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  1. Picture Chicago
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    Picture Chicago is a collection of images originally published in books about Chicago that were digitized by the University of Illinois' Urbana and Chicago campus libraries. Here you can see photographs of Chicago gangsters, politicians, and early famous Chicagoans; the first taxicab in the city; the early pneumatic tube system installed in the the Chicago Post Office; the d...
  2. Portraits of Actors
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    Portraits of Actors, 1720-1920, includes almost 3,500 pictures of actors — studio portraits and actors posing in costume for a particular role or performing a scene from a play. Dramatists, theatrical managers, singers and musicians are also included, but the majority are British and American actors who worked between about 1770 and 1893. Among the hundreds of actors include...
  3. Project Unica
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    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...
  4. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
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    The University Library’s collection of Sanborn fire insurance maps includes maps for Illinois towns; rural settings are not included. Sanborn maps were produced to assist insurance underwriters in determining fire insurance rates for individual buildings by examining the buildings' construction methods, heat and lighting sources and manufacturing uses, and the same attribute...
  5. Sousa Archives Music Instrument Digital Image and 3D Model Collection
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    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...
  6. 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...
  7. Third Armored Division Association Records and Audiovisuals (Digital Surrogates), 1941-1945, 1993
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    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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. University of Illinois Material (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the University of Illinois Material includes digitized images, concerning digitized "UI Viewbooks" for years 1893, 1904 and 1909, displaying campus scenes, university athletics, university band, and campus buildings. Digitized images also iclude a copy of the booklet "Popular Illinois Men", published by Joseph Kuhn & Co. in Spring 1912, including pho...
  11. University of Illinois Student Code (Born Digital and Digital Surrogates)
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    Born Digital and Digital Surrogates from the University of Illinois Student Code, includes three born digital booklets and two digitized booklets, concerning the University's student code for years 2005, 2007, 1902 and 1915
  12. War Committee Publications (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the War Committee Publications contains a 1917 digitized bulletin, entitled "Response of the University of Illinois to the Call of War".
  13. Administrative Affairs Resource Directories (Born Digital Records)
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    Born Digital Records from the Administrative Affairs Resource Directories includes an organization chart and administrative list of all Colleges and University units, 2005-2015. This list was updated on October 30, 2015.
  14. Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Photograph File (Born Digital Records), -2015
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    Born Digital Records from the Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences Photograph File, includes born digital photographs and digitized images, concerning the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences faculty, alumni, students, awards, research projects, conferences and meetings, social activities, research equipment and infrastructure. A repre...
  15. Albert Lee Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1912, 1917-1928
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    Digital surrogates from the Albert Lee Papers (1912, 1917-28) contain digitized materials from the personal papers of Albert Lee (1874-1948), Chief Clerk of the President's Office (1920-42). Digitized materials include correspondence, event programs, notes and memoranda, relating to the admission, housing and placement of African American students; organizational and adminis...
  16. Alumni and Faculty Biographical (Alumni News Morgue) File (Born Digital Records)
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    Born Digital Records from the Alumni and Faculty Biographical (Alumni News Morgue) File, includes digitized material and born digital records pertaining to the biographical file from deceased and living alumni, faculty members, trustees, and former students. The file was created by the Alumni Association, but University Archives staff have added and continue to add materials...
  17. American Library Association Archives Digital Collections
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    This digitization project contains digitized photographs from the Faxon Collection from the Conference Photographs series (99/1/14) and the Library Building Photographs series (99/1/15), held at the University of Illinois Archives. Some photographs and postcards from the Library Building Photographs collection (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, and California) have also been digit...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Ashton Gazette
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    The University Library's digital collection of Ashton Gazette newspapers reflects a Republican-affiliated periodical serving the northern region of rural Illinois. Articles, advertisements, and editorials reflect the regional character of Ashton, Illinois, a rich agricultural district in Lee county. Special features of the newspaper includes Ashton’s village treasurer’s repo...
  21. Campus Folksong Club Oral History
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    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...
  22. Cavagna Collection
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    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 ...
  23. Collins Collection of Irish Political Cartoons
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    This is an online collection of political cartoons from the University of Illinois Library Collins collection of books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps and cartoons; it was purchased by the Library in 1917. The collection consists of cartoons drawn primarily from the Weekly Freeman and National Press and United Ireland newspapers. The cartoons address the subject of Irish politi...
  24. Commencement Programs (Born Digital Records)
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    Born digital records from the Commencement Programs, inlcudes PDF versions of university-wide convocation and commencement programs (2012-13, 2016-17) and from the Department of Landscape Architecture.
  25. Digital Emblematica
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    The Digital Emblematica collection highlights a fraction of the internationally renowned emblem book collection owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England, each digitized book can contain up to 1,500 emblems to peruse. These 17th and 18th Century creations typically link together three constitutive elements...
  26. Digital Rare Book Collection
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    Imprints from The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from the beginning of printing to the present.
  27. Facts for Freshmen Records (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the Facts for Freshmen records includes a digitized copy of the 1914 publication "Facts for Freshmen", published by the Dean of Men, Thomas A. Clark, containing suggestions on planning a program of study and descriptions of administrative procedures, organization of the University, regulations and student service.
  28. Faculty Portraits File (Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Images)
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    Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Images from the Faculty Portraits File, contain faculty photographs relating to different University departments and different time periods. Faculty portraits were taken by the Photographic Service, which provides the staff and students of the University with photographers for public relations, instruction, and research, as well as providi...
  29. Farm, Field, and Fireside
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    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...
  30. Football Programs (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital surrogates from the Football Programs, include digitized copies from the 1913 and 1914 homecoming football programs. The 1913 program is the Fourth Annual Homecoming of the Alumni of the University of Illinois, and details Homecoming activities during the weekend of November 14-16, 1913. The original program can be located at RS 28/5/811, Box 1, 1911-1915 The 1...