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Committee on Local Historical Societies.
RICHARD V. CARPENTER, Belvidere, Chairman. J. H. Burnham
Bloomington E. M. Bowman
. St. Louis W. H. Fay
DeKalb J. Seymour Currey
Evanston George W. Smith
Carbondale Elliot Callender
Peoria J. 0. Cunningham
Urbana Mrs. Charles A. Webster
Galesburg J. Nick Perrin
Belleville Horace Hull
Ottawa Mrs. Mary Turner Carriel
Jacksonville L. J. Freese
Eureka Gen. John I. Rinaker
Carlinville Miss Anna B. Silver
Philo Miss Louise Maertz
Quincy Judson D. Metzgar
Moline J. W. Clinton...,
... Polo Clark E. Carr, ex officio
Committee on Membership.
Bloomington Dr. Daniel Berry
Carmi John M. Rapp
Fairfield Mrs. I. G. Miller
Springfield Mrs. C. C. Brown
Springfield Dr. William Jayne
Springfield George E. Dawson
Chicago A. W. Crawford
Hillsboro Mrs. E. M. Bacon
Decatur William M. Fowler
Aurora Andrew L. Anderson
Lincoln Smith D. Atkins
Freeport Sumner S. Anderson
Charleston S. W. Baxter ..
East St. Louis Mrs. Inez J. Bender
Decatur Charles Bent
Morrison Mrs. George D. Tunnicliff
Macomb Clark E. Carr, ex officio
Committee on Marking Historic Spots in Illinois.
FRANCIS G. BLAIR, Springfield, Chairman. Mrs. Matthew T. Scott
Bloomington Harry Ainsworth
Moline John E. Miller
East St. Louis
John S. Little
Danville Marseilles Rockford
El Paso Sycamore Monmouth Springfield
Moline Moline Berwick Galesburg
Committee on Genealogy and Genealogical Publications.
Miss GEORGIA L. OSBORNE, Springfield, Chairman. John C. Foote
Belvidere Mrs. E. S. Walker
Springfield Mrs. Thomas Worthington
Jacksonville Mrs. John C. Ames
Streator Miss May Latham
Lincoln Mrs. George K .Hall
Springfield Mrs. E. G. Crabbe
Corpus Christi, Texas Norman G. Flagg
Moro Richard V. Carpenter
Belvidere Oliver. R. Williamson
Chicago Dwight E. Frink
Bloomington Clark E. Carr, ex officio
Committee on Archaeology.
PROF. FREDERICK STARR, Chicago, Chairman. J. H. Burnham
Bloomington J. V. N. Standish
Galesburg Dr. Wm. Jayne
Springfield W. T. Norton
Alton Clark E. Carr, ex officio
Special Committee to Confer with the Commission Appointed by the Last General Assembly on the Construction of the New Build
ing for the Historical Society and Library.
WM. A. MEESE, Moline, Chairman. Charles H. Rammelkamp
Jacksonville Otto L. Schmidt ..
Chicago Richard V. Carpenter
Belvidere PART I.
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ILLINOIS STATE
EVANSTON-CHICAGO, May 17, 18, 1911. The Illinois State Historical Society, in connection with the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, the Evanston Historical Society, the Chicago Historical Society and the North Central History Teachers' Association, held its annual meeting in Evanston and Chicago, on May 17 and 18, 1911. The meetings of the joint associations were held from the 17th to the 20th, but Wednesday and Thursday, the 17th and 18th, were the days specially devoted to the Illinois State Historical Society.
The first session was held in the rooms of the Evanston Historical Society in the public library building in Evanston, at 2:00 o'clock on the afternoon of the 17th. The address of welcome was delivered by the mayor of Evanston, Hon. Joseph E. Paden. The program as printed was practically carried out.
The meeting of the Illinois State Historical Society on Thursday May 18, 1911, was held in the rooms of the Chicago Historical Society.
Address of welcome in behalf of the Chicago Historical Society to the Illinois State Historical Society was made by Mr. Thomas Dent, president of the Chicago Historical Society.
Mr. Dent's address was in part as follows:
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN—There is to be on this occasion a joining of hands to advance a common cause. The Illinois State Historical Society meets in the rooms of the Chicago Historical Society in pursuit of the object in which both are concerned, the gathering, preservation and dissemination of facts of the past, especially of our country and its people.
In behalf of the Chicago Historical Society a cordial welcome is due, and is extended.
May I mention that much credit should be accorded to the Librarian and Secretary of the Chicago Historical Society for the care and skill shown in giving us views of some of the treasures of the building as we pass through the corridor and rooms. The handiwork of those ladies is shown.
Extending a renewed and very cordial welcome, I take pleasure in presenting Col. Clark E. Carr, president of the Illinois State Historical Society.
Colonel Carr then took the chair.
The business meeting was held in the morning, at which the reports of officers and committees were heard, and the annual election of officers