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This guide provides information about the Parkland College Archives, including rules and regulations for use, location and hours, and information about the collections.

Archives Mission

The primary mission of the College Archives is to collect, evaluate, organize, describe, make available, preserve, and promote records of enduring historical, legal, fiscal, and administrative value to Parkland College.  

About the Parkland College Archives

The College Archives, a special collection managed by the Parkland College Learning Commons, is the central location for historical information associated with Parkland College.

The College Archives offers a rich and diverse, organized collection of historical materials including paper documents, photographs, architectural drawings, microfilm, audiovisual media, and memorabilia.

Archives access is available to Parkland College faculty, staff, and enrolled students as well as alumni and public researchers. We are located in the library in R212. Access is by appointment only.

Archives History

The Parkland College Archives was established in 1972. Since its inception, the Archives has collected and preserved a wide variety of material that documents the culture and history of the college. It currently houses over 300 linear feet of institutional documents, photos, media, and artifacts.

Archives are important because they contain evidence of decisions and events, hold us accountable for our actions, inform us about the past, and empower our future.

Contact the Archives

Need to use the archives?

Please schedule an appointment with the Archivist and specify which collection or items you wish to review. If you have questions or wish to speak with an archivist prior to your appointment email archives[at] or call 217/ 373-3839.


Parkland College Library
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821

Fax: 217/351-2581