The Dixon Public Library has a local history archival collection of letters and other papers of Frank E. Stevens. The collection consists of book contracts, correspondence, notes, newspaper articles, documents, and ancillary materials of Frank E. Stevens from the years 1832 to 1938.

posted: November 1, 2019 - 3:29pm

When faced with a wall of complicated microfilm that needed to be cataloged, the Dixon Public Library enlisted the aid of the Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC). The microfilm consists of the Dixon newspaper, which either changed names or number of weekly issues nine times since 1851, when it was a weekly paper called...

posted: September 17, 2019 - 10:52am


The temperance movement of the 18th and early 19th centuries was a social movement dedicated to emphasizing the negative impacts of alcohol on health, morality, and family life and restricting its consumption.

Illinois has four fountains erected by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. The Cataloging Maintenance Center just cataloged WCTU Drinking Fountains.

posted: May 2, 2019 - 2:59pm

The Cataloging Maintenance Center (CMC) is helping the Dixon Public Library with cataloging their local history collection. A couple of these items include sheet music for their local festival and facsimiles of the first and second drafts of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

posted: February 12, 2019 - 3:15pm