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Library contain materials which represent or depict sensitive topics or were written from perspectives using outdated or biased language.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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Regents' Letterbooks (Digital Surrogates)

Digital Surrogaates from Regents' Letterbooks, 1879-1894, contains correspondence from Regents John M. Gregory (1879-80), Selim H. Peabody (1880-91) and Thomas J. Burrill (1892-94) to trustees, students, parents, vendors, federal and state officials, applicants for positions and the public concerning staff appointments, student grades, speaking engagements, student government, military training, art and design, expositions, non-discrimination, sale and rental of University lands in Nebraska and Minnesota (1882-89), high school articulation, student life, football and other University affairs.

This collection is managed by the University of Illinois Archives and does not feature precise descriptive information for each item. Discover its contents by browsing the folders and files. For more information, contact an archivist at