Brian Gerard Bardy

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General Information

Name: Brian Gerard Bardy

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, History

Born: 1960 in Hinsdale, IL

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Bardy was born on April 10, 1960, and a fraternal twin of a pair of boys. He is the youngest child of nine children having four brothers and four sisters. He grew up in La Grange, Illinois, and graduated from Lyons Township High School in 1978. In 1982, he earned a BA degree in Anthropology from Indiana University. He volunteered time as a lobbyist and participated in several historic preservation and environmental conservation projects during the development phases of the Illinois-Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brian Gerard Bardy is the author of one book, and a co-author of one book on topics covering Illinois history. He is the author of fourteen articles covering Illinois politics, history, and archaeology. Recently, I earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching in 2006 at National-Louis University. He is the benefactor of the Tom Greenwood Collection in the Ayer Modern Manuscript Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago. The collection contains 32 primary source materials chronicling the 1961 American Indian Chicago Conference held at the University of Chicago.

Published Works

  • Illinois-Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor: Anthropological Study of the Lower DesPlaines River Valley., Illinois Ethnic Heritage Commission, 1984

Titles at Your Library

Illinois-Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor: Anthropological study of the lower Des Plaines River Valley

Release Date: 1984

Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact the author directly at: The author is available to speak in northeast Illinois; Chicago-Cook County, and surrounding collar counties. Honorariums are accepted to cover travel expenses.

External Links

Brian Gerard Bardy on WorldCat


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