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SIU HISTORY GRADUATE, SAMUEL WHEELER IS ILLINOIS STATE HISTORIAN

Dr. Samuel Wheeler

As state historian, Dr. Wheeler directs research and collections at the state historical library, a part of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. He leads efforts to use the state’s historical resources, such as museums, library collections and historic sites, to educate the public about Illinois’ rich heritage.

Recently Dr. Wheeler spoke to a packed room at SIU’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Here is his lecture.