If you are interested in obtaining copies of archival images, please refer to these documents:

Search all of our digitized photos

To search all of our digitized images at one time, please use the button below. It will take you to the Illinois Digital Archive with all of our collections pre-selected. You will be searching all of the Pantagraph Negatives Collections, as well as our Public Life, Work, Architecture, and the Black History Project collections.

Pantagraph Negatives Collection

The Pantagraph Negatives are divided into separate collections based on date. Click on a collection below to search or browse!

Pantagraph Negatives Collection Overview

Overview of the project that has digitized over 100,000 so far, and video tutorials


Pantagraph Negatives on the Illinois Digital Archive


Pantagraph Negatives on the Illinois Digital Archive


Pantagraph Negatives on the Illinois Digital Archive


Pantagraph Negatives on the Illinois Digital Archive


Pantagraph Negatives on the Illinois Digital Archive

Photo Collections & Publications

Architecture of McLean County

Thousands of images of the built environment, from the earliest cabins to construction of homes in the 21st century.

Bloomington-Normal Black History Project Photos

Photo collection on the Illinois Digital Archive

Public Life in McLean County

Images in this collection include clubs, schools, parades, sports, service organizations, government, and medicine in McLean County.

Work in McLean County

Thousands of images showing hundreds of occupations that helped build McLean County, and the people who labored within them. 

Historic Aerial Images

1954 American Aerial County History Series

Each volume includes an up-to-date historical narrative with county maps and many unique aerial photographs of cities, towns, villages and farmsteads.

1940 Aerial Imagery

Illinois Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

Social Media Photos

We post historic images on various social media platforms. On Instagram we use some hashtags to group content. Many of the original files for these images can be found at the databases linked above.


Discover local historic images pinned to a map, some overlaid into Google Street View!