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  • Modern and Contemporary Art from the Jonathan Fineberg Collection
    Ricker Library of Architecture and Art  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    This collection contains approximately 1,500 images of post World War Two art from the archives of Jonathan Fineberg. Fineberg amassed a large personal collection of slides, predominantly in European and American art since 1850 but also including a broad range of other interests including child art, African art, architecture and pre 1850 European art. The University Library made a small selection for ARTstor consisting of original slides taken in certain artists' studios and on several of the major temporary projects of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Jonathan Fineberg is Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor of Art History Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana and Trustee Emeritus at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. where he was founding director of the Center for the Study of Modern Art. www.jonathanfineberg.com He received his B.A. (1967) and Ph.D. (1975) from Harvard University and an M.A. from the Courtauld Institute of Art (1969) and studied psychoanalysis at the Boston and Western New England Psychoanalytic Institutes (1970-75, 1979-81). He received the College Art Association's Award for Distinguished Teaching in the History of Art in 2001. He created the 2 hour PBS documentary Imagining America: Icons of 20th Century American Art (with John Carlin) and his major books include: Art Since 1940: Strategies of Being (Prentice-Hall 2010), The Innocent Eye: Children's Art and the Modern Artist (Princeton 1997), Christo and Jeanne-Claude: On the Way to the Gates (Yale and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004), Imagining America: Icons of 20th Century American Art (with John Carlin, Yale 2005), When We Were Young: New Perspectives on the Art of the Child (University of California Press, 2006); Alice Aycock: Drawings, Some Stories Are Worth Repeating (Yale, 2013); and A TroubIesome Subject: The Art of Robert Arneson (University of California Press, 2013). Forthcoming in 2014: Disquieting Memories: The Art of Zhang Xiaogang (Phaidon) and The Language of the Enigmatic Object: Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain - The Nebraska Presidential Lectures (University of Nebraska Press).
  • Mosaic Program Files (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Mosaic Program Files, include program files from the Mosaic web browser developed by UIUC's National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Mosaic was one of the first web browsers and the first using a user friendly interface. Original files were retrieved from: ftp://ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu/Mosaic/.
  • Mothers' Association Subject File (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates), 1977, 1980, 2002
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates from the Mothers' Association Subject File two digitized typewritten texts, referring to the historical outline of the Dads' Association from 1980 and historical outline of Mothers' Association from 1977. This material is available online through the URL provided above. Additional nearline material is available upon request, including born digital pictures, brochures and newsletters relating to artistic, athletic and recreational activities, activities held at the Illini Union; orientation resources for newly enrolled undergraduate students and their parents; and University resources for students. Please contact us if you want to use this information.
  • Motion Picture Center Production Film (Audiovisual Digital Surrogates), 1966, ca. 1971
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Commercial and student 16mm films used by the Motion Picture Production Center for training and editing practice including films of students on the Quad, homecoming (1967), demonstrations, Turner Hall Dedication, Armistice Day (1970), Morning Star Free Will Baptist Church; interviews and speeches by agriculturists including Orville Freeman and William Kuhfuss; Illinois politicians including Otto Kerner and Adlai Stevenson; and newsreel and documentary footage (ca. 1960-72). The series includes newsreel footage and accompanying releases from CBS Newsfilm (1957-61) concerning world affairs, American politics, civil rights, natural disasters, fires, labor relations, fashions, scientific achievements, sports and holidays. Prominent individuals covered include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry S. Truman, Richard M. Nixon, James Hoffa, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller, Averill Harriman, Charles de Gaulle, John Foster Dulles, Pius XII, John XXIII, Orville Faubus, Adlai Stevenson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill. The series includes films from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ca. 1967); the British Information Service (1961, 1964-66); National Television News (1963-69) on sports, economic outlooks, and the auto industry; Mercury News film (ca. 1964-68) on fashions technical advances, and commerce; Krosney Productions on Israel; Telenews (1967) on Social Security; News-screen on health care and appliances; Colorfilm on the small farm; Reader's Digest on school dropouts; and films on the Gizz Kids, a Champaign sports car rally, hunting wild turkeys and the College All Star Game (1959).
  • Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    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, sketches, notes, photographs, prop lists, storyboards, and swatches of fabric. The Motley Group consisted of Margaret Harris, her sister Sophia Harris, and Elizabeth Montgomery, who designed sets and costumes from 1932 to 1976 for plays by Shakespeare and modern classics, opera, ballet, and motion pictures. Their designs were used in productions in the West End of London, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the English National Opera, and in the United States on Broadway and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Their first work was for a 1932 production of Romeo and Juliet directed by John Gielgud. The Motley Group was highly innovative in designing sets and costumes that suggested the mood, architecture, and styles of the original setting of the play, but was not the rote duplication that had been done so many times before. They wanted to create an atmosphere that was artistic, in addition to having an air of authenticity. Motley set the standard for how Shakespearean productions should be staged. The Group's work diversified in 1940 when Margaret Harris and Elizabeth Montgomery went to New York to design a production for Laurence Olivier and had to remain there for the duration of World War II, while Sophia Harris worked in London. After the war Margaret Harris returned to London and Elizabeth Montgomery stayed in New York, where she designed the costumes for numerous Broadway musicals, as well as plays, ballets, and operas. After the members of the Motley Group had retired, Michael Mullin, a professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, met Margaret Harris and expressed an interest in the University acquiring the over 40 years worth of designs that the group had accumulated. After long negotiations with Sotheby's, who had been contracted to auction the items, the University of Illinois finally reached an agreement in April, 1981, to purchase the entire collection. This ensured that a valuable resource on the history of 20th century theatre would be preserved intact for the benefit of future generations. For more information, visit the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
  • Muslim Student Association Records (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Muslim Student Association Records (1964-2016), including an outreach organization manual (2003), president's file (1990-2016), flyers and advertisements for Urbana-Champaign Unity & Struggle organizations (2001-02), starter guide and welcome brochure for MSA, newspaper clippings from the Daily Illini about Matthew Hale's visit to Urbana-Champaign, Israel Independence Day, and protests (2001-02), scrapbook of speakers and elections (1967-68), research, articles, and publications about the origins of the Israel/Palestine conflict and the case for divestment in Israel (1989-2002), information about Islam Awareness week, Muslim Women's Outreach, and the Fast-a-thon. Also includes Certificates of Affiliation with the Muslim Student Association of United States and Canada (1978-1989), Certificate of Appreciation from Islamic Relief, Award of Merit from the International Student Association (1964), and Muslim student publications al-Alim and al-talib (2002-07).
  • NAPA Agendas and Minutes (Born Digital Records), 2005-2012
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the NAPA Agendas and Minutes contain agendas and minutes of NAPA (National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association) conferences relating to leadership, AFA (Association of Fraternity Advisors), organization confidentiality, organization expansion, volunteer training, and special projects coordination.
  • National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association -NAPA- Subject Files (Born Digital Records), 2005-2013
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association -NAPA- Subject Files, contain correspondence, minutes, agendas, newsletters, brochures and reports pertaining to the NAPA's founding (2005), Executive Board Retreats, Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA) Meetings, and special annual projects such as the Asian Tsunami Relief (2005), APIA Project (2009), and Hurricane Katrina Relief.
  • National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Newsletters (Digital Surrogates), 1951-1954, 1962-1996, 2000-2002
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Newsletters, contains digitized copies NWBA periodic newsletter concerning sporting events, tournament results, staff designation, association's bylaws, fundraising activities, and other information.
  • Natural History Survey Films (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Natural History Survey Films include 35mm and 16mm films created by the Illinois Natural History Survey concerning quail and prairie chickens; fish; wildlife restoration; pine plantations; cannon-netting; chemical treatment of lakes; insect collection; waterfowl; plant colleciton and preservation; restocking fish populations in lakes; Dutch elm disease; the Fairmont limestone quarry; waterfowl; and use of pesticides in agriculture.
  • Neil L. Block Papers (Born Digital Records), 1979 -1987
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Neil L. Block Papers include articles and notes concerning Block's work on astrology. Additional electronic material is available upon request, including software manuals, and instructions; executable files; system files; data tables; image files; bibliographies; indexes; resumes; articles and notes; relating to specialized software including FORTRAN, Lotus Symphony, dBASE Table File Format (DBF), C programming language, File Archive Utility, and AutoCAD (.DWG); programming instructions, astronomy, and astrology. Includes excerpts from the programming book "LEARNING C" by Larry L. Severson and Neil Block. Note: An index to additional nearline material is available in the link provided. Neil Block used the pseudonym Gary Duncan for his astrological projects. An access copy of this material is available upon request.
  • Neuropsychiatric Institute Bulletins (Digital Surrogates), 1942
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Neuropsychiatric Institute Bulletins, contain copies of a digitized brochure and a bulletin, relating to the history, construction, purposes, operation, uses and future of the Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute. The digitized bulletin -entitled "The Welfare Bulletin", Volume 33, Number 8, August-, includes a speech by Illinois Governor Dwight H. Green in the inauguration of the Institute; as well as articles discussing welfare services and programs.
  • NROTC Publications (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the NROTC Publications contain digitized issues of Flaghoist and Challenge featuring news articles and images of NROTC activities at the University of Illinois.
  • Office for Intellectual Freedom Speeches (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of speeches of the Director's Office of the Office of Intellectual Freedom, including speeches delivered by Director Judith Krug and by Assistant Directors and other OIF staff.
  • Office for Literacy and Outreach Services Subject Files (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of files from the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services Subject File, including files on the American Indian Library Association, Subcommittee on Library Service for American Indian People (1971-87, 1992-93), publication of Establishing Indian Library Service (numbers 1-11), and the Gay Liberation Task Force (1971-75).
  • Office of Public Information Files, 1992-2011 (Born Digital and Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates and Born digital Records from the Office of Public Information (OPI) Files, contain posters, banners, audio recordings of radio programs, event video recording, press releases, newspaper transcriptions, correspondence, speeches, book cover images, newspaper clippings, articles, rosters, guidelines, and presentation slides, concerning "@ your library, The Campaign for America's Libraries"; Librarian and Book awards; Cuban Libraries and Librarianship; the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), controversies raised over ALA's critical position on this case and press coverage about it; activities of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA); U.S. Schools of Library & Information Studies; ALA and ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) media strategies and plans; and media contact information. Materials also include administrative materials as event agendas, minutes, schedules, memorandums, reports, fact sheets, ALA member photographs, financial and administrative reports, related to the OPI's work, to ALA activities and annual conferences. The files also includes the Linda Wallace Working Files (1992-1999), materials were transferred from 102 floppies. Includes press releases, correspondence, and meeting minutes. Press releases from these records have been made available online at the link provided above. Access copy of all digitized materials is available upon request. Records have been reorganized from their original order to provide better access to researchers.
  • Office of the Dean of Students Programs and Services Annual Reports (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Dean of Men's Office Annual Reports contain digitized reports detailing the activities of the Dean and employees in the office regarding student life, student employment, student discipline, student scholarship, fraternities, sororities, financial aid, housing, student organizations, student government, speaking engagements, and the Council of Administration.
  • Osbun Family Letters (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Osbun Family Letters consists primarily of photocopied Civil War letters written to Private Freeman Osbun, Company D, 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, by various family members from 1862-1866. There are no letters from Freeman Osbun in the collection, only letters addressed to him or between other parties. Private Freeman Osbun served in Company D of the 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Company D was mustered on September 6, 1862 at Covington, Kentucky, and was mustered out on June 30, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the letters Osbun received were from his immediate family in Mansfield, Ohio, especially his sister Emma and his brother Mel. His parents, Ezra and Emily Osbun, wrote their 19-year old son frequently as well. The digitized content contains photocopied letters addressed to Private Freeman Osbun of Company D, 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War. The collection contains only letters addressed to Osbun from various family members, or between other parties. The letters, written mostly by women, describe their perceptions of the war, Copperhead sentiments against the war, and life on the home front. Many of the letters also mention the railroad being built nearby and problems with Irish railroad workers. Also included is a letter describing the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Osbun Family Letters (MS 167). The collection was completely digitized in 2017. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Paléographie des classiques latins
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Émile Chatelain's Paléographie des classiques latins was produced in 14 fascicles between 1884 and 1900, and consists of more than 200 facsimiles of leaves from medieval manuscripts, with explanatory text. The leaves range in date from the fourth to the fifteenth century, and together demonstrate the range of scripts in which the main Latin classics were transmitted from antiquity to the modern world. More than thirty classical authors are represented in the collection, which has been an important paleographical reference work for more than a century. Collection size: approximately 305 items.
  • Patricia Webster Tabler Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1949-1979
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Patricia Webster Tabler Papers, contain digitized images of Patricia Webster Tabler's personal handwritten correspondence (in postcards, seasonal cards, scrapping and white paper); memorial obituaries; Pat Tabler Memorial Scholarship Award statement; event programs and brochures; fabric samples and newspaper clippings; concerning Patricia Webster Tabler's and his husband Kenneth Tabler student life, religious services, sorority and fraternity events, music concerts, elementary school events, and University-related news (especially from The News Gazette and the Daily Illini) about student activities, the humanities, arts, and religious fields at Champaign- Urbana campus. Digitized materials also include children handwritten notes and drawings.
  • Paul F. Victor Sr. Papers (Digitized and Born Digital Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized and born digital content of the Paul F. Victor Sr. Papers consists of materials that document the construction and history of the Victor family home in River Forest, Illinois, designed by renowned architect Harry F. Robinson. The materials document the home's construction and attempts to renovate and preserve the house. Paul F. Victor Sr., secretary and treasurer of the Victor Manufacturing and Gasket Company in Chicago, Illinois, had a new home built for his family at 930 Ashland Avenue in River Forest, Illinois. The home was designed by Harry F. Robinson in 1918 and 1919. The Victor family lived in the home from 1920 to 1929, and it was then sold to the Mars family. The Victor family maintained an interest in the house and worked to maintain preserve its history. However, despite the family's efforts to ensure the preservation of the home as a historic structure in River Forest, Avra Properties purchased the property in 2014 and demolished the house the following year. The digitized content contains architectural drawings and blueprints created during the design of the home at 930 Ashland in River Forest, Illinois. The born digital materials include photographs of 930 Ashland, taken during renovation and preservation efforts in the 21st century, and PDF documents relating to the family's efforts to preserve the house. Also included are a PDF copy of an article concerning the construction of the house, published in The Economist in 1918; a building permit for construction in 1919; and photographs of the Victor family while they lived in the home. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Paul F. Victor Sr. Papers (MS 899). The born digital content comprises a portion of the Paul F. Victor Sr. Papers. Items were migrated from USB drives in 2018. Selected items from the physical Paul F. Victor Sr. Papers were also digitized in 2018 and 2019. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Phi Kappa News (Digital Surrogates), 1929-1946, 2012
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Phi Kappa News contain digitized copies of the Phi Kappa newsletter, concerning member profiles, University events and buildings, chapter and student activities, athletic and academic competitions and awards, house social functions, homecoming events and the alumni association programs. News columns include reports of marriages, children and alumni professional activities.
  • Pi Alpha Phi Files (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates), 1931-1947, 2000- 2011
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates from the Pi Alpha Phi Files contain group photographs of members (1933-47), fraternity newsletters "Generations" (2001-11) and "Perspectives" (2000), and correspondence (1931).
  • Picture Chicago
    University Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    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 devastating fire at the Iroquois Theater in 1904 that took the lives of hundreds of Chicagoans; Michigan Avenue before it was widened; stately North Shore residences; the draft plans to straighten the Chicago River; and much, much more! Within the description of each image you will find a link back to the original digitized text. Picture Chicago is a joint project of the libraries of the Urbana and Chicago campuses of the University of Illinois. Funding to support building this image collection was provided by a 2009 Collections Enhancement and Access Award from the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).
  • Placement Office Publications Audiovisuals (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Audiovisual Digital Surrogates from the Placement Office Publications includes a digitized video, concerning a Women in Engineering recruitment commercial, 1973.
  • PLATO System Notes Files (Digital Surrogates), 1972-1976
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the PLATO Notes Files contain digitized notes exchanged between developers and users of PLATO system, during the evolutionary implementation of the world's first wide-area computer network devoted to education. Digitized notes include lesson notes with developers' instructions, as well as users' experiences and questions related with the system use. PDF files contain scanned copies of the original material and .TXT files contain transcriptions of the original digitized material to facilitate its access. PLATO was computer-based learning environment developed by physicists and engineers at the University of Illinois circa 1960. It was the first use of a computer for pedagogy and the first time-shared education system. See the creator's biographical note for more information.
  • PLATO User's Memos and Manuals (Digital Surrogates), 1969-1984, 1989, 1993
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the PLATO User's Memos and Manuals, contain digitized booklets, manuals, reports and memos concerning TUTOR, the main language used to write instructional materials for the mainframe-oriented PLATO computer-based instructional system. Digitized material include the series of published booklets "Plato User's Memo: Summary of TUTOR commands and systems variables" by Elaine Avner (1974-1984); the publication "Summary of the TUTOR language" by Elaine Avner (first edition 1984, second edition 1989); as well as manuals and reports about features and operation of the TUTOR language and other aspects of the PLATO system by Paul Tenczar, Richard. A. Avner, Jack Stifle, Elaine Avner and Gene Kelly. For additional information about PLATO computer-based instructional system see the Archives' record series on the Computer-based Education Research Laboratory.
  • Portraits of Actors
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    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 included are: Sarah Siddons, Edmund Kean, John Philip Kemble, Edwin Booth, Edwin Forrest, William Henry West Betty, Charles Mathews, Dorothy Jordan, Frances Abington, and Ada Rehan. The images were digitized from etchings, engravings, lithographs, mezzotints, aquatints, wood engravings, photographs, and photomechanically-reproduced prints, all from the University of Illinois Theatrical Print Collection.
  • Postcards File (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Postcards containing views of scenes in the United States and other countries, including landscapes, street scenes, public buildings, rooms, maps and souvenir folders. The series includes postcard views of animals, humor, objects, patriotic and persons.
  • President Arthur Willard General Correspondence Records (Digital Surrogates), 1937-1940
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the President Arthur Willard General Correspondence Records, contain digitized typewritten and handwritten letters, memoranda and budgets concerning an amendment to the Agreement between the University and the State Department of Public Welfare, regarding the operation of the research and educational hospitals, primarily the Neuro-Psychiatric Institute. Main correspondents include of President Arthur Willard, Dr. Eric Oldberg (Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, college of Medicine), D.J. Davis (Dean of the college of Medicine), A.L. Bowen (Director of the State Department of Public Welfare), Judge Sveinbjorn Johnson (University Counsel), Douglas Singer (Head of the Department of Psychiatry, college of Medicine), Raymond Allen (Executive Dean, College of Medicine). Original files can be found in record series 2/9/1, Box 54.
  • President Edmund J. James Subject Files (Digital Surrogates), 1975
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the President Edmund J. James Subject Files, includes the digitized report "Report of Special Senate Committee" presented to the University Senate on June 9th 1975, concerning President James' proposal of creating a constitution for the University of Illinois. The original report can be found in this series (RS 2/5/5), at Box 8.
  • President E. James General Correspondence (Digital Surrogates), 1908, 1912-1918
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the President E. James General Correspondence contain digitized typewritten letters, speeches, handwritten letters, telegrams, and event programs, related primarily to the visit of the Chinese ambassador to campus and his speech in the 1908 commencement ceremony, students sent to the University by the Chinese government, the Chinese Students' Alliance, a proposal for sending and Educational Mission to China; as well as relating to the Crocker Land Expedition and the contribution of the University to its realization. Relevant correspondents include President Edward James, Chinese Ambassador Wu Ting-Fang, President Woodrow Wilson, W. Elmer Ekblaw, and Edmund Otis Hovey (American Museum of Natural History, New York City). Original materials can be found at record series 2/5/3, boxes 10, 17, 31, 32, 43, 61, 80, 114, 140, 153. Additional information related to the Crocker Land Expedition can be found in record series 15/1/812; 15/11/21; 26/20/153; and 43/6/808.
  • Press Releases (Public Affairs Office) File (Born Digital Records), 2011-2015
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Press Releases (Public Affairs Office), contains press releases issued by the Public Affairs News Bureau concerning faculty research and news on administrative and staff activities (2011-2015). Press releases include short articles and interviews in varied topic areas. Contents are arranged by date.
  • Project Unica
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    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 genius of Gutenberg's invention, after all. But fate and circumstance has sometime led to the destruction of every copy, save one, of a printed book. And the University of Illinois has quite a number of absolutely unique printed books. The aim of Project Unica is to digitize these supremely rare items and to provide a simple and efficient way of getting this valuable and unique information to scholars when and where they need it. The records of the books and the digital facsimiles are also available from institution's online catalog, Illinois Harvest, and OCLC.
  • Regents' Letterbooks (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogaates from Regents' Letterbooks, 1879-1894, contains correspondence from Regents John M. Gregory (1879-80), Selim H. Peabody (1880-91) and Thomas J. Burrill (1892-94) to trustees, students, parents, vendors, federal and state officials, applicants for positions and the public concerning staff appointments, student grades, speaking engagements, student government, military training, art and design, expositions, non-discrimination, sale and rental of University lands in Nebraska and Minnesota (1882-89), high school articulation, student life, football and other University affairs.
  • Reginald and Gladys Laubin Papers and Audio Recordings (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Reginald and Gladys Laubin Papers and Audio Recordings, contain digitized audio recordings of speeches, lectures, discussions, and dance performances; photographs; correspondence and a typewritten manuscript, concerning Native American culture and dances; Native Americans' conditions circa 1949-1966; as well as Reginald and Gladys Laubin's interest and work in learning, preserving, promoting and defending Native American culture throughout the United States. Digitized audio recordings include Reginald and Gladys Laubin at Beloit College January 14, 1966; Reginald and Gladys Laubin at Beloit College January 14, 1966 (tape 96.24.1093 - D-176300-A); Beloit College Symposium, Vine DeLoria, January 15, 1966 (tape 96.24.1095 -D-176299-A); and Beloit College Symposium, Vine DeLoria, January 15, 1966 (tape 96.24.1096 -D-176299-B). The manuscript is available online. An access copy of digitized audio recordings, photographs and letters is available upon request.
  • Registration Catalogs Files (Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Records), 1867-1900, 2000-
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Records from the Registration Catalogs Files, contain digitized copies of the University catalog (1867-1900), including descriptions of University colleges and programs, courses of study, calendars, Board of Trustees roster and committees, faculty roster, list of enrolled students, University history and administrative organization, Campus buildings description, University-owned collections, as well as admission and graduation requirements. University catalog from year 2000 can be found at the University's Course Information website at: http://courses.illinois.edu/cis/. Contains Class Schedule, Course Catalog, General Education Requirements, and Programs of Study.
  • Rehabilitation Education Service Athletics Administrative Subject File (Digital Surrogates), 1948 - 1995
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Rehabilitation Education Service Athletics Administrative Subject File, contain annual reports, correspondence, press releases, and event programs concerning the operation, activities and accomplishments of the Division of Rehabilitation Education Service's Department of Recreation and Athletics. Digitized material includes topics as sports achievements, special programs' goals and accomplishments, research projects, athletic awards, special events, budgets, fundraising, staff and faculty designation, developments and trends in sports adaptation for students with disabilities, as well as professional and academic profiles of faculty leading the University's special programs, like Timothy J. Nugent, Bradley N. Hedrick, Martin I. Morse and Paige Lindahl-Lewis. Digitized material corresponds to Box 1 and Box 3 of the physical material held by the University Archives. Materials were digitized by the Digital Content Creation Unit in 2011
  • Rehabilitation Education Services Wheelchair Athletics Records (Digital Surrogates), 1980
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Rehabilitation Education Services Wheelchair Athletics Records, 1980, contain newspaper clippings, reports, academic articles, correspondence and statements, concerning the history and evolution of wheelchair, and wheelchair athletics at UIUC. Major contributors include Professor Timothy J. Nugent, Director of Rehabilitation Education Services, and the Rehabilitation Education Center. Materials were digitized by the Digital Content Creation Unit in 2011.
  • Report of Farm Mechanics Extension Records (Digital Surrogate), 1923-1924
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogate from the Report of Farm Mechanics Extension Records,contain a digitized report including survey data, circulars, and photographs concerning research and the introduction of new technologies and equipment to agricultural communities in Illinois through exhibits and subprojects on preventing soil erosion through the use of mangum terraces; promoting the use of horses, tractors, and gas engines; storing and growing corn; and implementing equipment to facilitate new ways of using rooms in houses as work spaces.