Teaching Illinois with Primary Sources


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Library of Congress Resources | Primary Source Set

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Teaching Illinois with Primary Sources Resource Booklet | Primary Source Set 


Primary Source Set

This Primary Source Set is merely a sample of resources from the digitized collections of the Library of Congress.

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Fly fishing, fishers practicing casting on park lawn.
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Man sitting in boat. Prints and Photographs 

Pioneer Zephyr "Dawn to Dusk Club" in Chicago.
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Post Office. Colp, Illinois.
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 The lakefront, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, November

Chicago skyline at night, with light reflecting on Lake Michigan in the foreground 

Yachts sailing in profile on Lake Michigan near Grant Park 

 U.S. post office. Shawneetown, Illinois
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The lakefront, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, November
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Chicago skyline at night, with light reflecting on Lake Michigan in the foreground.
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Yachts sailing in profile on Lake Michigan near Grant Park.
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Map of Illinoise (sic)/constructed from the surveys in the General Land Office and other documents by John Melish

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 Map of Illinoise (sic)/constructed from the surveys in the General Land Office and other documents by John Melish
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Drawing of the Illinois State lottery, authorized by the Legislature to raise funds, for the purpose of draining the ponds and lakes in the American bottom, and of improving the health thereof Class No: 3..Alton.
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Illinois Central-Cheap Excursion to Chicago and Return.
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Illinois: A descriptive and historical guide/galic.
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 Bands on parade outstanding eastern Illinois high school bands.
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Illinois waltz/by Charles Geissler
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Honest old Abe on the Stump.
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 Illinois Journal, (newspaper). May 5, 1865.
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