Maroa-Forsyth School Archives

School Student Libraians 19521952 School Student Librarians with Mr. Kitowski 1

Reference Library Materials

General Illinios and Macon/DeWitt County reference books housed in the Archives include:

Illinois Books

Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Book (1998)
Life on the County Line - Charles I. Derr (1987)
Lincoln's New Salem - Benjamin P. Thomas (1934)
The Making of Illinois - Irwin F. Mather (1926)
The Old Courthouse - Donald Dosch (1979)
Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties - Secretary of State (2000)
The Prairie State: Civil War to the Present - Robert P. Sutton (1976)
The Prairie State: Colonial Years to 1860 - Robert P. Sutton (1976)
This is Illinois - Jay Monghan (1949)
Township School Trustee and Treasurers in Illinois, 1819-1980 - Charles W. Clabaugh (1980)

Macon/DeWitt County Books

100 Years from the Decatur Herald and Review and the Decatur Daily Review (1978)
Aerial Illinois - DeWitt County (1955)
Aerial Illinios - Macon County, Books 1 and 2 (1954)
City of Decatur and Macon County, Vol. 1 - William E. Nelson (1910)
Combined 1874 Atlas, 1891 Plat Book and 1903 Atlas of Macon County, Illinois (reprint) (1996)
History of DeWitt County, Illustrated, Vol. I, II (1910)
History of Macon County - O. T. Banton (1976)
Macon County, Images of America - Dan Guillory (2007)
Macon County Memories - Decatur Herald and Review (2015)
Macon County Platbooks for years 1951, 1955(?), 1967, 1977, 1978/79, 1980, 1981, 1987, 1997
Rural Schools of Macon County - Florence Scott White (1978)

Maroa-Area Books

The Developmental Plan for Maroa Township (1971)
Maroa Centennial Book (1954)
Maroa Sesquicentennial Book (2004)
Municipal Code of the City of Maroa (1901)
Voices from the Prairie - Martha Bunton Query (2015)

Unpublished Maroa Histories

History of Maroa by George Waller
The Maroa Churches by Ethel Longsdorff
Maroa Schools by Margarte Leach
Rural Maroa Schools by Virgil Wikoff and Grace Cornwell Wikoff
Maroa History and Social Life by Louise Gentle

School-Related Books

Dream Seasons - Scott Wentworth (2008)
Macon-Piatt School Directory (1998/99)
School Directory, Macon County (1939-1940)


1 Maroa High School. The Trojan 1952 [Yearbook]. Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, 1952, p. 101.

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