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Library contain materials which represent or depict sensitive topics or were written from perspectives using outdated or biased language.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.

If you have questions regarding this statement or any content in the Library’s digital collections, please contact

American Library Association’s Freedom to Read Statement

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility at the University Library
Showing 1–40 of 191 items
  • Terminal of Chicago & Northwestern Railroad
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Passenger terminal of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, completed in 1911. Courtesy of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway." From text: "In the annual report for the year ending June 30th, 1907, mention is made of the new passenger terminal which has lately been completed on the West Side between Lake street on the north, and Madison street on the south, occupying...
  • Robert Martin Douglas
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Robert Martin Douglas: Eldest son of Stephen A. Douglas."
  • Marvin Hughitt
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Marvin Hughitt: President of the Chicago & Northwestern Railway since 1887."
  • Main vestibule
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Main Vestibule Loyola Academy."
  • Col. James A. Mulligan
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Col. James A. Mulligan (Commander of "The Irish Brigade") By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Image appears to be an enhanced photograph.
  • Lake Michigan
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Lake Michigan From Foot of Granville Ave., North Edgewater"
  • Residence of E. L. Fowler
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence and studio of Mr. E. L. Fowler 1641 Orrington Ave., Evanston, Ill."
  • Residence of E. H. Stafford
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. E. H. Stafford 911 Sheridan Road, Wilmette, Ill."
  • Sea wall at Wheeler residence
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Massive sea wall protecting Mr. Albert G. Wheeler's lawn Foot of Sheridan Road and Devon Ave., North Edgewater Shore Line of Rogers Park and Evanston in background"
  • White Sox-Giants world tour in Egypt
    Image | 1914 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A 'family group' of the Sox-Giants world tourists in front of the Sphinx. Mr. and Mrs. Comiskey may be seen in the center, mounted on 'ships of the desert.'"
  • Residence of Frederick Morgan Steele
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. Frederick Morgan Steele 581 Sheridan Road, N. E., Highland Park, Ill."
  • Barney (Christian P.) Bertsche
    Image | 1916 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Barney' (Christian P.) Bertsche, who guaranteed immunity from arrest to clairvoyants, wiretappers, pickpockets, gunmen and other criminals, at so much per month. As their representative he paid thousands of dollars to the graft syndicate in the detective bureau."
  • William D. Boyce
    Image | 1912 | Picture Chicagosimilarly the history of successful cities is a history of its successful men. This has been notably true in the creation of Chicago. The men who have made it were, for the most part, farmers' sons. One of these was William D. Boyce, publisher, manufacturer, writer, traveler and sportsman."
  • Fisk Hall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Fisk Hall, The Academy of Northwestern University: At the right is the United States Life Saving Station. Courtesy of Northwestern University".
  • Rest Cottage
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Rest Cottage, Evanston: W.C.T.U. Headquarters, former home of Miss Willard." From text: "Her home in Evanston is known as 'Rest Cottage,' where she spent many years of her life, though in the interest of her work she traveled extensively."
  • Dome and Grand Stairway
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Dome and grand stairway of Art Institute, completed in 1912. Courtesy of Art Institute of Chicago". From text: "There are now in 1911, fifty public exhibition galleries, of which twenty-seven are skylighted, and plans are being made to extend the building eastward by bridging the Illinois Central railroad tracks with skylighted galleries and building new museum hal...
  • Lake View town hall
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Town Hall of the former city of Lake View: Built in 1872 at a cost of seventeen thousand dollars, corner Addison and Halsted streets. Photograph taken by A. W. Watriss". From text: "The name of the Township of Ridgeville was changed to Evanston on February 17th, 1857, accompanied by a change of boundaries. Lakeview Township, formerly a part of Ridgeville Township, ...
  • Michigan Boulevard before widening
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Michigan Boulevard at Randolph Street before Widening."
  • Auto pumping engine
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Averages 750 gallons per minute. This style of fire equipment replaces horsedrawn apparatus. It is so designed that the hose wagon and pump are combined in the same apparatus, which eliminates one piece of apparatus in the company where it is installed. It is of the latest design and the records show that the men are able to connect to hydrant, stretch 300 feet of ...
  • German Building at Jackson Park
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "ackson Park--The German Building (Refectory) and the Beach." The German Building was erected for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and was one of the few structures to remain behind and became a permanent feature in Jackson Park after the fair concluded.
  • Illinois Central Station
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Grant Park, the Lake, Michigan Boulevard and Central Station of the Illinois Central R. R."
  • Residence of Seymour J. Thurber
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. Seymour J. Thurber. 1444 Estes Ave., Rogers Park."
  • John V. Farwell
    Image | 1910 | Picture Chicagoand that one was John V. Farwell, to whom all in any manner benefited by the evangelist owe a debt of gratitude."
  • Rev. Dwight L. Moody
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoDwight L. Moody was an evangelist and revivalist, and founded the Chicago (Moody) Bible Institute, ""one of the most successful world centers for missionary training."" Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.
  • C. A. Coey's School of Motoring
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "The object of our school is to prepare young men throughout the country to become expert chauffeurs, repairmen, demonstrators, salesmen, garage managers, etc. Our president, Mr. C. A. Coey, has been in the automobile business for twelve years, and he is one of the most prominent automobile men in America today."
  • C. A. Coey and Charles Bonaparte
    Image | 1912 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "At the left--C. A. Coey, next to him--Charles Bonaparte, grandson of the late Napoleon the Great." Note: Charles Joseph Bonaparte was in fact a grand nephew of Napoleon 1.
  • William Hale Thompson, Mayor
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoQuotation below: "Let us turn our eyes to the future, with a determination to solve every question of reconstruction and to meet all problems of future progress of our beloved city, in that spirit of loyalty and unselfish helpfulness that has made Chicago one of the wonders of the world and has challenged the admiration of all mankind. For she stands as the living embodiment...
  • Residence of Frank A. Case
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. Frank A. Case. 5842 Sheridan Road, Edgewater."
  • Residence of John Gately
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. John Gately. 5606 Sheridan Road, Edgewater."
  • Residence of S. H. Gunder
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Residence of Mr. S. H. Gunder. 6219 Sheridan Road, North Edgewater."
  • New two-level bridge
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "The new two-level bridge, a part of the Michigan Avenue boulevard link. From the collection of the Chicago Plan Commission."
  • Michigan Avenue looking north
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "A view of Michigan Avenue looking north across Grant Park."
  • General perspective looking north
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "General perspective looking north, shows area affected by North Michigan Avenue extension. Drawing by A. N. Rebori."
  • Branch reading room
    Image | 1911 | Picture ChicagoFrom text: "A goodly portion of well-chosen juvenile books serves to attract the children of the neighborhood, whose interest is further enlisted by means of an occasional story hour, when stories of the famous myths and heroes of other times and climes are told by an expert children's librarian."
  • Mary A. Bickerdyke
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Mrs. Mary A. (""Mother"") Bickerdyke (Organizer of Military Hospitals and Friend of the Soldiers) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Mary Bickerdyke was a volunteer nurse and hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the Civil War. From text: "I cannot refrain from going outside the local record to say a word about Mrs. Mary A. Bickerdyke, of Cl...
  • Sunnyside, roadhouse of Lake View
    Image | 1910 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Sunnyside, the "High-Toned" Road-House of Lake View (Located at North Clark Street and Montrose Boulevard) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society"
  • Proposed South Water Street improvements
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "View of proposed South Water Street and river front improvements by E. H. Bennett, consultant architect. From the collection of the Chicago Plan Commission." From text: "To complete Chicago's great central district, the greatest in the world, South Water Street must be reclaimed for all the people. South Water Street can be made into the second finest thoroughfare ...
  • Gateway to North Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Suggested treatment of gateway to North Michigan Avenue, looking north. Drawing by A. N. Rebori."
  • North plaza of new Michigan Avenue
    Image | 1919 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "Looking south across north plaza, showing possibilities of developing North Michigan Avenue. Drawing by Vernon Howe Bailey."
  • Hoyne and Lavin questioning Perry
    Image | 1916 | Picture ChicagoCaption: "State's Attorney Maclay Hoyne, (at left) and Capt. Patrick J. Lavin (at right) questioning James Perry, one of the 'Teddy' Webb gang of auto bandits that, in 1912, terrorized the city."