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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Digital Heritage Hub

The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub LibGuide provides metadata, harvesting, and onboarding information for the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH), the Illinois Service Hub to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

IDHH Primary Source Sets

Primary source sets (PSS) are educational resources that explore topics in history, literature, and culture, and include teaching guides for in-class use.

The IDHH Primary Source Sets are open educational resources that focus on topics related to Illinois educational standards and are curated from Illinois items. They include:

  • Illinois State Education Standards
  • US Common Core Standards
  • An introduction to the topic
  • Additional resources for further information (all open access)
  • Primary sources for the topic
  • A teaching guide with discussions questions and activities based on the primary sources.


Click on the files below to download PDFs of the IDHH PSS.