Primary Source Research

The Student Life and Culture Archives supports the educational mission of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and offers research, bibliographic and course development assistance to instructors and students. Our staff is eager to work with instructors and students to make every visit a productive experience.

Archival research is significantly different from library research, as it focuses exclusively on primary source material.  The below resources will assist instructors and students on how to conduct this sort of research: