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Onsite Resources

Stevenson-Ives Library

The Stevenson-Ives Library contains more than 15,000 books and periodicals with a focus on McLean County and Central Illinois history and genealogy.

Archives

The Museum's Archive features a wide-range of primary and secondary source material relating to the history of McLean County, from the 1820s to the present

Object Collections

The nearly 20,000 objects preserved at the Museum document the growth and development of McLean County from the prehistoric period through the present.

Online Resources

Finding Aids

Detailed inventories of archival collections in the Museum.

Biographies

Biographies of past Evergreen Cemetery Walk characters.

Local History Publications

Digitized by the Internet Archive.

Historic Map Overlay

Hosted by the McLean County GIS Consortium, this series of historical maps often takes a few minutes to load.

McLean County Genealogical Society

Resources on genealogy in McLean County and beyond.

History Pin

Discover local historic images pinned to a map, some overlaid into Google Street View!

A Page from our Past

Bill Kemp's column in the Sunday Pantagraph. Catch them in print or find them here!

PFOP: Curriculum for Teachers

Lesson plans based on Bill Kemp's articles in the Pantagraph.

MCMH Collections

Illinois Terminal Railroad

Bloomington to Peoria Interurban Railroad Line

Underground Railroad

Before the Civil War, fugitive slaves journeyed northward to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Black History Project

The Bloomington-Normal Black History Project was founded in 1982 and its collections span the 19th and 20th centuries.

Bloomington Fire

Just after midnight on June 19, 1900, a great fire began sweeping through much of the city's downtown...

Use Policies

Digital Reproduction Policy
Addresses use of digital cameras and personal scanners in Library/Archives

Fees - Personal Use
If you want our staff to scan an image from our Archives for personal use, see this document.

Fees - Commerical Use
If you want our staff to scan an image from our Archives for commercial use, see this document.