University of Illinois Archives: Bringing History to Life

Please note that because of a current renovation project in the Main Library building, various entrances and hallways may be inaccessible. If you are unable to find your way to the University Archives, please call us at 217-333-0798 for help. 


University Hall, circa 1915

NEW POLICY:  Because of budgetary reductions, the University Archives will “page” (i.e., retrieve) materials from Main Library outside of Room 146 Library *only* from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. and 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Otherwise, we will retrieve materials such off-site materials for walk-ins ONLY if enough staff are available, but there is no guarantee we will be able to retrieve these materials unless we have advance notice.

It is strongly recommended that researchers phone (217-333-0798) or email

( at least 1 business day in advance to request materials.”


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