Midway Village Museum is Rockford Illinois’ local history museum.  More than 3,200 images from the Museum's collection are available to view here. 

This site is keyword searchable using the search box at the top right of the page. Each image has been uploaded as a low resolution watermarked file.

High resolution copies of the images are available upon request by using the contact form. Please reference the Identifier Number (found on the information page for each image) with your request. 

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Samuel Gaynor

Sam Gaynor Transcript --  final .pdf

Samuel D. Gaynor was born in Rockford, Illinois in 1933. A West High School and North Carolina State Teachers' College graduate, Gaynor joined the…

Victory Bell

victory bell transcript final.pdf

Victory Bell was born in Mississippi to sharecropper parents. The family moved to Rockford, Illinois in 1945. In 1971 Bell became the first African…

Lester Frazin, Rabbi of Temple Beth-el and Civil Rights Activist

Interview with Lester Frazin.pdf

Lester Frazin was the Rabii of Temple Beth-el in Rockford from 1961-1974. In that capacity he actively worked for better race relations in Rockford…

Monk Teba (Willie Kent) and Rockford's Black Panther Party

Monk Teba transcript final.pdf

Monk Teba, formerly known as Willie Kent, grew up in Rockford and graduated from West High School in 1964. He was an active member of the Rockford…