University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Clarendon Van Norman Jr. Collection

Clarendon Van Norman Jr. Collection of Broadsides and Printed Ephemera contains material from 1828 to the 1930s collected by Clarendon Van Norman Jr. The collection includes a variety of works such as prospectuses, periodicals, advertisements, newspaper clippings, tax lists, government documents, and financial records. Divided into subject categories, the items cover topics in Illinois history such as politics and government, construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and business transactions. Furthermore, the collection includes college commencement programs, religious sermons, fraternal organization monetary correspondence, music from the period, carrier addresses, and miscellaneous materials.