History Collection Description

The collection is maintained by the History & Philosophy Library.

The History collection supports instruction and research in every field and period of history, and for related fields. Estimated at 1 million volumes, of which 17,000 reside in the History & Philosophy Library, the history collections of the University Library are a major national resource. This is especially so in areas such as Italian history, British history, Slavic and East European history, and American history after the colonial period. In addition, the collections are unusually rich in the history of the Old Northwest and of Illinois and her favorite son, Abraham Lincoln.

Version Date: April, 2005