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  • Illini Union Photographic Subject File (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Illini Union Photographic Subject File (Digital Surrogates), 1940-1998, contains 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, shops and offices; and the construction and inauguration of the new Illini Union bookstore. Events include Christmas celebrations, anniversaries, international fair, concerts, musicals, fashion shows, 50th anniversary celebration, banquets, dances, graduation ceremonies, spring carnivals, dads' day, moms' day, founders' day, homecomings and parades; as well as events in other campus locations including book signing at the bookstore, events on the quad, winter and autumn images as well as other student life activities.
  • Illini Veterans Newsletter (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Illini Veterans Newsletter (Born Digital Records), 2014, contains electronic weekly newsletters concerning the Illini Veterans student organization activities and announcements. The Illini Veterans is a chapter member of The Student Veterans of America organization.
  • Illini Wise (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Illini Wise (Digital Surrogates), 1959-1960, includes the 1959-60 handbook for freshman women. Subjects concern information on the Dean of Women's Office; meeting with the freshman adviser; classes; campus traditions and activities; housing organizations; student activities; student regulations; suggestions on study habits, clothes, manners and money; and information on bus service, religious foundations and University names and abbreviations.
  • Illinois and US History Broadsides and Printed Ephemera Collection (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Illinois and US History Broadsides and Printed Ephemera Collection consists of consists of nineteenth and early twentieth-century ephemeral materials mostly related to the history of Illinois and the Midwest, collected by the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections (IHLC) and its predecessor, the Illinois Historical Survey. The digitized content includes circulars, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, newspaper clippings, advertisements, handbills, leaflets, and various financial documents dating from circa 1800 to 1937. The materials document U.S. and Illinois history related to politics and government, education, religion, financial matters, and various advertising endeavors. The physical items of the Illinois and US History Broadsides and Printed Ephemera Collection are managed by the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections at the University of Illinois Library. The Illinois and US History Broadsides and Printed Ephemera Collection was partially digitized in 2017 and 2018. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Illinois Artillery, 1st Regiment Record Book (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Illinois Artillery, 1st Regiment Record Book consists of the company muster book for Joseph Cross's company in the 1st U. S. Artillery Regiment. The record book contains registers of men, priority rolls, accounts of equipage, and individual accounts, all dating from 1812 to 1814. It also features additional content from the 1830s, when some pages in the book were used for secondary purposes. The company of the 1st U. S. Artillery Regiment led by Captain Joseph Cross served at several forts along the Mississippi River in Louisiana Territory during the War of 1812. The regiment saw duty at Fort Belle Fontaine and Fort Massac, with detached services at Forts Madison and Osage. The digitized content contains the company's record book, which contains priority rolls of enlistment and description; registers of men tried, discharged, or transferred; registers of dead, deserted, and missing; provision returns; accounts of clothing and equipage; and individual accounts. In the mid-to-late 1830s, several pages were used for secondary purposes. Some pages were used to record legal fees, and others appear to have been used as scrap paper by a schoolchild. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Illinois Artillery, 1st Regiment Record Book (MS 800). The collection was completely digitized in 2018. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Illinois Data Bank
    Research Data Service  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Illinois Data Bank is a public access repository for publishing research data from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection
    History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    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 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has digitized over 200,000 pages of pre-1922 historically significant newspapers with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities' National Digital Newspaper Program. Newspapers digitized as part of this program are also available on the Library of Congress' Chronicling America web site.
  • Illinois State Geological Survey Films (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Illinois State Geological Survey Films include 16mm films created by the Illinois State Geological Survey concerning power lines; clay brick creation; drilling machinery; geophysical survey equipment; oil fields; and the Illinois State Geological Survey building.
  • Illinois Water and Climate Summaries (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Illinois Water and Climate Summaries (Digital Surrogates), 1985-1998, contains digitized reports concerning monthly water and climate data, collected and presented by the Illinois Water and Climate Surveys.
  • Illinois weather station observations (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Substation meteorological records comprising observations of temperature, amount and type of precipitation, predominant wind direction for volunteer-monitored weather stations throughout Illinois, taken as part of the Cooperative Observer Program from 1887 to 1948. Records for 1862-1874 for Ottawa, IL from the Smithsonian Institution's Register of Meteorological Observations are also included.
  • Iltis Mendelania Collection (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Iltis Mendelania Collection (Digital Surrogates), ca.1850-1938, contains 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 friar. An access copy to these materials is available upon request.
  • Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering Photograph File (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records of the Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering Photograph File contain photos, videos, and web pages concerning the General Engineering spring picnic, the undergraduate program curriculum.
  • Inside Illinois Newsletter (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Inside Illinois Newsletter (Digital Surrogates), 2011-2015, includes digitized and electronic copies of the Inside Illinois newsletter (2011-2015) concerning campus news, interviews, job opportunities, courses offered and weekly calendar listings.
  • Institute for Information Literacy (IIL) Immersion Files, 1998 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Files, including background information on the Institute for Information Literacy (1998).
  • Instruction Section Subject File (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Instruction Section Subject File (1989, 19999, 2000-2008), includes files on the Management and Leadership Committee (2007-08), Management of Instruction Services Committee (2002), Executive Committee (2000), Skill Areas for Instructional Librarians Task Force (1999), and Education for Library Instructors Committee (1989).
  • International Hospitality Club (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
  • Internet Archive
    Library General Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    As a member of the Open Content Alliance, the library of the University of Illinois is contributing digital content to the Internet Archive in several areas: Illinois history, culture and natural resources; U.S. railroad history; rural studies and agriculture; works in translation; as well as extensive collections of 19th century "triple-decker" novels and emblem books written between 1540 and 1800. The Illinois Library is also a contributing member of the Biodiversity Heritage Library and, in collaboration with the Chicago Field Museum, is scanning and contributing to the Internet Archive all publications in the Museum's Fieldiana series. Fieldiana is a peer-reviewed monographic series published by the Field Museum of Natural History. Fieldiana focuses on mid-length monographs and scientific papers pertaining to its collections and research. The four series pertain to subject matter in the fields of anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology.
  • Issuances and Announcements File (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Issuances and Announcements File (Digital Surrogates), 1992, contains a digitized newsletter (Updates, September-November 1992), concerning announcements, events, and articles from the Computing and Communications Services Office.
  • Jack R. & Harry V. Harlan Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Jack R. and Harry V. Harlan Papers includes publications, manuscripts, reports, and photographs concerning agricultural research.
  • James B. Reston Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    James B. Reston Papers (Digital Surrogates), ca. 1943-1989, contains 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. Contents also include six audio recordings from 2 interviews conducted by Reston in 1977 and 1978. Digitized material concerns U.S. and international political episodes, social movements, public opinion, the professional practice of journalism, personal and family events, and business trips. Note: Several manuscripts, personal notes and dairy pages are not dated. Newspaper clippings and some transcriptions of speeches are available online through the Digital Library access link. Nearline material includes audio recordings from interviews by Reston, photographs, articles, correspondence, newspaper clippings and others. Access copy to this material is available upon request.
  • James Edward Myers World War I Sheet Music Collection
    Sousa Archives and Center for American Music  ·   Digital Special Collections
  • James I. Wyer Autograph Collection (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Autograph collection of James I. Wyer (1869-1955), president of ALA (1910-11), contains letters written by librarians to Wyer or other librarians, includes publications, attendance and speeches at conferences, library activities, finances, the Lake Placid Club, ALA dues and committee activities and Wyer's appointment and work at the New York State Library, and correspondence with John C. Dana, Melvil Dewey, Charles Evans, Herbert Putnam, Ernest C. Richardson, George B. Utley, George P. Winship, and Justin Winsor.
  • James P. Danky Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Papers of James P. Danky, Newspapers and Periodicals Librarian at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin (1976-2007), member of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) and recipient of the 1987 Bowker-Ulrich Serials Librarian of the Year award, including correspondence, publications, photographs, clippings, cassette recordings, bibliographies, coursework, and conference materials. Subjects covered include alternative publications, newspaper collections, women's, black, Asian and Native American publications, comics, African-American Newspaper Project, 'Alternative Library Materials,' 'Alternative Library Literature,' Black Press Guide, and 'Collectors Network News.' Correspondents include Sanford Berman. Also contains information pertaining to professional organizations, including the Centre for Industrial Relations Librarians (CIRL).
  • Jay Montgomery Hurd Memoirs (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Jay Montgomery Hurd Memoirs consists of the autobiographical writings of Jay Montgomery Hurd, titled “A Few Incidents in the Life of a Sexagenarian.” The memoirs describe Hurd’s life story from 1809 to 1874. Jay Montgomery Hurd held many jobs in his lifetime; his first position was helping newly freed slaves settle in Illinois. He later became a constable, farmer, storekeeper and politician. Hurd helped to establish Jersey County, Illinois, and served as a judge in Jerseyville from 1847-1869. During this time he became known by prominent politicians such as Stephen A. Douglas. Hurd moved from Greene County to Christian County in 1858, and then to Johnson City, Nebraska, in 1872. The digitized content contains the handwritten memoirs of Jay Montgomery Hurd, written in 1874. In his memoirs Hurd described politics, travel to the East Coast, and farming operations, as they evolved into mechanized processes during his lifetime. Hurd also mentioned abolition, religion, and frontier life, among other topics. Although Hurd lived through the Civil War, it is rarely mentioned in his writing. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Jay Montgomery Hurd Memoirs (MS 791). The collection was digitized in 2020. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Jean Haak Boehme Papers (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates from the Jean Haak Boehme Papers, contain born digital written memoirs and digitized pictures from Scrapbook, concerning Jean Haak Boehme's student life; campus locations; family vacations; relationship and marriage with her husband; family and childhood memoirs; Haak Boehme's first job; and war times.
  • Jerry Hirsch Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Jerry Hirsch Papers includes general correspondence.
  • J. Jerry Uhl Papers (Audiovisual Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Papers of J. Jerry Uhl (1940-2010), professor in the Mathematics Department (1968-2010), includes correspondence, reports, reviews, proposals, publications, manuscripts, presentations, newspaper clippings, Mac floppy disks, recorded lectures from Math 315, and photographs; includes materials on Calculus & Mathematica (1988-1992), and a curriculum development project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) that used Mac SEs in the classroom.
  • John C. Houbolt Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from John C. Houbolt Papers includes notes, research, and outlines concerning the NASA Lunar Committee. This series also includes a digitized radio interview with Houbolt on The Afternoon Magazine radio show (WILL, Illinois Public Media) concerning the lunar landing; lunar orbital rondezvous (LOR); orbital mechanics; Mars exploration; the Cassini mission to Saturn; Wernher von Braun; NASA; modern communications systems; and tools, appliances, and materials originally created for space travel and now widely used by the public.
  • John M. Gregory Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the John M. Gregory Papers include a 1874 digitized letter, concerning correspondence between Gregory and Louise Allen.
  • John Starr Stewart Ex Libris Collection
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    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 libraries. The collection was made between 1903 and 1906 and is rich in contemporary bookplates, many in the art nouveau style, although older plates are also included. While mid-Western and other American plates predominate, a substantial number of English and continental plates are present.
  • Jonathan A. Catlin Collection (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Jonathan A. Catlin Collection consists of a diary, a photograph, and two letters, mainly documenting the Civil War service of Jonathan A. Catlin in the 52nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The items date from 1862-1865 and 1883. Jonathan A. Catlin joined Company G of the 52nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry in 1861. The 52nd Regiment was organized at Geneva, Illinois, and engaged in the Battle of Shiloh, the Siege of Corinth, operations against Vicksburg, the Atlanta Campaign, and the March to the Sea. The digitized content contains Catlin's diary, an undated photograph of Catlin taken in Quincy, Illinois, and two letters. Catlin's diary contains a few entries on his life before and after the Civil War, but mainly documents his experience in the war. Among the materials is a letter dated January 14, 1883 from Jane Van Horn of Churchville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to her cousins in Illinois. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Jonathan A. Catlin Collection (MS 513). The collection was completely digitized in 2018. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Jonathan Baldwin Turner Papers (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
  • Joseph Gurney Cannon Photo Album (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Joseph Gurney Cannon Photo Album contains digital copies of photographs from Cannon’s album, documenting the construction progress of the Danville Soldier’s Home in Illinois. Joseph Gurney ("Uncle Joe") Cannon was a leading figure in U.S. politics during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He represented Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives for a total of 46 years, between 1873 and 1923, and served as Speaker of the House from 1903 to 1911. Cannon was the leading force in bringing the Veterans Administration Hospital (formerly a branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers) to Danville, Illinois, in 1898. Cannon's photo album includes pictures of the hospital and its occupants, employees, surrounding grounds, and events. The buildings and grounds were later adapted for use by the Danville Area Community College. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Joseph Gurney Cannon Photo Album and Book (MS 505). The collection was partially digitized in 2000. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Joseph Hand Papers (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Joseph Hand Papers consists of letters dating from 1843-1903 and a set of two broadsides from 1844-1845 relating to Joseph Hand, a farmer who immigrated to Illinois from England with his family in 1845. The correspondence, the bulk of which dates from the 1840s and 1850s, highlights the lives of the Hands both before and after they left England. Joseph Hand was a farmer living in Yoxall, Staffordshire, England. In 1845, Hand sold his farm and set sail for America with his wife and six of their seven children. Hand's wife, Sarah Shipton Hand, died while the family was at sea. Upon arriving in Illinois, Hand purchased land at Paddock's Grove in Madison County, and soon expanded the farm across the county line into Bunker Hill in Macoupin County. After Joseph's death in 1860, his daughter Sarah A. Hand took over management of the family farm. The digitized content contains correspondence, dating from both while the Hands were living in England and after their arrival in the United States. The collection illustrates the lives of rural English people, English politics and social conditions in the 1840s, and exchanges between family members in England and the United States. The digitized content also contains auctioneers' broadsides for the sale of the family's farm in Yoxall. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Joseph Hand Papers (MS 688). The collection was partially digitized in 2013. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Joseph T. Tykociner Papers (Audiovisual Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Audiovisual Digital Surrogates from the Joseph T. Tykociner Papers, contains a digitized film concerning Tykociner's contributions to research and in innovation in sound recording as well as in the field of electrical engineering. The digitized film shows a picture of Tykociner's apparatus and describing of its method of operation. Includes pictures of J. T. Tykociner, Jacob Kunz (developer of the photoelectric cell connected with the new process), Paine reading aloud, and Manoah Leide playing the violin. The film also shows pictures of the soundtrack and how it is affected by sound such as speech, the ringing of a bell, and the violin. This clip was produced from a videotape dub, of a duplicate a film was made in 1954 by the Motion Picture Society of America, in order to match the sounds of Mrs. Tykociner and the violinist. The original demonstration film was produced in 1921-22. Additional material is available upon request, including a digitized audio recording concerning an interview with Professor Tykociner (March 9th 1967), concerning his early interest in the recording of sound and sound in moving picture; his experience as student, research engineer and faculty at the University; research and experiments with sound recording; career as research engineer for Marconi company, for German companies on radio telegraphy, for radio communications at Russian companies and the Army; his return to the US in 1920; his latter demonstration of sound in film; as well as about commercials and films using Tykociner's sound system. Note: The digitized interview recording is currently nearline due to copyright statements, but permissions are to be reevaluated at a later date.
  • Joseph W. Royer Architectural Drawings (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Joseph W. Royer Architectural Drawings (Digital Surrogates), 1927-1929, contains digitized architectural plans relating to blueprints of structural, heating, plumbing, and electrical features of buildings completed by Royer, Danely, and Smith Architects of Urbana, Illinois including: Zeta Tau Alpha Chapter House (Urbana), Chicago Heights (Bloom Township) High School, Illinois Women's College [MacMurray College] Science Building (Jacksonville, Illinois), Illinois Women's College Residence Hall (Jacksonville, Illinois), and a Cavalry Armory (Urbana). Digitized material includes all paper records from record series 26/20/162 held by the University Archives. An access copy of all materials is available upon request.
  • Justin Palmer Papers (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Justin Palmer Papers, Architecture graduate student, includes 3D models of campus buildings in short video clips created for the Mapping History at the University of Illinois sesquicentennial project (see RS 35/2/59 for more information).
  • Justus F. Mueller Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surogates of the Justus F. Mueller Papers includes "Some Recollections of Henry B. Ward, 1924-1928".
  • Katharine L. Sharp Papers (Digitial Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Papers of Katharine Lucinda Sharp (1865-1914), Librarian and Director of the Library School (1897-1907), including diplomas from the New York State Library School (B.L.S. 1892 and M.L.S. 1907) and the Columbian Exposition (1894); correspondence as director of the Armour Institute Library School (1893-97); correspondence with Melvil Dewey and other librarians concerning curricula and Andrew Carnegie (1894-1903); notes on a catechism for librarians (1891), library associations (1896-1905), public library work (1901), and University of Illinois Library history (1903); Library school announcements, information circulars and course descriptions (1895-1908); Illinois State Library Association (1896-1916, 1922); survey of Illinois libraries (1903-10); photocopies of source material (1881-1898, 1907-19); memorial letters (1914); research notes, correspondence and manuscripts (1962-63) and photographs (1894-1907) accumulated by Miss Rose Phelps in writing a biographical sketch and by Miss Laurel Grotzinger in writing a biographical dissertation on Miss Sharp. The series contains material on library legislation in Illinois and other states (1897-1905).
  • Katharine Sharp Memorial Correspondence (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Katharine Sharp Memorial correspondence, between Frances Simpson, Assistant Director of the Library School (1912-30), and members of the Katharine Sharp Memorial Committee, Library School Alumni and friends of Katherine Sharp concerning the death and funeral of Miss Sharp, memorial exercises, Memorial Tablet, presentation ceremony and photogravures of the tablet. The file includes programs and photogravure copies of the tablet.