From the Danville Commercial-News:
State archives have been cataloguing their historical materials and converting them to a digital format and making them available to everyone on the Internet.
For example, Illinois’ digital archives at mentions three websites, but in actuality they have been consolidated into two: the Illinois State Archives (and its depositories around the state, called IRAD) and the Illinois State Library.
In addition to the data maintained at seven Illinois universities as part of the Illinois Repository Archives Depository (IRAD) system, such institutions have their own collections which are being digitized and made available on the Internet.
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