The history of McLean County has been recorded and captured on vinyl covering a variety of subjects in a variety of ways. From the speeches of native born politicians to the music of area residents, these examples of the past are here collected and preserved for the future.

This collection includes audio recordings of speeches, meetings, music on cassette and 78, 45, 33 1/3 rpm discs. Box 1 contains phonographs exclusively pertaining to Adlai E. Stevenson II, a Bloomington-born politician.  Box 2 contains phonographs pertaining to local news and music, and world news.  Box 3 contains phonographs pertaining to local musical performances, national radio and television programs, presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, and Christmas music.  Box 4 contains phonographs of musical numbers by various performers and barbershop quartets.  Box 5 contains small format phonographs and cassettes of local performers’ music.  Box 6 contains large format phonographs of Wilding Picture Productions recordings concerning economics and a Stevenson Bandwagon Album.  Boxes 7 and 8 contain CD’s of local performers.  Box 9 contains phonographs of musical numbers by local performers.  Boxes 10 and 11 contain phonographs of performance by local schools and churches.