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Try-It! Illinois 2015, the fifteenth annual statewide database trial sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library, is now available. Come visit or call the Archives and get your password! Read more about Try Out Try-It Illinois, October 1 through November 30, 2015
Visit the Champaign County Historical Archives and check out our newly-arranged reference area, complete with a handy stand-up table for spreading out atlases, and a great view of the courthouse painting.
Marnie, Archives Assistant
The full trees and sunlight dappled across the pavement are what give this circa 1940 photograph of Church Street (Champaign) a serene, summer feel. Photographer Harold Holmes shot this photograph looking east from in front of Cole Hospital, 800 W. Church St. Read more about Relaxing View of Church Street
September 8th is International Literacy Day. First celebrated in 1966, this annual day of action highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies.
Camera Crew from KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh focuses on Garden Hills Elementary School Reading Club, April 5, 1986Read more about Urbana-Champaign Reads
Historical wedding dresses from 1860-1920s on display at the Champaign County Historical Museum located in the Wilber Mansion. Pictured left to right are Judy Kaufman (in her 1957 wedding gown), Susan Chalifoux (in an 1890 wedding gown from the museum's collection), and Laurie McCarthy (in her 1980 wedding gown).Read more about #TBT 30 Years Ago at the Wilbur Mansion
The caption under the photo claims what science has proven to be true - "Music helps wonderfully!" These Aviation Mechanics Band members were photographed at Chanute Field, Rantoul, IL, sometime around 1917. Visit the Champaign County Historical Archives to view the original and many more historic photos of Chanute Field.Read more about Are You A Musician?