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  1. A Kickapoo Vocabulary; compiled by Milo Custer
    Multi-Page Item | 5 pages

    compiled by Milo Custer on the Kickapoo Reservation, Brown County, Kansas, 1906, from information furnished by Bertha Weeweenas, Minnie Wawawsek (?), John Masquequa, and others. Copied at Bloomington, Illinois, July 21, 1916.". It was compiled by Custer after he visited the Kickapoo reservation in Kansas in 1906.
  2. Local Indian Traditions
    Multi-Page Item | 7 pages

    Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).
  3. The Great Temple, Abu Simbel

    Black and white photograph showing the colossal statues flanking the entrance to the temple. 1857. Francis Frith, the photographer, was a world-wide traveler. He made a series of trips to the Nile region in Egypt from 1856 to 1860.
  4. Panya Ngombe Face Mask

    This triangular wood mask is nearly flat and painted all over with a reddish paint. A narrow band of alternating black and white triangles is painted along the outer edge of the face from eye to eye along the chin. The wide eyes have very narrow slits and bulge out. A long, slightly flaring nose extends down from the raised eyebrows that are painted black. A small raised rec...
  5. Sierra Leone Sowei Helmet Mask

    Dark wooden carved helmet mask with long braids of human hair attached with string to holes along the lower edge. A small, diamond-shaped face with almond-shaped eyes is carved in relatively low relief over a stock neck. There are three scarification marks at each temple. Hair is indicated with incised cross-hatched lines and a head-piece indicated by five bulging projection...
  6. Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps

    Poster, color, 14 x 22.1 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  7. Victoria Falls, South Africa

    Black and white stereograph slide, T244 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
  8. Great Sphinx of Gizeh

    Black and white stereograph slide, #T 233 from Tour of the World, vol 5 and 6.
  9. Ghana Asipim (Chief's Chair)
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

    there are tall brass finials at each end. All outer surfaces are covered with leather and embellished with brass tacks and larger, hollow brass pieces.
  10. A Discourse Concerning Currencies of the British Plantations in America Especially With Regard to their Paper Money
    Multi-Page Item | 7 pages

    Discourse concerning the currencies of the British plantations in America, published in London, 1751. The full-text of this document is available at
  11. Nigerian Diviner's Staff
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

    The long staff is roughly wrought (hand-made) out of iron. There are two clusters of long, narrow cones attached along the shaft and another inverted cluster at the top, supporting a disk and a simple, abstracted bird form.
  12. Nigerian Ibeji Twin Figure
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages

    A carved wooden male standing figure with short round base. The head is pointed with coiffure, scarification and facial features carved in low relief. The body is crudely articulated, probably because it was originally covered with shells or beads. One string of beads encircles the neck, one encircles the waist, and one hangs from each arm. There is evidence of encrustation,...
  13. University of Illinois Airport

    University of Illinois Willard Airport, Champaign.
  14. Champaign National Guard Armory

    Photograph of the Champaign National Guard Armory, 109 East Park Steet, Champaign
  15. Assembly Hall, University of Illinois

    The University of Illinois Assembly Hall at Fourth Street and Florida Avenue, Champaign, is a center for sports, entertainment and convention. It was opened on Honors Day, May 3, 1963. It was designed by University of Illinois alumnus, Max Abramovitz. It cost $8.5 million and is one of the world's two largest edge-supported domes, spanning 400 feet in diameter and rising ...
  16. Amtrak Boarding Site at the Champaign Railroad Station

    Champaign Railroad Station.
  17. Bank One, Country Fair Shopping Center, Champaign, Illinois

    303 S Mattis Avenue, Champaign, Illinois
  18. Post Office, Champaign, Illinois

    N.E. corner of Columbia and Neil Streets, Champaign.
  19. We'll Have Lots to Eat this Winter, Won't We Mother?; Grow Your Own, Can Your Own

    Poster, color, 16 x 22.6 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  20. Candlestick Lane, Urbana, Illinois

    Candlestick Lane, Urbana, Illinois, December 17, 1977.
  21. Become a Nurse, Your Country Needs You

    Poster, color, 28 x 22 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  22. Colwell Systems, Champaign, Illinois

    201 Kenyon Road, Champaign, became the Colwell Systems company's new address in 1960.
  23. Construction & Engineering Research Lab, Champaign, Illinois

    2902 Newmark Drive, Champaign (Interstate Research Park).
  24. Cole Hospital, Champaign, Illinois

    Cole Hospital, 809 West Church Street, Champaign, opened in 1947.
  25. Ten years ago the Nazis burned these books; ... but free Americans can still read them

    Poster, color, 28 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
  26. Urbana High School, Urbana, Illinois

    Urbana High School, 1002 South Race Street, Urbana.
  27. Flat Iron Building, Urbana, Illinois

    Flat Iron Building Fire, March 21, 1948. The building was at the corner of Railroad (Springfield) and Main Streets, Urbana.
  28. Everitt Laboratory, University of Illinois

    University of Illinois Electrical Engineering Building, 1406 W. Green Street, Urbana, with log periodic antenna.
  29. Flat Iron Building, Urbana, Illinois

    Flat Iron Building Fire, March 21, 1948. The building was at the corner of Railroad (Springfield) and Main Streets in Urbana.