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[FEB. 1, 2005]  SPRINGFIELD -- Proposals for individual papers or panel discussions are being sought for the seventh annual Conference on Illinois History, scheduled for Oct. 27-28 at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield.

The papers or panels may cover any aspect of Illinois history, culture, politics, geography, literature or archaeology. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, sponsor of the conference, welcomes submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums and historical societies.

Each proposal should include a summary of the topic and a one-page resume of the participant. The summary should specify the major primary and secondary sources used in the research. Proposals should be for formal papers with footnotes. More information is available at

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The deadline to submit proposals is March 7. They should be sent to:

Thomas F. Schwartz, State Historian
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth St.
Springfield, IL 62701

Phone: (217) 782-2118

Fax: (217) 558-1574


[Illinois Historic Preservation Agency news release]

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