IRAD - Eastern Illinois University

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Eastern Illinois University houses Illinois State Archives records for Clark · Clay · Coles · Crawford · Cumberland · Douglas · Edgar · Edwards · Effingham · Jasper · Lawrence · Moultrie · Richland · Shelby · Wabash ·and  Wayne counties.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093

Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • NOTE: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.

Records held at IRAD–EIU

Discover what county records are held there.

  1. Click on the "IRAD Holdings" in the blue bar above.
  2. Click on “IRAD Local Governmental Records Database”.
  3. Click on “Search the Local Governmental Records Holdings Database”.
  4. Select your county of interest and submit query.
  5. Results are records held by IRAD-EIU for your county.

Databases extracted from records at IRAD– EIU
Discover what records are extracted and included in local, county or statewide databases.

  1. Click on your county of interest.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view databases pertinent to your town, county, or state.

Acrobat Reader required: IRAD PDF

IRAD welcomes mail and telephone requests for research help. No e-mail requests are available at this time. There is no charge for research help, except for photocopy costs. You will be informed if your copies exceed $5. Otherwise you will be billed for your copy requests. IRAD requests that you limit your request to 2 names at a time and that you wait for that response before submitting additional requests. Send your request directly to the IRAD regional depository holding the county records of interest. You may send requests to up to 5 different depositories at a time.