Established in 1963, the University of Illinois Archives includes thousands of cubic feet of office records, publications, and personal papers from the University and the Urbana-Champaign campus.
This is one of three service locations – others include the Sousa Archives across the street in the Band Building, and the Student Life and Culture Archives in the Old Horticulture Field Lab. The Archives are great for primary source material. This is the best place to find information about the University itself. The Archives also store and organize extensive files on other groups, like the Advertising Council.
Next, exit the archives and go down the short set of stairs. If you prefer to use a ramp, there is one adjacent to the elevator. You should now be in what is known as the North-South corridor, as it divides the library from North to South. It also overlaps with city of Champaign and Urbana’s boundary lines, with Champaign to one side and Urbana to the other. Here, you’ll find the Bronze Tablets.