The Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College are dedicated to preserving the artifacts and documents that tell the story of our college since 1829. Housed within Schewe Library, collections are open to the public by appointment.
In 2009, a group of dedicated faculty and staff launched the IC Time Capsule Project to coordinate activities related to the history of Illinois College and the local community of Jacksonville. Thanks to the generosity of granting organizations, we have made significant progress in organizing our collections of documents, photographs, artifacts, and oral histories.
The Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives at Illinois College (located on the lower floor of Schewe Library) recently underwent renovations. The Archives are back up-and-running since early October 2014. On Monday, October 13, the Archives will be dedicated to Dr. Khalaf Al Habtoor with the various donors and President Barbra Farley in attendance. Dr. Habtoor has invited former President Jimmy Carter to speak the following day to the Illinois College community and participate in a panel with former Congressman Paul Findley and himself. In the meantime, please use the left-hand tabs to visit the Archives’ social media outlets. If you need to contact us, please send us an email at Archives@mail.ic.edu