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  1. 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...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Digital Emblematica
    Collection

    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...
  4. Internet Archive
    Collection

    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...
  5. Maps of Africa to 1900
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    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...
  6. Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design
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    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...
  7. Paléographie des classiques latins
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    Émile Chatelain's Paléographie des classiques latins was produced in 14 fascicles between 1884 and 1900, and consists of more than 200 facsimiles of leaves from medieval manuscripts, with explanatory text. The leaves range in date from the fourth to the fifteenth century, and together demonstrate the range of scripts in which the main Latin classics were transmitted from ant...
  8. Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
    Collection

    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...
  9. 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...
  10. Pour que la France soit victorieuse comme a Valmy!
    Image | 1918

    A 18th century French officer protects a young girl with his sword while a battle rages in the background. The image is captioned "Valmy."
  11. Africa
    Image | 1890

  12. Barbary States
    Image | 1890

  13. Egypt
    Image | 1890

  14. Africa, North-East Part
    Image | 1897

  15. Cape Colony, Natal & Transvaal
    Image | 1890

  16. Africa, North-West Part
    Image | 1897

  17. Chicago A Century of Progress
    Image | 1933

    Text: "Chicago 1833 1933 A Century of Progress"
  18. James Hamilton Lewis
    Image | 1933

    From text: "United States Senator James Hamilton Lewis … born in Danville, Virginia, on May 18, 1866 … A Chicagoan for thirty years, the World's Fair city's delegate in the United States Senate."
  19. Henry Horner
    Image | 1933

    From text: "Illinois' Governor, Henry Horner[.] Following more than eighteen years as judge of Probate Court, Henry Horner was elevated to the position of the Governor of the State of Illinois on January 9, 1933, at the state capitol of Springfield. The Governor was born in Chicago seven years after the Great Fire ... "
  20. Anton J. Cermak
    Image | 1933

    From text: "Cermak Was Elected World's Fair Mayor[.] 'I'm glad it was me instead of you.' Thus spoke the man that had been chosen to be Mayor of the city of Chicago during A Century of Progress Exposition on that memorable night of February 15, 1933, in Miami, Florida, when he was felled by an assassin's bullet as he was talking to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt."
  21. Edward J. Kelly
    Image | 1933

    From text: "Edward J. Kelly World's Fair Mayor[.] Chicago's second World's Fair came near starting as the first one had ended--without a mayor… On April 14, 1933, Edward Joseph Kelly, president of the South Park Board, was duly empowered with the task of guiding the World's Fair city throughout the remainder of Cermak's term following the declining of the honor by the agein...
  22. Father Jacques Marquette
    Image | 1933

    Caption: "Father Jaques (sic) Marquette, S. J."
  23. Chicago, before the fire
    Image | 1933

    Caption: "Chicago, as It Was Before the Fire"
  24. Maj. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr. and staff
    Image | 1933

    Caption: "Maj. Gen. Geo. Bell, Jr., and Staff on May 25, 1919"
  25. Rufus C. Dawes
    Image | 1933

    Caption: "Rufus C. Dawes President A Century of Progress"