A Commemorative History of Champaign County: 1833-1983. Baker, Willis, C., and Patricia L. Miller. Champaign, Illinois: Illinois Heritage Association, 1984.
Written on the occasion of the sesquicentennial of Champaign County, this volume presents a broad overview of the people and events that have emerged as influential in shaping the county as it is today. The text is accompanied by nearly 370 photographs and documents, some from private collections, many never before published. Also included are a chronology of events, a roster of Centennial Farms, an inventory of Champaign County sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and an index.
Hard cover; over 250 pages. Price: $34.95, $3.06 tax, $3.50 shipping and handling.
History in Postcards: Champaign, Urbana, and The University of Illinois. Baker, Willis, C., and Patricia L. Miller. Champaign, Illinois: Illinois Heritage Association, 1993.
Written in commemoration of the 100th birthday of the picture postcard and the 125th anniversary of the opening of the University of Illinois, this book documents many once-familiar scenes that have disappeared, as well as enduring landmarks that continue to give the twin cities and the campus their special flavor. Each of the 110 illustrations is accompanied by a brief historical description. The 128 page book includes a concise history of postcards in America.
Soft cover; 49 color and 61 black-and-white postcard illustrations. Price $19.95, $1.75 tax, $3.50 shipping and handling.
To order, send a check or money order to: Illinois Heritage Association, 1216 W. Armory Ave., Champaign, IL 61821. Include sales tax or state sales tax exemption number with your order.