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  1. American Popular Entertainment
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    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. Illini Union Photographic Subject File (Digital Surrogates), ca.1940-1998
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    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...
  3. Lee County Farm News
    Collection

    The Lee County Farm News was an agricultural newspaper published semi-monthly on the first and third Thursday of every month. Similar to its contemporary counterpart, the trade magazine, Lee County Farm News was published by the Lee County Farm Bureau, an organization dedicated to supporting the economic growth and success economics of the farming industry of Amboy, Illinois...
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. Burnett and Co.
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    Shows the east side of the structure.
  7. Gurdon S. Hubbard
    Image | 1910

    arrived in 1818) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (1802-1886) was a businessman and partner of American Fur Co. (Source: Encyclopedia of Chicago.) Photograph is undated but appears to be from the 1860s.
  8. Jackson Boulevard
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Another of Chicago's famous streets. It is paved with asphalt and lined with substantial buildings. The striking facade of the Chicago Board of Trade and the new Post Office Building adorn this thoroughfare. Some portions of Jackson Boulevard resemble the great canyons of lower Manhattan."
  9. Armour elevator
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Armour grain elevator is the largest in the city, and belongs to the millionaire meat packer. The owner is noted for his great wheat operations on the Board of Trade. The vast quantities of the actual product in this immense elevator have often been able to turn the market in his favor. The elevator is located on Goose Island in the Chicago River. The combi...
  10. C. D. Peacock
    Image | 1922

    From text: "Elijah Peacock came here in 1837 and engaged in his trade of Jeweler and Watch Repairer, a calling that had already descended through three generations, following the English custom, and which his son, Charles (C. D.), who was born in 1838, and who has been one of our leading men in that line, tells me will be continued indefinitely, as the mantel is slipping fro...
  11. Maj. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr. and staff
    Image | 1933

    Caption: "Maj. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr., and Staff on May 25, 1919"
  12. Union League Club of Chicago
    Image | 1888

    to maintain the civil and political equality of all citizens in every section of our common country ... Its house, one of the finest in Chicago, arranged and furnished with every comfort and luxury, is situated on Jackson Street and Fourth Avenue, close to the Board of Trade."
  13. Gateway to Oak Woods Cemetery
    Image | 1893

    Caption: "Gateway to Oakwoods (sic) Cemetery." From text: "This beautiful cemetery stands in the front rank, as one of the handsomest of Chicago's burial grounds. It is located south of 67th St. between Cottage Grove Ave. and the I. C. R. R. track. The distance from the business center is about seven miles. ... In drawing the plan for the grounds, the Association was for...
  14. Northwestern University Medical College
    Image | 1906

    From text: "The Medical School, in Chicago, founded in 1859, was the first American medical school to give a graded course, to lengthen the teaching year, and to demand educational requirements for entrance. It provides a full four years' course, exceptional clinical advantages, and actual instruction at the bedside."
  15. Kinzie's residence
    Image | 1869

    From text: "The first white man who became a permanent settler here was Mr. John Kinzie, an Indian trader, who crossed the lake from St. Joseph, Michigan, in 1804. He was the founder of the commerce of Chicago … Outside the fort Chicago then consisted of but five houses: first, Mr. Kinzie's, on the north side of the river, opposite the fort..."
  16. Chamber of Commerce
    Image | 1869

    and above this the grand hall, where the members of the Board of Trade assemble daily. The building is surmounted by a Mansard roof, pierced with oval windows, the corners ornamented with urns. The entrance consists of four handsome Corinthian columns, from which spring three arches supporting a handsome balcony, underneath which a broad flight of stairs leads to the first...
  17. Victory parade on State Street
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    Caption: "Chicago's latest department store, with victory parade of returning forces."
  18. M. F. Rittenhouse
    Image | 1912

    From text: "The name of Moses F. Rittenhouse is prominent in connection with the development of the lumber industry in Chicago and in the various sections of the country. His operations have extended widely over the Mississippi valley and he is foremost among those who have been most active in developing the lumber trade of this city."