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  • 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.
  • Krannert Museum Exhibition Catalogs (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Krannert Museum Exhibition Catalogs (Digital Surrogates), 1978, contains a digitized catalog concerning the exhibition of the work by Sol LeWitt at the Krannert Art Museum from February 3 through April 4, 1978. The digitized catalogue includes biographical notes about LeWitt, and an invitation to a preview event and conversation with the artist.
  • Leon Dash Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Leon Dash Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1973-1978, 1986, 1990-1993, 2007-2009, includes materials digitized from the University Archives records series 13/3/23 relating to Dash work as journalist and reporter for the Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) Tim Nugent project (2007-2009) and for the Washington Post. An access copy is available in online and nearline files. Online files: Include transcriptions and audio interviews associated with the DRES Tim Nugent project (2007-2009); interviewees include Reginald Alston, Jean Bergey, Henry Betts, John Brademas, Mary Lou Breslin, Kitty Cone, Jean Driscoll, Jack Duncan, Fred Fay, Joseph Hampton, Judith Heumann, Andrew Imparato, Thomas and Louise Jones, Simi Linton, Roger Martin, Evelyn Moore, Tim Nugent, Margaret McKain, and Patricia Nugent Steuerwold, Jack Peltason, Pat Pound, Zona Roberts, Michael Winter, William Stallman, Linda Van Vleck. Nearline files: Include newspaper articles by Leon Dash (published and drafts), maps, photographs, handwritten notebooks, handwritten notes, correspondence, documentary research materials (bulletins, reports, policy handouts, academic articles, research papers, writings by Gerald J Bender), and newspaper clippings, pertaining to Dash work as journalist and Washington Post reporter concerning primarily with Angola's revolutionary guerrillas and independence movements (1973 -78, 1986, 1990 -93). Please contact the University of Illinois Archives to request access. Digitized photographs pertaining to this record series is available at the Archives image repository.
  • LGBT at UIUC
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    "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 events, including dances, picnics, and movie nights." (reprinted from the Student Life & Culture Archives blog, written by Caitlin Stamm, http://archives.library.illinois.edu/slc/pride-month-2015-lgbt-history-on-campus/) Since the beginning in the 1970s, the story of LGBTQ culture and student organizations has taken several twists and turns, including a large number of name changes, acronym rearrangements, and a shifting landscape of office space (or lack thereof). This digital collection offers only a glimpse into the past, and does not attempt by any means to represents events, organizations, or policies in their entirety. Rather, the collection should be thought of as just one door in a long hallway of history. Another door is the current Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resource Center, located in Room 323 of the Illini Union. As a complement to this collection, users may find the timeline the LGBTRC created here: https://oiir.illinois.edu/lgbt-resource-center/about-lgbtrc/history helpful. The University Archives are also a terrific opening for scholars who want to really dig into the LGBTQ past of the University of Illinois. All materials found in this collection were hand picked from two archival records series. To visit the University Archives online, please visit http://archives.library.illinois.edu. The analog collection these images were drawn from reside at the physical location of the Archives Research Center, Horticulture Field Laboratory, 1707 South Orchard, Urbana. It is the hope of the University Archives and the LGBT Resource Center that, over time, this digital collection will continue to grow. If you are a student, faculty, or staff member and have questions about donating material, please contact the Archives at (217) 333-0798. Collection Curator's Note: The University of Illinois recognizes that the acronym LGBT may not be agreeable to everyone it attempts to encompass. It was chosen for the title solely because it was the most used acronym found within the related archival collection. No offense is intended to any member of our highly diversified community campus.
  • Library and Information Science Library Subject File (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Library and Information Science Library Subject Files contains correspondence, reports, user analysis surveys relating to the collection and services of the Library unit and its transition into a "virtual" library. This series also includes digital copies of the Library and Information Science Library's website; "SWOT" assessment future planning documents related to Library Divisions (2005-06); and user analysis and implementation planning for the implementation of the Library's on-line public access catalog (OPAC) (1997-99) and its replacement with the Voyager OPAC (2002).
  • Library Audiovisual Presentations (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Library Audiovisual Presentations includes negatives and positives of a two-reel silent film, "Found in a Book: Making the Most of your Library," April, 1936. Series also includes 2 DVD format copies (2010). This film was produced by the Class in Administration, University of Illinois Library School, directed by Marion Bradford, written by Ralph T. Esterquest, and photographed by Ray P. Hamm. Actors include Klusman Parks, David Pettigrew, Halle Galhuly, Mildred Easton, and Martha Sanford. The plot compares the experiences of one student who successfully utilizes the university library to aid his research with his roommate who does not. Additonally, this collection includes audio cassettes of faculty and guest lectures concerning control and access; inderdisciplinary research; digital materials; community relations; music preservation; feminist perspectives on thinking, libraries, and information; global impact of libraries; reference and virtual libraries; humanities and libraries; and information technology by speakers including Herbert White, Robert Alun Jones, Barbara J. Ford, Charles A. Bunge, Sarah M. Pritchard, Richard Jones, Sonja Jordan, Ann Bishop, Adam Griego, Carole L. Palmer, Kuperminc Marta Zarate, and Sally H. McCallum.
  • Library Photographs and Slides (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Library Photographs and Slides (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates), 2003, 2007, contains images of the Ricker Architecture Library Project (ca. 2003), the acquisition of the University Library's 10 Millionth Volume (2007), and the Printers Marks Windows.
  • Library War Service Index, 1929 (Digital Surrogate)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Index to the War Services Committee records, this index provides subject access to War Services Committee records as they were originally arranged at ALA headquarters. Index also includes supplementary materials, including materials on the Library Overseas Fellowship, an armistice day pamphlet titled "The Tribute of the 'The Seven'", and a report "Rochester in Library War Work" by William Yust.
  • Lorado Taft Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Lorado Taft Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1929, contains a digitized handwritten manuscript and a letter, as well as an electronic transcript of the manuscript, relating to the speech given by Taft about the Alma Mater.
  • Louise J. Pellens Scrapbook (Digital Surrogate)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Louise J. Pellens Scrapbook (Digital Surrogate), 1905-1909, contains a digitized scrapbook entitled "Memory Book" of Louise J. "Prim" Pellens '09, including dance programs (135); theater programs (1906-09); photographs; Pi Beta Phi convention programs and menu (1906), annual report (1909), and house rules; commencement programs (1907-09); baseball scorecards (1907-08); concert & musical programs (1907-09); clippings; menus; calling cards; tags; postcards; invitation (1907-09); favors; and copies of "The Dope Sheet" and "Sirkus Siren" (1907-09).
  • Mapping History at the University of Illinois Collection
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Mapping History at the University of Illinois (MH@UI) collection contains maps, drawings, blueprints, and images of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and Champaign County dating from the 1850s to the present. Maps relate to way-finding, campus and community planning, city zoning, political districting, transportation, humor and cartooning, student housing, recreational offerings, faculty club outings, and more. These materials are part of the MH@UI project, a collaboration between University of Illinois Archives, University Library’s Scholarly Commons-GIS, and the School of Architecture, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/mappinghistory/ Holdings are from the collections of the University Archives, Map Library, and Champaign County Historical Archives. Collection size: approximately 525 maps
  • Maps of Africa to 1900
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
  • March for Science Champaign-Urbana Records (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    March for Science Champaign-Urbana Records include protest signs and posters, flyers, photos, original art from a volunteer artist, and indexed publicly available social media and web content concerning the sister March for Science Champaign-Urbana on April 22, 2017, at the Orpheum Children's Science Museum.
  • Margaret A. King Correspondence (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Margaret A. King Correspondence consists of original correspondence written between February and October 1864, primarily from Margaret A. King, who lived in Warren, Illinois, to her husband Philander B. King, who had moved to Nevada Territory. Philander and Margaret King were farmers who lived in Warren, Illinois, though Philander moved west to Washoe City, Nevada Territory in 1864 to try to find work in the gold mines. While he was away, Margaret cared for their farm and their children. The Kings moved to the state of Washington in 1902, where Margaret died in 1906 and Philander died in 1907. The digitized content contains sixteen letters, most of which are from Margaret King to Philander King. In her letters to her husband, Margaret described the difficulties of her life alone on the farm, as well as details such as the weather and the prices of goods. She also wrote about local news from Warren, Illinois, especially news regarding the Civil War. The digitized content also contains letters from Philander to Margaret, which give insight into his life in Washoe City, and letters sent to Philander from his relative J. M. Barber; J. E. Scace; and D. C. Allen. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Margaret A. King Correspondence (MS 037). The collection was completely digitized in 2018. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Margaret Erlanger Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    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 materials were digitized for a May 2017 library exhibit, they focus on the Dancer-in-residence position created at Illinois, and on Margaret Erlanger's perspectives on Dance Education. Materials available online include a sample of the digitized material. Additional information is available upon request, including correspondance and images that cannot be published online due to copyright restrictions
  • May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Scrapbooks, 2009 (Born Digital)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born digital copy of a May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture by Walter Dean Myers, "The Geography of the Heart" (2009).
  • McNitt Family Papers (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the McNitt Family Papers consists of correspondence and related materials, dating from 1861 to 1886, of three sisters, Sophronia, Hellen, and Jennie McNitt. The bulk of the correspondence is between soldiers serving in the Illinois infantry during the Civil War and Sophronia McNitt. The McNitts were a farming family who lived in rural Montgomery County, Illinois, near the townships of Hillsboro and Irving. The family, including the three daughters, Sophronia, Hellen, and Priscilla ("Jennie"), had connections throughout the county. During the Civil War, many men that they knew left the county to make lives in the West or fight in Illinois volunteer infantry regiments. These men, along with other friends, maintained connections to the McNitts through correspondence. The digitized content contains letters written to the McNitt sisters, particularly Sophronia, by friends, suitors, or other connections from their local community in Montgomery County. These letters give a glimpse into the activities and lives of Civil War soldiers from rural Illinois, politics and anti-war movements of the 1860s, and courtship of the era. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the McNitt Family Papers (MS 117). The collection was partially digitized in 2018. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Memorial Stadium Renovation Consulting Reports (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Memorial Stadium Renovation Consulting Reports (Born Digital Records), 2005-2006, contains reports prepared by consulting firms responsible of designing the renovation plan for the University of Illinois Memorial Stadium. Materials include a phased development plan (2005) and a report on preservation adverse effect of the original renovation plan (2006).
  • Michael Stern Hart Papers (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Michael Stern Hart Papers (Born Digital Records), 1986-2007, includes email correspondence; unpublished essays and articles; newsletters, press releases; transcriptions of press articles; book excerpts; photographs; audiovisual materials; web design elements and software programs concerning Project Gutenberg, eBooks, and information dissemination and literacy. Materials also relate to Hart's views on politics, the Internet, and social issues. Online materials include newsletters, press releases and communications, and selected correspondence relating to the Project Gutenberg. Additional material that cannot be placed online due to copyright or other reasons is available from the University Archives upon request. These files include email correspondence, audiovisual material, photographs, articles and unpublished writings, concerning the Project Gutenberg and Hart's personal life. Please contact the University Archives for questions or to request access.
  • Minor and Abigail Deming Correspondence (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Minor and Abigail Deming Correspondence consists of both personal and family letters of the Demings from 1844-1846 as well as official correspondence related to the role of the governor and state militia around the time of the arrest and subsequent murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith in 1844. In 1838, two years after marrying, Minor Rudd Deming (1810-1845) and Abigail Barnum Deming (1810-1890) moved to St. Mary's in Hancock County, Illinois, where Minor worked on their farm and taught school. He also served as a brigadier general in the state militia. Minor was elected sheriff of Hancock County in 1844 following the murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. This was a time of significant conflict between Mormon and anti-Mormon citizenry in the area. After seeking to arrest those charged with the murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Minor was perceived to have pro-Mormon sympathies and was targeted by anti-Mormon factions. Minor died a few months after killing a prominent anti-Mormon in self-defense. The digitized content contains letters of personal and family correspondence primarily between Minor and Abigail Deming and their family in Litchfield, Connecticut. These letters document their personal experiences of living in Ohio and Illinois, and discuss their strong religious faith and trust in God. There are also letters of official correspondence and proclamations relating to Minor Deming's service as a Brigadier General during the arrest and subsequent murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith. These include letters to and from Governor Thomas Ford, letters to the citizens of Hancock and Adams counties, and a letter to the editor of a newspaper in Warsaw, Illinois. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Minor and Abigail Deming Correspondence (MS 491). The collection was completely digitized between 2017 and 2019. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Minority Student Affairs Subject Files (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Minority Student Affairs Subject Files (Digital Surrogates), 2006-2008, contains digitized DVDs of Mom's Day Scholastic Awards Ceremony for the years 2006-2008, and the 2006 McNair Summer Research Institute Recognition Dinner. Digitized films are available in .VOB files and have a size of 15.6 gigabytes. Some files have undergone minimal processing and may require the use of specialized software for display and access.
  • 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).
  • Montraville Reeves Papers (Digitized content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Montraville Reeves Papers consists of 15 letters mostly from Montraville Reeves to his brother, Ransom Reeves. These letters discuss Reeves’s experiences and thoughts during the Civil War. Montraville Reeves was from Douglas County, Illinois. He enlisted as a private in Company E, 79th Illinois Volunteer Infantry in 1862. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Company G of the same regiment in 1863. He was discharged in 1864. The digitized content contains twelve letters from Montraville Reeves to Ransom Reeves, his brother. Also included are two partial letters to Ransom Reeves from his nephew F.S. McCawley and one letter to Ransom Reeves from his brother Artimas Reeves. Montraville’s letters describe army life, skirmishes, the condition of the Shiloh battlefield after the fighting, and the battle of Chickamauga. He also gave his thoughts on Copperheads, the Emancipation Proclamation and his opposition to black troops, and wrote about his fear of the war reaching Illinois. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Montraville Reeves Papers (MS 222). The collection was completely digitized in 2019. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Morrow Plots Notebook (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Morrow Plots Notebook (ca. 1876-1913, 1967) includes data for corn, oats, and clover, as well as information about the rotation of crops and fertilizers used in "Experiment 23" and the Morrow Plots. The notebook describes crops that were grown in specific plots and for which years, as well as periodic observations by date.
  • 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Mothers' Association Subject File (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates), 1977, 1980, 2002, includes 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Motion Picture Center Production Film (Audiovisual Digital Surrogates), 1966, ca. 1971, includes 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    NAPA Agendas and Minutes (Born Digital Records), 2005-2012, contains 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    National Asian Pacific Islander American Panhellenic Association -NAPA- Subject Files (Born Digital Records), 2005-2013, contains 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) Newsletters (Digital Surrogates), 1951-1954, 1962-1996, 2000-2002, 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Neil L. Block Papers (Born Digital Records), 1979-1987, includes 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Neuropsychiatric Institute Bulletins (Digital Surrogates), 1942, contains 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.