Illinois Genealogy Resources
Business and Commerce
Mining and Labor
Mining in Illinois
- Dahlstrom, Neil and Jeremy Dahlstrom. The John Deere
Story: John and Charles Deere. DeKalb, Illinois: Northern
Illinois University Press, 2005.
The History of Barbed Wire and Illinois
- The History of Illinois Centennial Farms / by the
Illinois Centennial Farm Heritage Association. Dallas, Tex. :
Curtis Media Corp., c1986- v. <1 > : ill. ; 32 cm.
- Illinois Labor
History Society -
Available Labor History Articles
The Invention and Development of Barbed Wire
Joseph Glidden's Patent for Barbed Wire
- Kwedar, Melinda F., James R. Allen, and John A. Patterson,
"Illinois General Store Manuscripts, 1825-1845: A Bibliography,"
Illinois Libraries 62 (April 1980): 303-9.
- Malak, Paula Gist. Extracts from Fourteenth Annual Report
of the Railroad and Warehous Commission of Illinois. South
Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society Research Series,
Vol. 7. South Holland, Illinois: South Suburban Genealogical and
Historical Society, 1999.
- McClure, Diane K. "Woodcarvers and Furniture Designers: The
Anderson Family of Chicago, Illinois." Illinois State
Genealogical Society Quarterly, 41, 3: 133-138.
- Nordin, Dennis S. and Roy V. Scott. From Prairie Farmer
to Entrepreneur: The Transformation of Midwestern Agriculture.
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2005.
- Seineke, Kathrine Wagner, editor. Guide to the Microfilm
Edition of the Pierre Menard Collection in the Illinois State
Historical Library. Springfield, Illinois: ISHS, 1972. The
ledgers of fur trader and statesman Pierre Menard.
- Tevebaugh, John Leslie. Merchant on the Western Frontier:
William Morrison of Kaskaskia, 1790-1837. Ann Arbor,
Michigan: University Microfilms, 1971.
- Weinberg, Carl R. Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion:
Southwestern Illinois Coal Miners and World War I.
Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2005.
Morrison Ledger. The William Morrison Ledger is a
handwritten ledger listing the transactions conducted at his
Kaskaskia Store. The ledger includes the customer's name, items
purchased, and amount owed. The 655-page ledger covers the
years 1805 to 1831, offering glimpses of early merchandising
methods. It lists over 1200 early settlers who pioneered or
traveled through Kaskaskia (Randolph County, Illinois). Chester
Public Library, Chester, Illinois.
The World's Columbian Exposition - Chicago 1893
- The World's
Columbian Exposition of 1893 Digitization Project at the
Illinois Institute of Technology Text and photos from 1894
- The World"s Columbian Exposition: Idea, Experience, Aftermath