What’s New

Two Local History Book Indexes Added

The indexes to the following books have been added to our Master Local History Index:

The Herrin Massacre. A fair and impartial statement of all facts. The Trial, Evidence, Verdict. by Chatland Parker, published in 1923

In Bloody Williamson, My Four Year Fight with the Ku Klux Klan by former Sheriff George Galligan in collaboration with Jack Wilkinson, published in 1927

Neither of these books had ever been indexed. Both are available for sale at the Williamson County Historical Society for $10 each.

WCHS Membership Meeting, Jan. 21, 2018

We will be holding a membership meeting here at the museum on Sunday, January 21st, 2018, at 2:00 P.M.  We will be discussing society business and projects. The guest speaker will be presented by our own board director Dr. George Mavigliano, retired emeritus professor of Art History at SIUC. His books and articles follow his life-long research into the workings of FDR’s New Deal programs, the WPA, and specifically, the Federal Art Project. His presentation will touch briefly on all three.

I would also like to remind members that the 2018 membership dues are due. If you are not sure whether you are paid up or not, check the mailing label on your next mailing. If you are paid up the number 2018 or higher will be notated. We hope that all of our members have a productive new year.

Paisley Scrapbook Indexes Added to Site

Oldham Paisley, owner and reporter for the Marion Daily Republican kept scrapbooks containing his articles and also articles from St. Louis and Chicago related to topics occurring here in the 1920’s. All but one of the books have now been indexed and those indexes are now available on our site under the Master Newspaper Index. The Paisley indexes currently on our site are:

  • Paisley’s Scrapbook Volume 1, 1922-24, Before & After Herrin Massacre
  • Paisley’s Scrapbook Volume 1A & 1B, 1922, Herrin Massacre
  • Paisley’s Scrapbook Volume 4A & 4B, 1923-24, Ku Klux Klan
  • Paisley’s Scrapbook Volume 5 & 6, 1924-26, Klan, Glenn Young, Charles Birger
  • Paisley’s Scrapbook Volume 7 & 8, 1927-28, Charles Birger & Trial
  • Paisley’s Scrapbook Volume 9, 1928-29, Birger, Boswell, Ritter

All of our onsite indexes are available from the Library Resource Indexes page