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The collection contains the financial and legal papers of the Illinois Glass Company initially owned by the Levis and Smith families of Alton, Illinois. The material includes a large collection of stock certificates, financial record books, legal trusts, legal agreements, tax papers, and business related correspondence from within the company dating from its founding in the early 1870's until it merged with the Owens Bottle Company and became the Owens Illinois Glass Company in the early 1930's.
Date [inclusive] : 1871-1975
Scope and Contents note :
Series 1: Includes business papers related to the general operation of the Illinois Glass Company.
Series 2: Includes business papers related to the reorganization of the Illinois Glass Company.
Series 3: Includes business papers related to the dissolution and liquidation of the Illinois Glass Company.
Series 4: Includes related materials of the Illinois Glass Company. The collection was described and arranged according to the original labels used by the Illinois Glass Company.The contents of the collection have also been kept within their original envelopes, files, and folders.
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The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
Access Restrictions :
Some of the material in the M-138 Levis/Illinois Glass Collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photocopied, subject to condition.