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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. 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...
  3. Small Homes Council Technical Notes (Digital Surrogates)
    Collection

    Digital Surrogates from the Small Homes Council Technical Notes, includes digitized technical Notes issued by the Small Homes Council-Building Research Council including Prevention and Treatment of Construction Damage to Shade Trees (TN-1: 1965); Built-up Roofing Details (TN-2: 1966, 1970, 1981); Insulation for Heating (TN-3: 1969, 1977); Converting a Concrete Slab to a Wood...
  4. 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...
  5. Cairo Bulletin
    Collection

    The Cairo Bulletin began publication in Cairo, Illinois, on December 21, 1868. Founded by John H. Oberly and Company (as the Cairo Evening Bulletin), it was one of only a few newspapers being published in Southern Illinois during its early run. Oberly meant for the newspaper to be “a new organ of Democratic sentiment,” and covered news, politics, and literature for the whole...
  6. Campus Folksong Club Oral History
    Collection

    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...
  7. 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 ...
  8. Joliet Signal
    Collection

    The Joliet Signal (initially The Juliet Signal representing the original name of the city) began as the Juliet Courier and was sold to William E. Little in 1843 who subsequently changed the name. After a series of publisher changes, brothers Calvin and Calneh Zarley published and edited the paper for nearly 40 years. The Signal was considered to be the "Official Paper of the...
  9. Mapping History at the University of Illinois Collection
    Collection

    The Mapping History at the University of Illinois (MH@UI) collection contains maps, drawings, blueprints, and images of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and Champaign County dating from the 1850s to the present. Maps relate to way-finding, campus and community planning, city zoning, political districting, transportation, humor and cartooning, student housing, re...
  10. 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...
  11. Mason City, Ill., May 1887
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1887

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  12. Mason City, Mason County, Illinois, June 1909
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1909

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  13. Mason City, Mason County, Illinois, September 1914
    Multi-Page Item | 5 pages | 1914

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  14. Insurance maps of Granite City, including Madison and Venice, Illinois, 1907
    Multi-Page Item | 66 pages | 1907

    Symbol key on map index sheet.
  15. Insurance maps of Moline including city of East Moline and village of Silvis, Illinois, 1912
    Multi-Page Item | 83 pages | 1912

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  16. Insurance maps of East St. Louis, Illinois. Volume 2
    Multi-Page Item | 93 pages | 1905

    title page, key map, and street index on 3 unnumbered sheets.
  17. Insurance maps of East St. Louis. Volume 2, sheet 199
    Image | 1917

    Title supplied by cataloger.
  18. Prairie City, McDonough County, Illinois, March, 1906
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1906

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  19. Prairie City, McDonough Co., Ill., Sept. 1898
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1898

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  20. Prairie City, McDonough Co., Ill., Aug. 1893
    Image | 1893

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  21. Coal City, Ill., March 1885
    Image | 1885

    Fire insurance map hand colored to show building construction, locations of windows and doors, elevators, and available water facilities.
  22. Coal City, Grundy Co., Ill., Sep'r 1892
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages | 1892

    Sheet 1 includes symbol key, index, and map index.
  23. Clay City, Clay Co., Illinois, October 1907
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1907

    Sheet 1 includes symbol key.
  24. Clay City, Clay County, Illinois, October 1913
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1913

    Sheet 1 includes symbol key and location map.
  25. Farmer City, DeWitt Co., Ill., Oct. 1893
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages | 1893

    Sheet 1 includes symbol key, index, index map, and certification signature.
  26. Piper City, Ford County, Illinois, August 1911
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1911

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  27. Dallas City, Hancock County, Illinois, May 1906
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1906

    Sheet 1 includes symbol key.
  28. Yates City, Knox County, Illinois, November 1918
    Image | 1918

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  29. Mason City, Mason Co., Ill., March 1899
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1899

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  30. Mason City, Mason County, Illinois, January 1923
    Multi-Page Item | 11 pages | 1923

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.