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Rayfield (University) Archives

Your guide to all things ISU history! Search this guide for helpful research ideas, links to our online publications and resources, scheduling a class, and much more!

Where We Are

Physical Address:
2016 Warehouse Road
Normal, Illinois 61790

Phone Number:
(309) 438-3546

Click here for driving directions to the Rayfield Archives vis Milner Library (ISU Campus)

Click here for directions to the Rayfield Archives using Constitution Trail

If you are traveling by bus:

Take the Pink Line to the Rabb Road/Constitution Trail stop.  Enter the trail and walk north for approximately one mile.  The Rayfield Archives will be on the left in a blue building (the Town of Normal water tower is next to the building).

History of the Archives

Why 'Rayfield' Archives?

Though we are the official repository for Illinois State University, we are named for our previous archives custodian, Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield.  Through her tireless efforts, she was able to save many important pieces of Illinois State's history.  When Dr. Rayfield retired in 2009, Milner Library renamed the repository in her honor to recognize her work to preserve ISU's heritage.

She sometimes finds her way back to the Archives to check in on things!  If you ever see Dr. Rayfield in the Redbird neighborhood, be sure to say hello!