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  1. Amos Kennedy Collection
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    The Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign contains artists’ books, postcards, and posters. Kennedy is a letterpress printer, papermaker, book artist, and teacher who currently lives and works in York, Alabama. He was the first artist in residence at The Coleman Center for Arts and Culture, a...
  2. Carl Sandburg Collection
    Collection

    The more than 2,700 photographs in this collection are scanned from the Carl Sandburg Collection housed in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Spanning the years 1893-1987, these images are part of a collection that includes typescripts and galley proofs of many of Sandburg's works, his correspondence with literary and public figures, recordings and transcriptions of Sandbur...
  3. 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 ...
  4. Digital Rare Book Collection
    Collection

    Imprints from The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from the beginning of printing to the present.
  5. Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design
    Collection

    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...
  6. Project Unica
    Collection

    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...
  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. Carte Exacte du Cours du Nil
    Image | 1764

  9. Art Institute
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "This structure stands on the lake front facing Michigan Avenue, near the foot of Adams Street and was erected in 1893 at a cost of $785,000. It contains a rare collection of paintings, statuary and other objects of art. Many wealthy Chicagoans take especial pride in this institution and have enriched it by their liberal gifts. It is open to the public on Wednesd...
  10. Field Museum
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Art Building of the famous World's Fair of 1893, is the only one of the white structures preserved in Jackson Park. It had its beginnings as a permanent institution from the contributions of rare articles by exhibitors at the Exposition. It was first intended to be called "The Columbian Museum," but on an endowment of one million dollars from Marshall Field, ...
  11. Jim Colosimo and Dale Winter
    Image | 1920

    Caption: "A rare photograph of "Big" Jim Colosimo and his wife, Dale Winter, taken shortly after their marriage. Note the laced shoes. Colosimo, over-lord of the Chicago underworld for twenty years, engaged Capone as his body guard when Alphonse was only a youngster." From text: "On March 29, 1920, Colosimo divorced his wife, Victoria, and on April 16 he was married to Da...
  12. Ann Spranger Barry (nee Street) as Athenais in "Theodosius"
    Image | 1776

    Whole-length. Wearing crown and feathers, dress embellished with bows. In color. With text: "So my Veranes till my death comes on, Shall sad Eudosia thy dear loss bemoan." Act V, Scene 1.
  13. Ann Spranger Barry (nee Street) as Athenais in "Theodosius"
    Image | 1778

    Whole-length. Wearing crown and feathers, dress embellished with bows. With text: "So my Veranes till my death comes on, Shall sad Eudosia thy dear loss bemoan." Act V, Scene
  14. Ann Spranger Barry (nee Street) as Sir Harry Wildair in "The Constant Couple"
    Image | 1777

    holding letter in right hand. Colored print. With text: "'Sdeath I'm afraid I've mistaken the House." Act II, Scene 2.
  15. Ann Spranger Barry (nee Street) as Sir Harry Wildair in "The Constant Couple"
    Image | 1777

    holding letter in right hand. With text: "'Sdeath I'm afraid I've mistaken the House." Act II, Scene 2.
  16. Ann Spranger Barry (nee Street) as Sir Harry Wildair in "The Constant Couple"
    Image | 1779

    Small whole-length. With text: "They are the prettiest Castagnets in the World." Act II, Scene 1.
  17. Ann Spranger Barry (nee Street) as Sir Harry Wildair in "The Constant Couple"
    Image | 1777

    Small, whole-length. With text: "Here is a nest of the prettiest goldfinches that ever chirp'd in a cage." Act II, Scene 2.
  18. Ann Spranger Barry (nee Street) when Mrs. Crawford as Mariamne in "Mariamne"
    Image | 1794

    Whole-length. Wearing flowing gown, headdress. With text: "I wish my Innocence." Act I, Scene 6.
  19. Portrait of Thomas Barry
    Image

    Bust. With text: "Tho. Barry (signature) Manager of New York & Boston Theatres." Signed by S. Hollyer
  20. Portrait of Thomas Barry
    Image

    Bust. Wearing heavy double-breasted coat.
  21. Portrait of Thomas Barry
    Image

    Bust. With text: "Thomas Barry. Comedian."
  22. Ann Barrymore (nee Adams) in costume
    Image

    Whole-length. In costume, perhaps as Maria Grazia in "The Brigand," with pistol and rifle.
  23. Portrait of Maurice Barrymore
    Image | 1900

    Bust. Photo-engraving from stage program.
  24. Richard Henry Barrymore as The Father and Charles Kemble as Durimel in a scene from "The Point of Honor"
    Image | 1807

    Whole length. Interior scene. With Text: Durimel-- "My Father! In such a moment! Kind heaven I thank thee." Act II, Scene II.
  25. Richard Barrymore as Scrub and Captain George Wathen as Archer in a scene from "The Beaux' Stratagem"
    Image | 1792

    Scene from the play with both characters seated wearing coats, waistcoats, breeches, wigs.
  26. Richard Barrymore as Scrub and Captain George Wathen as Archer in a scene from "The Beaux' Stratagem"
    Image | 1806

    Scene from the play with both characters wearing coats, waistcoats, breeches, wigs. With text in border: Archer: "But what Ladies are those", Act III, Scene 3.
  27. Richard Barrymore as Scrub and Captain George Wathen as Archer in a scene from "The Beaux' Stratagem"
    Image

    Scene from the play with both characters seated wearing coats, waistcoats, breeches, wigs.
  28. Richard Barrymore as Flash in "Miss in Her Teens"
    Image | 1794

    Whole-length. Interior scene with three other characters. From Act II, Scene 1.
  29. Portrait of William Barrymore
    Image | 1804

    Bust.