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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 UIS Archives and Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) are currently open, we are available for appointments at this time. To make an appointment, you can call (217) 206-6520 or email with any questions about the archives or IRAD. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance (or longer). Due to Secretary of State rules, IRAD interns cannot return email for records or information. They must receive a mailed request, a phone call, or a voicemail containing your name, mailing address, and the criteria for your record search in order to help you. If you reach an intern via a method other than telephone, they will reach back out to you via mail. Our mailing address is: UIS Archives/ IRAD One University Plaza Springfield, Illinois 62703.

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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