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George S. Bowen papers, 1856-1928.

Correspondence, diaries, financial records, legal documents, promotional materials, and newspaper clippings related to George S. Bowen's career as an entrepreneur and civic leader in Chicago and Elgin (Ill.). Topics include manufacturing and trade in woolen textiles and pottery and glassware (186...

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Zebina Eastman papers, 1840-1885.

Incoming letters; account books and volumes listing newspaper subscribers, ca. 1840s-1850s; manuscripts of lectures, articles and a few letters by Zebina Eastman; and later newsclippings and scrapbooks. Materials primarily relate to his activities as editor of the Illinois Liberty Party newspaper...

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