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  1. Alwin Schaller Scrapbook (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the Alwin Schaller Scrapbook, includes a digitized copy of the 3rd Annual Electric Show Program, 1910. The original program is item 129 from the scrapbook as listed in this Series' finding aid.
  2. Amos Kennedy Collection
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    The Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign contains artists’ books, postcards, and posters. Kennedy is a letterpress printer, papermaker, book artist, and teacher who currently lives and works in York, Alabama. He was the first artist in residence at The Coleman Center for Arts and Culture, a...
  3. Carl Sandburg Collection
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    The more than 2,700 photographs in this collection are scanned from the Carl Sandburg Collection housed in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Spanning the years 1893-1987, these images are part of a collection that includes typescripts and galley proofs of many of Sandburg's works, his correspondence with literary and public figures, recordings and transcriptions of Sandbur...
  4. Carl Woese Papers (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
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    Electronic records from the Carl Woese Papers (1960, 1988-2012), include digital surrogates and born-digital drafts of manuscripts, correspondence, biographical sketches, laboratory notes and notebooks, and genomic research data concerning Carl R. Woese's career as Professor of Microbiology, his research on evolution, microbiology, genetic code, and ribosomal RNA sequencing,...
  5. Cavagna Collection
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    Cavagna was an Italian public official and a recognized authority on the local history of Lombardy and Piedmont. His library contained a great many books on genealogy, biography, and local history, including materials on municipal governments. The manuscripts especially reflect the study of local history; most relate to Italian cities and towns, institutions, societies and ...
  6. Collins Collection of Irish Political Cartoons
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    This is an online collection of political cartoons from the University of Illinois Library Collins collection of books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps and cartoons; it was purchased by the Library in 1917. The collection consists of cartoons drawn primarily from the Weekly Freeman and National Press and United Ireland newspapers. The cartoons address the subject of Irish politi...
  7. Course in Athletic Coaching Publications (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the Course in Athletic Coaching Publications includes a digitized copy of the 1922 flipbook of the course on athletic coaching and physical education.
  8. Digital Emblematica
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    The Digital Emblematica collection highlights a fraction of the internationally renowned emblem book collection owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England, each digitized book can contain up to 1,500 emblems to peruse. These 17th and 18th Century creations typically link together three constitutive elements...
  9. Digital Rare Book Collection
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    Imprints from The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from the beginning of printing to the present.
  10. Digitized Books
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    Digitized Books is a web service that tracks what items from the UIUC general collections have been digitized and made available in the HathiTrust Digital Library (http://www.hathitrust.org/), the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/), and the library's corporate partners.
  11. Illini Union Photographic Subject File (Digital Surrogates), ca.1940-1998
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    Digital Surrogates from the Illini Union Photographic Subject File contain digitized photographs relating to different locations and events at the Illini Union. Includes images of building construction or improvement at different time periods; exterior and interior general photographs of the building; Illini Union ballrooms, lounges, recreation areas, cafeterias, guest rooms...
  12. Internet Archive
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    As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the library of the University of Illinois is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive in several areas: Illinois history, culture and natural resources; U.S. railroad history; rural studies and agriculture; works in translation; as well as extensive collections of 19th century "triple-decker" novels and emblem books writt...
  13. John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection
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    The John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection comprises some 1500 plates, each mounted on an individual card. Each card has a specially designed printed form mounted on the verso upon which Mr. Stewart inserted notes about the owner, designer, or subject of the plate. Besides bookplates, the collection contains book stamps and spine labels, especially from institutional librar...
  14. Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design
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    The Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design is a valuable source of documentation on the history of theatre and is housed in The Rare Book and Manuscript Library. It is a rare collection of original materials on the theatre comprising over 5000 items from more than 150 productions in England and the United States. These materials include costume and set designs, sket...
  15. Picture Chicago
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    Picture Chicago is a collection of images originally published in books about Chicago that were digitized by the University of Illinois' Urbana and Chicago campus libraries. Here you can see photographs of Chicago gangsters, politicians, and early famous Chicagoans; the first taxicab in the city; the early pneumatic tube system installed in the the Chicago Post Office; the d...
  16. Project Unica
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    Project Unica is an initiative of The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to produce high quality digital facsimiles of printed books that exist in only one copy. The concept of a "unicum" is difficult for the average library user to understand, since printed books, by their very nature, exist in more than one copy—that's the geni...
  17. Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection
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    The Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection includes pictorial and photographic postcards of libraries throughout the United States and Europe. Subjects include public libraries, private libraries, academic libraries, library interiors, reading rooms, and bookmobiles. Collection size: approximately 535 items.
  18. The Day Book
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    The Day Book was conceived by newspaper mogul Edward Willis Scripps as an experiment in advertisement-free newspaper publishing. This Chicago publication was published for a "working-class readership" Mondays through Saturdays from September 28th, 1911 to July 6th, 1917. Scripps envisioned that this digest-sized publication would report on issues of concern for the vast majo...
  19. University Honors — the Bronze Tablets
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    The University of Illinois began the tradition of inscribing the Bronze Tablets with the names of students receiving University Honors in 1925. A new tablet is hung in the Main Library each year. Inscription on the Bronze Tablets recognizes sustained academic achievement by undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. According to the Student Cod...
  20. University of Illinois Material (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the University of Illinois Material includes digitized images, concerning digitized "UI Viewbooks" for years 1893, 1904 and 1909, displaying campus scenes, university athletics, university band, and campus buildings. Digitized images also iclude a copy of the booklet "Popular Illinois Men", published by Joseph Kuhn & Co. in Spring 1912, including pho...
  21. University of Illinois Student Code (Born Digital and Digital Surrogates)
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    Born Digital and Digital Surrogates from the University of Illinois Student Code, includes three born digital booklets and two digitized booklets, concerning the University's student code for years 2005, 2007, 1902 and 1915
  22. YMCA Scrapbooks (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the YMCA Scrapbooks include a digitized copy of the booklet "The Why of the 'Y' at Illinois".
  23. rd00505
    Image | 1997

    Research books (logs books, notebooks) with data and observations for early research done at the Morrow Plots at the University of Illinois.
  24. Book, "Queens of England"
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    Book, "Queens of England", published in New York City by D. Appleton & Co., 1861. Tooled leather binding, frontpiece. Book is signed by "Mary Lincoln 1860". 323 pages incl. illustrations and list of plates. L 11 3/4" x W 7 1/4" x H 1 1/2".
  25. Book, "Livingston's Law Register" (copy owned by Abraham Lincoln)
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    Livingston's Law Register, For 1852, containing the Post Office address of every lawyer in the United States. Published in New York, entered according to an act of Congress in the year 1851 by John Livingston. Printed by Neal and Pate. L 9" x W 5 7/8" x D 1".
  26. Booklet, "E.E. Meredith's Show Book for Theater Professionals"
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    E.E. Meredith's Show Book for Theater Professionals. Lists Frank E. Davidson as Treasurer of the Strollers Organization. Cover is discolored, yellow, with black and red print "For 1916 E.E. Meredith's Show Book A Digest of Dependable Information Price 25 Cents". L 15 1/2" x W 10 13/16".
  27. Book, "Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois"
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    Revised Statutes of the State of Illinois. M. Brayman, 1845. L 9" x W 5 3/4" x D 2 3/8".
  28. Book, belonging to Abraham Lincoln
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    The Life and Adventures of Black Hawk: with sketches of Keokuk, the Sac and Fox Indians and the late Black Hawk War. By Benjamin Drake. Cincinnati, OH
  29. Book, "Principles of Medical Jurisprudence" (owned by Abraham Lincoln)
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    Principles of Medical Jurisprudence. Albany. Gould, Banks & Gould, 475 Broadway. New York: Banks Gould & Co. 144 Nassau St. 1850. L 9 1/2" x W 5 7/8" x D 2".
  30. Book, "Acts and Resolutions Passed at the First Session of the Thirtieth Congress of the United States" (used by Abraham Lincoln during his service as a Representative to the 30th Congress)
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    Acts and Resolutions Passed at the First Session of the Thirtieth Congress of the United States. Printed by Ritchie and Hess, printers, Washington. Published in 1848. Paper bound. Front cover missing, first pages darkly discolored and fragile. Four signatures, all "A. Lincoln", on front page, following page at top, on binding, and back. L 8 5/8" x W 5 1/2" x D 1".