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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. University of Illinois campus, World War II
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    On June 18, 1860 Reverend Johnathan C. Stoughton proposed that a school be built between the twin cities. In October, 1864, Turner and Clark R. Griggs were appointed to investigate possible sites for the university. The county board of supervisors agreed to purchase the Urbana and Champaign institutes for $24,000. The school was created for agricultural purposes, and the ...
  4. Harker Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
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    Harker Hall is the oldest and arguably the most charming building still standing on the University of Illinois campus. Harker Hall was built in 1878. When first built, it was a chemical laboratory. It is now home to the U of I Foundation. In 1896, a fire destroyed most of the interior of Harker Hall. From 1902 to 1926, it housed the College of Law.
  5. Harker Hall, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
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    Harker Hall is the oldest and arguably the most charming building still standing on the University of Illinois campus. Harker Hall was built in 1878. When first built, it was a chemical laboratory. It is now home to the U of I Foundation. In 1896, a fire destroyed most of the interior of Harker Hall. From 1902 to 1926, it housed the College of Law.