banquet, May 15, 1972, 1 page (2 copies).
6.22.41
Memorandum to the cottages from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the senior group picture, May 16, 1972, 1 page.
6.22.42
Memorandum from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding cottage parents invited to the senior dinner, May 16, 1972, 1 page.
6.22.43
Draft of memorandum to Advisory Council Members regarding eighth grade graduation, May 19, 1972, 1 page.
6.22.44
Memorandum to all University High School students from Assistant Superintendent Edward Schweinberg regarding junior and senior prom, May 22, 1972, 1 page.
6.22.45
Calendar of Closing Events for the 1971-72 School Year, May 23, 1972, 1 page.
6.22.46
Memorandum to Mr. Lowe from Rich Schuler regarding ISSCS Seniors, May 24, 1972, 1 page.
6.22.47
Memorandum to high school seniors and eighth graders from Superintendent Andrew Spelios and Education Administrator John Hodges regarding Baccalaureate Services, May 25, 1972, 1 page (3 copies).
6.22.48
Baccalaureate Service, draft of program, May 31, 1972, 3 pages (2 copies).
6.22.49
8th Grade and Senior Dinner List, June 1, 1972, 1 page (2 copies).
6.22.50
8th Grade and Senior Dinner List, June 6, 1972, 1 page (2 copies).
6.22.51
Memorandum to Unit Administrators and All Cottages from Educational Administrator John Hodges regarding Class Night at University High School, June 6, 1972, 1 page.
6.22.52
"ISSCS Slates Commencement," source unknown, June 11, 1972.
6.22.53
Letter to William Gnagey, director of the Educational Research Service, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding Gnagey's participation in the ISSCS graduation exercises, June 19, 1972, 1 page.
6.22.54
Receipt for the Ranch House Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge, July 1972, 1 page.

 

Folder 23:
1973-79 Graduation Correspondence
6.23.1
Letter to John W. Hodges from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding a graduation planning committee, January 30, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.2
Memorandum to Lee Iverson, director of Educational and Rehabilitation Services, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the graduation speaker, April 17, 1973, 1 page (2 copies).
6.23.3
Letter to George Evans, superintendent of Unit 5 School System, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding Evan's participation in graduation as the main speaker, April 23, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.4
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent Edward Schweinberg regarding the American Legion School Awards, May 1, 1973, 1 page (2 copies).
6.23.5
Letter from Superintendent Andrew Spelios inviting recipients to the graduation banquet, May 4, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.6
Memorandum from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding cottage parents invited to the senior dinner, May 7, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.7
Letter to Mrs. Fitchorn and Miss Vernon from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the 11th District American Legion Past Commanders Club's donation to graduating girls, May 7, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.8
Handwritten note regarding letter to Paul Briese, treasurer of the Past Commanders Club, May 1973, 1 page.
6.23.9
Letter to Paul Briese, treasurer of the Past Commanders Club, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios
6.23.10
Letter to Shirley Jones from superintendent Andrew Spelios recommending Leatrice Spotts and Greg Crosby for the American Legion Auxiliary Awards, May 18, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.11
Calendar of Closing Events for the 1972-73 School Year, May 23, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.12
Letter to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Paul Briese, treasurer of the Past Commanders Club, regarding checks sent to ISSCS girls for prom money, May 29, 1973, 1 page (2 copies).
6.23.13
Handwritten list of American Legion Award winners, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.14
Letter to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Shirley Jones regarding the American Legion Auxiliary Citizenship Award presentation, May 30, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.15
Letter to Paul Briese, treasurer of the Past Commanders Club, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding receipt of girls' graduation checks, May 31, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.16
Official Receipt of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School for checks from the Past Commanders Club, May 31, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.17
Eighth Grade and High School Senior Dinner Final List, June 5, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.18
Eighth Grade and High School Senior Dinner List, June 7, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.19
Letter to George Evans, superintendent of Unit 5 School District, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios thanking Evans for speaking at graduation, June 15, 1973, 1 page.
6.23.20
Memorandum from Lee Iverson, director of Educational and Rehabilitation Services, regarding graduation, April 8, 1974, 1 page.
6.23.21
Memorandum to Lee Iverson, director of Educational and Rehabilitation Services, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding graduation, April 17, 1974, 1 page.
6.23.22
List of Potential Graduates by School, April 26, 1974, 1 page.
6.23.23
Calendar of Closing Events for the 1973-74 School Year, May 13, 1974, 1 page.
6.23.24
Memorandum to all staff from Superintendent Andrew Spelios inviting them to the graduation luncheon, May 14, 1974, 1 page.
6.23.25
Letter to Leona Best, ISSCS chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios recommending Nancy Hilliard for the American Legion Auxiliary Award for Good Citizenship, May 17, 1974, 1 page.
6.23.26
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent E. F. Schweinberg regarding the American Legion School Awards, April 17, 1975, 2 pages.
6.23.27
Memorandum to Superintendent Andrew Spelios from Assistant Superintendent E. F. Schweinberg regarding the list of graduates, May 5, 1975, 1 page (2 copies).
6.23.28
Memorandum to all cottages from Assistant Superintendent E. F. Schweinberg regarding class pictures, May 1975, 1 page.
6.23.29
Letter to JoAnn Shafer, ISSCS chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios recommending Stephen Ring for the ALA Award for Good Citizenship, May 6, 1975, 1 page.
6.23.30
Letter to JoAnn Shafer, ISSCS chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding college-bound students Stephen Ring and Felchner Spotts, May 8, 1975, 1 page.
6.23.31
Calendar of Closing Events for the 1974-75 School Year, May 16, 1975, 1 page (2 copies).
6.23.32
Letter to Richard Schuler, assistant director of the Laboratory School Unit, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding Schuler's participation in graduation as the main speaker, May 16, 1975, 1 page.
6.23.33
Letter to Mrs. W. H. (Janet) Hougham from Superintendent Andrew Spelios inviting her to the grade school graduation and luncheon, May 19, 1975, 1 page.
6.23.34
Memorandum to all staff from Assistant Superintendent Edward Schweinberg regarding school holidays and closings, May 20, 1975, 1 page.
6.23.35
"Schuler to Speak at ISSCS Graduation," source unknown, May 31, 1975.
6.23.36
Graduation Luncheon List, includes handwritten notes, June 1975, 1 page.
6.23.37
Graduation Luncheon List, June 3, 1975, 1 page (2 copies).
6.23.38
Two Official Receipts from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School with Handwritten Note Attached, June 5, 1975, 3 pages.
6.23.39
ISSCS Request for Order for Delivery of Graduation Programs by Wrench Printing, July 8, 1975, 1 page.
6.23.40
Letter to Richard Schuler, assistant director of the Laboratory School Unit, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios thanking Schuler for speaking at graduation, June 9, 1975, 1 page.
6.23.41
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent E. F. Schweinberg regarding the American Legion School Awards, April 30, 1976, 1 page.
6.23.42
Memorandum to Mr. Buhrmann and social workers from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding senior pictures, May 7, 1976, 1 page (2 copies).
6.23.43
ISSCS Request for Order for Delivery of Student Photo Package by Camera Craft, May 14, 1976, 1 page.
6.23.44
Memorandum to all staff from Superintendent Andrew Spelios inviting them to attend the graduation luncheon, May 14, 1976, 1 page.
6.23.45
ISSCS Request for Order for Delivery of Eighth Grade Graduation Programs by Wrench Printing, May 14, 1976, 1 page.
6.23.46
Letter to Ralph Wrench from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding graduation program changes, May 18, 1976, 1 page.
6.23.47
Calendar of Closing Events for the 1975-76 School Year, May 18, 1976, 1 page.
6.23.48
Memorandum to all cottages from Assistant Superintendent Edward Schweinberg regarding eighth grade graduation program and pictures, May 18, 1976, 1 page.
6.23.49
Letter to JoAnn Shafer, ISSCS chairman of the American Legion Auxiliary, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the ALA Award for Good Citizenship, May 18, 1976, 1 page.
6.23.50
Graduation Luncheon List, includes handwritten notes, June 1, 1976, 1 page.
6.23.51
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent E. F. Schweinberg regarding the American Legion School Awards, April 19, 1977, 1 page.
6.23.52
Memorandum to all staff from Superintendent Andrew J. Spelios regarding the graduation luncheon, May 11, 1977, 1 page.
6.23.53
Calendar of Closing Events for the 1976-77 School Year, May 16, 1977, 1 page.
6.23.54
ISSCS Request for Order for Delivery of Graduation Programs by Wrench Printing, May 16, 1977, 1 page.
6.23.55
Memorandum to Lee Iverson, administrator of Educational and Rehabilitation Services, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding the 1977 graduation program, May 16, 1977, 1 page.
6.23.56
Graduation Luncheon List, June 1, 1977, 1 page.
6.23.57
Letter to former student Steve Ring from Superintendent Andrew Spelios thanking Ring for speaking at graduation, June 6, 1977, 1 page.
6.23.58
Memorandum to Lee Iverson, director of Educational and Rehabilitation Services, from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding graduation exercises, April 18, 1978, 1 page.
6.23.59
Memorandum to all staff from Superintendent Andrew Spelios inviting them to the graduation luncheon, May 21, 1978, 1 page.
6.23.60
Memorandum to All Child Care Departments from Assistant Superintendent E. F. Schweinberg regarding the American Legion School Awards, May 1978, 1 page.
6.23.61
Memorandum to all cottages and departments from Assistant Superintendent E. F. Schweinberg regarding graduation exercises, 1978, 1 page.
6.23.62
Memorandum to Paul Freedlund from Superintendent Andrew Spelios regarding graduation exercises, May 9, 1979, 1 page.
6.23.63
Memorandum to all staff from Superintendent Andrew Spelios inviting them to the graduation luncheon, May 10, 1979, 1 page (2 copies).

 

Folder 24:
Baccalaureate Services Programs
6.24.1
Felmley Junior High School Baccalaureate Services Program, June 1, 1941.
6.24.2
Felmley Junior High School Baccalaureate Services Program, May 31, 1942.
6.24.3
Illinois State Normal University Baccalaureate Service Program, June 3, 1945.
6.24.4
Baccalaureate Sunday Program, includes list of graduates by school, June 5, 1966.
6.24.5
Baccalaureate Sunday Program, includes list of graduates by school, June 4, 1967.
6.24.6
Baccalaureate Sunday Program, includes list of graduates by school, June 2, 1968.
6.24.7
Baccalaureate Sunday Program, includes list of graduates by school, June 1, 1969.
6.24.8
Baccalaureate Sunday Program, includes list of graduates by school, May 31, 1970 (3 copies).
6.24.9
Baccalaureate Sunday Program, includes list of graduates by school, May 30, 1971.

 

Folder 25:
Felmley Junior High School Diploma
6.25.1
Felmley Junior High School Diploma for William Choate, signed by Principal John Reusser, June 4, 1948, 1 page.

Box 7: School Newspapers (Oversize)

7.1.1
Felmley Junior High Flashes, Volume I, 1935-1936.
7.2.1
Felmley Junior High Flashes, Volume II, 1936 (2 copies).
7.3.1
Felmley Junior High Flashes, Volume III, 1937-1938 (2 copies).
7.4.1
Felmley Junior High Flashes, Volume IV, 1938-1939 (3 copies).
7.5.1
Felmley Junior High Flashes, Volume V, 1939-1940 (3 copies).
7.6.1
Felmley Junior High Flashes, Volume VI, 1940-1941 (2 copies).
7.7.1
Felmley Junior High Flashes, Volume VII, 1941-1942.
7.8.1
Felmley Junior High Flashes, Volume VIII, 1942-1943 (3 copies).

Box 8: School Newspapers and Scrapbooks (Oversize)

8.1.1
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Scrapbook, 1943-1944 (3 copies).
8.2.1
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Scrapbook, 1948.
8.3.1
Original copies of Felmley Junior High Flashes, 1936-1938.
8.4.1
Original copies of Felmley Junior High Flashes, 1942-1943.
8.4.1
Original copies of Felmley Junior High Flashes, 1943.

Photo Collection Box and Folder Inventory

Box 1: Buildings and Students

Folder 1:
ISSCS Buildings
1.1.1
Hospital Building, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1911 (3 copies).
1.1.2
School House, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1910 (2 copies).
1.1.3
Cottages, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1907.
1.1.4
Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1905.
1.1.5
Main Building, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1907.
1.1.6
Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, no date.
1.1.7
Manual Training Building, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1912.
1.1.8
General View, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1915.
1.1.9
Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1909.
1.1.10
Girls Cottages, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1909.
1.1.11
Greenhouse, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1911.
1.1.12
Main Building, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1905 (3 copies).
1.1.13
Main Building, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, no date.
1.1.14
Cottages, Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1914.
1.1.15
Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home, postcard, 1908.
1.1.16
Entrance to Unknown Building, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.17
Row of Cottages, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.18
Hospital at the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.19
Four Photos of the Main Building, B&W, no date.
1.1.20
Unknown Building, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.21
Cottages, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.22
Aerial View of ISSCS, B&W photo, 1956.
1.1.23
Superintendent's House, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.24
Three Photos of the New Grade School, B&W, no date.
1.1.25
ISSCS Gym, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.26
Farmer's House, color photo, c. 1995.
1.1.27
Girls Row Cottage, color photo, c. 1995.
1.1.28
Corner Stone of the Hospital, color photo, c. 1995.
1.1.29
Girls Cottage, color photo, 1997.
1.1.30
Boys Row, color photo, c. 1995.
1.1.31
Former resident Jack Donahue in front of Cantigny Cottage, color photo, c. 1995.
1.1.32
Shanty Row, Boys' Playground, B&W photo from booklet, 1925.
1.1.33
The Eagle at ISSCS, photo from calendar, no date.
1.1.34
Various Pictures of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, no date.
1.1.35
Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home, B&W photo, 1889 (2 copies).
1.1.36
Administration Building, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.37
Administration Building, B&W photo, 1942.
1.1.38
Administrative Building, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.39
Swimming Pool Building, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.40
ISSCS Cabin at Camp Heffernan on Lake Bloomington, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.41
Main Building at the Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home, B&W photo, no date.
1.1.42
Copy of Soldiers' Orphans' Home Lithograph, no date.
1.1.43
Entrance to Infirmary and Administration Building, calendar photo, 1966.
1.1.44
Row of Girls' Cottages, calendar photo, 1966.
1.1.45
Frandsen Hall, calendar photo, 1966.

 

Folder 2:
1997 Building Photos
1.2.1
Various Views of the Engineering Building, 25 color photos, 1997.
1.2.2
Various Views of Power Plant 1, 12 color photos, 1997.
1.2.3
Water Tower, color photo, 1997 (2 copies).
1.2.4
Views of Girls' Cottage, 2 color photos, 1997.

 

Folder 3:
Students and Graduates - 1920-29
1.3.1
Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home Class of 1924, B&W photo, 1924.
1.3.2
Soldiers' Orphans' Home Class of 1925, B&W photo from booklet, 1925.
1.3.3
Girls' Gymnasium Class, B&W photo from booklet, 1925.
1.3.4
ISOH Class of 1926, postcard, 1926.
1.3.5
ISOH Class of 1927, postcard, 1927.
1.3.6
ISOH class of 1927, B&W photo, 1927.
1.3.7
ISOH Class of 1928, B&W photo, 1928.
1.3.8
Norma Jean and Caroline Maddox, B&W photo, 1929.

 

Folder 4:
Students and Graduates - 1930-39
1.4.1
Various Students and Employees, 32 B&W photos, c. 1930.
1.4.2
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chamberlin and Cottage Boys, B&W photo, c. 1930.
1.4.3
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Chamberlin and Boys, B&W photo, c. 1930.
1.4.4
Jack Sutherland, B&W photo, 1930.
1.4.5
Boys Sledding in front of Cantigny Cottage, B&W photo, 1930.
1.4.6
Mae Chamberlin and Mae Griffin, B&W photo, c. 1930.
1.4.7
Roth Cottage Boys, identifications on back, B&W photo, c. 1930.
1.4.8
ISOH Class of 1930, B&W photo, 1930.
1.4.9
ISOH Class of 1938, B&W photo, 1938 (4 copies).

 

Folder 5:
Students and Graduates - 1940-49
1.5.1
ISSCS Graduates, B&W photo, 1940.
1.5.2
ISSCS Class of 1943, identifications included, photocopy, 1943.
1.5.3
Felmley Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1944.
1.5.4
Photocopies of Various Pictures of ISSCS Residents, identifications included, 1940-47, 10 pages.
1.5.5
Eighth Grade Graduates, B&W photo, 1945 (3 copies).
1.5.6
ISSCS Children Reading, some identifications, B&W photo, 1947.
1.5.7
ISSCS Class of 1947, B&W photo, 1947.
1.5.8
Eighth Grade Graduates, B&W photo, 1948 (2 copies).
1.5.9
Eighth Grade Graduates, B&W photo, no date.
1.5.10
Eighth Grade Graduates, B&W photo, no date.

 

Folder 6:
ISSCS Residents - 1946-47
1.6.1
Collection of Photos of ISSCS Boys, identifications included, 42 B&W photos, 1946-47.
1.6.2
Grave of Former Resident C. Donald Mowers, color photo, c. 1996.
1.6.3
Fort McPherson National Cemetery, grave site of former resident Mowers, color photo, c. 1996.

 

Folder 7:
Students and Graduates - 1950-59
1.7.1
Former Residents Milton Lawhorn and Charles Gene Farmer, photocopy, c. 1950.
1.7.2
Eighth Grade Graduates, B&W photo, 1950.
1.7.3
Eighth Grade Graduates, B&W photo, 1952 (2 copies).
1.7.4
Eighth Grade Graduates, B&W photo, 1955.
1.7.5
Elementary School Classroom, B&W photo, 1955.
1.7.6
Children in front of School, B&W photo, 1955.
1.7.7
Children Walking in front of School, B&W photo, 1955.
1.7.8
Betsy Ross Cottage Dining Room, B&W photo, 1955.
1.7.9
Eighth Grade Graduates, B&W photo, 1958.
1.7.10
University High School Seniors, B&W photo, 1958.
1.7.11
ISSCS Graduates, B&W photo, no date.
1.7.12
Cottage Dining Room, B&W photo, c. 1959.
1.7.13
R. Ramika Cole Reading to Young Boy, B&W photo, no date.
1.7.14
Science Classroom, B&W photo, no date.
1.7.15
Cafeteria, B&W photo, no date.
1.7.16
1959 Seniors, identifications on back, 1959.

 

Folder 8:
Students and Graduates - 1960-69
1.8.1
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications on back, B&W photo, 1961 (2 copies).
1.8.2
High School Graduates, identifications on back, B&W photo, 1961 (2 copies).
1.8.3
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1962 (6 copies).
1.8.4
Graduates, identifications on back, B&W photo, c. 1962.
1.8.5
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1963 (3 copies).
1.8.6
High School Graduates, identifications on back, B&W photo, 1963 (2 copies).
1.8.7
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1964.
1.8.8
Senior Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1964.
1.8.9
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications on back, B&W photo, 1965.
1.8.10
High School Seniors, B&W photo, 1966 (4 copies).
1.8.11
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1966 (3 copies).
1.8.12
University High School Class of 1966, B&W class photo, 1966.
1.8.13
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1967 (3 copies).
1.8.14
High School Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1967 (5 copies).
1.8.15
High School Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1968 (4 copies).
1.8.16
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1968 (2 copies).
1.8.17
High School Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1969 (3 copies).
1.8.18
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1969.
1.8.19
University High School Class of 1969, B&W class photo, 1969.

 

Folder 9:
Students and Graduates - 1970-79
1.9.1
High School Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1970.
1.9.2
Felmley Junior High Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1970.
1.9.3
Chiddix Junior High Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1970.
1.9.4
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1971 (2 copies).
1.9.5
High School Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1971 (2 copies).
1.9.6
High School Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1972.
1.9.7
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1972.
1.9.8
ISSCS Students, identifications included, B&W photo, 1973.
1.9.9
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1973 (2 copies).
1.9.10
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1974.
1.9.11
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, B&W photo, 1975.
1.9.12
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, color photo, 1976.
1.9.13
High School Graduates, identifications included, color photo, 1977.
1.9.14
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, color photo, 1977.
1.9.15
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, color photo, 1978.
1.9.16
High School Graduates, identifications included, color photo, 1978.
1.9.17
Eighth Grade Graduates, identifications included, color photo, 1979.
1.9.18
High School Graduates, identifications included, color photo, 1979.
1.9.19
Three ISSCS Girls, B&W photo, no date.

 

Folder 10:
Students and Graduates Undated
1.10.1
ISSCS Class Picture, B&W photo, no date.

Box 2: Activities and Staff

Folder 1:
ISSCS Activities
2.1.1
"World War Kiddies, Playtime on the Lawn, and Saluting the Flag," ISSCS photos, no date.
2.1.2
Collection of photos from ISSCS booklet, no date.
2.1.3
Christmas Tree at the Children's Cottage, B&W photo, c. 1950.
2.1.4
ISSCS Boys Swimming, B&W photo, no date.
2.1.5
ISSCS Girls Working at the Soda Fountain, B&W photo, no date.
2.1.6
ISSCS Boys in Workshop, B&W photo, no date.
2.1.7
ISSCS Boys Playing Pool, B&W photo, no date.
2.1.8
ISSCS Laundry, B&W photo, no date.
2.1.9
ISSCS Boys Working on a Bicycle, B&W photo, 1951.
2.1.10
ISSCS Boys Painting a Fence, B&W photo, 1955.
2.1.11
ISSCS Boys Playing Pool, B&W photo, c. 1956.
2.1.12
ISSCS Boys Tallying Miniature Golf Scores, B&W photo, 1958.
2.1.13
ISSCS Boys Playing Miniature Golf, B&W photo, 1958.
2.1.14
ISSCS Girls Dancing, B&W photo, 1958.
2.1.15
Musical Revue, B&W photo, 1959.
2.1.16
ISSCS Girls Swimming, B&W photo, no date (2 copies).
2.1.17
Children's Performance, B&W photo, no date (2 copies).
2.1.18
Children on Stage, B&W photo, no date (2 copies).
2.1.19
Children Dancing, B&W photo, no date.
2.1.20
ISSCS Gym Class, B&W photo, no date.
2.1.21
Boys' Gym Class, B&W photo, no date.
2.1.22
ISSCS Girls on Bikes with Superintendent Andrew Spelios, calendar photo, 1966.

 

Folder 2:
ISSCS Activities continued
2.2.1
ISSCS Swimming Pool, B&W photo, 1924.
2.2.2
Clara Kepner's Fourth Grade Class, B&W photo, no date.
2.2.3
Various Student Photos, 5 B&W photos, c. 1930.
2.2.4
ISSCS Girls, B&W photo, no date.
2.2.5
ISSCS Boys Climbing a Tree, B&W photo, no date.
2.2.6
ISSCS Boys Playing Cowboys and Indians, B&W photo, no date.
2.2.7
ISSCS Boys Cleaning Up, 5 B&W photos, no date.
2.2.8
Colleen Roach and Bob Vogler, B&W photo, no date.
2.2.9
Various Headshots, 5 B&W photos, no date.
2.2.10
Prom Pictures, 6 B&W photos, c. 1950.
2.2.11
Student Recreation Photos, 9 B&W photos, 1956.
2.2.12
North School Student Headshot, B&W photo, 1960.
2.2.13
Collection of Student Activity Photos, 68 color photos, c. 1960.
2.2.14
American Legion Men with ISSCS Students, B&W photo, 1974.
2.2.15
ISSCS Students with New Car, B&W photo, 1974.

 

Folder 3:
ISSCS Band
2.3.1
J.W. Rodgers with Soldiers' Orphans' Home Band, postcard, no date.
2.3.2
Soldiers' Orphans' Home Band, postcard, no date.
2.3.3
Soldiers' Orphans' Home Band, photocopy from American Legion brochure, c. 1925.
2.3.4
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School Band, B&W photo, 1933.

 

Folder 4:
ISSCS Sports Teams
2.4.1
Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home Track Team, B&W photo, 1922.
2.4.2
Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home C-Class Basketball Team, B&W photo, 1926.
2.4.3
Illinois Soldiers' Orphans' Home B-Class Basketball Team, B&W photo, 1926.
2.4.4
ISSCS Baseball Team, B&W photo, 1959.

 

Folder 5:
ISSCS Staff & Faculty
2.5.1
Superintendent Virginia C. Ohr, cabinet photo, 1883.
2.5.2
Superintendent Harvey C. DeMotte, cabinet photo, c. 1890.
2.5.3
Managing Officer Isaac Clements, portrait, 1898.
2.5.4
Ralph and Louise Spafford, B&W photo, no date.
2.5.5
Rada, Fred, and Carol Brown, B&W photo, no date.
2.5.6
Institute for Cottage Parents, identifications included, 12 B&W photos, 1957.

 

McLean County Museum of History Collections and Research