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  1. Carl Sandburg Collection
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    The more than 2,700 photographs in this collection are scanned from the Carl Sandburg Collection housed in The Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Spanning the years 1893-1987, these images are part of a collection that includes typescripts and galley proofs of many of Sandburg's works, his correspondence with literary and public figures, recordings and transcriptions of Sandbur...
  2. 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 ...
  3. Historical Maps Online
    Collection

    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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. University Honors — the Bronze Tablets
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    The University of Illinois began the tradition of inscribing the Bronze Tablets with the names of students receiving University Honors in 1925. A new tablet is hung in the Main Library each year. Inscription on the Bronze Tablets recognizes sustained academic achievement by undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. According to the Student Cod...
  8. University of Illinois Material (Digital Surrogates)
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    Digital Surrogates from the University of Illinois Material includes digitized images, concerning digitized "UI Viewbooks" for years 1893, 1904 and 1909, displaying campus scenes, university athletics, university band, and campus buildings. Digitized images also iclude a copy of the booklet "Popular Illinois Men", published by Joseph Kuhn & Co. in Spring 1912, including pho...
  9. University of Illinois Student Code (Born Digital and Digital Surrogates)
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    Born Digital and Digital Surrogates from the University of Illinois Student Code, includes three born digital booklets and two digitized booklets, concerning the University's student code for years 2005, 2007, 1902 and 1915
  10. 1995 University Honors
    Image | 1995

    The bronze tablets list the names of students who graduated in the top 3% of their class from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  11. Barracks Building
    Image | 1898

    may have wrong year date written ?
  12. Yearsley-Brookens House
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    Shows the south and east sides of the structure.
  13. Deacon Philo Carpenter
    Image | 1910

    From text: "The Deacon (he was deacon emeritus in his last years) came to Chicago in 1832, and was largely instrumental in organizing the First Presbyterian Church. Later he moved to the West Side, and there joined the Third Church. As an ingrained Abolitionist he attended the Anti-Slavery Convention in Cincinnati in 1850..." Image appears to be an enhanced photograph and...
  14. Battle-Cry of Freedom
    Image | 1910

    First Sung by Frank and Jules Lumbard in Court House Square, Chicago) By Courtesy of the Chicago Historical Society". Text on cover: "Seventh Thousand. The Battle-Cry of Freedom. Words and Music by George F. Root. Published by Root & Cady, 95 Clark St., Chicago. S. Brainard & Co., Cleveland. J. H. Whittemore, Detroit. H. Tolman & Co, Boston. Entered according to Act...
  15. Rev. Robert H. Clarkson
    Image | 1910

    and this promise was in after years fulfilled."
  16. William F. Coolbaugh
    Image | 1910

    From text: "William Findlay Coolbaugh's rise and success was for a time phenomenal. He came to Chicago from Burlington, Iowa, with some reputation as a banker, and, though still in the thirties, so conspicuous was he in politics, that he received the Democratic vote for Senator in the Iowa Legislature. Within a few years of his arrival in Chicago, he became president of the...
  17. Haymarket Square
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Haymarket Square is noted the world over as the scene of the anarchistic outrage on the night of May 4, 1886, when a bomb was hurled into the midst of a number of policemen who were attempting to disperse a disorderly crowd. In the center of the square stands a statue of a policeman with uplifted hand, erected to the memory of the officers who perished that night....
  18. City Hall and County Courthouse
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "City Hall and Cook County Court House The administrative offices of the city of Chicago and the court-rooms and offices of Cook County, Illinois, are in this massive building which occupies the entire square bounded by Washington, Clark, La Salle and Randolph streets. It was five years in building and cost six million dollars. The heavy style of architecture giv...
  19. Post Office
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "The Post Office The new Post Office Building, one of the most magnificent postal structures in the United States, is located in a square formed by Adams, Clark and Dearborn streets and Jackson Boulevard. The delay in its completion caused many spirited controversies. From this great central station radiate forty-seven carrier stations, four stations without carr...
  20. Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Building
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "One of the largest department stores on State Street is that of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Company. For years it was located in the building here shown, diagonally across the city from the Marshall Field store. The concern recently removed to more ample quarters in a new structure at the corner of Madison and State streets." Building was designed by architect Louis ...
  21. C. A. Coey's School of Motoring
    Image | 1912

    From text: "The object of our school is to prepare young men throughout the country to become expert chauffeurs, repairmen, demonstrators, salesmen, garage managers, etc. Our president, Mr. C. A. Coey, has been in the automobile business for twelve years, and he is one of the most prominent automobile men in America today."
  22. Stock yards and Packingtown
    Image | 1906

    Caption: "Stock yards and Packingtown in distance[.] Beyond the pens at the stock yards, lies Packingtown, where the slaughtered meats are prepared for the markets of the world. It is here that several of the famous millionaires of Chicago made their great fortunes. One noted packing firm killed 712,000 cattle, 1,714,000 hogs, and nearly 500,000 sheep in a single year. T...
  23. 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."
  24. 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 ... "
  25. Kenwood Club
    Image | 1888

    From text: "From this meeting resulted the present Kenwood Club, the organization of which was perfected in February, 1884. In June of the same year the Club took possession of the house on Forty-seventh Street, near Lake Avenue, which was formerly the residence of Norman B. Judd, Esq. To this house, a two story and basement frame building, a large addition, 40x75 feet, wa...