Bourbonnais, IL – Olivet Nazarene University’s Archive Brings Local History Online


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Bourbonnais, IL – Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais has achieved a milestone by bringing 110 years of local history into the digital age. 

The University’s yearbook archive, a captivating window into the past, is now available online, featuring a rich tapestry of memories, narratives, and photographs from Kankakee County and Bourbonnais area. These yearbooks, named Aurora, offer original illustrations and snapshots that vividly capture the essence of different eras.

Spanning from the first 1914 edition edited by Albert L. Walters to the latest by Sutton Delaney, the digital collection provides an immersive journey through time. It’s a celebration of community heritage and academic history, immortalized in the pages now preserved for posterity. 

This digital archive not only secures the legacy for future generations but also serves as a valuable resource for historical research, nostalgia, and educational purposes. 


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