Illinois State Library

Illinois State Library
300 S. Second St.
Springfield, IL 62701


Web site: Illinois State Library

Institution Type: Library, Archive


Description: Building and Planning Route 66, Early Route 66, Golden Age of Route 66, Tourism on Route 66, Route 66 Revival

Regions Covered: Route 66 in Illinois

Type of Materials: Standard published books, magazines (Route 66 Magazine, 66 News), Keith Sculle’s historic collection of other states’ Route 66 association newsletters, archived issues of Route 66 issues of Illinois Times, federal documents by National Park Service and Bureau of Public Roads, state documents by Div. of Highways and Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, full run of Illinois official state highway maps back to 1917, county highway maps back to 1937, city street maps back to the 1940s, Sanborn Fire Insurance atlases for Illinois cities back to 1884, first USDA aerial photos of Illinois.

Time Periods: 20th and 21st Centuries


Facility Hours:
Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

Online Resources and Finding Aids:

Library Catalog