French Canadian Interview Project


Atlas of Kankakee County Illinois. Chicago: J. H. Beers and Co., 1883.

Balesi, Charles J. The Time of the French in the Heart of North America: 1673-1818. Chicago: Alliance Francaise Illinois. 2000. *

Bartlett, Charles Henry. Tales of Kankakee Land. New York: Scribner's, 1904. *

Burroughs, Burt E. Legends and Tales of Homeland on the Kankakee. Chicago: Regan Printing House, 1923. *

Burroughs, Burt E. Tales of an Old Border Town and Along the Kankakee. Fowler: The Benton Review Shop, 1925. *

Burroughs, Burt E., and Vic Johnson. The Story of Kankakee's Earliest Pioneer Settlers. Bradley: Lindsey Publications, 1986. *

Byrns, William P., ed. Days Gone By. Kankakee: Kankakee County Bicentennial Commission-Historical Society, and Heritage 76 Committee, 1977. *

des Lauriers, Don, and Mardene Hinton. Riverview Historic District. Kankakee: Kankakee County Historical Society, 1997. *

Hess, Kay, ed. Momence...The Making of a River Town. Kankakee: Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society. *

Houde, Mary Jean, and John Klasey. Of the People. Chicago: General Printing Co., 1968. *

Johnson, Vic and Burroughs, Burt E. Burt E. Burrough's Annotated: The Story of Kankakee's Earliest Pioneer Settlers. Bradley: Lindsay Publications, Inc., 1986.

Johnson, Vic and the Bourbonnais Grove Historical Society. Images of America: Bourbonnais. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. 2006.

Kenaga, William F., George R. Letourneau, and Newton Bateman. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Kankakee County. Chicago: Middle-West Pub. Co., 1906. *

Klasey, Jack. Grand Prairie. Published by Superintendent of Kankakee County Educational Service Region and Kankakee County Historical Society, 1976.

Laforest, Thomas J., ed., trans., and comp. Our French-Canadian Ancestors. 20 vols. to date. Palm Harbor, FL: The LISI Press, 1983-ongoing.

Meier, Lois. The Saga of St. Anne. A Project of the Kankakee County Bicentennial Commission. 1977.

Portrait and Biographical Record of Kankakee County, Illinois. Chicago: Lake City Publishing Co., 1893.

Richard, Adrien, and Peg Paschke. The Village, a Story of Bourbonnais. Sketches by Jeff Marion, Ray Duchene. Centinnel Committee of the Village of Bourbonnais, 1975.

Stone, Al, ed. The Pottawatomis: History and Folklore of the Indian of Kankakeeland. Kankakee: Acme, 1960.

* denotes availability in the Kankakee Community College Learning Resource Center