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Illinois -- History

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Civil War, 1861-1865 (1)
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Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project

The ambitious goal of the Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project is to bring together digital versions of documents, images, and even music related to Abraham Lincoln's life in Illinois from institutions throughout that state. Users will be able to access materials via browsing chronological and thematic sections or searching database sets. Currently a pilot database of 70 campaign songs...
Becoming Richard Pryor

Richard Pryor, the stand-up comic and actor, has been called "The Picasso of our profession" (Jerry Seinfeld) and "the seminal comedian of the last 50 years" (Bob Newhart). His life, however, was defined by tragedy, drug addiction, and violence. This website created under the supervision of Pryor's biographer, Scott Saul, examines Pryor's early years in Peoria, Illinois, where he grew up in his...
Illinois Digital Archives

The state of Illinois is many things to many people, and visitors to this very fine digital collection will no doubt discover new things about the Land of Lincoln. Created by a dedicated team at the Illinois State Library, these collections cover everything from the planned community of Park Forest to the evolution of the O'Hare International Airport. Visitors can search the entire collection at...
Illinois Digital Archives

Created in 2000, the Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) is a repository for the digital collection of the Illinois State Library and other libraries and cultural organizations from the Land of Lincoln. The collections are collected from Chicago, Deerfield, Dundee, Elgin and dozens of other communities. The diverse range of materials includes oral histories, complete manuscripts, posters, newspapers,...
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society has been around since the early twentieth century, and it has chronicled many aspects of the state's cultural and social development. Recently, the Illinois State Library was able to utilize funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to create this digital archive of select Journal volumes. Currently, the digital...
Landmarks Illinois

Landmarks Illinois, founded in 1971, works to preserve the historic buildings of the state along with its rich architectural history. Their website is a valuable resource for anyone interested in historic preservation, including individuals hoping to save a local building. Visitors may learn about endangered historic sites, view significant properties that are currently for sale, and read the...