The Collection Includes:

  • Photographs
  • City and county directories
  • High school yearbooks
  • City and county government documents
  • Long-range planning reports and surveys
  • Local Histories
  • Maps
  • Periodicals
  • Books
  • Subject vertical files

Collection Scope

  • Springfield
  • Sangamon County
  • Mason, Macon, Menard, Christian, Cass, DeWitt, Logan, Macoupin, Montgomery, and Morgan Counties
  • State of Illinois
  • Areas that contributed settlers to this area i.e. Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia

Index Card File

The card file includes obituary index cards that list name, death date and the date the obituary appeared in Springfield’s Illinois State Journal/State Journal-Register beginning in 1861 to the present in alphabetical order, cards that index senior portraits in the Springfield high school yearbooks, and people who appear in the local county histories.