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  1. American Popular Entertainment

    The American Popular Entertainment Collection is a project of the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The collection is a repository of digital facsimiles of newspapers and trade journals published for the entertainment industry in the U.S. between 1853 and 1922. Using digital imaging technology, we have converted m...
  2. Campus Folksong Club Oral History

    During its height in the 1960s, the Campus Folksong Club (CFC) had over 500 members – making it an astonishingly large student organization and an important force in bringing culture from Illinois and beyond to the UIUC campus. The CFC was also unique in its commitment to a variety of traditional music ranging from gospel and blues to old-time Appalachian and Ozark music, as...
  3. Cavagna 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 ...
  4. Clarendon Van Norman Jr. Collection

    Clarendon Van Norman Jr. Collection broadsides and printed ephemera contains material from 1828 to the 1930s collected by Clarendon Van Norman Jr. This series includes a variety of works such as prospectuses, periodicals, advertisements, newspaper clippings, tax lists, government documents, and financial records. Divided into subject categories, the items cover topics in Ill...
  5. Filbey Family Papers (Digital Surrogates)

    Digital Surrogates from the Filbey Family Papers includes a digitized copy of "The Early History of the Deans of Women...1897-1923" by Mrs. Mary L. (N.V.) Filbey (1969).
  6. Internet Archive

    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...
  7. James Edward Myers World War I Sheet Music Collection

    World War I is considered by many music scholars to be the most musical war in America’s history. Music for and about The Great War was created by all sorts of Americans: professional songwriters, acclaimed composers, church musicians, well- and little-known performers, and uncounted singing teachers, small-town bandmasters, and amateurs. Their melodies and lyrics intersecte...
  8. Joseph Gurney Cannon's Album of Photographs of the Danville's Soldier's Home

    Joseph Gurney Cannon's Album of Photographs of the Danville Soldier's Home collection comes from the Cannon's Album of Photographs of the Danville Soldier's Home (1897-1908) held in Illinois History and Lincoln Collection. Joseph G. "Uncle Joe" Cannon served as a Congressional Representative for the 14th District of Illinois and as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Th...
  9. Justin Palmer Papers (Born Digital Records)

    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).
  10. LGBT at UIUC

    "The Gay Illini organization was formed in 1975 and Illini Pride was founded in 1977, both growing out of the work of the Gay Liberation Front. Gay Illini was announced in the Daily Illini on January 29, 1975. By April 1975, the group was holding Gay Forums, offering panels discussing topics related to gay students and queer life. The group also hosted a number of social eve...
  11. Mapping History at the University of Illinois 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...
  12. Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design

    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...
  13. The Faces of Abraham Lincoln: The Meserve Lincoln Photographs, 1845-1865

    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...
  14. The Rock Island Argus

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

    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...
  16. Dustbowl archive images
    Image | 2005

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

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

    Dustbowl archive images. Courtesy NRCS.
  19. Church of the Holy Family, Cahokia
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages

    See individual images for descriptions.
  20. Paper Boy Doll

    This is a paper boy doll dressed in gray knee pants and a white blouse with a wide, frilly collar and a big red bow. He is carrying a toy whip behind him.
  21. My Own Times : embracing also the history of my life
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages

    My Own Times, Embracing Also the History of My Life, by John Reynolds. These pages contain the author's account of his experiences with education in Illinois, his first acquaintance with arithmetic, and descriptions of his teachers.
  22. Tile, Drainage

    Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.
  23. University of Illinois Natural History Building, Urbana, Illinois

    1301 W. Green Street, Urbana. Nathan C. Ricker was the architect. Since 1986, the building has been on the National Register of Historic Places.
  24. Book, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    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
  25. 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.
  26. University of Illinois Scenic Shots

    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...
  27. 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.
  28. U.S. Food Administration Advertisement

    An ad for the United States Food Adminstration reads: Corn The Food of the Nation Serve Some Way Every Meal Appetizing Nourishing.
  29. Extension Home Economics Lesson
    Image | 1920

    A home economics lesson on reading a canned goods label (canned apricots) being led by an extension employee.