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History of Batavia Public Schools | Batavia’s Windmill History     

 

 

Batavia in Historical Photographs and Images

Batavia History archive on Flickr         

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Batavia Newspapers

Batavia Republican, 1990-2000

Searchable full-text newspaper

Preservation and digitization funded by an Illinois Public Library

Per Capita Grant, with permission from the Kane County Chronicle

and Shaw Media

 

Fox River Expositor, 1856

Full-text newspaper

Preservation and digitization funded by an Illinois Public Library

Per Capita Grant

 

Batavia's Civil War History

Search full-text Civil War letters and diaries written by Batavians

Preservation and digitization supported in part by an award from the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board, through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), National Archives and Records Administration; and supported in part from an Illinois Public Library Per Capita Grant.

 

Batavia's Windmill History

Batavia Is the "Windmill City" (2012)   

International Windmillers’ Trade Fair 2012 - Batavia, Illinois   

 

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Windmill City: A Guide to the Historic
Windmills of Batavia, Illinois
(Second Edition, 2013)

 

Acquire a print copy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Batavia Windmill Symposium 2013 - Batavia, Illinois

Batavia Windmill Symposium 2013 Flyer     

Batavia Windmill Symposium 2013 Program        

ASME Landmark Ceremony Program (2013)        

Batavia Windmill Symposium 2013 Video - Part 1:

     ASME Landmark Ceremony and Windmill City Book Release        

Batavia Windmill Symposium 2013 Video - Part 2:

     "The American Windmill Story," presented by T. Lindsay Baker        

Batavia Windmill Symposium 2013 Video - Part 3:

     "From Batavia to Aermotor," presented by Christopher Gillis         

Batavia Windmill Symposium 2013 Video - Part 4:

     "Batavia Windmills: Building Local, U.S., and World Economies,"
presented by Bob Popeck and Francine McGuire-Popeck        

Photo archive: Batavia Windmill Symposium 2013   

Photo archive: Batavia’s Windmill History

 

Batavia Township                            

Batavia Township documents, 1874–1969     

Searchable full-text documents   

Preservation and digitization funded by Batavia Township, with permission from Batavia Township   

 

City of Batavia, Illinois 

City Council Minutes, 1874–1969

Browsable full-text minutes, 1874–1969

Searchable full-text minutes, May 1915–1969

Preservation and digitization funded by the City of Batavia,

with permission from the City of Batavia 

 


 


Famous Batavia

Notable Batavians   

Notable Visitors

Books by Batavians

 

History of Batavia   

City of Batavia – Batavia History             

Batavia Historical Society – Batavia History      

Batavia Public Library – "Batavia: What's in a Name?"

Batavia Public Library – “List of Places Named Batavia"   
Batavia Dentist Is "Father of Flag Day" (2011)   


John F. Kennedy – Campaign visit
to Batavia on October 25, 1960

VIDEO      

Speech

 

Video: “Batavia: A Tribute to Its Time” (1983)           

 

History of Batavia Public Schools  

Bee Aitch Ess, 1912 – 1917 (Batavia High School yearbooks)

Searchable full-text yearbooks. Preservation and digitization

funded by an Illinois Public Library Per Capita Grant

Batavia Public Schools documents

Searchable full-text documents. Preservation and digitization

funded by an Illinois Public Library Per Capita Grant

The Biggest Game of the Season: Batavia Bulldogs vs. Geneva Vikings

     (Revised November 2015)  

Kane County (Southeast Corner) School District Map, 1904
Batavia School and Home Bulletin, Christmas 1912        

Batavia Homecoming Celebration and

Memorial Athletic Field Dedication, July 27, 1946

[program] (donated by David Peebles)  

Batavia High School vs. Geneva High School, September 19, 1958

     [football program]   

Batavia High School Dedication, January 15, 1967

     [program]

“Hail to the Crimson, Hail to the Gold” (2011)

     Batavia High School traditions      

“Et Tu, Brutus? The Spirit of Batavia” (2011)

     Batavia High School nicknames

We're Loyal to You: A Celebration of Batavia High School, 1911-2011   

     (2011) a series of 10 posters  

Batavia Public Schools Hall of Honor  

Batavia Public Schools Hall of Honor Awards Ceremony,

September 19, 2015 [program] 

Batavia Public Schools Hall of Honor Awards Ceremony,

September 15, 2016 [program] 

Photo archive: Batavia Public Schools

 

History of the Batavia Historical Society

Historical Society History 

 

History of the Batavia Public Library

  

Library History

Library History   

Library Directors   

Roll of Honor: Recognizing Library Trustees with 10+ Years of Service   

10 Years at 10 South Batavia Avenue (2011) a series of 4 posters

Photo archive: Batavia Public Library History   

 

Historical Art and Artifacts at the Library

Sarah Gammon Portrait   

Abraham Lincoln Portrait

Watercolor—Anderson Bros. Block

Watercolor—Bellevue Place

Watercolor—Batavia Library          

Watercolor—Stone Manor

Watercolor—Batavia Depot

Batavia Public Library Sign

Fox River Ice-Skating