- Who was J.D. Shields?
- MVTHS goes through many phases in 108-year legacy (5/24/2013--Reanne Palmer)
- MVTHS -- Distinguished Alumni Listing
- Gym once state of the art (2/29/2008--Jack Clark_Register-News)
- Mt. Vernon Township High School's Centennial (1905-2005)
- Dr. J. D. Shields, Superintendent (1967-1988) -- Remembrances
- History of Jefferson County, Illinois (1883) -- Author: Perrin, William Henry, d. 1892
- Wall's history of Jefferson County, Illinois (1909) -- Author: Wall, John A., 1836-