Illinois. Centennial Commission

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Commission established in 1907 by Illinois Governor Charles Deneen to arrange for a celebration of the anniversary of the 100th birthday of Abraham Lincoln in 1909. The commission worked with the Lincoln Centennial Association, later the Abraham Lincoln Association, to put on the celebration.

From the description of Report: Springfield, Ill., 1909. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 34799091

The Illinois Centennial Commission was created by joint resolution of General Assembly in 1913. It was composed of five members each from House and Senate, three representatives of University of Illinois and two representatives of Illinois Historical Society. Its duty was to prepare plans for celebration of Illinois' centennial anniversary as a state in 1918 (L.1913, p. 619). In 1915 it further was charged with arranging for compilation of commemorative history of state. It ceased activity in 1919 at which time it made final report of actions and expenditures to General Assembly.

From the description of Director's correspondence files, 1917-1918. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37712639

From the description of Secretary's administrative files, f 1913-1919. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37713400

From the description of Expense journals, August 13, 1917-September 30, 1919; May 27, 1921. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37719366

From the description of Executive Committee meeting minutes, July 23, 1913-February 4, 1915. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37712615

From the description of Financial files, 1917-1919. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37714043

From the description of Assistant Director's correspondence files, 1917-1918. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37713333

From the description of Secretary's correspondence files, 1915-1920. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37713942

From the description of Commission meeting minutes, August 1, 1915-January 23, 1919; June 13-September 19, 1919. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37712601

From the description of Vouchers, 1915-1919. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37719390

From the description of Account book, July 23, 1913-August 14, 1917. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37719413

From the description of Publicity Manager's correspondence files, 1917-1918. (Illinois State Archive). WorldCat record id: 37713991

State commission established to coordinate celebrations of the centennial anniversary of statehood, Otto L. Schmidt, chairman.

From the description of Autographs of event guests, 1918. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 34495213

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Autographs of event guests, 1918. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Secretary's correspondence files, 1915-1920. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Report: Springfield, Ill., 1909. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Secretary's administrative files, f 1913-1919. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Commission meeting minutes, August 1, 1915-January 23, 1919; June 13-September 19, 1919. Illinois State Archive
referencedIn Buck, Solon J. (Solon Justus), 1884-1962. Solon J. Buck papers, 1902-1935, 1960. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Schmidt, Otto Leopold, 1863-1935. Otto L. Schmidt papers, 1877-1941 (bulk 1900-1935). Chicago History Museum
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Account book, July 23, 1913-August 14, 1917. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Expense journals, August 13, 1917-September 30, 1919; May 27, 1921. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Executive Committee meeting minutes, July 23, 1913-February 4, 1915. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Financial files, 1917-1919. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Assistant Director's correspondence files, 1917-1918. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Director's correspondence files, 1917-1918. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Vouchers, 1915-1919. Illinois State Archive
creatorOf Illinois. Centennial Commission. Publicity Manager's correspondence files, 1917-1918. Illinois State Archive
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associatedWith Abraham Lincoln Association (Springfield, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Buck, Solon J. (Solon Justus), 1884-1962. person
associatedWith Chicago Equal Suffrage Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Illinois State Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 person
associatedWith Lincoln Centennial Association (Springfield, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Schmidt, Otto Leopold, 1863-1935. person
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