(20 ILCS 3425/5.1)
(from Ch. 128, par. 16.1)
The State Historian shall establish and supervise a program within
the Lincoln Presidential Library designed
to preserve as historical
records selected past editions of newspapers of this State. Such editions
shall be microphotographed. The negatives of such microphotographs shall be
stored in a place provided by the Lincoln Presidential Library.
The State Historian shall determine on the basis of historical value the
various newspaper edition files which shall be microphotographed and shall
arrange a schedule for such microphotographing. The State Historian shall
supervise the making of arrangements for acquiring access to past edition
files with the editors or publishers of the various newspapers.
The method of microphotography to be employed in this program shall
conform to the standards established pursuant to Section 17 of "The State
Records Act", approved July 6, 1957.
Upon payment to the Lincoln Presidential Library of the required
fee, any person or organization shall be supplied with any prints requested
to be made from the negatives of the microphotographs. The fee required
shall be determined by the State Historian and shall be equal in amount to
the cost incurred by the Lincoln Presidential Library
in supplying the
(Source: P.A. 92-600, eff. 7-1-02.)