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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Photo File: Parks

Photographs and negatives of parks in Decatur, IL.

Contributors: various people

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Photo File: Railroads

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Photographs of the Wabash, Illinois Central, Illinois Traction, and Illinois Terminal railroads in Decatur and Macon County. This includes: steam…

Contributors: various railroad employees

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Photo File: Recreation

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Photographs and negatives of recreation in Decatur, IL, including: sports, winter activities, swimming, gun club, hunting, racing, recreation center,…

Contributors: various people, clubs, companies

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Photo File: Schools

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Photographs of the schools in Decatur, IL.

Contributors: various

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Photo File: Social Services

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Photographs of the social service organizations in Decatur and Macon County, IL.

Contributors: various people, children, organizations

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Photo File: Streets

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Photographs and negatives of streets, neighborhood additions, and road work in Decatur, IL.

Contributors: various people, companies

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Records of the Decatur Public Library Board of Trustees

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Agendas, minutes, Librarian's reports, budgets, and other information pertaining to Decatur Public Library's Board of Trustees and its various…

Contributors: Decatur Public Library Board of Trustees, City Librarian, various staff and patrons

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Roberts Family Collection - Photographs 2017.12

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This collection features materials from Mabel and Eugene R. Robert’s family.

Mabel and Eugene married in 1921, and lived in Decatur for most of…

Contributors: Eugene R. Roberts

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Springfield-Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Collection #3.005

The Springfield-Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Collection contains photographs and documents pertaining to this…

Contributors: Springfield-Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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