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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. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Teaching with Digital Content (Cultural Heritage Community)
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    Using digitized primary source materials involves fundamental shifts in the service and teaching methods of curators, librarians, and teachers, regardless of their audiences. This project seeks to develop a successful model program to integrate digital primary source materials into K-12 curriculum and assignments, as well as into the educational programs of museums and libra...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. The Industry Press
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    The Industry Press was a weekly newspaper published every Thursday in McDonough County, Industry, Illinois. It featured national and international news, short stories, and local happenings. The editors of the Industry Press prided themselves on providing a public service to their subscribers. Noted in a March 1916 issue, "This paper belongs to the people and is not conducted...
  12. The Lacon Home Journal
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    The Lacon Home Journal was a weekly Republican newspaper published every Thursday in Marshall County, Lacon, Illinois. The newspaper reflects the industry of the area at the time, the production of marble works, grain elevators and woolen mills with Lacon serving as the shipping point of agricultural produce for surrounding areas. The Lacon Home Journal also featured state a...
  13. Third Armored Division Association Records and Audiovisuals (Digital Surrogates), 1941-1945, 1993
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    Digital Surrogates of Third Armored Division Association Records and Audiovisuals (1941 - 1945, 1993) contain digitized copies of pictures, newsletters, newspaper clippings and newspapers' typewritten transcriptions, concerning the 3rd Armored Division's history, members, military campaigns and accomplishments, recreational activities, and cartoons about soldier's daily situ...
  14. University of Illinois Built Environment
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    In the beginning, the inspiration and actualization of the land-grant Industrial University, what was to become the University of Illinois, required thoughtful planning and a commitment to its built environment. The design and planning decisions made early on would influence all current and future development on the campus of the University of Illinois and its influence on t...
  15. William R. Schowalter Papers (Born Digital Records), 1985-2002
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    Born Digital Records from the William R. Schowalter Papers contains William R. Schowalter's correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agendas, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations documenting his tenure as Dean of the College of Engineering (1988-2001), including his involvement in various committees, faculty research, the establishment of partnerships between the C...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. Cavagna Collection
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    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 ...
  23. Chicago Eagle
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    The Chicago Eagle was a primarily weekly newspaper published by Henry F. Donovan (and subsequently his son John M. Donovan) from 1889 to the mid-1940's. Donovan professed his title to be independent but it is seen to be a Democratic party publication devoted to municipal politics. Typical content included Donovan's fight against graft and corruption in local and state govern...
  24. Collins Collection of Irish Political Cartoons
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    This is an online collection of political cartoons from the University of Illinois Library Collins collection of books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps and cartoons; it was purchased by the Library in 1917. The collection consists of cartoons drawn primarily from the Weekly Freeman and National Press and United Ireland newspapers. The cartoons address the subject of Irish politi...
  25. Digitized Books
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    Digitized Books is a web service that tracks what items from the UIUC general collections have been digitized and made available in the HathiTrust Digital Library (http://www.hathitrust.org/), the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/), and the library's corporate partners.
  26. Faculty Portraits File (Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Images)
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    Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Images from the Faculty Portraits File, contain faculty photographs relating to different University departments and different time periods. Faculty portraits were taken by the Photographic Service, which provides the staff and students of the University with photographers for public relations, instruction, and research, as well as providi...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...