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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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.
  6. Forrest I. Peters Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1907
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    Digital Surrogates from the Forrest I Peters Papers, include a digitized program for the Chicago Cubs World Championship banquet (Chicago, 1907). Material includes handwritten notes and autographs
  7. 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...
  8. Great Lakes Bulletin
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    The Great Lakes Bulletin is a daily newspaper written by and for naval officers. This collection provides a record of official communication between naval officers at the United State Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, Illinois. Each issue featured official orders from the navy Commandant, events on base and news of ongoing military campaigns. The newspaper also featured...
  9. Historical Maps Online
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    The Historical Maps Online collection contains images of maps charting the last 400 years of historical development in Illinois and the Northwest Territory, including historic topographic maps of Illinois. The collection also contains early large-scale topographic quadrangles published by the United States Geological Survey in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centurie...
  10. Illini Union Photographic Subject File (Digital Surrogates), ca.1940-1998
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    Digital Surrogates from the Illini Union Photographic Subject File contain digitized photographs relating to different locations and events at the Illini Union. Includes images of building construction or improvement at different time periods; exterior and interior general photographs of the building; Illini Union ballrooms, lounges, recreation areas, cafeterias, guest rooms...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Iltis Mendelania Collection (Digital Surrogates), ca.1850-1938
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    Digital Surrogates from the Iltis Mendelania Collection, contain digitized correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, handwritten certificates, research notes and sketches, concerning Gregor Mendel's and Hugo Iltis' research on genetics; Mendel's examinations in geology and physics; as well as locations related with Mendel's experimental gardens and his life as an Augustinian...
  13. James B. Reston Papers (Digital Surrogates), ca.1943-1989
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    Digital surrogates from the James B. Reston Papers, contain digitized personal notes, drafts, conference papers, speeches, diary pages, personal and institutional correspondence, interview transcripts, articles, memoirs, newspaper clippings and maps, relating to Reston's journalism career. Digitized material concerns U.S. and international political episodes, social movement...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Lee County Farm News
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    The Lee County Farm News was an agricultural newspaper published semi-monthly on the first and third Thursday of every month. Similar to its contemporary counterpart, the trade magazine, Lee County Farm News was published by the Lee County Farm Bureau, an organization dedicated to supporting the economic growth and success economics of the farming industry of Amboy, Illinois...
  17. LGBT at UIUC
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    "The Gay Illini organization was formed in 1975 and Illini Pride was founded in 1977, both growing out of the work of the Gay Liberation Front. Gay Illini was announced in the Daily Illini on January 29, 1975. By April 1975, the group was holding Gay Forums, offering panels discussing topics related to gay students and queer life. The group also hosted a number of social eve...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Marion Semi-Weekly Leader
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    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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. Small Homes Council Technical Notes (Digital Surrogates)
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    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...
  26. 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...
  27. Stanley Smith Papers (Born Digital Records, Digital Surrogates and Audio Visual Digital Surrogates), 1989-2011, 2014
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    Born Digital Records, Digital Surrogates and Audio Visual Digital Surrogates from the Stanley Smith Papers, contain presentations, images, web tutorials, audio and video concerning chemistry curriculum and instruction. Digital materials involve topics as web-based instruction, Falconsoft, PLATO, course materials and Chemistry Department equipment and facilities. Streaming a...
  28. The Broad Ax
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    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...
  29. The Day Book
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    The Day Book was conceived by newspaper mogul Edward Willis Scripps as an experiment in advertisement-free newspaper publishing. This Chicago publication was published for a "working-class readership" Mondays through Saturdays from September 28th, 1911 to July 6th, 1917. Scripps envisioned that this digest-sized publication would report on issues of concern for the vast majo...
  30. 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...