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Online Resources

Can't come to the University Archives? No problem! This page gives you some of our most frequently used online resources.

Database Tutorial Videos

These videos will show you how to use some of our most popular resources including our online yearbooks, catalogs, governance, and our finding aids database.

University Archives Tutorial Videos

Digitized Books and Reports

Course Catalogs

Browse fully digitized course catalogs from 1860 to the present.


Find fully digitized reports from the six boards that has governed ISU since 1857.


Search through the three yearbooks that have been published at ISU.

Campus History Book Series

This list includes links to the digitized versions of all nine books written about the history of Illinois State University.


Illinois State University Historical Video Series, 1857-2007

Watch short videos that discuss the founding of the University and its history.


ISU University Archives Database

A keyword searchable database that holds records on all of the collections held at the ISU University Archives.  Both processed and unprocessed collection records can be found here.

University Archives LibGuides

A research tool full of information on the many books, articles, audio, video and other publications documenting the history of ISU.

Online Exhibits

These online exhibits feature images and information about the history of the university.

Social Media

ISU Archives Blog

Keep up with what's happening at the Archives! New collections, archives stories, ISU history, preservation tips and tricks for your own collections, and much more can be found here!


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Last Updated: 5/9/17