Published: October 5, 2018Researching African American History in McLean County- Bibliography and Archival Collections
|Illinois State University, Milner Library||Harrison, Edgar Agustus. The Financial Status and Occupational Opportunities for Negroes in Bloomington-Normal[MS Thesis]. Normal, IL: Illinois State Normal University, 1950. Studies in Education (Normal, IL); no.128.|
|Illinois State University, Milner Library||Phelps, Landra G.. From Negro to Black to African-American: name changes and their effect on Black residents in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois [MS Thesis]. Normal, IL: Illinois State University, 1999.|
|Heartland Community College Library|
Illinois State University, Milner Library
Illinois Wesleyan University, Ames Library
|Pirtle, Carol. Escape Betwixt Two Suns: a true tale of the underground railroad in Illinois. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois Univerity Press, 2000.|
|Pratt, Mildred A Tribute to Love. Bloomington, IL: Heartland Publishing, 2002.|
|Bloomington Public Library||Wells, Wyatt. The background of the Negro in McLean County [Archival material], 1940|
|Bloomington Public Library||Williams, Rick D. Black Disciples in McLean County, Illinois: a history of the Second Christian Church, Normal and the Third Christian Church, Bloomington. Normal, IL: Illinois State University, 1990.|
These materials are available for in house use only. Much of this collection is unprocessed so be sure to ask the Librarian for assistance.Information about African-American history and families in McLean County is located in the Archives under the following box and/or folder names. Also check the Archives card catalog and the photo index for additional resources.
Note: If you are making a special trip to use these materials please call first to be sure someone will be available to assist you. Phone: 309-827-0428, ask for the Library.
Duff Family (7 boxes)
Major Collection of Letters from Liberia
Photograph Collection -- BNBHP
Photograph Collection -- Subjects -- BNBHP
Black History (Not BHP)
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eBlack Champaign-Urbana - A collaborative portal on African-American history
Illinois Alive! - African American Experience
The Hartford Black History Project
African American Perspectives
African-American History - Slavery in America