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  • 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.
  • RUSA Subject File (Born Digital)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital copies from the RUSA Subject File, including photographs of awards receptions (2004), CODES reception (2004), Awards Committee (2005), ABC-CLIO Online History, Brody Medal, MARS Award, Bessie Boehm Moore Thorndike Press Award (2003), Dun & Bradstreet Award for Outstanding Service to Minority Business Communities (2002-2004), Dun & Bradstreet Public Librarian Support Award (2003-2005), Dartmouth Medal (2002-2005), Gale Group Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship (2003-2005), Genealogical Publishing Company/History Section Award (2003-2005), and Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award (2000-2005).
  • 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.
  • Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Sjoerd Koopman Library Postcard Collection was donated by Sjoerd Koopman, a Dutch former librarian, who also for a range of years worked for the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). Koopman owns a large private collection of pictorial and photographic postcards, depicting libraries throughout the world. The collection of approximately 16,000 cards consists of external as well as interior views, in color and black/white, vintage and modern, and is still growing. It holds postcards of buildings of public, academic, national, mobile, medical, museum and private libraries, reading rooms, catalog halls, etc. Koopman is currently donating all of his duplicate postcards of libraries in the US to the American Library Association Archives, which are available in this digital collection. Future contributions and their descriptions will be added to this digital collection.
  • Slavic and East European Librarians Section Subject File, 1968-1970 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Subject File of the Slavic and East European Librarians Section, including materials on cataloging and classification.
  • Small Homes Council Research Publications (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Small Homes Council Research Publications contains digitized construction manuals prepared by the Small Homes Council-Building Research Council. Manuals include: "Manual Basic Construction Materials Takeoff Workshop", prepared by Professor Rudard A. Jones (1965); "Technical Study. Fastening Surfacing Materials in Rehabilitation Operations" (1968) and "Performance-Based Space Criteria for Low-Cost Housing", by professors Rudard Jones and William Kapple (1968).
  • Small Homes Council Technical Notes (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Small Homes Council Technical Notes, includes digitized technical Notes issued by the Small Homes Council-Building Research Council including Prevention and Treatment of Construction Damage to Shade Trees (TN-1: 1965); Built-up Roofing Details (TN-2: 1966, 1970, 1981); Insulation for Heating (TN-3: 1969, 1977); Converting a Concrete Slab to a Wood Subfloor (TN-4: 1969); Planning for More Space (TN-5: 1969); Investigation of the Mechanical Characteristics of Truss Plates on Fire-Retardant-Treated Wood (TN-6: 1971); Application of Treated Poles and Posts for House Construction (TN-7: 1972); Residential Swimming Pools (TN-8: 1972); Construction for Attic Ventilation (TN-9: 1974); Home Heating and Cooling with Electricity (TN-10: 1974); Gusset Plates from Plywood and Hardboard Scrap (TN-11: 1974); Influence of Heel Wedges on the Stiffness and Strength of Wood Roof Trusses with Metal Plate Connections (TN-12: 1975); Modernization of Hydronic Systems (TN-13: 1976); Details and Engineering Analysis of the Illinois Lo-Cal House (TN-14: 1979); Wood-Frame Construction-Do It Right! (TN-15: 1983); Speaking of Windows (TN-16: 1984, 1990); Flat Roof Conversions (TN-17: 1985); and Ceiling-Floor Partition Separation: What Is It and Why Is It Occurring? (TN-18: 1989).
  • Society for the Preservation of Greek Housing Records (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Society for the Preservation of Greek Housing Records (Born Digital Records), 2004, 2008, 2010, contains born digital images of Newman House, Alpha Sigma Phi House, Sigma Chi House, Sigma Nu House, Theta Xi House, and other chapter houses in Champaign-Urbana.
  • Sonya Salamon Papers (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Sonya Salamon Papers (Born Digital Records), 1978-1997, 2000, 2005-2006, contains field notes, research notes, survey notes, survey codes, survey instruments, forms, and spreadsheets, relating to rural communities in the US, including ethnic backgrounds, farming practices, land ownership and transfer, rural households, sustainable agriculture, farms organization and operation, family/community interface, religion, marriage patterns; as well as women and family in Japan and Germany. Materials include handwritten and typewritten documents that were digitized by the creator, NOT by the University Archives. Note: Some materials are restricted. Access copies of non-restricted materials are available upon request.
  • Sousa Archives Music Instrument Digital Image and 3D Model Collection
    Sousa Archives and Center for American Music  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music (SACAM) acquires and preserves significant archival records and historical artifacts in multiple formats that document America's diverse music heritage. The Center’s collection of historical music instruments, dating between 1810-1972, include rare cornets and trumpets, early boxwood clarinets and flutes, unique double-reed sarrusophones, bassoons and Heckelphone, unusual harps and zithers, prototype electronic Hawaiian guitars and Sal Mar Construction, and Civil War era military horns. The Center’s music instruments complement its significant archival collections that document the lives and careers of such musicians and band leaders as John Philip Sousa, Herbert L. Clarke, Claude Gordon, as well as University of Illinois Band Directors A. Austin Harding, and Mark Hindsley. The instruments also document early technological developments associated with both European and American music instrument manufacturing by such important manufacturers as Frank Holton, F. Besson, C.G. Conn, Isaac Fiske, John F. Stratton, Graves & Co., A. G. Wright, and Christian R. Stark. The provenance of each instrument is identified in each set of images. Each instrument from the archive’s collections is being photographed from multiple viewpoints. In addition to high resolution still images of the fronts, backs, sides, tops, and bottoms of each instrument, fully accessible 3-dimensional digital models are being created for each of the instruments. These 3D images are highly interactive, allowing online users to move, rotate, turn, pan across, and zoom in and out of each model to more fully examine the intricate details of instrument. The Center’s ultimate long-term goal is to create digital sound files for each playable instrument and incorporate them into its music instrument digital library which will provide users with broadest multi-media educational experience using today’s online technologies.
  • Stanley Smith Papers (Born Digital Records, Digital Surrogates and Audio Visual Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Stanley Smith Papers (Born Digital Records, Digital Surrogates and Audio Visual Digital Surrogates), 1989-2011, 2014, contains presentations, images, web tutorials, audio and video concerning chemistry curriculum and instruction. Digital materials involve topics as web-based instruction, Falconsoft, PLATO, course materials and Chemistry Department equipment and facilities. Streaming access to video material containing PLATO screenshots and chemistry experiment demonstrations, is available at this link: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/playlist/dedicated/59489761/1_set2aamg/1_ehngnnti Complementary material available upon request; includes computer programs, additional presentations, pictures, maps, audio and video files, concerning chemistry curriculum, instruction and research, Falconsoft, PLATO, course materials, Chemistry Department Faculty and the renovation of Noyes Hall.
  • Stephen A. Forbes Papers (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Stephen Alfred Forbes Papers consists of Civil War diaries and correspondence of Captain Stephen Alfred Forbes, a soldier in the 7th Illinois Cavalry, as well as a photograph of him in uniform. Stephen Alfred Forbes (1844-1930) enlisted at age 17 to serve in the 7th Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War, attaining the rank of Captain. During the war, he faced a number of challenges, including imprisonment and disease, but he survived to become a premiere natural historian for the state of Illinois. The digitized content contains the entirety of Stephen Forbes's original Civil War diaries from 1861, 1862, and 1864-1865 as well as over a dozen letters from the same era. The digitized materials also include a photograph of Stephen A. Forbes in uniform, circa 1862. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Stephen Alfred Forbes Papers (MS 815). The collection was partially digitized in 2017, 2018, and 2019. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Steven Salaita Controversy Reference File (Born Digital Records and Clippings Index)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Clippings Index from the Steven Salaita Controversy Reference File (2007-2015), documents publicly-available resources regarding the decision by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees to deny an offer of employment to Steven Salaita on August 1, 2014. The preserved materials comprise an index of textual documents from the records of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and or/other public (i.e. Internet-accessible) resources such as news articles, blog postings, and public tweets. The index organizes these materials by type of material, and chronologically by date of creation thereunder. Phys. Desc: Contains preservation copies of publicly available documents, websites, blogs, social media postings, and audio and video streams stored in the Internet Archive or other preservation systems managed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Files have undergone minimal processing, and may require the use of specialized software for display and access. Formats include DOC, PPT, PDF, AVI, MPG, MP4, MHTML and WARC. Additional Digital Materials include 3.05 GB of files. Files have undergone minimal processing, and may require the use of specialized software for display and access.
  • Stuart Sherman Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Stuart Sherman Papers includes correspondance concerning Albert Bigelow Paine and Samson Raphaelson.
  • Student Senate Files (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Student Senate Files include a born digital flyer, photograph, and two videos showing the #NotOurMascot protest held during the Homecoming Parade on October 27, 2017.
  • Summary of Engineering Research (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records form the Summary of Engineering Research include content from the 2003 Summary of Engineering Research report including lists of faculty by department, abstracts for ongoing and completed research, departmental descriptions, reports from the Coordinated Science Laboratory, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, and Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory, and descriptions of university run research organizations, research centers, and laboratories.
  • Summer Session Timetables (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Summer Session Timetables (Digital Surrogates), 1956, 1967, 1976-1978, includes digitized timetables, referring to titles and numbers of courses offered, prerequisites, credits offered, sections, time and place of meeting, instructors and instructions for class registration.
  • Supercomputing Research & Development Publications (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Supercomputing Research & Development Publications (Digital Surrogates), 1989-1990, contains a digitized newsletter (CSRD Notes, 1989-1990), concerning descriptions of the most significant Research and Development work being conducted at the Center for Super Computing Research and Development (CSRD).
  • Teaching Teleapprenticeship Videotapes (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of Teaching Teleapprentice Videotapes contains digitized VHS tape concerning YLP Training and Interaction.
  • Teaching with Digital Content (Cultural Heritage Community)
    University Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Using digitized primary source materials involves fundamental shifts in the service and teaching methods of curators, librarians, and teachers, regardless of their audiences. This project seeks to develop a successful model program to integrate digital primary source materials into K-12 curriculum and assignments, as well as into the educational programs of museums and libraries. This project brings together a group of libraries and museums and their digital content with K-12 teachers, to identify reliable methods of integrating digitized content into teaching units and learning guides, to demonstrate innovative technology-based applications using these materials, and to evaluate and report on their effectiveness. Collection size: approximately 1600 items.
  • Theodore L. Brown Papers (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates from the Theodore L. Brown Papers include presentation slides and a draft text, concerning Brown's publication "Bridging Divides: The Origins of the Beckman Institute at Illinois". This series also include a digitized audio recording of the Beckman Institute Dedication on April 6th, 1989. The digitized audiorecording is available here: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/playlist/dedicated/59489761/1_azi63ybf/1_qfhqil89
  • Third Armored Division Association Records and Audiovisuals (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of Third Armored Division Association Records and Audiovisuals (1941 - 1945, 1993) contain digitized copies of pictures, newsletters, newspaper clippings and newspapers' typewritten transcriptions, concerning the 3rd Armored Division's history, members, military campaigns and accomplishments, recreational activities, and cartoons about soldier's daily situations. Digitized newsletters include the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment's Spearhead newsletter and the 3rd Armored Division's The Ozark Red newsletter. Digitized pictures show the 32nd Regiment D Company and personal files of veterans Lee Garrett (member of the First Battalion, 32nd Armored Regiment) and Hanford Counts (of the 33rd Armored Regiment). Materials also contain excerpts from Anthony Hufnagel Oral History about World War II training and combats. Additional digitized material is available upon request, containing digitized after action reports; Periodic reports; Battalion operation journals; war diaries; narrative reports; and typewritten historic reports, related with operations of the 3rd Armored Division, the 32nd and 33rd Armored Regiments, the 486th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion, and the 703rd Tank Destroyer Battalion. Digitized materials include articles and memoirs of John T Jones about the Paderborn battle (March 29th - April 3rd 1945); a history of the 143rd Armored Signal Company; the "History of the 36th Armored Infantry Regiment. 3rd Armored division" by Haynes W. Dugan, covering the years 1941-1945; the report "The battle of Mons. 1- 4 September 1944", by 1st Lt Fred L Hadsel; and oversized maps of Germany and Central Europe. Most documents were originally marked as classified in 1945 and then were marked as declassified in 1973 and 1989. Digitized materials also include a series of handwritten personal correspondence, pictures, and clippings of Veteran Melvin Lieurance. Digital surrogates of audiovisual materials are also available upon request. These materials include digitized video recordings concerning activities and journeys of the 899th Tank Destroyer Battalion, 9th Infantry Division, First Army (1945); 3rd Armored Division, Rocket Barrage and Attack Push Off; Mausbach, Germany (Nov. 15, 1944); 3rd Armored Division, Tank Air Support (Nov. 1944); Third Armored Division in Europe (1944-45); Lafayette G. Pool Hall Dedication, Fort Knox, KY (July 1, 1993); digitized audio recording of Ted Malone's Westinghouse Radio Overseas Broadcast in France (July 14, 1944).
  • Thomas J. and Elizabeth Chambers Morgan Papers (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Thomas J. and Elizabeth Chambers Morgan collection consists of letters, notes, speeches and addresses, and newspaper clippings regarding Thomas and Elizabeth Morgan involvement with Mother Jones, the labor movement, and the Socialist Party. Thomas J. Morgan (1847-1912), a lawyer, socialist, and labor leader, was born in Birmingham, England, and came to Chicago where he became president of the Machinists' Union in 1874. He was active in numerous labor organizations as an official, speaker, and writer as well as a frequent labor and socialist nominee for political office. From 1909 to 1911, he issued a weekly publication, The Provoker. His wife, Elizabeth Chambers Morgan, was also deeply involved in the labor movement. Among other activities, she investigated sweatshop conditions among women workers in Chicago in 1891. She compiled the correspondence and clippings in this collection. The digitized content contains letters, notes, speeches and addresses, and newspaper clippings relating to Thomas and Elizabeth Morgan's involvement with Mother Jones, the labor movement and the Socialist Party, and Morgan's The Provoker. Included are letters to Thomas J. Morgan expressing support of The Provoker and some criticizing him for the publication, and letters to and from Elizabeth Morgan about the Woman's Federal Labor Union. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Thomas J. and Elizabeth Chambers Morgan Collection (MS 139). The collection was partially digitized in 2019. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Timothy J. Nugent Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Timothy J. Nugent Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1960-1962, includes digitized bulletins, booklets and manuals concerning design and construction guidelines to create buildings and facilities accessible to people with disabilities and to elderly people. Materials include event newsletters and technical handbooks produced by the College of Agriculture's extension service in agriculture and home economics. This series also includes additional digitized correspondence. This material is restricted and can be accessed only with written permission from the University Archivist. Materials were digitized by the Digital Content Creation Unit in 2011
  • Topic Files (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Topic Files (Digital Surrogates), ca.1957-2009, includes newspaper clippings, press releases, handouts and brochures concerning research, faculty appointments, campus development, awards, commemorations, and other activities of University faculty and staff. Material is arranged by Department and topic areas.
  • Traffic Engineering Series (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Traffic Engineering Series (Digital Surrogates), 2001-2004, contains study reports concerning traffic signal lights’ characteristics and modules, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems and traffic control devices. Studies were conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Traffic Operations Laboratory, and presented to the Illinois Department of Transportation.
  • Translation with emendations of Opus galli anonymi by Sir Isaac Newton
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Newton's manuscript translation of an anonymous French work detailing the creation of the philosopher's stone. His inscription on front wrapper below title 'Opus galli anonymi' indicates that the procedures described in the text are similar to that of the French alchemical physician Pierre-Jean Fabre in his work L'abregé des secrets chymiques. No comparable source text is known, however. Newton's heavy emendations and corrections suggest that he was not merely transcribing, but extemporaneously creating an original translation from the French text, possibly with his own interpretations and elucidations.
  • UC2B Initiative (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Urbana-Champaign Big Broadband (UC2B) Initiative Records include government publications, publicity, maps, research files, proposals, community commentary, websites, surveys, agendas, minutes, presentations, press releases, reports, correspondence, videos, news articles, and photographs concerning meetings of the UC2B board, broadband statistics, impact of technology on communities, support of the UC2B Initiative, grant processes, access to broadband, community outreach, details about the 2010 eBlackCU summer intern program, and proposals to advance the goal of this initiative.
  • United States Department of Agriculture Soil Maps
    Map Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Recognizing that the characteristics of soil have a great impact on the quality and yield of crops, the United States Department of Agriculture Division of Soils, later Bureau of Soils, created soil survey reports and maps to document areas of and differences in soil types and to describe problems encountered by specific agricultural processes or crops. Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils was produced annually by the U.S. Department of Agriculture form 1899 (1st) through 1922 (24th), with the first two reports (1899-1900) published as the Field Operations of the Division of Soils. Reports included an extensive text and a set of soil survey maps for various counties, parishes, and locations in the United States. This collection consists of digitized soil survey maps. Digitized texts can be found in the HathiTrust (https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/002137918). Additionally, links to text for individual years are included as part of the descriptions of the scanned maps.
  • University Built Environment
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    In the beginning, the inspiration and actualization of the land-grant Industrial University, what was to become the University of Illinois, required thoughtful planning and a commitment to its built environment. The design and planning decisions made early on would influence all current and future development on the campus of the University of Illinois and its influence on the surrounding neighborhoods. It is the essence of the built environment that provides a back-drop to and anchors all aspects of daily life for most communities. For the Urbana campus these anchors are grounded in the foundations of historic landmarks such as the Central Quadrangle, the Alma Mater, Memorial Stadium, the Illini Union, Altgeld Hall, and Lincoln Hall. The daily life of those engaged in academic pursuits is punctuated by the open spaces and trees lining walkways between buildings. Within the buildings themselves, the use of space is in a never-ending state of movement, with remodeling projects shifting space to meet the classroom and laboratory needs of the next generation of students and faculty. The Illinois Built Environment collection provides to the public for the first time, a first-hand view of select original documents used to shape the Campus. Among others, items include hand sketches of campus plans, original trace and linen drawings of many of the Central Quadrangle buildings, four separate proposed sketches for the original Library, now known as Altgeld Hall, and watercolor renderings for the display of the Alma Mater and many buildings. Many of the documents are common elevation architectural drawings. Some provide information that can inform the educated eye about building materials and the use of various construction techniques. Many are reflective of design trends of the times and some show comments and notes of the architect. Unique to a collection such is this is the dual role the document plays. At any moment a document may be in immediate need to help guide professional craftsmen with repair and remodeling tasks. This same document may simultaneously be a living testament to the past by the very nature of the information it contains, thereby making it a priceless artifact. This collection will grow over time as more original drawings, sketches and renderings are released for public use.