This site only

County's Homepage

Joiner History Room's
(external website)

Frequently Asked





Joiner History Room

Sue Breese - County Historian
Sycamore Public Library

103 East State Street, Sycamore, IL 60178

Hours: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays

Phone: 815-895-7271




The Joiner History Room is a cooperative effort of the DeKalb County Board, the County Judiciary, the County Clerk’s Office, the County Facilities Management Office, Sycamore Library and DeKalb County Citizens concerned with safeguarding their historical documents. The Joiner History Room archives many items of museum quality. Our historical materials date back to the hand written minutes of the first session of the County Commissioners in 1837. As there has never been a fire to destroy any of the county valuable historical files, they have been meticulously preserved to meet the needs of today’s researchers.


The collection includes Civil War papers, newspaper files, old photographs and numerous boxes of manuscript materials.


If you should require information regarding one of the townships, the involvement of DeKalb County’s Sons in the Civil War, or other information, the Joiner History Room is the much needed repository for historians. The room is open to the public on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Researchers are always welcome.