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Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Champaign County typically starts with "977.366". Some common subject headings for Champaign County are:

Champaign County (Ill.) --History.
Champaign County (Ill.) --Biography.
Champaign County (Ill.) --Maps.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see How To use Our Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

Bateman, Newton, 1822-1897. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois / edited by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby ; and History of Champaign County / edited by Joseph O. Cunningham. Chicago : Munsell Pub. Co., 1905.
Call Number: 977.366 B31h

The biographical record of Champaign County Ill. … Chicago : S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1900.
Call Number: 977.366 B52

Mathews, Milton W. Early history and pioneers of Champaign County. Urbana, Ill. : Champaign County Herald, [1891]
Call Number: 977.366 M42e1891


UIUC affiliates or patrons using computers on-campus can access past census data via Heritage Quest.


Brock & Company. Standard atlas of Champaign County, Illinois, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Chicago, 1929.
Call Number: F. 912.77366 B78S

Clark, A.W. Atlas of Champaign County, Illinois, 1943. Rockford, Ill. : W.W. Hixson & Co., 1943.
Call Number: F. 912.77366 C54a

Atlas of Champaign County, Illinois : originally copyrighted & published by General Map Company, 1951, supplemented by Goodell Engineering Associates, Champaign, Illinois, 1955, 1956, & 1960 / compiled from surveys and the public records. Champaign, Ill. : Goodell Engineering Associates, [1960]
Call Number: F. 912.77366 G28a1960

Goodell, Hubert Ellis. Atlas of Champaign County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : General Map Co., 1951.
Call Number: F. 912.77366 G28a


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Further Information

More information on can be found on our Web Resources Page as well as in the Illinois County Bibliography, which is shelved with 016.9773.

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