Since the founding of Illinois State University in 1857 as Illinois State Normal University, its faculty has been dedicated first and foremost to providing the highest quality education for its students. However, faculty members have also been active in research and scholarship.
This site documents scholarly activity of persons employed as faculty members at Illinois State University throughout its history. Records in the database are complete to the best of our knowledge for faculty members who began service here between 1857 and 1957 or between 2000 and 2007. Data entry is ongoing for persons who joined faculty between 1958 and 1999.
Works are included whether authored or co-authored before, during, or after the tenure of the faculty member at Illinois State. Although most works are in the form of published books and articles, presentations, performances, and other creative works are also included.
This project commemorates the 150th anniversary of Illinois State University, the first public university in the state and one of the first normal schools west of the Appalachians. We hope the bibliography will serve the needs of scholars interested in the history of Illinois State and the changing roles of normal school faculty over the last 150 years.