The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency offers a wealth of articles, documents and photographs online. You can start exploring the story of Illinois right from your computer.

 

 

 

Historic Buildings

Hundreds of Illinois buildings have special significance, and many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This tool lets you see all the historic properties across Illinois and zoom in on the ones that interest you most.


 

 

 

Historic D​ocuments

Search through thousands of unique historic documents here:
  


 
 

 

 

African-American History in Illinois

 

 

 


 

Search the library's documents

Search the library's documents

 

 

 
 

The Civil War