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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Using the University Archives for my research paper: Online Archival Resources

Quick reference on how to prepare yourself to use the University Archives


Here are some popular online archival resources you can access.

Digitized Newspapers through the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection

Titles Available

  • Daily Illini 1916-1945; 1962-1975
  • Urbana Daily Courier 1903-1935  
  • Sycamore True Republican 1869-1872; 1877-1968
  • Express (Tallula, Illinois) 1895-1896 (Scattered issues)


UI Histories Project created by Kalev Lettaru

History about the founding, buildings on campus, gifts/memorials, collections, student life, milestones, board of trustees, special collections, and a digital library!

Digital Content

Digital Content/University Historical Images


Dig-Libsysdigi Electronic Records Repository


Pocket Facts: 1990-2003

Pocket Facts is produced by the Office of University Relations, and data are provided by the Office for Planning and Budgeting. Both offices are units of University Administration.

University Archives Disability-Related Digital Resources


Oral Histories Project at the Student Life and Culture Archival Program


Board of Trustees Minutes


Board of Trustees Members


Digitized Illio Yearbooks 1970-1989


Student Life and Culture Digital Resources


Primary Source Tutorial

A guide to how to examine and interpret primary source materials.