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  • Commerce Alumni Newsletters (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Commerce Alumni Newsletters includes Alumni News and Notes (2008-09).
  • Committee on Belgian Relief Correspondence (Digital Surrogate)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Letters from communities and schools in Belgium expressing gratitude for assistance during the war (1919) addressed to Professor T. A. Oliver, Professor E. B. Greene and W. W. Donfas.
  • Communicable Disease Materials: Smallpox notice (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Communicable Disease Materials: Smallpox notice (Digital Surrogates), 1938, includes a digitized notice posted on campus in late February of 1938 concerning vaccination requirements for students after 10 cases of smallpox appeared in the Twin Cities. Original print in record series 33/1/806.
  • Community and Parents Issuances (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Community and Parents Issuances (Digital Surrogates), 2011-, includes digitized copies of "Postmarks" (Spring 2011- ), a Newsletter for Parents and friends of the University concerning student academic and student life activities, faculty teaching and research projects.
  • Computational Science and Engineering Subject File (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Computational Science and Engineering Subject File include emails and lists concerning the formation of the Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) concentration through the Center for Supercomputing Research and Development (CSRD). Electronic files have a size of 13.7 MB. Files have gone through minimal processing and may need specialized software for display and access. Archives staff created derivatives of some material in TXT file format to facilitate access to users. Material is also available in its original file format.
  • Computer Science Alumni News (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Department of Computer Science Alumni News includes alumni magazine editions from 1991 through 2016. The magazines include articles concerning departmental research, projects, faculty, personnel changes, alumni careers, memoria, and awards. In 2011, the CS Alumni News became click! magazine.
  • Computer Science Audiovisual Materials(Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Description: Computer Science Audiovisual Materials include Betacam and VHS recordings concerning promotional material for the Computer Science Department; campus scenes; scenes of the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science; an interview with Dave Muller (6/19/2002); a recorded lecture by Linda Krute; clips of Bill Gates; a retrospective on the Computer Science program (9/21/2004); and promotional films "Join Us... On the Leading Edge" (Spring 2004) and "Tom Siebel and the Next Computer Revolution".
  • Conde de Montemar Letters
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Conde de Montemar Letters are a unique collection of correspondence that belonged to the Spanish/Peruvian noble family Carrillo de Albornoz y Bravo de Lagunas, counts of Montemar. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies section of the International and Area Studies Library at Illinois is proud to offer unfettered access to this unique collection of eighteenth century letters, which provide a close and unfiltered look into the life and politics of the Limeño elite during the late colonial Spanish Empire. The letters’ topics include the intimate communication of familial matters, vice-royal politics, the relationship with the Church, urban life, and economic activity. In a time of integral changes and reforms at the core of Spanish imperial rule, the collection represents a useful source for scholars focusing on Andean political cultures, Spanish Imperial politics, Peruvian political and economic history, Peruvian-Spanish family history, gender, race, social hierarchy, religion, and other humanistic fields such as historical sociology, historical anthropology, and historical economy. The Conde de Montemar project is a product of multiple units at the University of Illinois Library. Many people have been involved in this project in one way or another. For more information on the work done to make these letters accessible, as well as the individuals and institutions who contributed to this work, please visit the official project website at: https://quest.library.illinois.edu/Conde-de-Montemar-Letters/
  • Conference Audio Recordings
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
  • Conference Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of typescripts of papers read at the ALA annual meetings, including committee reports, panel discussions, and award acceptance speeches about archives, library education, uses of microfilm in reference work, the WPA, the Historical Records Survey, union, catalogs, library extension, bibliotherapy, divided catalogs, rural libraries, library buildings, theater libraries, hospital and prison libraries, library service to the blind, music libraries, photographic charging systems and libraries and the war.
  • Conference Programs and NAEB Material (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the duplicated programs from conferences on Radio Interference (1941) and a membership application for the National Association of Educational Broadcasters (1951-1952).
  • Constantin Fotitch Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Constantin Fotitch Papers includes Nikola Tesla's Birthday Luncheon Menu and correspondence with Nikola Tesla (1937), Slavok L. Simich (1943-44, 1954), Serbian National Federation (1944), His Majesty King Peter II of Yugoslavia (1944, 1954), the Serbian National Defense Council of America (1950), the Free Europe Committee (1950-58), and Canadian Serbians (1957-59).
  • Cooperative Extension Service Annual Reports (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Cooperative Extension Service Annual Reports (Digital Surrogates), 1939-1942, includes digitized reports concerning weekly radio flash announcements regarding orchard insect and disease conditions.
  • Course in Athletic Coaching Publications (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Course in Athletic Coaching Publications includes a digitized copy of the 1922 flipbook of the course on athletic coaching and physical education.
  • Course Materials (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Course materials including problem sets, bibliographies, tests, class schedules and course outlines. The file includes lecture notes from 1893 to 1920. The series includes correspondence on the planning and evaluation of LIS 300 (1972-80). RS 18/1/821 contains course materials, 1928, 1933-42, 1948-50.
  • COVID-19 Documentation Project (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the COVID-19 Documentation Project (2020- ) includes email correspondence, photographs, videos, signage, memoranda, announcements, reports, files, publications, websites, and oral history interviews and transcripts relating to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic from administration, faculty, staff, and students from multiple regional and departmental offices at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Illinois at Springfield, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Illinois System; the COVID-19 pandemic in public and private campus spaces; University of Illinois-led research around the SARS-CoV-2 virus, its transmission, and its scientific and social impacts; University of Illinois-led innovations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic; the creation, organization, and management of SHIELD Illinois; and the COVID-19 pandemic centered relationships, relating to public health, between the University of Illinois universities and national, state, and local communities.
  • COVID-19 "Share Your Story"
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The COVID-19 Share Your Stories Coellction contains journal and diary entries, emails, photographs, video and audio recordings, and other evidence of Illinoisans' expereinces with COVID-19. Submissions were collected by the University of Illinois Archives. This collection is associated with the University of Illinois COVID-19 Documentation Project.
  • Curriculum Laboratory Reports (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Curriculum Laboratory Reports, including a series of four releases in the Curriculum Laboratory at University High School (1936), a curriculum library (ca. 1943) and a brochure in "Curriculum Research Projects" in agricultural, English, health, language, mathematics, music preschool, social science and science education; automatic instruction and inquiry, teacher and technical training (1905). This series also includes Curriculum Laboratory Development/Research Reports (1978- ) concerning instruction and learning in English, mathematics, geography, curriculum, leadership, textbooks, conceptualization, and reading interests of adolescents.
  • The Cybernetics Thought Collective (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Cybernetics Though Collective Project provides access to digitized correspondence and records from four institutions holding collections related to the history of Cybernetics. These materials were digitized when the University of Illinois Archives was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop a prototype web-portal and analysis-engine to provide access to archival material related to the development of the iconic, multi-disciplinary field of cybernetics. "The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project" is a collaborative effort among several academic units at the University of Illinois (U of I) and three other institutions that also maintain archival records vital to the exploration of cybernetic history: the British Library, the American Philosophical Society, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to supporting the development of a web-portal and analysis-engine, the award enabled the multi-institutional team to digitize some of the archival records related to the pioneering work of U of I Electrical Engineering Professor Heinz von Foerster and his fellow cyberneticians W. Ross Ashby (also a former U of I Electrical Engineering faculty member), Warren S. McCulloch, and Norbert Wiener.
  • Daniel Torrey Papers (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Daniel Torrey Papers consists of personal and business papers dating from 1832-1869 of Daniel Torrey, a shop owner and craftsman who lived in Illinois and Missouri in the mid-1800s. Daniel Torrey (1808-1896) was a scythe maker and owned a wagon and blacksmithing shop in Payson, Adams County, Illinois. He married his first wife, Florinda Thompson in Maine in 1830, and together they had three children. In the 1830s the Torreys moved from Maine to Quincy, Illinois, and later, to Payson, where he established his shop. After his first wife's death in 1842, he married Priscilla Blood, and together they had seven children. In 1856 they moved to Missouri and, after 1870, to Fairbury, Nebraska. The digitized content consists of materials from Torrey's time in Maine, Illinois, and Missouri, and includes a small notebook, filled with diary entries; personal and business documents and financial records, including a letter from his second wife's relative, Amos Blood, regarding an order of steel ploughs and other farm equipment; and home remedies for common illnesses. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Daniel Torrey Papers (MS 844). The collection was partially digitized in 2018. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • David Bechtel Papers (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    David Bechtel Papers (Born Digital Records), 2014, contains an un-published manuscript and transcriptions of reports (1954, 1970 and 1975), concerning Career Services at the University of Illinois. The manuscript is entitled "The History of Career Services at the University of Illinois", and was written by David S. Bechtel. Note: Original electronic materials are available in .doc and .docx file formats. Archives' staff created .pdf derivatives to enhance access to the original contents. Both, original files and .pdf derivatives are available for public access.
  • David Eisenman Papers and Audio Recordings (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the David Eisenman papers and audio recordings (1966-74) contains digitized newspaper clippings, correspondence, handwritten notes, published articles, article drafts, academic papers, reports, thesis and audio recordings, concerning the Special Educational Opportunities Program - SEOP (Project 500), especially the September 1968 disturbances at the Illini Union. Topics cover the evolution of the crisis, treatment of students by the disciplinary system, university- community relations, and coverage of the incident by media, especially the Chicago Tribune. Audio recordings relate Eiseman's first-hand accounts of the protests by African American students against their placement in sub-standard housing in the first weeks of the program. Audio recordings are available on-line at the Oral History Projects website at: http://archives.library.illinois.edu/slcold/researchguides/oralhistory/project500/Eisenman_tapes/
  • David H. Clift Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of the David H. Clift Papers, including copies of speeches on the American Heritage Project, Heritage of ALA in Time of Crisis (1951) and American Heritage and Librarians Part (1952).
  • David S. Malcolmson Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the David S. Malcolmson Papers includes correspondence concerning the book "Who Killed Hitler".
  • Delta Sigma Omicron Records (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Delta Sigma Omicron Records (Digital Surrogates), 1948-2007, contains statements, reports, forms, correspondence, handwritten notes, and bylaws concerning the creation, operation and activities of the Rehabilitation Service fraternity Delta Sigma Omicron, including membership statement, achievements, as well as fraternity events and meetings (1948 -1953). Major correspondents include Willard D. Holloway (Fraternity president) and Professor Timothy J. Nugent (Director of Rehabilitation Education Services) These materials were digitized by the Digital Content Creation Unit in 2011. Digitized copies of Sigma Signs, the Delta Sigma Omicron publication are available through the Internet Archive at: http://archive.org/search.php?query=sigma%20signs. Digitized copies available cover the period 1949 -2007
  • Demitri B. Shimkin Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Demitri B. Shimkin Papers includes manuscirpts concerning a history of the Uralic and Samoyedic-Yukagiric Culture.
  • Departmental History Records (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Departmental History Records include a digitized report, concerning the history, equipment, faculty, students, announcements and courses of the Department of Chemistry for years 1916 and 1917. The report was printed as a bulletin on February 21, 1916. Note: The digitized material includes only the first 33 pages of the 108 pages that constitute the hard copy report, held at the University Archives. For more information, please see this Series main catalog record.
  • Departmental Publications (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from Departmental Papers contains a PDF of the Self Evaluation Report for Re-accreditation for the Forest Science Program for the Society of American foresters.
  • Department of Physics’ Annual Reports Records (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Department of Physics' Annual Reports Records, 1907-1980, include reports and correspondence concerning departmental activities, courses taught, research conducted, teaching assignments, departmental visitors, speakers, budget and location needs. Note: The original copy of the annual report for 1966-1967 can be found in Record Series 11/1/3.
  • Department of Psychology History (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Department of Psychology History includes a brief historical sketch of the Department of Psychology by Mrs. Phyllis Steward, secretary to Department Head Lloyd Humphreys, covering department heads Stephen Colvin (1901-12), Madison Bentley (1912-28), Herbert Woodrow (1928-50), Lyle Lanier (1950-59), and Lloyd Humphreys (1959- ); prominent faculty; enrollments; research grants and graduate work.
  • Digital Emblematica
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Digital Emblematica collection highlights a fraction of the internationally renowned emblem book collection owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England, each digitized book can contain up to 1,500 emblems to peruse. These 17th and 18th Century creations typically link together three constitutive elements — a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio."
  • Digital Rare Book Collection
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The RBML Digital Rare Books Collection offers a comprehensive selection of titles from our distinctive collections. The collection features exemplars from our collections of medieval manuscripts, incunabula, renaissance, and other early imprints, as well as a great variety of subjects representing a good balance between the sciences and the humanities. These titles also showcase a wide variety of printing and binding technologies that are idiosyncratic to the history of the book.
  • Digital Rare Manuscript Collection
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Rare Book & Manuscript Library Digital Manuscripts Collection features exemplars of illuminated manuscripts and handwritten texts showcasing a variety of languages and cultures. These manuscripts offer a look into the development of binding and textual technologies that are idiosyncratic to the history of the book.
  • Digitized Books
    Library General Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digitized Books is a web service that tracks what items from the UIUC general collections have been digitized and made available in the HathiTrust Digital Library (http://www.hathitrust.org/), the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/), and the library's corporate partners.
  • Division of Rehabilitation Education Services Subject File (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services Subject File, 1949 -1997, contain selected digitized correspondence; event programs; speeches; newspapers clippings; acceptance letters and orientation bulletins for accepted students with disabilities; and annual reports, concerning the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services' (DRES) operations, programs, projects and achievements. Topics cover specific facilities and equipment required; accessibility and required modifications in campus buildings; physical rehabilitation program; special services' evolution from war veteran exclusive to non-veteran students with disabilities; program replication in other domestic and foreign universities; Greyhound buses donation; and fundraising for bus-adaptation project. Major correspondents include UIUC staff and faculty Robert G. Bone, Ronald L. Graffouiliere and Tim J. Nugent, and Caesar Orville, President of Greyhound Bus lines. Materials were digitized by the Digital Content Creation Unit in 2011.
  • Donald W. Kerst Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Donald W. Kerst includes correspondence concerning Midwest Universities Research Association (MURA) developement.
  • DRES Films and Videotapes Audiovisual Records. 1949 (Digital Surrogates), 1959-1975
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the DRES Films and Videotapes Audiovisual Records, include promotional news clips, interviews with students from the Division of Rehabilitation Education Service (DRES), and informational videos and films concerning employment opportunities, job placement, physical therapy, exercise, daily life in campus for students with disabilities, adaptive equipment, and athletic events. Video recordings include interviews with Professor Timothy J. Nugent (Counselor of rehabilitation).
  • Eames Family Letters (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Eames family letters consists of ten letters primarily written by Stephen Eames of Knox County, Illinois to family and friends in Vermont and New Hampshire. Stephen Eames purchased land in Walnut Creek, Knox County, Illinois in 1839. Here he began a farm and built a log cabin. He kept in frequent touch with his family on the East Coast and updated them about his farm and health. The digitized content contains letters primarily written by Stephen Eames to family and friends regarding starting a farm, prices of crops, population growth in the area, and personal health. Eames writes about the advantages and disadvantages to farming in the area such as soil quality, fresh air, wild animals, and sickness along surrounding rivers. He describes Mormon settlements and his thoughts on them, as well as the founding of the Bishop Hill Swedish colony nearby. Other letters are written by Eames’ nephew, Darius Plumb, and his niece, Eveline Eames, to family members in New England. Darius Plumb writes from St. Louis just before his departure to the California gold fields. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Eames Family Letters (MS 605). The collection was completely digitized in 2019. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Edgar J. Townsend Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Edgar J. Townsend Papers includes general incoming correspondance and a Townsend Family History including narrative and photographs.
  • Edgar L. Erickson Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Edgar L. Erickson Papers include correspondence, meeting programs, notes and minutes, articles, and drafts of articles with handwritten notes concerning the American Historical Association.