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Jane Ellen Nicoll

archivist , curator , librarian , museum director

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.

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.

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.

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).

Interests

  • Other 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

Politics

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