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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)


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

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{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

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


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