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Abraham Lincoln - Documents

Collection provided by: Illinois State Library

The Illinois State Library has a large collection of materials relating to the life, political career, and assassination of Abraham Lincoln. In addition to biographies of Lincoln this collection includes contemporary accounts of the assassination and the trial of the conspirators; …

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Abraham Lincoln - Documents

Algonquin and Lake in the Hills Local History

Collection provided by: Algonquin Area Public Library District

Arlington Heights History

Collection provided by: Arlington Heights Public Library

Arlington Heights Military History

Collection provided by: Arlington Heights Public Library

Arlington Heights People and Places

Collection provided by: Arlington Heights Public Library

About the collections



Welcome to the Illinois Digital Archives!

The Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) was created in 2000, as a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois.

 

What can you find in the Illinois Digital Archives?

  • Photographs, slides, glass negatives
  • Oral histories
  • Manuscripts and letters
  • Illinois government documents
  • Federal government documents
  • Postcards
  • Posters
  • Videos
  • Newspapers
  • Maps
  • and more!

Copyright information:

Materials in IDA are generally in the Public Domain (no longer under copyright protection). However, some institutions may have received permission from the copyright owner to make the materials available. If you are in doubt about whether you can use an image, please contact the Contributing Insitution for permission to use the image(s) in question. Many of the collections have a Rights statement in the metadata for each image.

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