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ICC Archives

The Mission of the Illinois Central College Archives is to establish and maintain a documented history of the institution that is accessible to faculty, students and the community.

ICC Archive Collection

The Archives Collection includes, but is not limited to, various papers, photos, textiles, recordings, slides, art and ephemera relating to Illinois Central College from its formation to the present.  Also included is a complete collection of College Catalogs and Class Schedules; bound editions of the student newspaper, the Harbinger; and editions of the 1968, 1969, 1969-70, and 1971 yearbooks, the Etruscan.

ICC Archives Donation Form

The ICC Archives has a donation form. Please complete this form and submit it with any donation. Thank you. Donations we accept:

  • administrative and department records
  • faculty, staff, and alumni papers, collections and photos, and publications
  • student organization papers, scrapbooks, posters, and publications
  • video recordings and images of commencements
  • new copies of The Harbinger or other student publications
  • college catalogs, course schedules, and staff rosters

In the course of processing donations, materials that do not fall within our Collection Policy or that we cannot provide care for may be returned to donors or other institutions may be sought to care for these items.  Donors will receive a 30 day notice regarding any returns or possible rehoming of collections.

Hours and Location

The ICC Archives is located on the 4th Floor of the ICC Library (East Peoria Campus Library, Administration Building, L405A), and is open to researchers by appointment. Make an appointment by contacting Bryan Clark by email or call (309) 694-5508.


All researchers are requested to register, providing their name, address, phone number(s), signature, student or other identification number, and their research topic.

Archives Access 

Archival materials will be accessible in accordance with general standards of physical access typically found in archival or special collections environments with the understanding that these are non-circulating materials, should not be taken off campus and, preferably, kept in the library at all times.  The following rules are in place to ensure safe handling of archival materials: 

  1. Users must fill out a registration form providing signed proof that they understand the rules of the Archives. 

  2. All coats, book bags, briefcases, etc. are not permitted in the research space. 

  3. Use of pens, markers, or other ink based implements is strictly prohibited.   

  4. Smoking, eating, and drinking are prohibited. 

  5. All archival material must be handled with care.  Those who wish to personally handle items will need to do so with clean, dry hands, free of lotions or oils and must use gloves or document supports provided by the Archive when handling photographs or other specified materials. 

  6. Researchers are advised that it is their responsibility, not the Archives, to obtain copyright information and clearance regarding reproduced materials.


Unless restricted or protected by copyright conditions, photocopies of material will be supplied for research purposes. The fee for copying is $.10/page for external researchers. There is no photocopying charge for ICC staff.  Also, there is no charge for scans sent electronically.  Although there is no precise limit on the number of pages, it may not be possible to fill an order on the day requested, and the Archives reserves the right to carry out the work over a period of time.

Users requiring copies of photographs, maps, sound recordings, or moving image materials are requested to consult Bryan Clark about conditions and charges. Researchers are not allowed to copy archival materials using their own cameras or other equipment.

For more information contact Bryan Clark by email or call (309) 694-5508.