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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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Joliet Signal
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    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. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. The Advertiser
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    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...
  16. 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...
  17. Insurance maps of Sterling and Rock Falls, Whiteside County, Illinois, Jany. 1903
    Multi-Page Item | 20 pages | 1903

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  18. Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois, November 1921
    Multi-Page Item | 3 pages | 1922

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  19. Insurance maps of Chicago, Illinois. Volume D
    Multi-Page Item | 116 pages | 1897

    title page, key map, and street index on 3 unnumbered sheets.
  20. Insurance maps of Chicago, Illinois. Volume A
    Multi-Page Item | 114 pages | 1905

    title page, key map, and street index on 4 unnumbered sheets.
  21. Tampico, White Side Co., Illinois, Nov. 1900
    Image | 1900

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  22. Insurance maps of Chicago, Illinois. Volume C
    Multi-Page Item | 128 pages | 1895

    title page, key map, and street index on 3 unnumbered sheets.
  23. Prophetstown, Whiteside County, Illinois, January 1922
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1922

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  24. New Burnside, Johnson Co., Ill., June 1900
    Image | 1900

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  25. Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois, March 1913
    Multi-Page Item | 2 pages | 1913

    Sheet 1 includes symbol key and location map.
  26. Fulton, Whiteside County, Illinois, January 1903
    Multi-Page Item | 5 pages | 1903

    Sheet 1 includes symbol key, index, and index map.
  27. Fulton, Whiteside County, Illinois, June 1912
    Multi-Page Item | 7 pages | 1912

    Sheet 1 includes symbol key, index, and index map.
  28. Tampico, White Side Co., Ills., Sep. 1893
    Image | 1893

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  29. Morrison, Whiteside Co., Ill., Dec. 1892
    Multi-Page Item | 4 pages | 1892

    Also shows factories, commercial occupancy of buildings, property boundaries and house and block numbers.
  30. Morrison, Whiteside Co., Aug. 1897
    Multi-Page Item | 5 pages | 1897

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