University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The items in the Digital Collections of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library contain materials which represent or depict sensitive topics or were written from perspectives using outdated or biased language. The Library condemns discrimination and hatred on any grounds. As a research library that supports the mission and values of this land grant institution, it is incumbent upon the University Library to preserve, describe, and provide access to materials to accurately document our past, support learning about it, and effect change in the present. In accordance with the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read statement, we do not censor our materials or prevent patrons from accessing them.

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Conference Papers (Digital Surrogates)

Digital surrogates of typescripts of papers read at the ALA annual meetings, including committee reports, panel discussions, and award acceptance speeches about archives, library education, uses of microfilm in reference work, the WPA, the Historical Records Survey, union, catalogs, library extension, bibliotherapy, divided catalogs, rural libraries, library buildings, theater libraries, hospital and prison libraries, library service to the blind, music libraries, photographic charging systems and libraries and the war.

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