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Illinois State Documents

A research guide for Illinois government information

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About Historical Illinois Documents

Historical information and documents are listed throughout this guide. See the Executive Branch, Legislature & Law, and Economics & Statistics tabs. Additional historical resources are listed on this page.

Historical Illinois Documents in HathiTrust

Many historical, non-governmental publications about Illinois government are also available through Google Books and HathiTrust. A few examples are linked below:

Abraham Lincoln Resources

Bibliographies & Guides

Historical Newpapers

Historical Maps & Atlases

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Google Books & HathiTrust

Illinois documents, particularly those from before 1923, are continually added to Google Books and Hathi Trust.