Adlai E. Stevenson II (1900-1965) was Governor of Illinois 1949-1953, and the Democratic Party Nominee for U. S. President in 1952 and 1956.  He also served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 1961-1965.

His boyhood home, located at 1316 E. Washington Street, Bloomington, Illinois (where he lived from 1906 through the mid-1920s), was designed by Architect Arthur Low Pillsbury. 

The collection includes reminiscences from family members; restoration studies, including paint color analysis; rehabilitation expense documentation; several valuation appraisals; McLean County Museum of History Internal Documents dealing with house related issues such as transfer issues, uses of house, and fundraising; and sales documentation including realtor brochures, title abstract and transfer deed.