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Library contain materials which represent or depict sensitive topics or were written from perspectives using outdated or biased language.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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CEMREL Aesthetic Education Program Audio Recordings (Digital Surrogates)

CEMREL Aesthetic Education Program Audio Recordings include reel-to-reel and cassette tapes used by aesthetic educational programs and projects in the research and development of curriculum packages and final production copies of audio recordings that formed part of published curricular packages. Digtized audio recordings include "Critical Audience" interviews with Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Roger Ebert (in New York City on October 1, 1974), Cecil Smith, and Charles Champlin (1974).

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