Robert Eugene Streid, born July 28, 1916, was a lifetime Chenoa resident farmer educated in the Chenoa schools and at Illinois State University.  His parents were Edwin Streid and (Lou) Ella Forney. He served in the US Army Air Force during WWII. Following his retirement he was an active community volunteer.  He died June 12, 1997.

The Robert Streid collection consists primarily of personal memorabilia and correspondence, business and military records.