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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Digital Collections at the University of Illinois

The University of Illinois has digitized a variety of important collections and made them available online. This guide is a topical overview of the highlights.

Champaign-Urbana History Digital Collections

Illinois History Digital Collections

Map of Northwest Territories

Illinois History and Lincoln Collection

The University's Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC) include books and pamphlets on the early general histories of Illinois and its principal cities and towns; pioneer experiences in Illinois; Lincoln and the Civil War; Native American history in Illinois; and much more.  

The Manuscript Collections Database is searchable for descriptions of IHLC manuscript materials. (It contains a substantial portion of the collections, but is not yet comprehensive.)

Chicago History Digital Collections

Drawing of Chicago Building