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Library contain materials which represent or depict sensitive topics or were written from perspectives using outdated or biased language.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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Art and Design Collection Catalogues and Inventories (Digital Surrogates)

Digital Surrogates of the Art and Design Collection Catalogues and Inventories consist of three ledger volumes including Art Gallery Inventory, Catalogue of the School of Art and Design of the Illinois Industrial University, and Art and Design Inventory. Ledgers provide an inventory of collections and materials held by Art and Design and listing item description, date acquired, source, value, date of disposal or transfer, and campus location of items transferred from Art and Design. Registers record art and casts acquired as early as 1876 although they appear to have been compiled or annotated at a later date (1891, 1907-14) as an inventory of art work, casts, copies, and drawing and sculpting equipment including model forms, tables, trestles, easels, frames, and tools.

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