Elizabeth B. Rissler Papers, 197-

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Elizabeth B. Rissler Papers, 197-

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Rissler, Elizabeth B.  (1909-1993)

 

Papers, 197-

 

.625 linear feet (1 ½ manuscript boxes)

 

Writer, researcher for Michael J. Howlett’s Keepers of the Seal:  A History of Illinois Secretaries of State.  Born Elizabeth Boll in Redoak, Iowa, on November 27, 1909.  Attended Redoak Junior College, graduated in music.  Married Howard Rissler; both families in the newspaper business.  Informational representative for the state of Illinois, in which capacity she wrote speeches, interacted with the public, and served as a liaison between the government and its citizens.  Collaborated to create the booklet entitled “Washington Street Mission”.  Wrote articles for Redoak newspaper.  Wrote fictional short stories for which she won the National League of American Penwomen for Fictional Short Stores award. 

 

Collection contains research material for Keepers of the Seal:  A History of Illinois Secretaries of State, including newspaper clips, copies, drafts, and letters.  

 

Access:   Open for research

 

Acc. No.   93-21

 

Processed by   Amy Stewart, June 1993

 

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                                                                 Container List

 

 

Box     Folder

 

  1        1 (BV)            Keepers of the Seal:  A History ofIllinois Secretaries of State

            2                      Introduction SOS

            3                      Chapter I –IllinoisTerritory – Pathway to Statehood

            4                      Chapter II - Nathaniel Pope 1809-1816 SOS

            5                      Chapter III - Joseph B. Phillips 1816-1818 SOS

            6                      Chapter IV – The Secretary of State Office – From Statehood to the 20th                                          Century       

            7                      Chapter V - Elias Kent Kane  1818-1822

8                      Chapter VI - Samuel D. Lockwood  1822-1823

9                      Chapter VII – David Blackwell  SOS  1823-1824

10                    Chapter VIII – Morris Birkbeck  SOS  1824 -1825

11                    Chapter IX – George Forquer  1825-1828

12                    Chapter X – Alexander P. Field  1829-1840

13                    Chapter XI – Stephen A. Douglas  1840-1841

14                    Chapter XII – Lyman Trumbull  1841-1843

15                    Chapter XIII – Thompson Campbell  1843 – 1846

16                    Chapter XIV – Horace Cooley  1846-1850

17                    Chapter XV – David L. Gregg  1850-1853

18                    Chapter XVI – Alexander Starne  1853-1857

19                    Chapter XVII – Ozias M. Hatch  1857-1865

20                    Chapter XVIII – Sharon Tyndale  1865-1869

21                    Chapter XIX – Edward Rummel  1869-1873

22                    Chapter XX – George H. Harlow  1873-1881

23                    Chapter XXI – Henry Dodge Dement  1881-1889

24                    Chapter XXII – Isaac N. Pearson  1889-1893

25                    Chapter XXIII – William H. Hinrichsen

26                    Chapter XXIV – James A. Rose  1897-1912

27                    Chapter XXV – Cornelius J. Doyle  1912-1913

28                    Chapter XXVI – Harry Woods  1913-1914

29                    Chapter XXVII – Lewis G. Stevenson  1914-1917

 

1 ½      1                      Chapter XXVIII – Louis L. Emmerson 1917-1929

            2                      William J. Stratton (25) – Edward J. Hughes (26)

            3                      Richard Yates Rowe (27) – Edward J. Barrett (28)

            4                      Charles F. Carpentier (29) - William H. Chamberlain (30)

            5                      Paul Powell (31) - John W. Lewis (32)

            6                      Chapter XXVII - Where We Stand and Where We Are Going in the Secretary                                  of State’s Office

            7                      Sources

 

 

 

 

 

Citation

“Elizabeth B. Rissler Papers, 197-,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed May 26, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/538.