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  1. Cavagna Collection
    Collection

    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 ...
  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. Farm, Field, and Fireside
    Collection

    Together with the introduction of rural mail delivery, the telephone, and the automobile, farm newspapers played a key role in the modernization of rural America. The Farm, Field and Fireside collection contains historically significant U.S. farm weeklies published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These titles document a time of transition in American ag...
  4. Historical Maps Online
    Collection

    The Historical Maps Online collection contains images of maps charting the last 400 years of historical development in Illinois and the Northwest Territory, including historic topographic maps of Illinois. The collection also contains early large-scale topographic quadrangles published by the United States Geological Survey in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centurie...
  5. Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection
    Collection

    The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection contains historic Illinois newspapers from across the state, including The Urbana Daily Courier, Sangamo Journal, and the University of Illinois collegiate newspaper The Daily Illini. These papers range in date from 1831 to 1975, providing a sense of local life and culture in the Midwest across two centuries. Since June 2009, the ...
  6. Mapping History at the University of Illinois Collection
    Collection

    The Mapping History at the University of Illinois (MH@UI) collection contains maps, drawings, blueprints, and images of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and Champaign County dating from the 1850s to the present. Maps relate to way-finding, campus and community planning, city zoning, political districting, transportation, humor and cartooning, student housing, re...
  7. Sousa Archives Music Instrument Digital Image and 3D Model Collection
    Collection

    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...
  8. Third Armored Division Association Records and Audiovisuals (Digital Surrogates), 1941-1945, 1993
    Collection

    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...
  9. University of Illinois Built Environment
    Collection

    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...
  10. Dustbowl archive images
    Image | 2005

    A car tries to escape a dust storm. Dustbowl archive images. Courtesy NRCS.
  11. Dustbowl archive images
    Image | 2005

    Dustbowl archive images. Courtesy NRCS.
  12. Dustbowl archive images
    Image | 2005

    Dustbowl archive images. Courtesy NRCS.
  13. 4-H boy and girl with steer
    Image | 1963

    4-H members (A young boy and girl) with their beef steer cow project in a animal barn.
  14. 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.
  15. prn0015
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    Solvent recovery kettles used in ethanol production, at the largest of Commercial Solvents Corporation fermentation plants in Peoria, Illinois, in 1922.
  16. 0387-28a.tif
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    AR00111: View of United States flag and house through window in historical home (note ripples in glass from settling) in Golconda, IL. Photo by David Riecks. Used in Family Farm Brochure 1996. 5 x 7 at 75 ppi, 0387-28A.TIF . TYPE: RGB, Optimized: FPO, Source: Slide, Scan Type: Photo-CD, In/Out: Outside, Season: Summer, Time of Day: Day, Format: Vertical, Shot: Normal. Archit...
  17. Extension Home Economics Lesson
    Image | 1920

    A home economics lesson on meal planning being led by an extension employee on a porch with farm women in a rural area.
  18. Cannning demonstration
    Image | 2013

    Woman shares instruction during a canning demonstration on the 10 steps in canning from selection to storage, and using a pressure cooker.
  19. University of Illinois Scenic Shots
    Image

    0747-01: Pseudo "aerial" view of the Morrow Plots from the roof of the Animal Sciences building. Corn, soybean, and wheat fields are in rotation. ca 1965 (undergraduate library built in 1967). Photo by Jack Everly? 5 x 6.5 inches at 100ppi (original scan at same size at 400ppi). 0747-01a.tif Research and Development, corn, soybeans, wheat. City: UIUC, ST: Illinois, TYPE: RGB...
  20. 0006621r
    Image | 1938

    Members of the Ford County 4-H Club, including James Stuckey, Rita Jean Woodword, Rosemary Kurtenbach and Mary Ellen Spelbring, visiting with Illini Nellie. Found in RS 39/2/20, Box 21, AGR-3, 4-H. June 11, 1938. Credit line required, stating "Courtesy of the University of Illinois Archives."
  21. Woman operating a tractor (FSA)
    Image | 1940

    FSA photographer John Vachon found it noteworthy that this young woman, a FSA (Farm Security Administration) rehabilitation borrower and her mother were operating tractor on a farm in Grant County, Illinois, "without the assistance of any men."
  22. Historical field day
    Image | 2015

    Extension personnel share information to a crowd of several dozen from the back of a car (automobile) at an agricultural field day.
  23. 4-H members at NASA meeting
    Image | 1962

    4-H members with models of satellites at NASA sponsored meeting.
  24. 4-H club meeting
    Image | 1962

    A female 4-H member speaks during a club meeting in a members home.
  25. Extension Home Economics Lesson
    Image | 1920

    A home economics lesson on reading a canned goods label (canned apricots) being led by an extension employee.
  26. Extension demonstration in store
    Image | 2013

    Extension personnel share information about reading labels and about how to compare the cost and characteristics of canned fruit in a small grocery store.
  27. 4-H Family Lives Here
    Image | 1961

    4-H members and family putting up a "4-H Family Lives Here" sign on a tree outside their home.
  28. Soldiers Home Grounds - entrance, looking south
    Image | 1898

    men and teams working
  29. First Office Building
    Image | 1898

    farm out-buildings