(20 ILCS 3425/5.1) (from Ch. 128, par. 16.1)
    Sec. 5.1. 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 requested prints.
(Source: P.A. 92-600, eff. 7-1-02.)