Illinois State Archives now available online - – Rockford’s News Leader

Illinois State Archives now available online


Historical information for the state of Illinois previously only found in a printed guide is now available in an online database.

Documents and records maintained in the Illinois State Archives can be found in an online database called Archon. The database was developed by archivists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is used by over 50 institutions around the country.

The public can view, search, and browse information in the archives through the site The site is updated automatically as soon as record are received by the Illinois State Archives.

Previously, the information was only found in the guide "Descriptive Inventory of the Archives of the State of Illinois."

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