The mission of the Batavia
Depot Museum is to collect, preserve, study, interpret, and exhibit
materials which explain and document the history of Batavia and
its relationship to state and local history. All items collected
should relate to the purpose of increasing and enriching public
knowledge and provide leisure and educational opportunities for
GUSTAFSON RESEARCH CENTER
The following materials are available for researchers
to use to study the history of Batavia or a Batavia family.
The Batavia Historian
The newsletter of the historical society. Issues are available for
the years 1960-2000. Indexed
Bethany Lutheran Church Records
History of Church, Family Information.
with over 800 family histories
papers, photographs, and museum displays about Batavia
history, including Military, School, Churches, Clubs and Organizations,
Businesses and Industries, Bernard Cigrand and Flag Day, Special
Events, Athletic Groups, Medical, Miscellaneous Topics
Circuit Court Records
for Batavia and Batavia Township 1860-1960. Original. Indexed
Assorted years. Earliest is 1857
Batavia City Directory, 1859-60
Civil War Histories
Books and letters from soldiers Family Diaries and Histories, including
Newton genalogy and Papers, and others. Miscellaneous family trees.
Index of 50 scrapbooks.
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings. 1900-1995. Contains many obituaries,
wedding announcements, wedding anniversaries, and profiles of servicemen
during World War II.
Kane County Directory
Kane County History,
including other county cities
Kane County Census Records
(Federal) -some indexes and all microfilm from 1840 to 1920
Kane County Marriages Indexes
Lincoln, Abraham and Mary Todd
assorted materials. Some records of Mary's stay at Bellevue. Other
Microfilm of Indexes of Kane County
Genealogical Society These are name indexes of data
bases compiled by the KCGS
Microfilm of Illinois
Census 1855 and 1865
Probate Records for Batavia
and Batavia Township.
1860-1960. Original. Indexed
Books and miscellaneous pamphlets and documents
Miscellaneous records of business buildings and residences
in the city. Some abstracts
Township and City documents
City phone directories for various years particularly the 1920s
and assorted others
Microfilm and CD (Indexed) July 1982-August 1998
Windmill History Books,
catalogs, advertisements, and miscellaneous information about the
big three manufacturers, Appleton Company, Challenge Company, U.
S. Wind Engine and Pump Company