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About Ryan A. Ross

Currently I am an archivist in the University of Illinois Library's Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, where my research interests include the Illinois Territory, early Illinois statehood, Illinois newspapers and imprints, the life of Abraham Lincoln, and the American Civil War.


Present Archivist, Illinois History and Lincoln Collections, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

Illinois History, Archival Science, and Bibliography

Honors and Awards

  • Beta Phi Mu, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
  • Delmar G. Cooke Award in English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007