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  1. Africana Fiche
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    Part of the National Archives microfilm publications, the collection consists of instructions to and despatches from diplomatic and consular officials in African countries.
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Bowen Chronicle
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    The Bowen Chronicle was a weekly newspaper serving the western-most regions of central Illinois. Published in Bowen, Illinois, a town known for agriculture, poultry, and live stock raising, the Bowen Chronicle was distributed throughout Hancock county. Subscribers could expect to find information on news, market reports, local gossip, short stories, and advice columns. Cover...
  9. Carl Sandburg Collection
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    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...
  10. Clarendon Van Norman Jr. Collection
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    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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Gallatin Democrat
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    The University Library's digital holding of the Gallatin Democrat reflects a civic and morally-minded newspaper serving the community of Old Shawneetown, Illinois, a town located on the Illinois-Kentucky border. Voter information is prominently featured throughout the issue including political endorsements, candidacy announcements, political gatherings, and current electoral...
  15. IDEALS Institutional Repository
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    IDEALS, the Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship, collects, disseminates, and provides persistent and reliable access to the research and scholarship of faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Faculty, staff, and graduate students can deposit their research and scholarship—unpublished and, in many case...
  16. Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection
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    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 ...
  17. Internet Archive
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    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...
  18. James Edward Myers World War I Sheet Music Collection
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    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...
  19. John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection
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    The John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection comprises some 1500 plates, each mounted on an individual card. Each card has a specially designed printed form mounted on the verso upon which Mr. Stewart inserted notes about the owner, designer, or subject of the plate. Besides bookplates, the collection contains book stamps and spine labels, especially from institutional librar...
  20. Joseph Gurney Cannon's Album of Photographs of the Danville's Soldier's Home
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    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...
  21. Maps of Africa to 1900
    Collection

    The Maps of Africa to 1900 digital collection contains images of maps listed in the bibliography Maps of Africa to 1900: A Checklist of Maps in Atlases and Geographical Journals in the Collections of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Bassett & Scheven, Urbana: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 2000). As such, this collection mines not only the L...
  22. Margaret Erlanger Papers (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the Margaret Erlanger Papers include digitized correspondence, photographs, curriculum proposals, dance concert posters and programs, and newspapers clippings, concerning Profesor Erlanger's contribution to the creation of the Dance Department at Illinois, and to the evolution of the undergraduate and graduate dance programs. Note: Since these mate...
  23. Marion Semi-Weekly Leader
    Collection

    The Marion Semi-Weekly Leader was a rural newspaper serving the community of Marion, Illinois and Williamson County. As a Republican newspaper, the Marion Semi-Weekly Leader published on Tuesday and Friday while its Democratic counterpart, the Marion Egyptian Press, published on Monday and Thursday. Marion Semi-Weekly Leader features local, regional and national news with an...
  24. Old Soldier
    Collection

    Published in 1840, the semi-monthly Old Soldier was designed in part to combat Old Hickory, a Democratic campaign newspaper also published in Springfield to support Martin Van Buren’s bid for reelection. Each four-page issue is filled with copies of Harrison’s qualifications, his speeches, letters to the editor, and editorials supporting “Old Tippecanoe,” Harrison’s nickname...
  25. 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...
  26. Portraits of Actors
    Collection

    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...
  27. 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...
  28. The Advertiser
    Collection

    The Advertiser was a local newspaper published in Collinsville, Illinois, every Saturday. This weekly publication served residents in the immediate Collinsville area, just east of St. Louis and the Missouri-Illinois border. The Advertiser features advertisements, local announcements, news, short stories, advice columns and reports from various advisory boards and public serv...
  29. The Broad Ax
    Collection

    The Broad Ax began as a weekly publication founded, published and edited by former Virginia slave Julius F. Taylor. The newspaper began in Salt Lake City in 1895 but disputes with the Latter-Day Saints led Taylor to move his publication to Chicago in 1899, where he continued his focus on being "Democratic in politics, advocating the immortal principles of Jefferson and Jacks...