We house over one million photographs of local people and locations, dating from the mid-19th century to the present. Selected images have been digitized and are available online through our Local History Online Catalog, Flickr albums, and digital collections.

Some notable photograph collections include:

  • News-Gazette Negative Collection (1974-2002)
  • McCandless Photography Studio Collection (1965-2001)
  • Pilon Studio Collection (circa 1950s)
  • Postcard collections with images documenting Champaign County, the University of Illinois, and Illinois