Bateman, Newton and Selby, Paul ( eds.) Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of DuPage County. 2 vols. Munsell Publishing Co., Chicago, 1882.

Blanchard, Rufus. History of DuPage County, Illinois. O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882.

DuPage County Historical Society Portfolio. No. One-Four, 1956-1959.

DuPage Historical Review. 3 vols.

1950 Titles

“An Eventful Year (Relating to 1850).” p.22.

“Another DuPage Book: Hinsdale.” (short) p. 2.

“Beginning of a DuPage Institution. The Winfield Sanitarium.” p. 55.

“Century-old Naperville Doings.” p. 19.

“Concerning Local History.” p. 43.

“The County Seat Tug-of-War.” p. 49.

“Downers Grove in its Infancy.” p. 9.

“DuPage Bibliography Cumulative for 1949.” p. 16.

“DuPage Commentary.” pp. 48, 56.

“The DuPage County Court House in Retrospect” p. 17.

“The DuPage County Historical Society News.” (short) p. 19.

“DuPage’s Dateless Lincoln Legends.” p. 7.

“DuPage’s Lost Name Bearer.” p. 12.

“Early Times Around About Glen Ellyn” (short) p. 7.

“Echoes of the Mexican War.” p. 41.

“Editorial contributions solicited.” (short) p. 5.

“Has DuPage’s Historical Theme Run Its Course?” p. 8.

“’Michigan’: A Proposed and Rejected County Name.” p. 8.

“More Light on Proposed `Michigan County’.” p. 10.

“Our Salutatory.” p. 1.

“Page of Post Office History, A.”

“Cloverdale Post Office Discontinued” p. 6.

“Medinah Post Office Changes Hands.” p. 6.

“’Prairie Farmer’ Editor Chronicles An 1854 DuPage Visit.” p. 4.

“Some Editorial Observations.” (short) p. 15.

“Some Facts About Illinois County `Histories’.” p. 3.

“Wayne Township (Commemorative Edition).” p. 25.

“The Warren Women on a Pioneer Trek.” p. 23.

“Your Home Town in Review – “

  “Elmhurst.” pp. 20, 44.

  “Wheaton.” p. 51.

1951 Titles

“’A Light Shining on a Hill’ (Naperville Academy).” September 1.

“An 1847 Letter Revives Pioneer Times.” September 8.

“Century-old Map Defines DuPage County.”September 11.

“DuPage Commentary.” March 4, June 11, Dec. 11.

“DuPage County Historical Society-News and Notices.” All issues 12.

“A DuPage Pioneer’s Name Perpetuated Elsewhere.” March 9.

“DuPage’s `Little Black Book’ (1857 History).” December 8.

“Historical Matters Are Important.” December 9.

“John Warne, the Big Woods Pioneer.” June 4.

“Lombard: `The Lilac Town’ in Review.” March 5.

“Oft-Chronicled Pioneer Beginning,” December

“Old Graue Mill to be Historical Exhibit.” March 3.

“Old Landmarks Tell a Story.” March 11.

“Our County Historical Society.” by H. A. Berens. March 1,

“Pioneer Reminiscences (John Warne’s).” June 1.

“So Close and Now So Far Away.” September 5.

“Some Projected Railroads Through DuPage County.” June 8.

“Warrenville Pioneered for Higher Learning.” December 4.

“Your Home Town in Review – “

  “Downers Grove.” June 6.

  “Itasca.” September 6.

  “Lombard.” March 5.

  “Wood Dale.” December 6.

1952 Titles

“Bloomingdale Pioneers Pen Their Story.” p.19.

“Carl Sandburg’s 75th Birthday.” p. 46.

“Caroline Martin Mitchell Historical Museum.” p. 22.

“DuPage Commentary.” pp. 16, 35, 49.

“DuPage County Historical Society – News and Notices.” pp. 12, 24, 36, 50.

“Ebenezer Duncklee.” by Mrs. Mabel Lester Goreham. p. 42.

“Extracts From a Pioneer’s Journal.” p. 40.

“Genealogical Section.” Edited by Laura K. Thomas. p. 21, 33, 47.

“Granddaughter’s Recollections of Judge Cody.” p. 27.

“Hobson Mill Site Rededication.” p. 25.

“Joy Morton A Man of Affairs.” p. 2.

“The Last of Bonaparte.” p. 6.

“The Lost Records of DuPage County.” p. 37.

“Mason Brayman, Lincoln’s Friend, Once a Warrenville Resident,” p. 39.

“The Morton Arboretum: A Brief History.” p. 4.

“Morton Commemorative Arbor Day.” p. 1.

“’Review’ Publications For Sale.” p. 48.

“Stacy’s Tavern.” by Dorothy I. Vandercook. p. 13.

“Subject: Bailey Hobson.” p. 26.

“Three Volume Index of `Review’ Contents.” p. 51.

“Yackley’s Recollections as Told to Joy Morton.”p. 8.

“Your Home Town in Review – “

  “Naperville.” p. 17.

  “Villa Park.” p. 44.

1874 Atlas & History of DuPage County, Illinois. Republished by the DuPage Historical Society, 1974.

Knoblauch, Marion (ed.) DuPage County Guide, A Descriptive and Historical Guide. DuPage Title Company, Wheaton, 1951.

“Looking Back” Series. Suburban Trib (In chronological order)

History of the Name “DuPage”2/17/1981Louise Spanke
Plank Roads2/14/1981Louise Spanke
Joseph Naper3/3/1981Pat Miller
Railroads3/10/1981Alice Purnell
Windmills3/17/1981Amy Crisler
Fredenhagens/Lambe’s3/24/1981Amy Crisler
James Breasted3/31/1981Marjorie Wyman
Bailey Hobson4/7/1981Mattie Choice
Sheldon Peck4/14/1981Pat Wallace
Colonel Warren4/21/1981Leone Schmidt
Churchville School4/28/1981Martha Jones
Hiram Leonard’s Journal (Warrenville)5/5/1981Bernice Smith
Lake Ellyn5/12/1981Amy Crisler
Underground Railroad5/19/1981Glenette Turner
Warrenville Seminary5/16/1981Leone Schmidt
Thomas Hill6/2/1981Lois Sicher
Bonaparte Area6/9/1981Richard Thompson
Gypsies in DuPage6/16/1981Alice Purnell
Change in DuPage County Boundaries6/23/1981Marjorie Peters
Downers Grove Canon in 1860s6/30/1981Pauline Wandschneider
Charles Heisin – Villa Park7/7/1981Irene Martin
Anning Ransom- Carol Stream area7/14/1981Jean Moore
Israel Blodgett7/21/1981Pauline Wandschneider
Itasca Post Office7/28/1981Joyce Usher
Carl Sandburg8/4/1981Margaret Pruter
German Catholics in Gretna Area8/11/1981Jean Moore
Westchester Park Subdivision in Oakbrook8/18/1981Etta Chapet
Glen Ellyn High School8/25/1981Susan Molin 
Elijah McKinney’s Fanning Mill and DuPage Tannery9/1/1981Leone Schmidt
Early DuPage Teachers9/8/1981Alice Purnell 
How Hinsdale Got Its Name9/15/1981John Poynton 
Cross County Club9/22/1981Carol Ortman 
Franzen Millstones9/29/1981Martha Jones
Charles Gary and Gary’s Mill10/2/1981Don Rayno
Effect of Chicago Fire on Danby10/6/1981Amy Crisler 
Jack Travers Montgomery, actor and his daughter Peggy Jean, actress10/9/1981Irene Martin 
Benjamin Franklin Taylor, literary editor of Chicago Daily Journal10/13/1981Leone Schmidt
West Branch of DuPage River (Naperville)10/16/1981Don Rayno
Elfring’s Store in Bensenville10/20/1981Martha Jones
Stagecoaches and Drivers10/17/1981Margaret Pruter
Geil’s Funeral Home in Bensenville11/6/1981Martha Jones
Daniel Benjamin Family11/3/1981Alice Purnell
DuPage County Courthouse History11/10/1981Barbara Henk 
Old Water Tower on York Road, Mammouth Springs11/13/1981Nancy Wilson
Effect of Chicago on Elmhurst Residents11/24/1981Amy Crisler
Elmhurst Harness Shop (Strauschild)11/27/1981Nancy Wilson
John Wesley Powell12/1/1981Bernice Smith
Big Woods Church12/4/1981Amy Crisler
Murder of Clarence Curtis, Gravel Pit Owner12/8/1981Virginia Spears
Fred Grote, Horses12/11/1981Genevieve Ackerman
Pfaff School, Woodridge12/15/1981Genevieve Doletowske
DuPage County Fair, 186312/22/1981Bernice Smith
Senn House, Bensenville, Dr. Bartels12/25/1981Martha Jones
Interscholastic Sports12/29/1981Robert Pruter
Dr. Elijah Smith1/5/1982Joyce Usher
Churchill Log Cabin1/1/1982Dorothy Vandercook
Gary and U. S. Steel1/8/1982Jean Moore
Out On The Farm Radio Show1/12/1982Jean Moore
Pioneer Buildings in Glen Ellyn Area1/19/1982Alice Purnell
Occult in DuPage  Early 1900’s1/26/1982Bernice Smith
Zion Lutheran Church2/2/1982Martha Jones
Adam Glos Weather Journal2/5/1982Dorothy Vandercook
DuPage Residents Killed in Iroquois Fire2/7/1982Elma Hadley
Pleasant Hill Cemetery2/16/1982Alice Purnell
Potowatomi Indians2/23/1982Don Rayno
Itasca and Railroad3/2/1982Joyce Usher
1918 Blizzard3/2/1982Nancy Studt
Home Bureau3/23/1982Alice Purnell

Maas, David E. and Weber, Charles W. (eds.) DuPage Discovery, 1776-1976, A Bicentennial View. DuPage County Bicentennial Commission, 1976.

Moore, Jean and Crabb, Richard. Young People’s Story of DuPage County. DuPage Heritage Gallery, Wheaton, 1981.

Portrait & Biographical Record of DuPage & Cook Counties, Illinois. Lake City Publishing Co., Chicago, 1894.

Richmond, C. W. (comp.) History of DuPage County, Illinois.

Richmond, C. W. and Vallette, H. F. A History of the County of DuPage Illinois. Scripps, Bross & Spears, Chicago, 1857. (Republished, The Naperville Heritage Society, 1974.)

Thompson, Richard A. Around the Arboretum. DuPage Historical Society, 1981.

20th Century Atlas of DuPage County, Illinois. Middle-West Publishing Co., Chicago, 1904.

White, Marian A. Book of the Western Suburbs J. Harrison White, Chicago, 1912.


Bicentennial Focus: Women of DuPage, Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Branch American Association of University Women, 1975.

Level One “Women of Yesterday” – taped interviews.

  June Wanless

  Elizabeth Huested

  Mrs. George Goodrich

  Lillian Budd

Level Two “Women of Today” – taped interviews.

  Mae Watts

  Katherine K. Moore

Level Three “A Future for All – Images …

  Women of Today” – slide/script.

The Evidence Around Us. The Daily Journal and Gary Wheaton Bank, slide/cassette on Central DuPage, 1974.

Have You Ever Met a Building? DuPage Historical Museum, slides/tape on county architecture.

Thompson, Richard A., DuPage Discovery, An Historical Survey, DuPage Historical Museum, slides/tape, 1982.



Claus, Marilyn. “In Search of an Erratic Erratic” Illinois Magazine, January-February 1984,

The DuPage Conservationist, published by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Glen Ellyn, provides the most systematic treatment of the natural history of this vicinity. Issues, according to publication chronology, include:

a) “The Natural History of DuPage County.” Wayne Lampa.

     Part I, ‘Nature’s Part’ Autumn/Winter, 1973.

     Part II, `Man Steps In’ Spring, 1974.

     Part III, `What’s Left for the Future?’ Summer, 1974.

b) “A Glimpse of Prehistory.” Wayne Lampa. Fall, 1977.

c) “A Find of Mammoth Proportions.” Gail Legner Wetta. Fall, 1977.

d) “Glacial Stew.” Jim Walser. Spring, 1980. e) “Just Do-in Our Thing.” Wayne Lampa 1980-81.


“What Has Happened to Our County?”, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, slides.


Beggs, Stephen R Pages from the Early History of the West and Northwest. Methodist Book Concern, Cincinnati, 1868.

Blodgett, Henry. “Autobiography.” Unpublished, 1906.

Early, Ann. 1971 Salvage Excavations. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, 1971.

Gates, Standford. “Archaeological Survey of the DuPage River Drainage.” Illinois Archaeological Survey. Bulletin No. 3, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1961.

Hatch, Luther A. The Indian Chief Shabona. Author published, 1915.

Hoglund, Kenneth G. The Excavations at Du-33: A Preliminary Report. Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Glen Ellyn, 1978.

Kutter, Elizabeth. “DuPage Presbyterian Celebrates 150 Years.” The Naperville Sun, June 17, 1983.

Lee, George R. “The Beaubiens of Chicago”. Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Mo., 1973.

Peters, Marjorie Herlache. DuPage County, Illinois, Churches and Their Records, 1833-1920. Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society, 1981.

Quaife, M. M. Chicago’s Highways Old & New. D. F. Keller & Co., Chicago, 1923.

Robb, Ruth Flesher. 1840 DuPage County, Ill. Federal Census. Author published, 131 West North Ave., Lombard, 1978.

Santeford, Lawrence Gene. “Prehistoric Populations of DuPage County.” DuPage Conservationist, Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, Spring, 1979.

Santeford, Lawrence Gene. “Prehistoric Populations Archaic Indians” DuPage County, Autumn, 1979.

Schmidt, Royal J. “The Potawatomie Indians of DuPage County.” DuPage County Historical Society, Wheaton, 1974.


“Clues Link Historic Home to Underground Railroad” West Chicago Press, November 5, 1981.

Dieter, Raymond A Dieter Family Tree. Author published, Glen Ellyn, 1981.

Robb, Ruth Flesher. 1850 DuPage County, Ill.,Federal Census. Author published, Lombard, 1983.

Robb, Ruth Flesher. 1860 DuPage County, Ill., Federal Census. Author published, Lombard, 1983.

Schmidt, Royal J. Bugles in a Dream, DuPage County in the Civil War. DuPage Historical Society, 1962.

Turner, Glennette Tilley. “The Underground Railroad in Dupage County, Illinois”. Newman Educational Publishers, Wheaton, 1978.

Zion Lutheran’ Parish, 1838-1963, Anniversary booklet.


Andrews, Wayne. Battle for Chicago. Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York, 1946.

Feely, Ralph. From Camelot to Metropolis. (Ontarioville – Hanover Park.) 1916.

Fegelman, Andrew. ” Progress’ Scores Another Casualty in Old Food Mart.” Chicago Tribune

December 19, 1983.

Fuller, Loie. Fifteen Years of a Dancer’s Life. Small, Maynard & Co., Boston, 1913.

Harris, Margaret Haile. Loie Fuller, Magician of  Light. The Virginia Museum, Richmond, 1979.

Herrick, Bartle C. What You Didn’t Know About Downers Grove and Didn’t Know Who to Ask. Author published, 1982.

“Hunt Designed Home for Summer Residence.”The Daily Journal, July 18, 1982.

Ibata, David. “Rahabbing Suburb Estate Reveals 70 Years of Surprises.” Chicago Tribune, July 2, 1983.

Moore, Jean. “Ontarioville, a Community Surrounded,” Daily Journal, November 22, 1973 and June 22, 1983.

Norris, James D. and Livingston, James. “Joy Morton and the Conduct of Modern Business Enterprise.” Chicago History, The Chicago Historical Society, Spring 1981.

“100 Anniversary Issue.” Downers Grove Reporter, May 23, 1973.


“A. T. McIntosh Offers Prizes to Home Owners.” Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1933.

Croydon, Michael. Ivan Albright. Abbeville Press, New York.

“Francis S. Peabody Drops Dead After Watching Hunt.” Chicago Daily Tribune August 18, 1922.

Herrick, Frank Earl. Poems of DuPage County. Wheaton Journal, 1936.

“Knoch of Naperville.” The Chicago American, August 18, 1958.

Lewis, Charles. “The Arboretum as a Museum.” The Morton Arboretum Quarterly. Winter 1981.

Martinez, James. “Artist Albright, the `Master of Decay’ is Dead.” Chicago Sun-Times, November 19, 1983.

McShane, Stephen. “Danada: An Historical Report on the Rice Farm in DuPage County.” Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, 1981.

McShane, Stephen and Harvey, Miles. “A Salute to the History of McDowell Grove.” The DuPage Conservationist, Winter 1981-82.

Nash, Jay Robert. Bloodletters and Badmen. Warner, New York, 1975.

Wood, Doris. A Small Town Weathers the Depression, Naperville, Illinois 1930-40. Unpublished thesis.


“The Arts in DuPage.” Century III and College of DuPage booklet, 1979.

Bartlett, Alyce. “Industry Plays Key Role in Communities.” Daily Journal, February 18, 1982.

Bennett, Jay C. (comp.) 1983-84 Reference & Yearbook of DuPage County, Illinois. DuPage County Clerk,  Wheaton, 1983.

Bingle, James D. Bolingbrook Bolingbrook Historical Society, 1979-80.

Buursma, Bruce. “Catholics in DuPage Burgeoning “Chicago Tribune, September 28, 1983.

Crabb, Richard “Gallery Begins Historic Campaign.” The Daily Journal, June 29, 1980.

Dold, R Bruce and Sullivan, Barbara. “Suburb Irony: Poor Surrounded by Plenty.” Chicago Tribune. February 13, 1983.

Draeger, Harlan and Ingersoll, Bruce. “Oak Brook Waste Company Mired in EPA `Sewergate’.” Chicago Sun-Times, March 6, 1983.

DuPage County Water Supply Public Information Resource Manual. DuPage County Development Department – Planning Division. 1982.

“DuPage Minorities Making Impact.” Suburban Life Graphic, September 7, 1983.

“Existing Land Use Analysis and Trends.” DuPage County Regional Planning Commission, 1980.

Fermilab Highlights. The Public Information Office, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, 1982.

Freedman, Sam. “A Need to Belong.” Suburban Trib, August 15, 1979.

Freedman, Sam. “The Hidden Poor.” Suburban Trib, series, November 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, 1979.

Freedman, Sam. “The Other Machine.” Suburban Trib, series, October 22, 23, 24, 1980.

Goldstein, Neil. “DuPage Latinos Unite.” Chicaco Sun-Times, Suburban Week April 30/May l, 1975.

Hafferkamp, Jack. “The Quark Hunters.” Chicago, June 1979.

Hansen, Arlene. 25th Silver Anniversary City of Oakbrook Terrace.

Kirkpatrick, Truman. “History of York Center Community Cooperative, Inc.” Unpublished, 1976.

Kleina, Bernard “HOPE for the Suburbs.” HOPE. Inc., 1975.

Little, Anne. “Founders’ Visions Take Root,” Suburban Trib, March 23, 1982.

McCaron, John. “Unincorporated Areas – They’re Doing Just Fine.” Chicago Tribune, June 29, 1978.

McCullough, Purdie. “A Very Special Place, The Village of Burr Ridge.” Burr Ridge Bicentennial Committee, 1976.

McNamee, Tom. “Waste Issue Splits West Chicago.” Chicago Sun-Times, July 17, 1983.

“Naper Settlement Holding the Fort.” The DuPage Magazine, Lombard, October/November 1980.

Nelson, Eleanor. “Naperville Shoots Past Elmhurst in Population.” Suburban Trib, October 21, 1983.

O’Conner, Phillip J. “DuPage Housing Ruling Criticized.” Chicago Sun-Times, October 28, 1983.

O’Hara, Delia “Westward Home- DuPage County Rivals the Sun Belt for Boom.” Chicago SunTimes, July 5, 1983.

Profile DuPage County Statistical Handbook Development Department – Planning Division, 1983.

Reardon, Patrick and Fegelman, Andrew. “DuPage Housing Crusader Stirs Conflict in Fairness Fight,” Suburban Trib, July 12, 1983.

Sabine, Mike. “Chronicle of C/D Past Runs Gamut of Environmental Changes.” Courier, March 11, 1982.

Sargeant, Winthrop. “ProBles: Singing With the Big Dads.” The New Yorker, March 29, 1976.

Schonauer, David “Water Wars.” Chicago, July 1983.

“Village of Willowbrook.” Pamphlet, 1982.


Krentz, Vivian and Morris, Pearl. Addison, Village of Friendship. 1984.

Morris, Pearl and Hinkle, Elvera. Addison, 1833-1976. Bicentennial booklet, 1976.



“Bensenville. ” Chamber of Commerce pamphlet, 1976.

“Bensenville Comprehensive Plan Report” DuPage County Regional Planning Commission, 1981.

Doherty, Richard P. “The Origin and Development of Chicago-0’Hare International Airport” Unpublished doctoral dissertation, 1970.

Eckert, Allan W. Gateway to Empire. Little Brown, Boston, 1983.

Edmunds, R David. The Potawatomies: Keepers of the Fire. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1978.

“Historical Sketch of Immanuel Evangelical Church.” Unpublished, 1959.

Jones, Martha Kirker. Bensenville. Village of Bensenville, 1976.

Pooley, William V. The Settlement of Illinois from 1830 to 1850. Madison, 1908.

Ritzert, Kenneth. The Bensenville Story. Pageant Script, 1962.

“A Review of the History of Zion Church.” Pamphlet, Bensenville, Ill.

Two Worlds. Flick-Reedy Corporation, 1966. Village Board Statistics, Village of Bensenville, 1980.

Wooley, Gertrude, “Story of Bensenville.” Unpublished.


(Oral History Transcripts from Bensenville Public Library)

George Adis

Mrs. Luella Barth

Mrs. Fred Boeske

Esther Burianek

Mrs. Alvar A. Eklov

Monroe Fischer

Chester Franzen

Leonard Geils

Mrs. Erna Ehlers Hackmeister

Katherine Howell

Wesley A. Johnson

Armin Korthauer

Mrs. Lillie Lange Martin and Lydia Luessenhop

Mrs. Erwin Luebking

John Pangiotaros

William Redmond

John Reher

Alvina Rittmueller

Martin Romme

Mrs. Adolph Rosenwinkle

Marvin and Grace Rusteberg


Charles Earhart

James Gau

Kenneth Kaufman


Bibliography (published)

Bloomingdale Voice. October 4, 1978; March 9, 1983.

Decennial United States Census, from 1840-1880, including material from:

Schedule One, Individual; Schedule Two, Productions of Agriculture: Schedule Three, Products of Industry; Schedule Five, Mortality; Special Schedule of Manufacturing Number One, Agricultural, Implements; Special Schedule of Manufacturing Numbers Seven and Eight, Flour and Grist Mills.

History of St Paul’s Church. Centennial Edition, Bloomingdale, 1978.

Village Almanac, Village of Bloomingdale, September, 1975 – October, 1983.

Village News Bloomingdale, June 6, 1973.

(Manuscripts and Records)

Bloomingdale Township Offices

Miscellaneous records on file dating from April 2, 1850.

Town Auditor’s Meeting Records, May 3- March 28, 1916.

DuPage County Recorder’s Office

Plat of the Sixteenth Section Township 40 North, Range 10

East of the Third Principal Meridian, July 1, 1842.

Plat of the Town of Bloomingdale, January 4, 1845.

Genealogical and Historical Records of Bloomingdale Township, Vol. I. Wheaton Public Library. Records of the Village of Bloomingdale,1889-1960.


Cathee Neilson, Olathe, Colorado (A Meacham descendant, providing information from the Meacham family bible, and sharing 1820-30 census material on the family in New York.)

Rutland County Historical Society, Rutland, Vermont.

Vermont Historical Society, Montpelier, Vermont.


Bob Bender

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Fessler

Lowrey Hedstrom

Ruth Hillmann

Louise Olson

Becky Wilhelmi

Shirley Williams

Ethel Williamson


William L. Guild, interview.

Kelley-Kohli family records.

Moore, Jean. Build Your Own Town. 1984.


Evans, Helena. History of Clarendon Hills. 1954.

Leipper, Lois. The Village of Volunteers. 1974.

Richert, Paul and Mann, Roberts. History of Clarendon Hills, DuPage County, Illinois, 1929-1930. Unpublished manuscript.


Argonne National Laboratory 1982-83, booklet.

Elbe, Anita. A Community Called Cass – A Portion of Darien’s Heritage. Unpublished, 1978.

Clara Anderman, interview.

Melinda Weirmeister, interview.


“The Downers Grove Historical Trail.” Pamphlet, 1980.

The Downers Grove Village Book. Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce, 1983.

Dunham, Montrew and Wandschneider, Pauline.  Downers Grove 1832-1982. The Heritage Festival Task Force, Downers Grove, 1982.


The History of Downers Grove Video cassettes, available through High School District #79 CA TV.

#1 Pierce Downer

#2 Israel Blodgett

#3 The Downers Grove Cemeteries

#4 Prince Pond and The Blacksmith Shop

#5 The Railroad

#6 Avery Coonley School

#7 The Historical Museum Part I

#8 The Historical Museum Part II

#9 The Fire Department

#10 The Movie Theatres

#11 The Schools

#12 The Library

#13 Potpourri



Armstrong, Ann. Story of a Parish. Elmhurst, 1966.

Bates, Dr. Frederick H. “Old Elmhurst. “Being the Personal Recollections of a Native. Elmhurst Historical Commission, second printing, 1973.

Berens, Helmut Alan. Elmhurst. Prairie to Tree Town. Elmhurst Historical Commission, 1968.

Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Company: 75 Years of Progress, 1883-1958. Company published, Elmhurst, 1958.

Elmhurst Historical Map. Elmhurst Historical Museum.

Elmhurst: Origin of Names, Streets, Schools, Parks, and Landmarks. Elmhurst Branch, American Association of University Women, 1976.

The Elmhurst Story … Biography of Progress, 1910-1960. The Elmhurst Story Steering Committee, 1960.

Fischer, Howard C. (ed.) 100 Years of Elmhurst News, 1836-1936. Elmhurst Centennial Historical Committee, 1936.

Immanuel Lutheran School. A Century of Grace and Growth, 1879-1979. Elmhurst, 1979.

Russell, Don. Elmhurst: Trails from Yesterday. Heritage Committee of the Elmhurst Bicentenial Commission, 1977.

Self-Guided Tours of Historic Elmhurst. Elmhurst Historical Museum, 1983.

Stanger, Robert C. “Elmhurst College, 1871-1971, The First One Hundred Years.” Elmhurst College Magazine. Vol. IV, No. 3, 1971.

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Elmhurst, Centennial. Elmhurst, 1976.

The Story of a Bank 60th Anniversary, Elmhurst National Bank. Elmhurst, 1954.


(Slide programs available at the Elmhurst Historical Museum)

“Decade of Development, Elmhurst 1919-1936.”

“Doorways to History.” Architectural and social history of Glos Mansion (now Elmhurst Historical Museum), 1892-1983.

“Germantown on the Prairie.” German-American history and heritage in Elmhurst

“Prairie Village.” Elmhurst history, 1836-1910.

“Walter Burley Griffin in Elmhurst.” Architectural history of Griffin buildings and Griffin’s life in Elmhurst.

“Women on the Move.” Women’s history in Elmhurst, 19th and 20th centuries.


Blanchard, Rufus. Discovery and Conquests of the Northwest with the History of Chicago. R Blanchard & Co., Chicago, 1898-1900, Vol. 2.

Community Profile and Industrial Site Inventory.Village of Glendale Heights, 1983.

Comprehensive Plan. Village of Glendale Heights, 1983.

Davis, Marion. Glendale Heights The Dale Company, Glendale Heights, 1972.

Harmon, Ada Douglas. Story of An Old Town. Glen News Printing Co., 1928.

Patrick, Ruth Story of a Pioneer Farm. Unpublished manuscript, 1939.



The Glen Ellyn News, selected articles.

Harmon, Ada Douglas. The Story of An Old Town. Glen News Printing Co., 1928.

Kaiser, Blythe P. and Vandercook, Dorothy L. Glen Ellyn’s Story and Her Neighbors in DuPage County. Author published, 1980.

Perkins, Gerald A. “Stacy’s Tavern Restoration Log.” Unpublished.


“Pictures of an Old Town” – slide presentation by Lee Hestermann.

“Stacy’s Tavern” – a slide presentation. The Glen Ellyn Historical Society.


Bakken, Timothy H. Hinsdale. Hinsdale Doings, 1976.

Dugan, Hugh G. Village on the County Line. The Lakeside Press, 1949.

McElhone, Fred Early Hinsdale. A manuscript, 1940.

Manuscript accompanying Historical Slides of Hinsdale.


Greenblatt, Mirian. The History of Itasca. Itasca State Bank, 1976.

“Itasca, Illinois.” American National Publications pamphlet, 1977.

Itasca, Scenes of the Past, 1979. Usher, Joyce.

This is Itasca. 1965.


Courant clippings from the 1930’s.

1895 letter written by Alois Schwartz.

Hatch family records, lent by the late Harry Hatch and June Frey Hatch.

Lisle Advertiser. Various articles.

Lisle Cemetery Association first record book. Lisle Sun. Various articles. No. 1 Lisle Township School Record Book.

Riedy family records, including family history by Leona Riedy.

St, Joan of Arc parish records.


Budd, Lillian. Footsteps on the Tall Grass Prairie. Lombard Historical Society, 1977.

Dunning, Mildred Robinson. History of the Methodist Church. Unpublished, 1957.

Dunning, Mildred Robinson. The Story of Lombard 1833-1955.

First Church of Lombard, United Church of Christ, Original Record Books, 1850-1976.

Gray, Harold “Arf’ The Life and Hard Times of Little Orphan Annie. Arlington House, New Rochelle, N.Y., 1935-1945.

The House on Maple Street. Film by Lombard Historical Museum.

Lombard Historical Society, Interviews on Tapes at Lombard Historical Museum.

Mons, Ardyce G. Through Years of Grace. Memorials Committee of First Church, Lombard,1979.

Peck, Frank. Undated, unpublished, and unedited collection of historical narratives.

Sacred Heart Parish of Lombard, Sacred Heart Golden Anniversary Book

Taylor, Henry Copeland. Historical Sketches of the First Church of Lombard Illinois. Written for 85th anniversary, 1936.

Thompson, Edna L. Plums & Lilacs. Undated and unpublished collection of narrative poems and photographs.

Trinity Lutheran Church, One Hundred Years of Growth Through Grace, 1968.


City of Naperville Annexation file.

City of Naperville history files.

City of Naperville Profile Sheet, 1983.

Edward Hospital 1983 Fact Sheet.

Fraser, Helen. Footsteps Through Old Naperville. 1982.

Givler, James H. Naperville Review- “Our Town.” September, 1959.

League of Women Voters. Naperville- Your Town. 1960, 1966.

Naperville Centennial 1831-1931. 1931 Fort Payne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

“Naperville – Today, Tomorrow.” City of Naperville.

“Portrait of Naperville.” Naperville Sun. Monday, October 7, 1974.

“Progress Report.” Naperville Sun. 1958, 1965, 1967.

Souvenir of Naperville Homecoming, 1917. Special Sesquicentennial Section, The Naperville Sun, June 5, 1981.

Towsley, Genevieve. Historic Naperville. 1975, 1976, 1979.

Wehrli, Jean and Mary Lou. The Naperville Sesquicentennial Photo Album, 1931-1981.


Archaeological Surface Survey contracted for in 1974 by the Village of Oak Brook with Dr. Stuart Struever of Northwestern University; and archaeological test excavations of two sites contracted for by the Oak Brook Historical Society in 1978 with the Foundation for Illinois Archaeology; Dr. Struever, Director and Summary Report by Michael D. Wiant, of the Department of Anthropology at NWU.

Abstracts of Title to land in the NW1/4 and also in the NE1/4 of Section 36, Twp. 39 North of Range 11 and East of the 3rd Meridian in DuPage County, Illinois.

The Oak Brook Civic Association Minutes. Ruchty, George E. The Fullers of Fullersburg 1834-1923. The Hinsdale Historical Society, Hinsdale, 1978.



Andreas, A. T. History of Chicago. Vol. 2& 3.

Crandall, Earl. The Roselle Story, 1972.

History of Roselle. Illinois Sesquicentennial, 1968.

Loeper, R V. History of Roselle. National College of Education, 1959.

Medinah/Meachem 1874-1976. 1976.

Newman, Ralph G. Lincoln Funeral.

 Roselle Record Newspaper, various dates.

Sanborn, D. History of Roselle, 1818-1968.



William Sauerman

Herman Scholdt



Brochure from Villa Park Chamber of Commerce, 1977.

“Fifty Years Anniversary Book of St. Alexander’s Parish.” 1974.

“50th Anniversary – Community Congregational Church.” 1962.

A Glimpse of Villa Park. Villa Park Plan Commission, 1920.

Local History Files at Villa Park Public Library.

Mabee, Bessie. History of Villa Park. Villa Park Woman’s Club, 1936.

Post history, Villa Park American Legion Post 652.

Recollections: Story of Villa Park Committee for the Bicentennial, Village of Villa Park, 1976.

Villa Park Argus. Various articles.

Villa Park Public Library History Committee File.



Mrs. Howard Buck and Mrs. Eunice Plass

Mrs. Clara Lawson, granddaughter of Peter Case

Mrs. Bessie Mabee

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sears

Villa Park Chamber of Commerce dinner honoring Villa Park’s long-time residents 9/10/75.

Villa Park History Interview at WKDC with June Krenzel and Sandi Toika 2/6/75.


Mrs. George Featherstone

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Karnstedt

Mr. Karl Pearson

Mr. John Sinibaldi

Mrs. Esther Wallen

Mr. and Mrs. George Williams



Moore, Jean. From Tower to Tower. Wayside Press, Mendota, 1974.

Natzke, Barbara. The Living Past of Warrenville. 1964.

Schmidt, Leone. Come Fly to the Prairie. Wayside Press, Mendota, 1968.

Schmidt, Leone. The Life and Times of Warrenvile. City Council of Warrenville, 1975.

Schmidt, Leone. In and Around Warrenville. Warrenville Historical Society, 1982.

Warrenville Heritage Cookbook Warrenville Homemaker’s Extension Unit. 1983.

Warrenville Digest, 1964-1983.

Warrenville News, issues from 1962-April, 1964.


Porter, Doris. Come Fly to the Prairie. An historical musical video tape, 1983.


Verna Anderson

Paul and Lillian Behr

John Behr and Eleanor Seymour

Lydelle Bentz


Blatchford, Tannisse. An Honorable Heritage: A Biography of Wayne Township, Illinois, 1834-1984.

Wayne Community Association, 1984.

Glos, Hattie G. and Weiser, Frederick S. Wayne Community and Township History. Privately printed July, 1953.

The Plow and the Cross – Biography of a Parish Church – Wayne, Illinois 1871-1971. The Naperville Sun, 1971.

The Woman’s Club of Wayne scrapbooks, 1945-1983.


Hardy, Beverly B. The Heritage Homes of West

Chicago. Hardy Publications, 1976.

Scobey, Frank F. A Random Review of West Chicago History. West Chicago Historical Commission. West Chicago, 1976.

Walking Map of Historic West Chicago- brochure.



Mahoney, John. Holy Trinity Church School and Convent- the 20th Year.

Van Koughnett, Scott. “Westmont- from Prairie to Condo.” The Challenger, June 18, 1976. Westmost Chamber of Commerce. Westmont, Illinois Golden Jubilee. Westmont Park District, records.


Eunice Grimm

Clifford and Joyce Feltz

Marge Smejkal


Annual Report, 1982. City of Wheaton, Illinois, 1983.

City of Wheaton, Handbook of the Chamber of Commerce. Daily Journal special sections and clippings:

The Spirit of 76, June 30, 1974. It’s a Woman’s World, 1975, 1979.

The DuPage Heritage Notebook, June 27, 1982 and June 26, 1983.

Milton Township Citizens’ Handbook

Moore, Jean. From Tower to Tower. Wayside Press, Mendota, 1974.

Noble, Dick. New Stirrings in Old Wheaton. Files of Chamber of Commerce.

Wheaton and Its Homes. Wheaton Historic Preservation Council, Graham Burnham Press of Cramer, Atkenes & Cramer, Milwaukee, 1982 (reissued 1983.)

Willard, W. Wyeth. Fire on the Prairie, Story of Wheaton College. Van Kampen Press, Wheaton, 1950.

Vestuto, Frances. “The Town of Wheaton.” Unpublished paper, 1981.


Spanke, Louise. Wirtfield’s Good Old Days: A History. Winfield Public Library Board, 1978.



Carol Anderton

Williams Enders

Rosemary Kelly

Patricia Stuart


Mittle, Mary Lou. “Yesterday’s Brides.” Manuscript, February 14, 1983.


Greene, William Bertram. The Greenes on the East Branch of the DuPage. Author published, 1966.

Griffen, Kitty. “Woodridge Seeks Roots in Farm Past.” Suburban Life Graphic, February 2,1984.

Hogrewe, Doll Carlson, “Woodridge . . . from Farm Land to Growing Community.” Suburban

Life Graphic, September 3, 1977.

Williams, Dorothy A. A History of Woodridge School District 68. Published by the district, 1978.

“Woodridge Grows Rapidly in 17 Years.” Suburban Life Graphic, July 3, 1976.

Woodridge Progress, 20th Anniversary special section, September 6, 1979.

Woodridge Sesquicentennial Committee, special newspaper, 1968.

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