Dwight E. Frink was born in Bloomington February 16, 1874.  He was educated in the ward schools of Bloomington and Illinois Wesleyan University. He was a capable artist and cartoonist.  Frink was a reporter for the Daily Bulletin, a long defunct Bloomington newspaper, for ten years.  He was elected chief clerk of the city Election Commission and secretary for the McLean County Historical Society.  He drew the plans for the soldiers’ memorial monument at Miller Park. 

He married Cora Brand February 20, 1898, and had one daughter, Helen.  He died January 18, 1919 of an illness, probably consumption.

The collection contains biographical information about Dwight E. Frink and essays he authored concerning important McLean County residents.