Carroll C. Hall (1905-1995) was born in Salisbury, Illinois and graduated from Springfield High School in 1923. He was a teacher at Springfield High School from 1927 until 1965. He was one of the founders of the Teachers Credit Union and the Horace Mann Education Corporation. He descended from one of the earliest settler families of Menard and Sangamon Counties. He was a charter member of the Sangamon County Historical Society and the Illinois State Historical Society. This collection contains his genealogical work, historical articles and a group of humorous writings. Included are copies of “Volume I, The Hall-Overstreet Family, 1725-1981 and “Volume II, The Carman Family, 1631-1981,” 22 articles about Abraham Lincoln and his life in New Salem, and “Tales from Goose Creek Bottom,” short vignettes reflecting the “wit and humor of the folks isolated from the mainstream of life” in Bedford County, VA.