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Collection In the Abraham Lincoln
Presidential Library's Newspaper Microfilm Collection there
are more than 5,000 newspaper titles preserved on nearly 100,000
reels. The Library holds newspaper titles from every one of
Illinois' 102 counties. Many date from the early 19th
century, including the earliest newspaper published in Illinois,
the Illinois Herald from Kaskaskia (1814). The Library
subscribes to over 300 current newspaper titles.
Hours: Microfilm may be viewed during the Library's
normal hours of operation.
List of holdings: Click
here to view a list of the Library's newspaper holdings
in alphabetical order by town.
Interlibrary Loan: Library materials on microfilm
are also available through interlibrary loan to libraries throughout
the nation. For more information contact the Newspaper Microfilm
reception desk at (217) 785-7941, or click on "Interlibrary
Loan Microfilm Collection" in the menu at left.
Obituaries: Click here to find citations to obituaries that have appeared in Illinois newspapers and have been located by users researching our extensive newspaper microfilm collection.
Purchase: To learn about how to purchase newspaper
microfilm reels click on "Microfilm Lab" in the menu at left.
Jan Perone, Newspaper Microfilm Librarian
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Newspaper Microfilm reception desk: (217) 785-7941