Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library

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Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  skerber@siue.edu (Univ Archives and Special Collections).

Address:[1]

30 Hairpin Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62026

Telephone:[1]  618-650-4636.

Hours and closures:  Hours, shortened, extended, and closures.

Map, directions, and public transportation

  • Directions:[2]
    • from the north on I-55 (Springfield, IL):  Merge onto I-55 S toward Edwardsville. Take exit 23 for IL-143 toward Edwardsville/Marine, 0.3 mi. Continue straight onto Governors Pkwy, 4.4 mi. Continue onto E University Dr, 0.6 mi. Turn left onto University Dr, 0.7 mi. Turn right onto Hairpin Dr.  The Lovejoy Library at 30 Hairpin Dr is on the right.
    • from the east on I-70 (Vandalia, IL):  Go westbound on I-70 toward Edwardsville. In Glen Carbon take exit 9 for IL-157 toward Collinsville/Edwardsville. Follow S University Dr about 3 mi. to the Elipse on the SIUE campus. Hairpin Dr comes off the 9:00 o'clock position on the Elipse.  The Lovejoy Library at 30 Hairpin Dr is on the right.
    • from the south on I-255 (East St. Louis, IL):  Merge onto I-255 N. Take exit 30 to merge onto I-270 E toward Indianapolls, 1.9 mi. Take exit 9 for IL-157 toward Collinsville/Edwardsville, 0.4 mi. Follow S University Dr about 3 mi. to the Elipse on the SIUE campus. Hairpin Dr comes off the 9:00 o'clock position on the Elipse.  The Lovejoy Library at 30 Hairpin Dr is on the right.
    • from the west on I-70/I-270 (St. Charles, MO):  Take I-70/I-270 N to IL-157 N/N Bluff Rd/State 157 N in Glen Carbon. Take exit 9 for IL-157 toward Collinsville/Edwardsville, 0.4 mi. Follow S University Dr about 3 mi. to the Elipse on the SIUE campus. Hairpin Dr comes off the 9:00 o'clock position on the Elipse.  The Lovejoy Library at 30 Hairpin Dr is on the right.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

This is the best library in southern Illinois. They have a large genealogical collection including newspapers, biographies, county histories, family folders, and maps.[3]

Lovejoy Library houses 600,000 books, over 1,675,000 microfilms, 10,000 electronic books, 26,000 periodical subscriptions, including 23,800 electronic journals. Also, Lovejoy Library has been a selective depository in the Federal Depository Library Program for U.S. government documents since 1965, adding to its general collection some 500,000 government publications.[4]

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[5]
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Midwestern genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[6]
  • National Archives at Chicago old federal court and agency records for Illinois and Midwest U.S. federal censuses 1790–1940; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3.[7]
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.[8]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Library and Information Services in Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (accessed 6 April 2015).
  2. Partially based on Google Maps Driving Directions.
  3. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 41. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  4. Lovejoy Library] in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 6 April 2015).
  5. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  7. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  8. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.
  10. Dollarhide and Bremer, 41.
  11. Genealogy Committee in Illinois State Genealogical Society (accessed 21 March 2015).
  12. Administrative Histories in Illinois State Archives (accessed 30 March 2015).
  13. Printed Materials in Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (accessed 30 March 2015).
  14. Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 30 March 2015).
  15. Genealogy in Augustana College (accessed 30 March 2015).
  16. Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.
  17. National Archives at St. Louis in National Archives (accessed 18 March 2014).