Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Bldg.
Springfield, IL 62756
As part of the state archives system, seven regional depositories at state universities include archival material from 102 counties. The records include original local govern- ment records turned over to IRAD and microfilmed local government records as well. The amount of material in IRAD’s collection varies from county to county. A printed version of the IRAD holdings and more information on IRAD is available in print form in A Summary Guide to Local Governmental Records in the Illinois Regional Archives, 2d ed. (1999) and also on the Illinois State Archives website. The archives also has on their website a variety of research guides discussing county records in Illinois.