Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

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IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses: <br>
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IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses: <br>  
  
 
*Eastern Illinois University (EIU)  
 
*Eastern Illinois University (EIU)  
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*Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)  
 
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*Northern Illinois University (NIU)  
 
*Northern Illinois University (NIU)  
*Southern Illinois University (SIU)  
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*[[IRAD_-_Southern_Illinois_University|Southern Illinois University]] (SIU)  
 
*University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)  
 
*University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)  
 
*Western Illinois University (WIU) <br><br>
 
*Western Illinois University (WIU) <br><br>
  
 
=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
Illinois Regional Archives Depository<br>Illinois State Archives<br>Springfield, IL 62756
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Illinois Regional Archives Depository<br>Illinois State Archives<br>Springfield, IL 62756  
  
 
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
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==== County Records ====
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==== County Records ====
  
 
*County board proceedings files and meeting minutes  
 
*County board proceedings files and meeting minutes  
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*Miscellaneous county records, including almshouse/county home records and jail registers.
 
*Miscellaneous county records, including almshouse/county home records and jail registers.
  
==== Township, municipal, and school records ====
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==== Township, municipal, and school records ====
  
*Township meeting minutes
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*Highway commissioners' minutes
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*School trustees' minutes
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*Pupil registers
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*School land sale records
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*School land sale records  
*City council proceedings files
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*City council proceedings files  
*Meeting minutes
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*Ordinance records
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*Ordinance records  
 
*City election records
 
*City election records
  
==== Pre-1871 City of Chicago Records ====
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==== Pre-1871 City of Chicago Records ====
  
*City Council proceedings files (1833-1942)
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*City Council proceedings files (1833-1942)  
*Plats, atlases, and Sanborn Maps
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*Plats, atlases, and Sanborn Maps  
*Election registers (1888, 1890 and 1892)
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*Election registers (1888, 1890 and 1892)  
 
*Ordinance records (1837-1916)
 
*Ordinance records (1837-1916)
  
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Revision as of 13:37, 16 March 2011


Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses:

  • Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
  • Illinois State University (ISU)
  • Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU)
  • Northern Illinois University (NIU)
  • Southern Illinois University (SIU)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS)
  • Western Illinois University (WIU)

Contents

Contact Information

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756

Internet sites and databases:

  • Repository Internet site {create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.
  • Repository catalog online.
  • Repository database.
  • other(s).

Collection Description

County Records

  • County board proceedings files and meeting minutes
  • Records of births, deaths and marriages
  • Land deeds, mortgage and tax sale records
  • Assessors' and collectors' tax books
  • Poll books and voter registers
  • Naturalization records, including declarations of intent
  • Probate records, including wills and will records, case files, administrators' and executors' records, guardianship records, and inventory and appraisement records
  • Civil and criminal court case files, chancery court case files (including divorces), docket books and court proceedings, and insanity proceedings and records
  • Coroner's inquest records and inquest files
  • Miscellaneous county records, including almshouse/county home records and jail registers.

Township, municipal, and school records

  • Township meeting minutes
  • Highway commissioners' minutes
  • School trustees' minutes
  • Pupil registers
  • School land sale records
  • City council proceedings files
  • Meeting minutes
  • Ordinance records
  • City election records

Pre-1871 City of Chicago Records

  • City Council proceedings files (1833-1942)
  • Plats, atlases, and Sanborn Maps
  • Election registers (1888, 1890 and 1892)
  • Ordinance records (1837-1916)


Tips

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Guides

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Alternate Repositories

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If you cannot visit or find a source at the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD), a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Alternate Repository {create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}

Similar Collections



Neighboring Collections


Sources