Chanute postcard that says "Keep'em flying Chanute Field"In 2016, the Champaign County Historical Archives acquired the archival records from the Chanute Air Museum including photographs, scrapbooks, blueprints, base publications, and subject and history files. 

Using the collection

If you are interested in viewing these materials, call 217-367-4025 or email Allow 48 hours for retrieval.

See our How to Order Copies page for details if you cannot make it to the Library.

What's New in the Chanute Collection

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Chanute Collection Finding Aids

Digitally accessible inventories for Chanute collections that have been processed.

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.