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  • The Cybernetics Thought Collective (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Cybernetics Though Collective Project provides access to digitized correspondence and records from four institutions holding collections related to the history of Cybernetics. These materials were digitized when the University of Illinois Archives was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop a prototype web-portal and analysis-engine to provide access to archival material related to the development of the iconic, multi-disciplinary field of cybernetics. "The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project" is a collaborative effort among several academic units at the University of Illinois (U of I) and three other institutions that also maintain archival records vital to the exploration of cybernetic history: the British Library, the American Philosophical Society, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to supporting the development of a web-portal and analysis-engine, the award enabled the multi-institutional team to digitize some of the archival records related to the pioneering work of U of I Electrical Engineering Professor Heinz von Foerster and his fellow cyberneticians W. Ross Ashby (also a former U of I Electrical Engineering faculty member), Warren S. McCulloch, and Norbert Wiener.
  • Daniel Torrey Papers (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Daniel Torrey Papers consists of personal and business papers dating from 1832-1869 of Daniel Torrey, a shop owner and craftsman who lived in Illinois and Missouri in the mid-1800s. Daniel Torrey (1808-1896) was a scythe maker and owned a wagon and blacksmithing shop in Payson, Adams County, Illinois. He married his first wife, Florinda Thompson in Maine in 1830, and together they had three children. In the 1830s the Torreys moved from Maine to Quincy, Illinois, and later, to Payson, where he established his shop. After his first wife's death in 1842, he married Priscilla Blood, and together they had seven children. In 1856 they moved to Missouri and, after 1870, to Fairbury, Nebraska. The digitized content consists of materials from Torrey's time in Maine, Illinois, and Missouri, and includes a small notebook, filled with diary entries; personal and business documents and financial records, including a letter from his second wife's relative, Amos Blood, regarding an order of steel ploughs and other farm equipment; and home remedies for common illnesses. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Daniel Torrey Papers (MS 844). The collection was partially digitized in 2018. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • David Bechtel Papers (Born Digital Records), 2014
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born digital records from the David Bechtel Papers, contains an un-published manuscript and transcriptions of reports (1954, 1970 and 1975), concerning Career Services at the University of Illinois. The manuscript is entitled "The History of Career Services at the University of Illinois", and was written by David S. Bechtel. Note: Original electronic materials are available in .doc and .docx file formats. Archives' staff created .pdf derivatives to enhance access to the original contents. Both, original files and .pdf derivatives are available for public access.
  • David Eisenman Papers and Audio Recordings (Digital Surrogates), 1966-1974
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the David Eisenman papers and audio recordings (1966-74) contain digitized newspaper clippings, correspondence, handwritten notes, published articles, article drafts, academic papers, reports, thesis and audio recordings, concerning the Special Educational Opportunities Program - SEOP (Project 500), especially the September 1968 disturbances at the Illini Union. Topics cover the evolution of the crisis, treatment of students by the disciplinary system, university- community relations, and coverage of the incident by media, especially the Chicago Tribune. Audio recordings relate Eiseman's first-hand accounts of the protests by African American students against their placement in sub-standard housing in the first weeks of the program. Audio recordings are available on-line at the Oral History Projects website at: http://archives.library.illinois.edu/slcold/researchguides/oralhistory/project500/Eisenman_tapes/
  • Delta Sigma Omicron Records (Digital Surrogates), 1948-2007
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Delta Sigma Omicron records, contain statements, reports, forms, correspondence, handwritten notes, and bylaws concerning the creation, operation and activities of the Rehabilitation Service fraternity Delta Sigma Omicron, including membership statement, achievements, as well as fraternity events and meetings (1948 -1953). Major correspondents include Willard D. Holloway (Fraternity president) and Professor Timothy J. Nugent (Director of Rehabilitation Education Services) These materials were digitized by the Digital Content Creation Unit in 2011. Digitized copies of Sigma Signs, the Delta Sigma Omicron publication are available through the Internet Archive at: http://archive.org/search.php?query=sigma%20signs. Digitized copies available cover the period 1949 -2007
  • Departmental History Records (Digital Surrogates), 1916
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Departmental History Records include a digitized report, concerning the history, equipment, faculty, students, announcements and courses of the Department of Chemistry for years 1916 and 1917. The report was printed as a bulletin on February 21, 1916. Note: The digitized material includes only the first 33 pages of the 108 pages that constitute the hard copy report, held at the University Archives. For more information, please see this Series main catalog record.
  • Department of Physics’ Annual Reports Records (Digital Surrogates), 1907-1980
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Department of Physics' Annual Reports Records, 1907-1980, include reports and correspondence concerning departmental activities, courses taught, research conducted, teaching assignments, departmental visitors, speakers, budget and location needs. Note: The original copy of the annual report for 1966-1967 can be found in Record Series 11/1/3.
  • Digital Emblematica
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The Digital Emblematica collection highlights a fraction of the internationally renowned emblem book collection owned by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England, each digitized book can contain up to 1,500 emblems to peruse. These 17th and 18th Century creations typically link together three constitutive elements — a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio."
  • Digital Rare Book Collection
    Rare Book & Manuscript Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Imprints from The Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from the beginning of printing to the present.
  • Digitized Books
    Library General Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digitized Books is a web service that tracks what items from the UIUC general collections have been digitized and made available in the HathiTrust Digital Library (http://www.hathitrust.org/), the Internet Archive (https://archive.org/), and the library's corporate partners.
  • Division of Rehabilitation Education Services Subject File (Digital Surrogates), 1949-1997
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services Subject File, 1949 -1997, contain selected digitized correspondence; event programs; speeches; newspapers clippings; acceptance letters and orientation bulletins for accepted students with disabilities; and annual reports, concerning the Division of Rehabilitation Education Services' (DRES) operations, programs, projects and achievements. Topics cover specific facilities and equipment required; accessibility and required modifications in campus buildings; physical rehabilitation program; special services' evolution from war veteran exclusive to non-veteran students with disabilities; program replication in other domestic and foreign universities; Greyhound buses donation; and fundraising for bus-adaptation project. Major correspondents include UIUC staff and faculty Robert G. Bone, Ronald L. Graffouiliere and Tim J. Nugent, and Caesar Orville, President of Greyhound Bus lines. Materials were digitized by the Digital Content Creation Unit in 2011.
  • Ed Kieser Papers (Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates), 1987-2010
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records and Digital Surrogates from the Ed Kieser Papers, chief Meteorologist of WILL Radio (1987-2010), contain WILL radio broadcasts, including "Talk to Ed Kieser" segments, and "Tornadoes with Ed Kieser" videos; interview recordings; tornado films; presentation slides on tornado preparedness seminars, weather trends in Illinois and the U.S.; meteorological radar pictures of east central Illinois, and storm images. Streaming access to video recordings are also available at https://mediaspace.illinois.edu/playlist/dedicated/59489761/1_ql7fhy82/1_1gvm2hoa
  • Edmund J. James Publication Scrapbooks (Digital Surrogates), 1905
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Edmund J. James Publication Scrapbooks contain digitized correspondence and memoranda, relating to a Memorandum sent by University President Edmund J. James to the President of the United States, concerning the sending of an educational commission to China, in the context of a process known as the Regeneration of China. For more information about President Edmund J. James publications and scrapbooks, see record series 2/5/13. And for additional information about President Edmund James, see Records Relating to Edmund J. James (1904-1920) at Archon catalogue.
  • Edward Caldwell Cherry Mine Disaster Research Collection (Born Digital and Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The born digital and digitized content of the Edward Caldwell Cherry Mine Disaster Research Collection consists of research and source materials collected by Edward Caldwell related to the 1909 mining disaster in Cherry, Illinois, its victims, and the aftermath of the incident. Materials date from 1903 to 2007 and include publications, letters and diaries, compilations of newspaper articles, reports, photographs, and indexes of victims' names. Edward E. Caldwell (1930-2015) was an engineer with an interest in local history. He began collecting and organizing materials related to the Cherry Mine disaster in 1975 and continued gathering research for the next three decades. The Cherry Mine disaster, which resulted from a fire that started on November 13, 1909, in the Cherry, Illinois, coal mine, was the third most deadly coal mining tragedy in U.S. History, and 259 men and boys lost their lives. The born digital and digitized content contains digital copies of a variety of sources on the Cherry Mine disaster compiled by Caldwell. The sources include transcribed newspaper articles primarily from 1909-1910, publications dating from 1909 to 2007, official reports on the disaster and the response, the coroner's inquest, legal documents for the mine, transcribed diaries and letters, photographs of the mine and miners, and indices of victims' names to various sources. Online access to some documents and the photographs is restricted due to copyright. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Edward Caldwell Cherry Mine Disaster Research Collection (MS 515). Both born digital and digitized items were migrated from DVDs in 2017. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Edwin C. Rae Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1945-1947, 1958
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Edwin C. Rae Papers contain digitized pictures, albums, correspondence, certificates, catalogs, reports, and magazines related with the restoration and preservation of art and architecture pieces in Germany after World War II. Materials are related with distinctions received by Mr. Edwin C. Rae for his important contribution as Chief of Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section, at the Office of Military Government for Bavaria (Germany). Edwin C. Rae was an American specialist at Central Collecting Point, a depot used by the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program after the end of the Second World War. Materials also include a digitized copy of of Heute, a specialized illustrated art magazine (Number 9, April 1946); a handwritten music sheet; a handwritten diary, entitled "Moments, Fine Arts and Archives Work, Diary" (1945-1947, 1958) and a handwritten note with a food listings entitled "Train Special, 22. XII. 45, Wein - Budapest".
  • Electronic Records of the Office for Intellectual Freedom, 1990-2008
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born-digital records from the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) contain agendas, correspondence, conferences papers (annual and midwinter), budgets, member rosters, official forms, meeting minutes, memos, publications, speeches, manuals, reports, statements, photographs, posters, brochures, event programs, and newspaper reprints concerning the activities of the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC), The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT), the Committee on Professional Ethics, and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Topical areas include of OIF's campaign Banned Books Week, Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), ALA code of ethics and users' rights, public library internet use policy, internet filtering, intellectual property and privacy, internet access management in U.S. public libraries, and membership to the Committee on Professional Ethics.
  • Elisabeth Debar Russian Railway Letter File (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Elisabeth Debar Russian Railway Letter File includes correspondence, transcription notes, and photocopies concerning a letter written ca. 1890-1910 by Elisabeth Debar to her sister, Clara, following a five day train trip from Paris to St. Petersburg via train which includes accounts of travelling in 3rd class, meeting fellow international travellers, delays between Berlin and St. Petersburg, the Grand Duchess Anastasia [Mikhailovna of Russia] being on the same train, and arrival in St. Petersburg. The file contains the original letter as well as supporting materials concerning rail travel in the late 19th-early 20th centuries; genealogical records and marriage records from Mairie du Havre and Prefecture de Paris; and transcriptions of the letter.
  • Elisabeth Hanson Papers (Born Digital Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The born digital content of the Elisabeth Hanson Papers consists of the digital records relating to Elisabeth Hanson, an amateur local researcher, and her research on the ecology, geography, and history of East Central Illinois and her 2012 book East Central Illinois: Exploring the Beginnings. Elisabeth Hanson was born November 2, 1917 in Columbia, Missouri. In 1945 Elisabeth moved to Champaign, Illinois, and became interested in researching the history of East Central Illinois. In 1967, Hanson began a study of the pre-settlement landscape of Piatt County, the first government land surveys of the area, and the first purchases of public lands. This study expanded to include ecological and cultural developments in East Central Illinois, and in 2012, Hanson published her book East Central Illinois: Exploring the Beginnings. Elisabeth died at age 98 in 2016. The born digital content contains a 2002 video interview of Elisabeth Hanson; a PDF of her book from 2014; and correspondence, research materials and other writings by Elisabeth Hanson from 1991-1998 including writings on Chief Illiniwek, local history, and Native Americans in Illinois. The content is organized into three folders: Interview with Elisabeth Hanson; Correspondence, Research Materials, and Other Writings; and PDF of East-Central Illinois: Exploring the Beginnings. The physical items of the Elisabeth Hanson Papers are managed by the Illinois History and Lincoln Collections at the University of Illinois Library. The born digital content comprises a portion of the Elisabeth Hanson Papers and was migrated from CDs and DVDs in 2018. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Engineering Experiment Station Bulletin Records (Digital Surrogates), 1969
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Engineering Experiment Station Bulletin Records contain a digitized copy of the Engineering Experiment Bulletin number 500, relating to the research "Restraint Characteristics of Flexible Riveted and Bolted Beam-to-Column Connections" by C. W. Lewitt, E. Chesson Jr. and W. H. Munse. For more information about the Engineering Experiment Station Bulletin or the University Experiment Station, please see this Record Series catalog record in Archon.
  • Engineering Open House Records (Born Digital and Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital and Digital Surrogates from the Engineering Open House Records, contain pictures; videos; event posters, booklets, and programs; flyers; historical data; newspaper clippings; meeting minutes and agendas; correspondence; budgets; fund request forms; presentation slides; reports; rosters; guides; competition bylaws and descriptions; campus maps, plans and bus routes; certificates; and press releases; concerning the Engineering Open House (EOH). Additional material is available upon request, including photographs, sponsor logos, participants information, budgets, forms, and correspondence, concerning EOH and the Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition (JS). Some files may require the use of specialized software for display and access.
  • Engineering Scrapbooks (Digital Surrogates), 1894-1969
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Engineering Scrapbooks, contains digitized scrapbooks including newspaper clippings, programs, invitations, article reprints, and photographs concerning the history of the College; the Railway Engineering program; engineering research; faculty and staff accomplishments and innovations; conferences, events, and symposia; and the activities of women faculty and students. This series also include faculty photograph portraits (1910). Additional scrapbooks from years 1924-1969 are not available online but have also been digitized and can be accessed upon request.
  • Evolving Archives Initiative Oral Histories audio recordings and transcriptions (Born Digital Records), 2012-
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Born Digital Records from the Evolving Archives Initiative Oral Histories audio recordings and transcriptions include oral histories and transcripts from interviews with Anu Murphy, Associate Director of the NetMath program; Jill Gengler, GSLIS Help Desk Manager; Kathryn Luther Henderson, GSLIS faculty; William Henderson, Preservation Librarian; Linda Smith, GSLIS Associate Dean and Professor; and Sue Searing, Librarian for User Services and Associate Dean of Libraries. Materials relate to the interviewees' experiences at the University of Illinois both as a students and as Faculty.
  • Executive Director Subject File, 1910-12, 1915-99, 2009 (Digital Surrogate)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Executive Director's Subject File, including files on the Carnegie Corporation grants to the Canadian Library Council (1926-1946), Canadian library survey (1928-38), and a copy of the summary report of the National Advisory Commission on Libraries from December 1967.
  • "Expanding Horizons", the History of Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services at the University of Illinois...
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogate from "Expanding Horizons", the History of Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services (DRES) at the University of Illinois, contains a complete digitized copy of this publication about the first 50 years of the DRES. Covers DRES' history, faculty biographies, photographs, related research projects, achievements and prospective plans. This material was digitized by the Digital Content Creation Unit in 2011.
  • Extension Audiovisual Materials (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Extension Audiovisual Materials include film and audiotape recordings concerning the Knox County 4-H Show (1956) featuring cattle and sheep showing events; advertisements for the "Mealtime USA: Food from the Field to the Table" extension program at Carl Sandberg Junior College in Galesburg, IL (ca. 1970s) featuring talks including crepe making, pre-natal nutrition, pest prevention, and meat smoker construction. Series includes one 1/4" audiotape, two 16mm films, and DVD copies of each film.
  • Facilities and Services Project Drawing and Plans Files (Digital Surrogates), 1885-1999
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Facilities and Services Project Drawing and Plans Files, contain digitized drawings, sketches, blueprints, fabric samples, and construction photographs concerning architectural projects and proposals for Campus development and facilities' improvement. This series also include additional digitized material including campus building plans. Access to this material will be provided only with written permission of the University Archivist.
  • Facts for Freshmen Records (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Facts for Freshmen records includes a digitized copy of the 1914 publication "Facts for Freshmen", published by the Dean of Men, Thomas A. Clark, containing suggestions on planning a program of study and descriptions of administrative procedures, organization of the University, regulations and student service.
  • Faculty Minutes (Digital Surrogates), 1897-1902, 1918-2008
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Minutes of the College of Engineering faculty, 1897-1902, 1918-2008, include correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, reports, resolutions, committee nomination slates and election ballots, and proposals relating to requirements for admission, courses, and graduation; registration procedures; proposed revisions to the curriculum (e.g. the introduction of a master's program in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. program in Industrial Engineering) and college bylaws; faculty committees; petitions; grading; requirements for theses; special guest lectures; and the publication of the Technograph. This series also contains background documents for meetings of Heads, Directors, and Deans as well as memorials for faculty members.
  • Faculty Portraits File (Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Images)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates and Born Digital Images from the Faculty Portraits File, contain faculty photographs relating to different University departments and different time periods. Faculty portraits were taken by the Photographic Service, which provides the staff and students of the University with photographers for public relations, instruction, and research, as well as providing portraits, passports, film strips, slides, and film processing.
  • Faculty Reports (Digital Surrogates), 1918-1927
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from Faculty Reports of the College of Engineering (1918-1927), include copies of correspondence, course schedules, and minutes concerning proposed revisions to the curriculum, such as the addition of courses pertaining to war issues during World War I; faculty committees; student enrollment statistics; special events and lectures, including efforts to invite the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education to the University of Illinois (1919-1920); the implementation of an engineering aptitude test for college freshman in order to better shape students' course selections (1919); and new faculty at the college.
  • Farm, Field and Fireside Collection
    History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Together with the introduction of rural mail delivery, the telephone, and the automobile, farm newspapers played a key role in the modernization of rural America. The Farm, Field and Fireside collection contains historically significant U.S. farm weeklies published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These titles document a time of transition in American agriculture, politics, family life, and technology.
  • Filbey Family Papers (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Filbey Family Papers includes a digitized copy of "The Early History of the Deans of Women...1897-1923" by Mrs. Mary L. (N.V.) Filbey (1969).
  • Financial Minutes and Reports, 1987-1990 (Born Digital)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates of financial and accounting reports, correspondence, and Executive Board documents from 1987-1990.
  • Football Programs (Digital Surrogates)
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital surrogates from the Football Programs, include digitized copies from the 1913 and 1914 homecoming football programs. The 1913 program is the Fourth Annual Homecoming of the Alumni of the University of Illinois, and details Homecoming activities during the weekend of November 14-16, 1913. The original program can be located at RS 28/5/811, Box 1, 1911-1915 The 1914 program is the Homecoming game between Chicago and Illinois, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, and details Homecoming activities during the weekend of November 13-15, 1914. The original program can be found in RS 28/5/811, Box 1, 1914.
  • Forrest I. Peters Papers (Digital Surrogates), 1907
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Forrest I Peters Papers, include a digitized program for the Chicago Cubs World Championship banquet (Chicago, 1907). Material includes handwritten notes and autographs
  • Franklin H. Price Papers, 1918-1919 (Digital Surrogates)
    American Library Association Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Papers of Franklin H. Price, agent of the ALA Library War Service Philadelphia Dispatch Office, containing correspondence from Carl Milam, Assistant to the Director of the ALA Library War Service. Correspondence concerns book requests and shipments, reports and instructions and funds and subscriptions. Series also includes a letter from Milam to Mr. Ashurst, Price's supervisor at the Philadelphia Free Library, praising Price's work for the Library War Service.
  • Frederick Hill Meserve Selected Photographs (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Frederick Hill Meserve Selected Photographs consists of photographs of Abraham Lincoln, dating from 1846 to 1865, that were collected by Frederick Hill Meserve. The photographs were collected in an album that was prepared by Meserve and Carl Sandburg for the creation of "The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln," published in 1944. Frederick Hill Meserve was born in 1865 and was the son of William Neal Meserve, a Civil War veteran. Frederick Meserve began collecting Civil War era photographs in the 1890s to illustrate his father's war diary. He became a prominent collector and historian of photographs from the era, especially photographs of Abraham Lincoln. He worked alongside historian Carl Sandburg to publish "The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln" in 1944. Meserve died in 1962, and his extensive collection of original photographs, amassed with the help of his daughter, Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt, was purchased by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University in 2015. The digitized content consists of over 100 photographs of Abraham Lincoln, dating from 1846 to shortly before Lincoln's death in 1865. The photographs are 20th century reproductions made from original daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and negatives, which were collected in an album to prepare for the creation of "The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln." The bulk of the photographs depict Lincoln during the years of his presidential campaign and the subsequent five years he spent in the White House. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Frederick Hill Meserve Selected Photographs (MS 1027). The collection was partially digitized in 2013. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu. The Library wishes to acknowledge the Meserve-Kunhardt Foundation, which gave us permission to digitize the photographs and to reproduce the text of the image captions supplied by Frederick Hill Meserve in "The Photographs of Abraham Lincoln."
  • Frederick Wainwright Perkins Papers (Digitized Content)
    Illinois History and Lincoln Collections  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    The digitized content of the Frederick Wainwright Perkins Papers consists of architectural drawings prepared for one of Perkins's many commissions, the Charles H. Schweppe residence in Lake Forest, Illinois, in 1914 and 1915. Frederick Wainwright Perkins (1866-1928) was a prominent Chicago architect engaged in active practice from 1886 to 1924. Perkins designed many residences and buildings, mostly in the Chicago area but also in Duluth, Minnesota (where he had an office) and in downstate Illinois. The digitized content contains three sets of architectural drawings for the Charles H. Schweppe residence in Lake Forest, Illinois, one of Perkins's many commissions in the Chicago area. The sets include floor plans as well as exterior views. Note that the drawings digitized represent only a small portion of the documentation physically preserved for this commission, and the Charles H. Schweppe residence is only one of many commissions documented in the Frederick Wainwright Perkins Papers. The Illinois History and Lincoln Collections unit at the University of Illinois Library manages the physical items of the Frederick Wainwright Perkins Papers (MS 885). The collection was partially digitized in 2019. For more information, contact an archivist at ihlc@library.illinois.edu.
  • Fred H. Turner Audio-recordings (Digital Surrogates), 1967, 1975
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    Digital Surrogates from the Fred H. Turner Audio-recordings contain digitized oral interviews with Fred Turner about his years working for longtime Dean of Men Thomas Arkle Clark and the shifting role of faculty and administration during his own tenure as Dean (1967), differing administrative management styles between Clark and Turner, and the history of fraternities (1975), working with Clark and University Presidents Draper and James, the Chief, Founders Day, and other celebrations (1967).
  • French World War I Posters
    University of Illinois Archives  ·   Digital Special Collections
    Description
    This collection is comprised of 105 digitized posters published in France during the First World War. The selected posters represent a time of national volatility and a visual culture of lithography, illustrations, earlier posters and paintings.