Notes from IHA

Notes from IHA

During the thirty-five years of the Illinois Heritage Association’s service to those who protect the cultural heritage of Illinois, the headquarters has been located in the same place. One of the upcoming changes in this anniversary year is the relocation of the IHA. We simply don’t need an eight-room office. We will still be in Champaign and are targeting our move for August 31. Our new address will be 1216 West Armory Avenue, Champaign, IL 61821; our new phone will be 217-359-3781. The email will remain the same: We apologize in advance for any delays in communications. We are actively working to downsize our library and clean out excess paper and unneeded office equipment and furniture, some of which is available for purchase. Contact the IHA office for details. Selected archival supplies are being offered to members at a 50% discount, as noted in the price list mailed with this newsletter. Meanwhile, we are still here to serve our members.

We have the latest winners of our anniversary drawings for Gaylord archival products. The winner for July is the Spring Valley Nature Center and Heritage Farm, recipient of a 9” x 12” package of polyester L-Sleeves, and for August, the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, winner of a blue-gray barrier board deep-lid archival newspaper box. These materials will be shipped directly to the recipients from Gaylord Archival, which is donating the supplies for our drawings. Our members are eligible to purchase Gaylord archival supplies at an 18% discount using the IHA priority code IHA15. Contact the company by phone, 1-800-448-6160, or online at

We are also conducting a new drawing in recognition of our anniversary year. As we have been downsizing our collection of vintage books and our circulating library, we have encountered many interesting books. We have to keep on track and avoid sitting down and reading some of them, so we are extending our drawing and selecting some books to award to our members. For July, we drew the Bryant Cottage State Historic Site in Bement, which will receive Stephen A. Douglas, by Robert W. Johannsen, former J. G. Randall Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Illinois. For August, we drew the Center for American Archaeology in Kampsville, which will receive French Roots in the Illinois Country by Carl J. Ekberg. We will ship these books to the winners. Congratulations to all.

The recipients are described in detail elsewhere in this newsletter. Look for more winners among IHA members in the next issue, which will be coming from our new headquarters.





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