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  • 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 Archives Reference File (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the University Archives Reference File contains articles and digital exhibits, pertaining to materials held at the Archives' ready reference file. Electronic records available for this Series include the following material associated with paper folders: Notable University Residence Hall Alumni, ca.2000: Document, presumably created by University Housing, listing selected notable University alumni and their former addresses in University Residence Halls. Found in: University Archives Reference File, 1963- > Box 5 > Folder 20: Housing. Vermillion River Observatory History, spring 2005: Article from from the ECE Alumni News, vol. XXXIX, Spring 2005. This article was created by Hutchinson, James Andrew (Jamie). Found in: University Archives Reference File, 1963- >Box 7 > Folder 71: Observatory. Unofficial St. Patrick's Day: The Official Story, March 2014: Blog post prepared by Archives' staff, documenting the history of the event known as "Unofficial", and providing relevant sources for research. Avaliable at: http://archives.library.illinois.edu/blog/unofficial/. Found in: University Archives Reference File, 1963- > Box 9 > Folder 23: Unofficial St. Patrick's Day. Project 500 Online Exhibit, May 2013:Online exhibit created by students as a class project for History 386, Public History, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Available at: http://project500.omeka.net/exhibits/show/bpi. Found in: University Archives Reference File, 1963- >Box 8 > Folder 49: Special Educational Opportunities Program (SEOP).
  • 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.
  • University Enrollment File (Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    University Enrollment File (Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Records), 1869 -1967, 1970, 1975 -, contains surveys forms and statistical data of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the university's Division of Management Information (DMI), concerning institutional characteristics; student enrollment statistics and degrees awarded by race/ethnicity, gender, region of origin (country, state, county), college, curriculum and student level; college curriculum codes, and CIP (classification of instructional program) codes; miscellaneous student statistics for various surveys; and a survey form for academic libraries. Additional information about enrollment statistics can be found at the DMI's website: http://www.dmi.illinois.edu/stuenr/
  • University High School Oral History Interviews (Born Digital and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    University High School Oral History Interviews includes biographies, release forms, transcripts of interviews, and oral histories conducted by Uni High students on various topics including counterculture in Champaign-Urbana, military, gender and racial equity, intellectual and physical disabilities, right to marry, Asian Americans, and minorities in athletics.
  • University Honors — the Bronze Tablets
    University Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The University of Illinois began the tradition of inscribing the Bronze Tablets with the names of students receiving University Honors in 1925. A new tablet is hung in the Main Library each year. Inscription on the Bronze Tablets recognizes sustained academic achievement by undergraduate students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. According to the Student Code, students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point-average through the academic term prior to graduation, and rank in the top three percent of the students in their graduating class. The University Library commissioned Chris Brown Photography to photograph the Tablets. Prints are available for purchase through the Illini Union Bookstore.
  • University Labor Agreements (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the University Labor Agreements consists of documents by the board of trustees of the University of Illinois and their agreements regarding labor. The records pertain to Chicago, Springfield and Urbana Campuses of the University of Illinois.
  • University Library and Departmental Library Annual Reports (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    University Library and Departmental Library Annual Reports (Digital Surrogates), 1946-2003, contains annual departmental library reports (1975 - 2003) and reports to the University President (1946 - 89) by the University Librarian, relating to Library growth and collection development, departmental libraries, notable acquisitions, cataloging, library use, physical plant improvements , personnel and library needs. Materials were digitized by the University Library in a large-scale digitization project in 2007.
  • University of Illinois Library Friendscript (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    University of Illinois Library Friendscript (Digital Surrogates), 1979-2007, contains digitized copies of "Friendscript" an illustrated quarterly newsletter of the Library Friends (1979-2007), relating to announcements of gifts and donations to the Library; major acquisitions; brief articles on Library holdings, needs, building, and staff; and news of Friends' membership and meetings. Materials were digitized by the University Library in a large-scale digitization project in 2007.
  • University of Illinois Material (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the University of Illinois Material includes digitized images, concerning digitized "UI Viewbooks" for years 1893, 1904 and 1909, displaying campus scenes, university athletics, university band, and campus buildings. Digitized images also include a copy of the booklet "Popular Illinois Men", published by Joseph Kuhn & Co. in Spring 1912, including photographs of captains and members of athletic teams, modelling suits sold by the Kuhn Co.
  • University of Illinois Student Code (Born Digital and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital and Digital Surrogates from the University of Illinois Student Code, includes three born digital booklets and two digitized booklets, concerning the University's student code for years 2005, 2007, 1902 and 1915
  • University Videotapes (Audiovisual Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Audiovisual digital surrogates of University Videotapes contains digitized color and black and white University videotapes and recorded television programs relating to College Bowl between University of Iowa and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (1960); Krannert Center for the Performing Arts (ca. 1965); Illinois Summer Youth Music (1967); University Christmas shows by the University of Illinois School of Music (1970-79); John E. Corbally's Addresses on the state of the University (1971-77); TV show "A University on the Move" (1971); a Campus Overview with President Stukel (1996); and WILL interview of President B. Joseph White (2005).
  • Urban and Regional Planning Department Course Material (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Urban and Regional Planning Department Course Material includes the Illiville Planning Case Study.
  • Vernon K. Zimmerman Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the Vernon K. Zimmerman Papers include a digitized VHS tape of Zimmerman's speech at William L. Campfield's Roast.
  • Voices of Illinois Oral History Project (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Voices of Illinois Oral History Project includes oral history interview audio files conducted by archives staff with University of Illinois alumni and staff who graduated and/or worked at the university from 1960 through 2018. Interviews regard student life, course work, Greek life (specifically Delta Sigma Theta), diversity on campus, extracurricular activities, social justice, life after college, national events, and the history of the Krannert Center for the Perfomring Arts.
  • Volunteer Illini Program Records (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Volunteer Illini Program Records includes conference materials, newsclippings, publications, manuscripts, and statistics concerning Volunteer Illini Program (VIP), Leadership in Volunteerism Expereince (LIVE), Public Relations Project, and Urban Development Project. The series also contains a digitized video recording of an interview with Dean Hatch about the history of VIP (Volunteer Illini Project), concerning how the VIP started, student life around the late 1960s, student tutoring and advising activities, the evolution of these student activities into a volunteer association, and the organization's funding. Audiovisual content can also be found in MediaSpace: https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/playlist/dedicated/59489761/1_fylspptz/1_wc5erbih
  • War Committee Publications (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the War Committee Publications contains a 1917 digitized bulletin, entitled "Response of the University of Illinois to the Call of War".
  • Watson F. Lewis Papers (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Watson F. Lewis Papers (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates), ca. 1920-1921, includes transcriptions of correspondence and digitized photographs, concerning Lewis' service as YMCA Secretary at Manchuria, Japan and Russia. Correspondence includes letters from Watson Lewis to his wife Mildred between 1920 and 1921. Photographs were digitized in 2006 for preservation purposes. An access copy of this material is available upon request.
  • W. Elmer Ekblaw Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    W. Elmer Ekblaw Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1914, contains a digitized letter from W. Elmer Ekblaw to Miss Eva M. Shepard of Chicago concerning Ekblaw's severe frostbit of his foot during his service with the Crocker Land Expedition, detailing his injury, his recovery and reading habits during recovery, his enjoyment of letter writing, his interactions with the Inuit, his hunting of bears and muskox, and his reflection upon the solitude of his environment. The letter was written while Ekblaw was recovering of his injury. Original document can be found in record series: 26/20/153, Box 1.
  • William R. Schowalter Papers (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    William R. Schowalter Papers (Born Digital Records), 1985-2002, contains William R. Schowalter's correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and agendas, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations documenting his tenure as Dean of the College of Engineering (1988-2001), including his involvement in various committees, faculty research, the establishment of partnerships between the College and industry, and the annual meeting of the College of Engineering Advisory Board (CEAB). Additional material to online files is available upon request, including letters, programs, reports, lists, resumes, concerning Schowalter's career as Dean of Engineering. Files have undergone minimal processing and may require the use of specialized software for display and access.
  • William S. Robertson Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the William S. Robertson Papers contains a Bibliography of South American Books in the University of Illinois Library.
  • William T. Greenough Papers (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    William T. Greenough Papers (Born Digital Records), ca.1990-2010, contains drafts of manuscripts, correspondence, research and teaching material, grant proposals, and biographical sketches concerning William T. Greenough's career as professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Psychology, and Psychiatry, and as director for the Center for Advanced Study and his work at the Beckman Institute. Additional digital materials are available upon request. Include complementary information about Greenough's career as director for the Center for Advanced Study and his work at the Beckman Institute as the Co-Director of the Main Research Theme Group on Biological Intelligence. Materials document research collaborations with colleagues, such as on the neurobiology of the fragile X syndrome, cellular mechanisms of memory storage, and aging, as well as his work as editor for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Files have undergone minimal processing, and may require the use of specialized software for display and access.
  • William W. Cort Recollections (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of the William W. Cort Recollections includes a five-page recollection of Henry B. Ward and instruction in zoology and parasitology and ten-page autobiography of Dr. Cort prepared from notes taken in 1966 for the Columbia University Oral History Collection and distributed on his 80th birthday, April 28, 1967.
  • Willis H. Kerr Papers, 1918-1919 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Willis H. Kerr Papers, including publicity and speech materials, stories of the Library War Service, brochures, checklists of requesting books, library promotion materials, and personal stories of soldiers using the camp libraries.
  • WILL Sound Recordings (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Sound Recordings, including disks and magnetic tapes of lectures, convocations, symposia, sports and musical events and public ceremonies, recorded by radio station WILL and news and feature programs rebroadcast by the station concerning the University, higher education, international relations, politics, fine arts, humanities, literature and science.
  • Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.), 10th Congressional District of Illinois, Records (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.), 10th Congressional District of Illinois, Records consists of a record book, dated 1883-1901, for the annual conventions of the group as well as records from executive committee meetings for the organization in select years. The Illinois W.C.T.U was founded in Bloomington, Illinois, in 1874 with the aim of promoting total abstinence from alcohol. In the decades that followed, county and local unions were established across the state. Annual Conventions for the 10th congressional district brought together representatives from both local and county unions in the area. These included the W.C.T.U. of Peoria County, Knox County, Stark County, Fulton County, and Marshall County, as well as numerous local unions. The digitized content documents the substance of the conventions, including devotions, discussions and proposals, paper presentations, reports of county and local unions, and resolutions passed. Specific efforts to engage the youth, such as "Bands of Hope" and "Y's" [Young W.C.T.U.] are also noted. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.), 10th Congressional District of Illinois, Records (MS 405). The collection was completely digitized in 2020. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Women in Computing and Information Technology Oral History Project (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Women in Computing and Information Technology Oral History Project includes interviews conducted with women faculty in the U of I Department of Computer Science and IT professionals on campus as part of the ACM-grant funded project "From Margin to Center: Reframing the History of Women in Computing and Information Technology through Oral Histories." The interviews are stored in WAV and MP3 formats. Also included are interview questions and transcripts.
  • Women in Science Lecture Series (Born Digital Records)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Records from the Women in Science Lecture Series (2020-2021), include recorded talks by women scientists and engineers at the university as part of the project “History in the Making: A Women in the Sciences Lecture Series and Preservation Project,” funded by the University of Illinois Library Innovation Fund. This monthly lecture series was hosted by the University of Illinois Archives from September 2020 to May 2021. Speakers included Kathryn B. H. Clancy, Carla Desi-Ann Hunter, Susan Martinis, and Zeynep Madak-Erdogan. The lectures are stored in MP4 format and include text files of closed captioning and chat transcripts, and nearline M4A format copies of the lecture audio.
  • World War I Maps
    Map Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The World War I maps collection contains maps and atlases published shortly before, during, and after World War I. The maps included cover all areas of the world showing the course of the war and its economic, political, and social contexts. Types of maps encompass propaganda maps, trench maps and other maps of battles and fronts, ethnographic and economic maps, maps and atlases for citizens at home, and maps created to support work of the United States delegation to the Paris Peace Conference. Please contact the Map Library with questions regarding these items via e-mail (http://www.library.illinois.edu/mailform/mail.php?emailcode=mapandgeog) or by calling 217-333-0827.
  • World War I Sheet Music from the James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music
    Sousa Archives and Center for American Music  ·   Digital Special Collections
  • YMCA Scrapbooks (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the YMCA Scrapbooks include a digitized copy of the booklet "The Why of the 'Y' at Illinois".