The Westclox Corporation was a significant part of the Peru and Illinois Valley culture for nearly 100 years. After the January 2012 fires, area libraries collected Westclox stories and memories from area residents. These stories, under the title Remembering Westclox, are available to borrow and read from the Peru Public Library and other Illinois Valley libraries, or download copy Remembering Westclox from the comfort of home.

Library volunteers indexed the Westclox personnel newsletter, Tick-Talk, which was printed from the years 1913 to 1966. The Tick-Talk newsletter chronicled staff activities from marriages, births, deaths and promotions. The index is in pdf format, divided by individual letters of the alphabet. Click here to access the Tick-Talk Index. For information on our fees for copying pages, see Research Fees