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William R. Bach, son of William and Sophia (Koehler) Bach, was born December 10, 1871 in Bloomington, Illinois. He was an attorney in M...
Blooming Grove Ladies Aid
Founded on Jan. 17, 1916, at the Blooming Grove Christian Church, the Blooming Grove Ladies Aid Society worked to provide charitable co...
Bloomington Methodist Congregations
This collection contains a variety of histories of early Methodism in Bloomington. The focus is on the Methodist Episcopal Church, the...
Bloomington-Normal Black History Project
In 1970 Marge Smith and others began to organize local African Americans to discuss their history. This group (Margaret Esposito, Joe M...
Breen, Rev. Frank L.
Rev. Frank L. Breen (1886- 1967) was a prominent local Protestant minister in Bloomington. He was responsible for organizing East Bay ...
Brown, George W.
The George W. Brown collection is a compilation of personal documents of the Brown family and those of the Society of Friends. Among i...
Chesebrough, David B.
David B. Chesebrough was born March 14, 1932 and died April 29, 2004. Chesebrough was a pastor in the American Baptist Church for 25 y...
Christmas is an annual winter festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed primarily on December 25 as a religious and cu...
This collection contains record books, meeting minutes, financial information, membership lists, floor plans, correspondence, newspaper...
Church Women United
From 1941 to today women of the Church Women United Movement have held a vision of Christian unity and prayerful action. The Movement ...
Easter Seal Camp Heffernan
The East Bay Camp was formed in 1930, when its Director Reverend Breen, with the Kiwanis Club, developed Camp Limberlost.* The first se...
Emerson Street Investment Club
The Unitarian Investment Club began in 1990 as managers of a fund of loans and gifts to the Unitarian Church. The original 17 members d...
German Evangelical Church
This collection includes newsletters, bulletins, anniversary booklets with church histories, newspaper articles, budgets and annual mee...
Holy Trinity Church and Schools
The first time the name "Holy Trinity" appears in the directories for Bloomington was 1880-81, but under the full name of &qu...
Home Sweet Home Mission
Billy Shelper founded the Home Sweet Home City Rescue Mission in 1917 after attending a Billy Sunday revival meeting at the McLean Coun...
McLean County Clergy Staff / Ministerial Association Collection
The McLean County Clergy Staff / Ministerial Association Collection was donated on September 1998 by Donald K. Nester, who was a Chapla...
Moses Montefiore Temple
On May 14, 1882, a group of men of the Jewish faith met in Bloomington “for the purpose of forming a Congregation.” One week later it w...
Phonograph and Audio
The history of McLean County has been recorded and captured on vinyl covering a variety of subjects in a variety of ways. From the spee...
Rock of Praisers
Michael Louanna Casey-Beich organized the Rock of Praisers in 1990 from her home at 1107 E Jefferson Street. Michael Louanna Casey-Beic...
Second Presbyterian Church Collection
The Second Presbyterian Church was founded in 1855 as The New School Presbyterian Church, and was renamed Second Presbyterian Church a ...
St. John’s Lutheran Church
This collection contains biographical information, historical information, directories, bulletins, annual reports, photographs of membe...
St. Joseph’s School of Nursing
St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing was a Catholic institution conducted by the Sisters of The Third Order of St. Francis, under the ...
St. Mary’s of Bloomington Church and School
St. Mary’s Catholic Church also known as the German Catholic Church was founded in 1867 by the German Catholics of Bloomington, Illinoi...
Travis, Joan M. Spiritualism
The Joan M. Travis Spiritualism Collection consists of items about the concept of spiritualism and some of its organizations in the Uni...
University Christian Church
The collection contains booklets produced by the University Christian Church, directories, outreach materials, Prayer and Social Meetin...
Wayman AME Church Archaeology
In the summer of 1992, an archeological excavation was conducted at the Wayman A.M.E. (African Methodist Episcopal) Church at 806 N. Ce...
When Sarah B. Withers died in 1897, she left her home at 305 West Locust Street in Bloomington, Illinois to the trustees of the Second ...