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Welcome to Illinois Legacy Online. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are proud to present this digital archive of significant and interesting historical materials from Illinois’ past.

This resource provides digital images of thousands of documents from both the Henry Horner Lincoln Collection, one of the premier archives of manuscripts by Abraham Lincoln in the world, and the broader Manuscripts Division of the Illinois State Historical Library.

To view the images in this digital archive, your browser will need the DjVu plug-in from Caminova [formerly Lizardtech, Inc.]. If you do not have this plug-in already installed, click here to install it.

Each item has been carefully catalogued so that you can search for specific documents by date, author, subject, title, or several other indexes. You may also search the archive using a combination of these indexes from the Advanced Search screen.

To get started, you may wish to use the Simple Search option below to search for specific names or words in the Title, Description, Author, Contributor, and Subject indexes.


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