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  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    President Arthur Willard General Correspondence Records (Digital Surrogates), 1937-1940, contains 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    President Edmund J. James Subject Files (Digital Surrogates), 1975, 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    President E. James General Correspondence (Digital Surrogates), 1908, 1912-1918, contains 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Press Releases (Public Affairs Office), 2011-2015, 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.
  • RBML Historical Games
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
  • 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Registration Catalogs Files (Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Records), 1867-1900, 2000-, contains 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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Rehabilitation Education Service Athletics Administrative Subject File (Digital Surrogates), 1948-1995, contains 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)
    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)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Report of Farm Mechanics Extension Records (Digital Surrogate), 1923-1924, contains 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.
  • Reports and Publications, 1917-1920 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogate from the Library War Service Reports and Publications, including informational leaflets and pamphlets.
  • Rhetoric Placement Exams (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Rhetoric Placement Exams, 2001-2002 contain correspondence, guidelines and supporting materials of the Department of English about Rhetoric Placement Exams' organization, graders designation, and scoring.
  • Ricker Reader/Ricker Notes (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Duplicated copies of Ricker Reader, (1953-1982), including Ricker Notes, (1982-2004), the Department of Architecture paper, edited and published by Architecture students with faculty advisor and including feature articles, news, poetry, drawings, book reviews and quotations. Of special interest are articles on graduate study and Louis Sullivan (March, 1964).
  • River Maps
    Map Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The importance of rivers to the state of Illinois cannot be underestimated. The entire state is in the Mississippi River’s drainage basin. Rivers have historically been core to the transportation of people and goods in and out of the state. Changes in river location have changed the shape of the state. For example, a nineteenth century Mississippi River course change cut off Kaskaskia, the first state capital, from the rest of the state. The state song for Illinois acknowledges the importance of rivers in its first line: By thy rivers gently flowing, Illinois, Illinois. The rivers that bound and flow through Illinois are ever-changing, through both natural and man-made processes. The maps in this collection document some of those changes. Many of the maps, in particular those from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, are large-scale showing the river in great detail. Besides the maps included in this collection of materials, aerial photographs that include rivers in Illinois as well as of parts of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Wabash rivers on the state’s borders can be found in sets of photographs for Illinois counties in the Map Library. Indexes for these sets are available online through the Digital Collection Aerial Photographic Index Maps (https://digital.library.illinois.edu/collections/7ee60e00-a7f0-0136-5261-0050569601ca-e). Older, smaller-scale maps that include rivers of Illinois and the upper Midwest may be viewed in the Historical Maps Online collection (https://digital.library.illinois.edu/collections/810d3fa0-e3fb-012f-c5b6-0019b9e633c5-a ). Please contact the Map Library regarding these items via e-mail (http://www.library.illinois.edu/mailform/mail.php?emailcode=mapandgeog) or by calling 217-333-0827.
  • Rivers of Illinois Flyover Videos (1977-1979)
    Prairie Research Institute Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    In the late 1970s the National Park Service created narrated videorecordings of aerial surveys of 11 Illinois rivers and creeks: Bureau Creek, Big Indian Creek, Des Plaines River, Embarras River, Kishwaukee River, Little Wabash River, Mackinaw River, Rock River, Spring Creek, Sugar Creek, and Vermilion River. These videos were intended to support conservation and research on these watersheds by documenting river morphology, natural landscape features, and human development along these waterways at the time of the flights. In 2003, VHS recordings of the flights were donated to the Illinois State Water Survey by the National Park Service, with the stipulation that the information be preserved and made available to potential users. The tapes were digitized by the University Library in 2017.
  • Roger Ebert's Film Festival Audiovisual Materials (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Roger Ebert's Film Festival Audiovisual Materials includes video recordings made during the annual Ebertfest held in Champaign Illinois. Recordings include introductions to films, Q&A sessions, and panel discussions concerning independent films, film criticism, film production, directing, acting, and film awards. Significant appearances include Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Brie Larson, Shailene Woodley, Patton Oswald, Tilda Swinton, and Tim Blake Nelson.
  • Rosalie F. Gehant Scrapbook (Digital Surrogate)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Rosalie F. Gehant Scrapbook (Digital Surrogate), 1912-1916, contains digitized I-Books (1912-15), letters, memorabilia (buttons, cigars, fans, pins, purses, tickets), newspaper clippings, photographs, postcards, and programs concerning Alpha Delta Pi Sorority; Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity; concerts; commencement (1916); dances and theater plays; Dixon, IL; The Dope Sheet (1914); family; First Methodist Episcopal Church; Homecoming (1913); May Day (1913); Harry L. Owen (BS Engineering 1916); Post Exam Jubilee (1915-16); Water Carnival (1913); YWCA; and other campus activities and events.
  • Rose Oltusky Edelson Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Papers of Rose Oltusky Edelson (AB LAS 1922) include artifacts, books, correspondence, dance cards, a flapper dress, jewelry, newsclippings, photographs, programs, publications, and sheet music from both her time as a student and her life after relating to A Century of Progress (the 1933 Chicago World Fair), Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alumnae News, Campus Scout, Chicago politics, commencement, Daily Illini, Follies, Illinois loyalty pledges, Jane Addams memorial, Memorial Stadium, Mortar Board, National Council of Jewish Women, Press Club Riot, Roosevelt College, ROTC, World War I, World War II, and the Young Women's Patriotic League. Notably, Oltusky wrote the music for "Fight Illini! The Stadium Song" and her papers include a number of manuscript copies and published editions of the work.
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
    Map Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The University Library’s collection of Sanborn fire insurance maps includes maps for Illinois towns; rural settings are not included. Sanborn maps were produced to assist insurance underwriters in determining fire insurance rates for individual buildings by examining the buildings' construction methods, heat and lighting sources and manufacturing uses, and the same attributes of nearby buildings. The maps primarily provide information on the downtown areas of cities and adjoining residential areas. They are a record of urban development from the 1880s through the first half of the twentieth century. Family historians may find them interesting in documenting family homes and businesses. The maps in the collection are duplicates of the maps held at the Library of Congress. Maps in this image collection pre-date 1923. For information about later coverage, please go to the Map Library’s Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (https://www.library.illinois.edu/max/collections/sanborns_about/) web page. Contact the Map Library with questions regarding coverage and access via e-mail (http://www.library.illinois.edu/mailform/mail.php?emailcode=mapandgeog) or by calling 217-333-0827.
  • Scandinavian Club Records (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Scandinavian Club Records (Born Digital Records) includes photographs and a video concerning the Scandinavian Club, the Julfest Lucia Choir, and the Arctic Program (2012-2013, 2015-2016).
  • School of Chemical Sciences Noyes Laboratory Centennial Celebration File (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital surrogates of School of Chemical Sciences Noyes Laboratory Centennial Celebration File contains photographs, digital images and data files, notes, presentations, and publications related to chemistry buildings and other campus buildings; distinguished faculty and alumni; workshops; exhibits; planning for the Centennial Celebration of Noyes Laboratory (2002) and nomination of the building into the American Chemical Society's National Historic Landmark Program. Access to additional material is provided upon request.
  • Section Correspondence, 1975-1976 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of Section Correspondence, including files from the Slavic and Eastern Europen Sections (SEES) from 1975-1976.
  • Senate Committee on the Library Annual Reports (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Senate Committee on the Library Annual Reports (Digital Surrogates), 1913-1995, includes digitized annual reports of the University Senate Committee on the Library, including narrative reports; tables and lists relating to the Library's growth; departmental fund allocations and book fund assignments; notable acquisitions and gifts; cataloging; serials; public services; use of the Library and circulation; reference work; lost materials; medical library; Chicago Undergraduate library; and personnel. Materials include minutes and reports of a special committee on Library Program (1931) and a report of the Subcommittee on a Bindery (April 8, 1931). Digitized material was created during a large-scale digitization project, conducted by the University Library in 2007.
  • Shaft Magazine Records (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Shaft Magazine Records (Digital Surrogates), 1947-1955, contains digitized issues of Shaft magazine from 1947-1955, published monthly during the school year as a college humor magazine, written and edited by students, including cartoons, stories and advertising. Note: some of the issues are undated.
  • Sheffer Family Papers (Digitized content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Sheffer Family Papers consists of materials documenting the lives of George K. Sheffer and his extended family across the Midwest and West. The materials date primarily from 1836-1911, with items dated as late as 1993, and include family correspondence, Civil War military service documents, financial and family records, and miscellaneous photographs and newspaper clippings. George K. Sheffer was born in Williamsport, Indiana in 1840. He served in company K of the 33rd regiment of Indiana Infantry during the Civil War and was wounded at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek. In 1866, he and his family moved to Champaign where Sheffer was a member of the G.A.R. and served multiple terms as the Champaign Township Clerk. The digitized content primarily consists of letters exchanged by family members across the Midwest and Western U.S., as well as military, financial, and family records. The military service materials relate to George K. Sheffer's service in the Civil War and include discharge papers and pension documents. The family records include George and Martha's marriage certificate from 1864, with a list of their children on the reverse side. There are also mixed materials with items relating to various organizations and clubs to which different family members belonged, photographs, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous ephemera. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Sheffer Family Papers (MS 304). The collection was completely digitized (with the exception of one especially fragile item) in 2016. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.