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From the beginning to the events of just yesterday, the Local History Collection contains accounts of happenings in and around Knox County, with special attention to people, buildings, business and industries. Vintage photos, rare publications and pioneer accounts make this unique collection a valuable resource to local history researchers. Topics of local interest are often the subject of exhibits on campus and online. The Archives collects material related to the following subjects.
Knox County-Galesburg Publications
Knox County History
Knox County Communities
Knox County Founding
Knox College History
Music In Galesburg
Buildings & Places
Some information from the Special Collections and Archives related to Galesburg and Knox County history is presented online. Please contact the staff in the Special Collections and Archives with specific questions about your research in local history.
A review of the commerce, manufactures, and the public & private improvements of Galesburg: containing a brief history of Knox college and sketches of the first settlement of the town. Compiled and written by C.J. Sellon, Galesburg: J. Sherman, 1857.