The Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield Archives is the official repository for Illinois State University, and we house a wide variety of materials related to the University. Below you can find a selection of digitized university publications, collections, and items available for online viewing.
To see a full listing of what we have available for on-site research, please take a look at our Finding Aids.
Take a look at these University Archives' materials from your computer at home! We have digitized a number of materials and collections for your browsing convenience.
Browse fully digitized course catalogs from 1860 to the present.
Find fully digitized reports from the six boards that have governed ISU since 1857.
Search through the yearbooks for Illinois State (Normal) University, University High School, and the Thomas Metcalf School.
Explore historic university registrar ledgers from the first ISNU class in 1857 to 1923.
This list includes links to the digitized versions of all nine books written about the history of Illinois State University and over 400 photographs from its history.
This database currently holds issues of the Illinois State University student newspaper from February 1888 to 1980.
Housed at ISURed, the digitized minutes of the university's Academic Senate run from 1944 to present (except for the previous and current terms). View the most recent minutes of the Academic Senate.
Two of the university's long-term strategic plans, Educating Illinois, 2000-2007: An Action Plan for Distinctiveness and Excellence and Educate-Connect-Elevate, 2018-2023: Illinois State--The Strategic Plan for Illinois' First Public University, 2018-2023, along with their updates can be found at in ISUReD.
These online exhibits feature images and information about the history of the university.
Watch a series of short videos that discuss the founding of the University and its history, 1857-2007.