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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.

  • Research assistance and inventory lists are available at the Archives.
  • Contact: 217-581-7552  or

  • Summer Hours (June 1 through July 31):
    Monday-Wednesday-Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Tuesday-Thursday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    However, persons are urged to call before visiting the Archives.
  • Archival materials include such items as administrative records, faculty publications, photographs, and EIU memorabilia.



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 beginning Aug. 5, 2020: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday except state holidays. Appointments may also be available from noon-1 p.m. Summer hours through July 31, 2020: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; noon-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

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

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Booth Library

600 Lincoln Avenue,
Charleston, IL 61920
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(217) 581-6072

Federal Depository LogoBooth Library is a Federal Depository Library

Hours for This Week

Week of August 2 - August 8
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed

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