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Jane Ellen Nicoll

Jane Ellen Nicoll, archivist, museum director, librarian, curator. Certified Academy Certified Archivists, 1990, Academy Certified Archivists, 1998, Academy Certified Archivists, 2003, Academy Certified Archivists, 2008; Achievements include development of digital website, Park Forest: An Illinois Planned Community.

Background

  • Nicoll, Jane Ellen Daughter of William Alexander and Mary Louise (Howard) Nicoll.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Illinois, Urbana, 1976. Master of Library Science, University Illinois, Urbana, 1978.

    Career

    • Reference library and archivist Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive, Park Forest Public library, Illinois, 1979—2005. Board director Park Forest History Society, co-founder and archivist, since 1985, webmaster, member, Fundraising Committee, since 2008, co-founder. Archivist Calumet City History Society Museum, 2009—2010, Trinity United Methodist Church, Chicago, since 2009.

      Executive director Ridge History Society, 2005—2006. Curator and co-creator, director 1950s Park Forest House Museum (formerly 50th Anniversary House Museum), since 1998. Member advisory board Matteson History Museum, 2003.

      Member board directors South Suburban Heritage Association, since 2010.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Academy Certified Archivists, 1990, Academy Certified Archivists, 1998, Academy Certified Archivists, 2003, Academy Certified Archivists, 2008. Achievements include development of digital website, Park Forest: An Illinois Planned Community.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.

    Religion

    God created humans to be able to innovate and evaluate new forms of living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.

    Membership

    Second in command 50th Anniversary Committee, Park Forest, Illinois, 1996—2000. Volunteer Park Forest Hall of Fame, since 1994. Volunteer director 1950s Park Forest House Museum.

    Member of American Association State and Local History, Society of America Archivists, Illinois Association of Museums (associate), Chicago Area Archivists (associate), Midwest Archives Conference (associate), South Suburban Heritage Association (associate), Illinois Heritage Association (associate).

    Personality

    Interests

    Antiques, cooking, swimming.

    Connections

    • Married Carl Peter Stover, May 14, 1983. Children: Benjamin Alexander Stover, Andrew Jacob Stover, Michael David Stover.
    • father: William Alexander Nicoll
    • mother: Mary Louise (Howard) Nicoll
    • spouse: Carl Peter Stover
    • children: Benjamin Alexander Stover Nicoll
    • Andrew Jacob Stover Nicoll
    • Michael David Stover Nicoll
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    • 1976
      University Illinois
    • 1978
      University Illinois
    • 1979 - 2005
      Reference library and archivist Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive
      Illinois, United States
    • 1985
      board director, Park Forest History Society
    • 2005 - 2006
      executive, director Ridge History Society
    • 2008
      board director, Park Forest History Society
    • 2009
      archivist Calumet City History Society Museum
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 2009 - 2010
      archivist Calumet City History Society Museum
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