Skip to Main Content

Industrial History of Beloit: Home

Research resources for Beloit and area industrial history.

Library Links

Other library guides.

Beloit and Vicinity




My Library Account

Renew materials, place holds, and view due dates. 

Place Hold

Use the Place Hold button when the desired item is unavailable.


Welcome to the library guide for research on the industrial history of Beloit.

Histories and Background Information - Encyclopedias and other reference sources, background information.

Articles/Databases - Finding scholarly articles, historical newspapers, and early American imprints.

Books - Searching for books at Beloit and beyond.  Tips for selecting search words.

How Do I? - How to request a source through interlibrary loan.  How to cite sources.

Primary Sources - Tips for finding primary sources in the library.  Web sites of primary sources.

Census Data - Beloit population and characteristics from 1850 to current.

Beloit Corporation / Iron Works - Documents about this corporation's history.

Fairbanks Morse - Documents about this corporation's history.

Alliant Energy / Powerhouse / Blackhawk Generating Station

Irontek - Documents about the recent history of the Ironworks complex and Irontek.