Jerry Klein

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General Information

Name: Jerry Klein

Pen Name: None

Born: 1926 in Peoria, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jerry Klein is a native Peorian, who grew up in the city's East Bluff.

Biographical and Professional Information

During his 55-year career at the Journal Star, Jerry Klein wore many hats. He edited copy, wrote editorials, covered the local arts scene and reviewed hundreds of performances. He also wrote a Sunday column on a number of topics — a favorite was the beauty of the ever-changing weather in central Illinois.

Published Works

  • Played in Peoria, Kickapoo Press, 1980
  • Fathersday, Ellis Press, 1981
  • Peoria!, Visual Communications, 1985
  • The Buehler Home, (a history), Buehler Home, 1992
  • Lusts of the Prairie Preacher, Riverbeach Publishing, 1996
  • A Century of Music, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, 1997
  • Peoria Industry, A Pictoral History, G. Bradley Publishing, 1997
  • Old Peoria, G. Bradley Publishing, 1997
  • Naked Came the Farmer, Mayfly Productions, 1998

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Played in Peoria

ISBN: 0933180144
Release Date: 1980-06

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ISBN: 0933180306
Release Date: 1981

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ISBN: 0961575905
Release Date: 1985-06

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Lusts of the prairie preachers

ASIN: B0006QJ14E
Release Date: 1996

Naked Came the Farmer

ISBN: 0962461377
Release Date: 1998-05

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Peoria industry: A pictorial history

ISBN: 0943963591
Release Date: 1997

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A Century of Music: Peoria Symphony Orchestra 1897-1997

Release Date: 1997

Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Jerry Klein on WorldCat

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