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About the University of Illinois Archives


Established in 1963, the University of Illinois Archives includes more than 21,000 cubic feet of office records, publications, and personal papers from the University and the Urbana-Champaign campus. The Archives' files or record series are arranged according to office of origin. The files are described in over 12,500 pages of finding aids and have been subject-indexed. Series level descriptions and supplementary finding aids (box and folder listings) are available through a searchable database. The University of Illinois is also the repository for the American Library Association Archives and other professional associations

The Archives is a unifying influence that recognizes and strengthens faculty and student ties to the university as a scholarly community. While it is most useful for modern American intellectual, cultural, and social history, it contains research material for the educator, political scientist, sociologist, economist, and journalist. It is especially strong in the history of science and technology, agriculture, architecture, athletics, librarianship, education, and student life.

Faculty and Staff

Adriana Cuervo, Assistant Archivist for Fine and Applied Arts:

Joanne Kaczmarek, Archivist for Electronic Records:

Lisa Renee Kemplin, Senior Library Specialist (Archives Research Center):

William J.Maher, University Archivist:

Chris Prom, Assistant University Archivist:

Melissa Salrin, Visiting Archival Operations and Reference Specialist (ALA Archives):

Scott Schwartz, Archivist for Fine and Applied Arts:

Linda Stahnke, Archival Reference and Operations Specialist:

Ellen Swain, Archivist for Student Life and Culture:

The Archives also employs a number of graduate and undergraduate students.

Service Locations

The University of Illinois Archives is located in Room 19 (Basement) of the Main Library Building at 1408 W. Gregory drive in Champaign.

If you are visiting from out of town, two lodging options are nearby: the Illini Union Hotel and the Hampton Inn. The University Housing Division may have rooms available in the residence halls from late May to late July. Follow the link to "Guest Housing" on the Conferences and Special Events page.

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The University Archives maintains a second site at the Archives Research Center, located in the Horticulture Field Laboratory building at 1707 South Orchard, Urbana. Reference service is available in room 105, Monday through Friday, 8:30-5. For specific inquires about holdings and access, contact Lisa Renee Kemplin, Archives Research Center, Room 105, 1707 South Orchard, Urbana, IL 61801, (217) 333-7841. ARC/HFL has a photocopier, but no change machine or copy card vending machine. Please bring an active card or change.

An increasing amount of holdings are housed at ARC, including Agriculture, Student Affairs, and University Administration records. In addition, the Student Life and Culture Archival Program, American Library Association Archives, National Panhellenic Conference Archives, Alpha Tau Omega Archives, and the Third Armored Division Archives are located here.

236 Harding Band Building
1103 South Sixth Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820

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