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  1. American Library Association Archives Digital Collections
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    This digitization project contains digitized photographs from the Faxon Collection from the Conference Photographs series (99/1/14) and the Library Building Photographs series (99/1/15), held at the University of Illinois Archives. Some photographs and postcards from the Library Building Photographs collection (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, and California) have also been digit...
  2. Champaign-Urbana Historic Built Environment
    Collection

    The Illinois Built Environment collection provides to the public a first-hand view of select original documents used to shape the Campus. Among others, items include hand sketches of campus plans, original trace and linen drawings of many of the Central Quadrangle buildings, four separate proposed sketches for the original Library, now known as Altgeld Hall, and watercolor r...
  3. Illini Union Photographic Subject File (Digital Surrogates), ca.1940-1998
    Collection

    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...
  4. Justin Palmer Papers (Born Digital Records)
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    Born Digital Records from the Justin Palmer Papers, Architecture graduate student, includes 3D models of campus buildings in short video clips created for the Mapping History at the University of Illinois sesquicentennial project (see RS 35/2/59 for more information).
  5. 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...
  6. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
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    The University Library’s collection of Sanborn fire insurance maps includes maps for Illinois towns; rural settings are not included. Sanborn maps were produced to assist insurance underwriters in determining fire insurance rates for individual buildings by examining the buildings' construction methods, heat and lighting sources and manufacturing uses, and the same attribute...
  7. Small Homes Council Technical Notes (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the Small Homes Council Technical Notes, includes digitized technical Notes issued by the Small Homes Council-Building Research Council including Prevention and Treatment of Construction Damage to Shade Trees (TN-1: 1965); Built-up Roofing Details (TN-2: 1966, 1970, 1981); Insulation for Heating (TN-3: 1969, 1977); Converting a Concrete Slab to a Wood...
  8. University of Illinois Built Environment
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    In the beginning, the inspiration and actualization of the land-grant Industrial University, what was to become the University of Illinois, required thoughtful planning and a commitment to its built environment. The design and planning decisions made early on would influence all current and future development on the campus of the University of Illinois and its influence on t...
  9. 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...
  10. Specifications of the manner of Building Stone Culverts on the Illinois and Michigan Canal
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1844

    A contract entitled "Specifications of the manner of Building Stone Culverts on the Illinois and Michigan Canal" discussed in Lockport, Illinois circa 1844.
  11. Specifications of the manner of constructing Sections on the Illinois and Michigan Canal
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1844

    A draft of a contract entitled "Specifications of the manner of constructing Sections on the Illinois and Michigan Canal" published in 1844.
  12. Specifications of the Manner of Building Locks for the Illinois and Michigan Canal
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1845

    A broadside published in 1845 and entitled "Specifications of the Manner of Building Locks for the Illinois and Michigan Canal" describing the different elements of constructing the locks, such as the foundation, sheet piling, masonry, and wing walls. 2 copies within 4 pages.
  13. Proposition for Locks
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1846

    A broadside entitled "Proposition for Locks" intended for acceptance from the Board of Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. This document was created in Lockport, Illinois in 1846.
  14. Specifications of the manner of Building Waste Weirs on the Illinois and Michigan Canal
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1846

    A broadside entitled "Specifications of the manner of Building Waste Weirs on the Illinois and Michigan Canal: General Description" created in 1846.
  15. Proposition for Sections
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1847

    A broadside entitled "Proposition for Sections" describing various supplies and prices to work on the bridges. The document was signed at Lockport, Illinois on February 2, 1847.
  16. Panoramic of ACES Ag Campus including Mumford Hall
    Image | 2008

    Panoramic view of the agriculture campus, including the west exterior of the Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Mumford Hall envisioned as a panoramic planet.
  17. Panoramic of ACES Ag Campus including Mumford Hall
    Image | 2008

    Panoramic view of the agriculture campus, including the west exterior of the Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Mumford Hall
  18. Extracts From the Road Laws of Illinois
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1852

    A poster entitled "Extracts from the Road Law of Illinois, Relative to the Duties of Supervisors, in Force" signed by County Clerk Matthew Stacy on June 22, 1852. The second copy of the poster is a variation duplicate signed by County Clerk John Trabue.
  19. To the people of Henry County and swamp lands
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1858

    A clipping of two articles from the "Geneseo Republic" newspaper written by James M. Allan entitled "To the People of Henry County" and "Swamp Lands" discussing the controversy over the drainage of the swamp lands in the county. Both articles are dated March 17, 1858 and June 2, 1858.
  20. Specifications of the manner of constructing Bridges on the Illinois and Michigan Canal
    Multi-Page Item | 6 pages | 1847

    A circular created by the Illinois and Michigan Canal Company entitled "Specifications of the manner of constructing Bridges on the Illinois and Michigan Canal." 3 copies.
  21. An Account of the Landed Estate, House, and Other Property of Jubilee College
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1842

    A circular entitled "An Account of the Landed Estate, House, and Other Property of Jubilee College" written by Bishop Samuel Chase. The circular includes the original statement and an additional statement published on April 29, 1842 in Brimfield, Illinois. A floor plan for Jubilee's chapel and seminary is also included with the circular.
  22. Rules, By-Laws, and Regulations established by the Board of Trustees
    Multi-Page Item | 28 pages | 1851

    A pamphlet entitled "Rules, By-Laws, & Regulations established by the Board of Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal...to which is added the Rates of Toll" created by the Illinois and Michigan Canal Company and printed by Plumb and Holcomb in Lockport, Illinois. This document was published in 1851.
  23. Illinois Central Railroad Company construction bond
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1852

    A financial record of the Illinois Central Railroad Company "Construction Bond of $500" in this "Provisional Certificate No. 1231." This document was created in New York on August 16, 1852 and the additional installments to be paid in 1853 and 1854.
  24. 06168_05
    Image | 2006

    Exterior of the ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center from the west, looking east.
  25. Campus Fall Color
    Image | 2006

    View of Mumford Hall on a foggy morning with trees leaves turning red in the foreground
  26. ACES LIAC
    Image | 2006

    Exterior of the ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center
  27. campus in winter
    Image | 2007

    The University of Illinois ACES Library, Information and Alumni Center on a sunny afternoon as the sun sets.
  28. campus in winter
    Image | 2007

    West exterior of Mumford Hall on an overcast rainy afternoon.
  29. prn0014
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    Horse drawn wagons filled with corn deliver their loads to the Commercial Solvents Corporation fermentation plant in Terre Haute, Indiana, in 1923.