Doug Williamson, born in Bloomington 8-8-1943, lived in Bloomington-Normal most of his life and taught in District 87 for 30 years.  His father-in-law was Charles Merrill Smith, well known minister and best-selling author.  For several years Charles did a program on local radio station WJBC, where local people could give their opinion in an every-other-week, two-to-three minute broadcast.  When Charles died in the spring of 1985, Doug was offered the opportunity to take his slot and did Forum commentaries for 17 consecutive years.

The collection includes approximately 430 Forums and a packet of miscellaneous items.