In 2016, the Champaign County Historical Archives acquired the archival records from the Chanute Air Museum when it closed in Fall 2015, including photographs, scrapbooks, blueprints, base publications, subject and history files.
Stay up-to-date while our staff works busily to make this collection available to the public.
The interns that worked on the Chanute Collection over the course of 2019-2020 are happy to present digitally accessible finding aids for the collections that have been processed since the collection was obtained in 2016. These collections will be accessible to the public. If you are interested in viewing these materials, please contact the archives staff at least 48 hours ahead of time. You can digitally access the finding aids here: Chanute Collection Finding Aids.
The Library would like to thank the Friends of The Urbana Free Library and The Urbana Free Library Foundation for their generous support of the collection’s move to the Archives and for funding the Chanute Collection’s Graduate Intern.