Selected Library of Congress Resources for Illinois
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The extensive collections at the Library of Congress contain historic artifacts and cultural materials from across the U.S. The list below is just a sample of the many Illinois resources available for free on the Library's Web site.
Teachers can find even more primary sources, along with the tools to help use them in the classroom, at www.loc.gov/teachers. They can also search the Library's American Memory or Prints and Photographs collections.
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Bird's eye view of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893
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Chicago-Michigan football game, 1903
Bird's eye view of the city of Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois 1869
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Oberne Hosick and Co. hard-water soap. Chicago, Ill.
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The great conflagration of Chicago! October 8th and 9th, 1871.
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A. R. Parsons' appeal to the people of America
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Illinois - The anarchist-labor troubles in Chicago, 1866
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Cavalcade of the American negro The story of the Negro's progress during 75 years...
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Wreck on I.C.R.R., near Farmer City, Ill., Oct. 6, '09
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Corner Madison and State streets, Chicago, c1897
Isaac Yost of Company C, 118th Regiment Illinois Infantry...
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