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  • 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.
  • Wilhelm Julius Grahn Diary and Note (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Wilhelm Julius Grahn Diary and Note consists of a photocopied diary written by Grahn from 1870-1873, a partial translation of the diary, and a biographical sketch about Grahn written in 1965. Wilhelm Julius Grahn (1840-1930) immigrated to the United States in 1869 from German-speaking central Europe. He arrived in New York, and soon moved to Wisconsin where he enlisted in five years of military service in 1871. He was sent to Newport, Rhode Island, to Camp Douglas in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Mississippi, and to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 1879, he married Caroline Freimuth Trimpe and the couple moved onto 80 acres of prairie land in Clay County, Illinois. The digitized content contains a photocopied diary, a partial translation of the diary, and a biographical sketch. The diary was written by Wilhelm Julius Grahn from 1870-1873. In his writing, there is an emphasis on his faith in God through reading scripture, especially the New Testament, and singing hymns. He also describes camp life, problems with Native Americans leaving their reservations, and the garden he and other soldiers maintained at Camp Douglas. The biographical sketch was written in 1965. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Wilhelm Julius Grahn Diary and Note (MS 658). The collection was completely digitized in 2019. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • 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 Production Audiovisual Materials (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates of WILL Production Audiovisual Materials include digitized DVDs of segments from WILL-TV programs "By The People: A Lincoln Portrait" and a recording of the 2014 Illinois Prize Awarded to Roger Ebert.
  • 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 Governing Board Minutes (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    YMCA Governing Board Minutes (1904-2003), also includes scrapbook volumes (1929-1957), reports, and materials of the Building and Executive Committees.
  • 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".