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University Archives

The University Archives, located in Room 1700, contains those publications and records that have historical or research value pertaining to Eastern Illinois University.

  • Finding aids for collections, including administrative records, photographs and EIU memorabilia can be found by using the University Archives search box below. For additional archival research assistance, please contact David Bell at or Bill Schultz at
  • Archives general contact information: 217-581-7552  or



Selected Projects and Collections

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments. The IRAD depository at EIU, located in Room 1700, contains records of historical and genealogical significance from various governmental units in East-central Illinois.

    • IRAD materials include such items as vital records, land records, wills, probate records, and jail registers.
    • An inventory of the records housed at the other IRAD depositories also is available.
    • IRAD, managed by the State Archives in Springfield, operates out of the University Archives.
    • Contact: 217-581-6093
    • ***In-person service is suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call for assistance.
  • Depository hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday except state holidays.

The IRAD depository is staffed by graduate student interns, and hours may periodically be subject to change. Please call to confirm hours.

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600 Lincoln Avenue,
Charleston, IL 61920
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