The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC) contains a wide variety of sources documenting the history of Illinois and the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln.
Sources for research at the IHLC include:
Above: Excerpt from an 1864 business directory, a pamphlet with a sermon on Abraham Lincoln, a poster entitled "Our Fallen Heroes", a booklet on Chicago history, and a letter from a manuscript collection.
For more detail on the different sources available, please see the IHLC Collections Overview page. The IHLC is a non-circulating library. Students and other researchers are welcome to visit the reading room during the IHLC open hours during the week, Monday-Friday. During the fall and spring semesters the IHLC is open 9am-5pm. During the summer and semester breaks, the IHLC is open 1-5pm.
To explore what books and other published materials can be found in the IHLC, use the library catalog. Manuscript collections can be explored through the Manuscript Collections Database. The database contains descriptions of collections that can be searched by keyword or browsed by title or name.
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