SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) — Central Illinois usually celebrates fall by harvesting pumpkins, but UIS is harvesting something different...history.
This was the first ever University of Illinois Springfield History Harvest. The community was asked to bring all of their political memorabilia to campus, where information and photos were gathered to archive on the campus website.
Large crowds came out to show off their items and to be part of Illinois history.
"We've seen local items, state, county and municipal elections from the recent past and distant past. It really shows the level of interest Springfield has in political history," Devin Hunter, Assistant Professor of History at UIS, said.
Students are currently archiving items for the web.
Professor says once everything is online, it will be announced on the school website.
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