LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND NATIONAL ARCHIVES
TIMOTHY WALCH AND VICTORIA IRONS WALCH
SOURCES FOR ILLINOIS history are located not only within the state but across the nation. Indeed, voluminous documentation of the state's past is held by two national repositories, the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration. In a sense, these repositories complement each other by documenting the services of Illinoisans in the national experience and the contributions of the federal government to the state.
Research in the holdings of the Library of Congress and the National Archives need not require a trip to Washington, D.C. Many of the most valuable collections are available on microfilm, and finding aids to these and many other collections are also available. With the assistance of archivists and curators in Washington and at the Chicago repository of the National Archives, students of Illinois history will find the relevant sources of these national repositories surprisingly accessible.
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