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  • 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.
  • Richard K. Cook Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Richard K. Cook Papers includes correspondence and manuscripts concerning absolute calibration of microphones.
  • 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.
  • Robert Christy Hallowell Diary (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Robert Christy Hallowell Diary consists of the 1864 journal of principal musician Robert C. Hallowell, who served in the 39th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The diary contains descriptions of skirmishes and daily military life between February to September 1864. It also details Hallowell's travels after he was discharged. Robert C. Hallowell was from Leroy, Illinois. He served in the Illinois infantry as a principal musician from September 1861 to September 1864. He also owned several properties in Leroy, which he rented out. The digitized content contains Hallowell’s diary, which discusses military travels, skirmishes, and activities. It also describes the travels of Hallowell and his friend, R.C. Randolph, who after being discharged visited Washington, D.C, Baltimore, Maryland, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, before returning to Leroy. While traveling, the two visited tourist destinations, churches, and a Republican parade. Some pages of the diary have also been used to record financial gains and spending. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Robert Christy Hallowell Diary and Business Records (MS 683). The collection was partially digitized in 2020. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • 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.
  • Seward C. Staley Papers (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born digital records from the Seward C. Staley Papers includes a bibliography listing sports bibliographies. The bibliography is divided in three files.
  • 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 17,000 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 (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.
  • The Sophograph (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digitized surrogate of the Sophograph published by the sophomore class in an annual commentary on students and university life, featuring articles, poetry, cartoons, photographs, quotations describing personalities, class rolls, directories of student officers, class histories, class rivalries, athletic activities, military drill, social events, jokes and advertisements. The 1883 issue was titled The Saturnian. In 1894, the Illio replaced the Sophograph as the student annual. http://archives.library.illinois.edu/archon/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=736&q=Sophograph+
  • 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.
  • SRRT Subject File (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) Subject File, including files on the ALA Black Caucus, Gay Task Force, and the Coretta Scott King Award.
  • 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.
  • Star Wars Club Records (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Star Wars Club Records include correspondence, photographs, administrative documents, membership rosters, and promotional materials related to the club from its beginning in 2017.
  • Statistics and Surveys (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of the Statistics and Surveys, including files on the Kentucky Bookmobile project (1945-54).
  • 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.
  • Stephen Dennis Letter (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Stephen Dennis Letter consists of one letter written by Stephen Dennis to his grandfather, William A. Dennis. Stephen Dennis was a farmer in Greenville, Bond County, Illinois. William A. Dennis lived in Virginia. The digitized content contains a letter Stephen Dennis wrote to his grandfather in 1850. The letter describes family matters and challenges of the past three crop seasons, including weather and the transition from farming corn to farming wheat. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Stephen Dennis Letter (MS 920). The collection completely digitized in 2020. 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.