Spanish-American War Scrapbooks

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US ILfC SC/072

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Spanish-American War Scrapbooks



1 box

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These three scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings containing not only text, but also a number of images. The articles address various aspects of the Spanish-American War, including the origins of the war, battle summaries and war updates, numerous reports and statements made by president William McKinley and other government officials. The articles come from a variety of news sources, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Evening Post, Chicago Times-Herald, New York World, New York Herald and New York Journal.

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The scrapbooks are arranged in chronological order.

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  • English

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    Chicago Historical Society

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    General note

    While the creator of this collection is unknown, each scrapbook was originally donated to the Chicago Historical Society by a different individual, as listed below (names appear exactly as written in scrapbooks):

    Scrapbook 1: Mrs. Frederic C. Lawrence in March 1964
    Scrapbook 2: Mrs. Edwin L. Brand in May 1956
    Scrapbook 3: Dewey A. Ericsson, February 1970

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    Scrapbooks were deaccessioned from the Chicago Historical Society at an unknown date. It is unclear how Lake Forest College procured the materials.

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