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Jim Edgar Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01EIU-029

Scope and Contents

Subseries include personal and professional correspondence, printed materials, awards and gifts, photographs and audio/visual, schedules and lists, civic activities, travel, and horseracing

Biographical Note: James Edgar is a Republican politician who has held several offices in the state of Illinois.  Edgar was born on July 22, 1946, in Vinita, Oklahoma, and was raised in Charleston, Illinois. In 1968 he graduated from Eastern Illinois University, where he majored in history and served as student body president. He was named an EIU Distinguished Alumnus in 1982. Edgar has served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives (1977-1979), Illinois Secretary of State (1981-1991), and Governor of Illinois (1991-1998). He is married to the former Brenda Smith; they have two children, Brad and Elizabeth


  • Created: 1900-2002
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1981-1998


Conditions Governing Access

No special conditions exist for access to these records


168.00 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

Four series, further categorized into subseries: Jim Edgar; Brenda Edgar; Edgar Family; Miscellaneous

Other Descriptive Information

Some materials undated


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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

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Charleston IL 61920 US
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