Society of Colonial Wars in Illinois History

American Colonial Wars, An Annotated Bibliography

 
Although we may never know what drew the first European settlers to the New World, we can see that they were caught up in the great rivalries between England and Spain and England and the French and Dutch. Similarly, Native Americans were caught up in the same rivalries of continental Europe and in more immediate confrontations as the colonial population expanded. The Illinois Society of Colonial Wars annotated bibliography “American Colonial Wars” has been updated and expanded in this 2nd Edition to capture these themes and include publications made since the society’s 1st Edition of twenty five years ago.
 
This past year, as the 1982 bibliography of Colonial Wars was being brought up to date, I asked Strother E. Roberts, David Keenan and David A. Davidson who are doctoral candidates at the Department of History of Northwestern University to preserve our original bibliography and to modernize and expand it with references to newer books and materials related to colonies in North America other than those of the Atlantic coast. The expanded bibliography will place the history of the early colonial era in the context of the larger economic and political systems of the world that the early settlers of the Atlantic coast came from, traded with and relied on as they struggled to put down the foundation of our present nation. With that newer mission in mind, the 2007 update has been combined with its twenty-five year old predecessor and is presented as a single annotated bibliography with a table of contents.
 
I thank Dr. Timothy H. Breen, Department of History, Northwestern University for recommending Strother E. Roberts, David Keenan, and David A. Davidson to help the Illinois Society of Colonial Wars update and expand the scope of the original bibliography published twenty-five years ago. I thank Messrs. Roberts, Keenan and Davidson for their work on this project.
 
October, 2007
Robert Earl Allen
Governor, Illinois Society of Colonial Wars
 

The George Rogers Clark Papers

 
In 1991, Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois funded the microfilming of the George Rogers Clark collection of papers pertaining to the Illinois Regiment of Virginia State Forces, persons or matters relating to the Illinois Regiment.
 
The microfilm edition consists of 13 reels containing 16,858 frames with some 85,000 images of original documents. There is usually more than one document per microfilm frame. The documents were dated from January of 1778 through November 5, 1834. There was no consecutive numbering of the microfilm frames for the 13 reels.
 
The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois and the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Illinois funded the indexing of this collection. This index was completed May 18, 1995 and has 97,579 entries for 20,110 documents filmed on 13 microfilm reels. The compiler has abstracted and numbered each document for the separate 2,850 pages of the abstract, which indicates the location of the document on each microfilm frame when there is more than one document on a frame. The index does not refer to the page of the abstract or to the assigned document number.

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~ Upcoming Events ~

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

The Newberry Library – Colonial History Lecture Series
Mark A. Peterson, Professor of History at Yale University, “The City-State of Boston: The Rise and Fall of an Atlantic Power, 1630-1865”
10am- Free and open to the public; no registration required.

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

The Casino – “Winter Court”
6 pm Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres
7 pm Council Meeting
7:30 pm Dinner followed by Program finishing by 9 pm followed by backgammon in The Cocktail Lounge and Red Room.
White Tie Preferred or Black Tie with Optional Decorations.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut Street.
Guests are encouraged.
Speaker: D. Brenton Simons, CEO, The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
$175.pp

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Indian Hill Club
A Colonial Dames event to which The Colonial Warriors are invited.
10:30 am Reception followed by 11:30 am Program followed by Brunch at 12:30 pm.
Speaker: Liz Garibay, Executive Director of the Brewseum whose topic will be “Beer! Chicago’s Fight for Lager”.

Thursday, February 6th - Sunday, February 9th, 2020

The 110th General Council.
The Florida State Society Annual Dinner Dance at The Everglades Club.
White tie
All Warriors are invited and encouraged to attend
followed by Brunch on Saturday at the Bath & Tennis Club.
Palm Beach has incorporated the National "General Council" into their existing "PB Weekend" - so everyone is encouraged to attend!

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The Racquet Club of Chicago - Annual Membership Event
5 pm / Quarterly Council Meeting
6 pm – 7:30 pm drinks & hors d’oeuvres followed by optional dinner.
Intended for full membership to meet our New Members, Provisionals and Candidates.
Jacket & Tie Required.
Forward any names and addresses of appropriate male guests (encouraged) who you would consider sponsoring to join our Society to our Membership Chairman to be added to our Candidate list during the months of Oct./Nov./Dec.
$50 cocktails & hors d’oeuvres only
$150 for cocktails & dinner

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

The Casino Council Meeting & Program
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon-Lunch with Program ending at 1 pm.
Jacket & Tie Required.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut St.
Guests are encouraged to join for program and lunch at Noon.
$46pp
Speaker:TBD

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

The Newberry Library - Colonial History Lecture Series
Eric Hinderaker, University of Utah, will speak about the Boston Massacre.
10am
Free and open to the public; registration is required.

Sunday, May 3th, 2020

Shoreacres - “Summer Court”
A Colonial Warriors Event to which The Colonial Dames are invited.
10:30 am Brief Council Meeting for all members
11:30 am Reception with wine, bellinis and Bloody Marys. Bagpiper and procession
12:30 pm – lunch followed by program.
$105.pp inclusive.
Jacket & Tie.
Speaker TBD

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

The Chicago Yacht Club – Council Meeting & Program
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon – Lunch with Program ending at 1:00 pm.
Optional parking at the club available for $12 per car paid in advance with reservation.
Guests are encouraged to join program & Lunch at Noon.
Jacket & Tie
$46.pp
Speaker TBD

Friday, July 10th, 2020

The Chicago Club - "Welcome Dinner" honoring out of town guests
6pm -Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres on the terrace, followed by dinner at 7pm in Room #503
Jacket & Tie required,
$200.pp inclusive.
The Chicago Club is located at 81 E Van Buren St, Chicago, IL 60605

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Onwentsia Club Annual Summer Dinner Dance co-sponsored with The Colonial Dames.
6:30 pm Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres on the terrace
7:30 Dinner in the Living Room with music and dancing.
Jacket & Tie Required.
$175pp

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

The Casino Council Meeting & Program
11:15 am arrival – iced tea passed
11:30 am Council Meeting
Noon - Lunch with Program ending at 1 pm.
Jacket & Tie Required.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut St.
Guests are encouraged to join program and lunch at Noon.
$46pp
Speaker: TBD

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

The Newberry Library - Colonial History Lecture Series
Kathleen Duval, University of North Carolina will be speaking. (Topic has not been finalized)
10am
Free and open to the public; registration is required.

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The Casino - “Winter Court”
6 pm Drinks and Hors d’oeuvres
7 pm Council Meeting
7:30 pm Dinner followed by Program finishing by 9 pm followed by backgammon in The Cocktail Lounge and Red Room.
White Tie Preferred or Black Tie with Optional Decorations.
Parking available at 200 E. Delaware and 221 E. Chestnut Street.
Guests are encouraged.
Speaker: TBD
$175.pp

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