Black History

Publications include History of the Illinois Association of Club Women and Girls, 1901-1975, History of African Americans in McLean County, Wayman AME 175 Year Anniversary, and more!

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Central Illinois Obituaries 1871-1880, Soldiers of Revolution and the War of 1812 buried in McLean County, and old gravestone inscriptions.

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Churches and Religious Organizations

History of Holy Trinity Parish, Wayman AME 150 Year Anniversary, 75 years of American Passion Play.

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City Directories

Thanks to a partnership with Bloomington Public Library and intern Noah Tang, local directories from 1855-1920 have been digitized, and are available on the Internet Archive.

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General Reference

Good Old Times in McLean County, The Biographical Record of McLean County, Illustrated History of McLean County, and much more.

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Home Town in the Corn Belt

Home Town in the Corn Belt, which debuted in late December 1950, contains 171 articles, including 39 biographical sketches and 52 poems relating to local history by 132 authors (mostly regular local folk).

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Digitized by the Internet Archive and Library of Congress

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War and Jail

It is Begun: The Pantagraph Reports the Civil War, Evolution of the Jail of McLean County, McLean County in the World War, and more.

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Up-to-date Homes, Franklin Park Architectural Tour, Lexington Architectural Tour, The Old McLean County Courthouse, and Standing on the Corner

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Farming and Food

Gifts to the Prairie (Prestele Family), Come & Get It by Robert Dirks

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