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  1. 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...
  2. Placement Office Publications
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    Audiovisual Digital Surrogates from the Placement Office Publications includes a digitized video, concerning a Women in Engineering recruitment commercial, 1973.
  3. Portraits of Actors
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    Portraits of Actors, 1720-1920, includes almost 3,500 pictures of actors — studio portraits and actors posing in costume for a particular role or performing a scene from a play. Dramatists, theatrical managers, singers and musicians are also included, but the majority are British and American actors who worked between about 1770 and 1893. Among the hundreds of actors include...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  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. Sousa Archives Music Instrument Digital Image and 3D Model Collection
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    The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music (SACAM) acquires and preserves significant archival records and historical artifacts in multiple formats that document America's diverse music heritage. The Center’s collection of historical music instruments, dating between 1810-1972, include rare cornets and trumpets, early boxwood clarinets and flutes, unique double-reed sa...
  9. Stanley Smith Papers (Born Digital Records, Digital Surrogates and Audio Visual Digital Surrogates), 1989-2011, 2014
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    Born Digital Records, Digital Surrogates and Audio Visual Digital Surrogates from the Stanley Smith Papers, contain presentations, images, web tutorials, audio and video concerning chemistry curriculum and instruction. Digital materials involve topics as web-based instruction, Falconsoft, PLATO, course materials and Chemistry Department equipment and facilities. Streaming a...
  10. Teaching with Digital Content (Cultural Heritage Community)
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    Using digitized primary source materials involves fundamental shifts in the service and teaching methods of curators, librarians, and teachers, regardless of their audiences. This project seeks to develop a successful model program to integrate digital primary source materials into K-12 curriculum and assignments, as well as into the educational programs of museums and libra...
  11. The Advertiser
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    The Advertiser was a local newspaper published in Collinsville, Illinois, every Saturday. This weekly publication served residents in the immediate Collinsville area, just east of St. Louis and the Missouri-Illinois border. The Advertiser features advertisements, local announcements, news, short stories, advice columns and reports from various advisory boards and public serv...
  12. The Broad Ax
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    The Broad Ax began as a weekly publication founded, published and edited by former Virginia slave Julius F. Taylor. The newspaper began in Salt Lake City in 1895 but disputes with the Latter-Day Saints led Taylor to move his publication to Chicago in 1899, where he continued his focus on being "Democratic in politics, advocating the immortal principles of Jefferson and Jacks...
  13. 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...
  14. The Faces of Abraham Lincoln: The Meserve Lincoln Photographs, 1845-1865
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    Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg, in his introduction to The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1944) quotes Civil War era journalist David Ross Locke’s impressions on meeting Lincoln: “I never saw a more thoughtful face. I never saw a more dignified face. I never saw so sad a face.” This collection of images—reproductions of prints made...
  15. The Industry Press
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    The Industry Press was a weekly newspaper published every Thursday in McDonough County, Industry, Illinois. It featured national and international news, short stories, and local happenings. The editors of the Industry Press prided themselves on providing a public service to their subscribers. Noted in a March 1916 issue, "This paper belongs to the people and is not conducted...
  16. The Lacon Home Journal
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    The Lacon Home Journal was a weekly Republican newspaper published every Thursday in Marshall County, Lacon, Illinois. The newspaper reflects the industry of the area at the time, the production of marble works, grain elevators and woolen mills with Lacon serving as the shipping point of agricultural produce for surrounding areas. The Lacon Home Journal also featured state a...
  17. The Ottawa Free Trader
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    The Ottawa Free Trader (originally titled The Illinois Free Trader) was published by William Osman & Sons and began publication in 1889. It eventually merged with The Daily Journal to become The Free-Trader Journal in 1916. It was a daily (minus Saturday) newspaper.
  18. The Rock Island Argus
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    The Rock Island Argus is one of Illinois' oldest newspapers, having been in continuous publication since 1851 when F. S. Nichols founded The Rock Island Republican. In 1854, Colonel J. B. Danforth purchased the paper and changed the name to The Rock Island Argus, as he was an avid Democrat who wanted to avoid any perceived affiliation with the opposing party. In 1882, John W...
  19. Third Armored Division Association Records and Audiovisuals (Digital Surrogates), 1941-1945, 1993
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    Digital Surrogates of Third Armored Division Association Records and Audiovisuals (1941 - 1945, 1993) contain digitized copies of pictures, newsletters, newspaper clippings and newspapers' typewritten transcriptions, concerning the 3rd Armored Division's history, members, military campaigns and accomplishments, recreational activities, and cartoons about soldier's daily situ...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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
  24. War Committee Publications (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the War Committee Publications contains a 1917 digitized bulletin, entitled "Response of the University of Illinois to the Call of War".
  25. William R. Schowalter Papers (Born Digital Records), 1985-2002
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    Born Digital Records from the William R. Schowalter Papers contains William R. Schowalter's correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agendas, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations documenting his tenure as Dean of the College of Engineering (1988-2001), including his involvement in various committees, faculty research, the establishment of partnerships between the C...
  26. 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".
  27. Administrative Affairs Resource Directories (Born Digital Records)
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    Born Digital Records from the Administrative Affairs Resource Directories includes an organization chart and administrative list of all Colleges and University units, 2005-2015. This list was updated on October 30, 2015.
  28. Africana Fiche
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    Part of the National Archives microfilm publications, the collection consists of instructions to and despatches from diplomatic and consular officials in African countries.
  29. Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Photograph File (Born Digital Records), -2015
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    Born Digital Records from the Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Photograph File, includes born digital photographs and digitized images, concerning the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences faculty, alumni, students, awards, research projects, conferences and meetings, social activities, research equipment and infrastructure. A repre...
  30. Albert Lee Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1912, 1917-1928
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    Digital surrogates from the Albert Lee Papers (1912, 1917-28) contain digitized materials from the personal papers of Albert Lee (1874-1948), Chief Clerk of the President's Office (1920-42). Digitized materials include correspondence, event programs, notes and memoranda, relating to the admission, housing and placement of African American students; organizational and adminis...