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Archives, Special Collections, & IRAD Information


By Appointment Only.


Brookens Library: Room 144 University of Illinois Springfield
One University Plaza | Springfield, Illinois 62703


The University Archives contributes to the public service and teaching functions of the University of Illinois Springfield by collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary research materials.

The Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) will be closed from June 1, 2023 through August 20, 2023 due to staffing. If you need assistance, please call (217) 206-6520 or email and the UIS Archives will try to assist you as best as possible.

The UIS Archives is open but we are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call (217)206-6520 or email Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance (or longer).

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Featured Collections

Grayton Photo Collection

From the Archives

Grayton Mansion Photograph Collection

Springer Collection

From the Archives

Springer Historical Financial Documents Collection

Local government

From the Archives

Local Government Records: Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Holiday cards

From the Archives

Holiday Cards from the Eva M. Humphrey Postcard Collection 1906-1964

Handy collection

From the Archives

Handy Writer's Colony Collection, 1930-1964