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  • 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    Michael Stern Hart Papers (Born Digital Records), 1986-2007, includes email correspondence; unpublished essays and articles; newsletters, press releases; transcriptions of press articles; book excerpts; photographs; audiovisual materials; web design elements and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.
  • Negro Matriculants List (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Negro Matriculants List includes a 1940 report "Data Concerning Negro Students at the State University" providing a narrative overview of the history, curricula, graduation, employment, extra curriculars, graduate work, honors, living conditions, organizations, welfare, and needs of African-American students 1887-1940.
  • 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.
  • Neziah Wright Bliss Ledger Book (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Neziah Wright Bliss Ledger Book consists of a ledger book with records from the years 1854-1862 regarding weather statistics in Warsaw, Illinois, as well as diary entries, recipes, garden and farm notes, and data on natural phenomena. Neziah Wright Bliss was born in Vermont in 1862 and died in Illinois in 1910. He kept a ledger book from 1854-1862 with weather data and farming information. The digitized content contains a ledger book with records from the years 1854-1862 regarding weather statistics in Warsaw, Illinois, as well as diary entries, recipes, garden and farm notes, and data on natural phenomena. In this ledger book, he keeps track of the weather by morning, noon, and evening degrees, and also notes the wind and general weather notes like rain, hail, or clear skies. His garden and farming records are thorough and include the exact types of fruits and vegetables being planted, when and how many were planted, and how long they will need to fully mature. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Neziah Wright Bliss Ledger Book (MS 472). The collection was completely digitized in 2019. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • 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 Newsletters (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital copies of reports on the Newsletter on Intellectual Freedom (1952-53, 1973).
  • 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Patricia Webster Tabler Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1949-1979, contains 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 C. Beaver Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Paul C. Beaver Papers includes correspondence with Henry B. Ward.
  • 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Phi Kappa News (Digital Surrogates), 1929-1946, 2012, contains 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.
  • Philip E. Mosely Collection (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Philip E. Mosely Collection includes general correspondence, publications, handwritten notes and notebooks, schedules, and programs regarding the Shevchenko Scientifica Society, a Ukranian book project, and travel to Russia.
  • Pi Alpha Phi Files (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Pi Alpha Phi Files (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates), 1931-1947, 2000- 2011, contains 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    PLATO System Notes Files (Digital Surrogates), 1972-1976, contains 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    PLATO User's Memos and Manuals (Digital Surrogates), 1969-1984, 1989, 1993, contains 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.