This digitization project contains images from the Faxon Collection from the Conference Photographs series (99/1/14), the WWI Library War Service Photographs and Slides series (89/1/13) and the Library Building Photographs series (99/1/15), held at the American Library Association Archives at the University of Illinois. Read more …
The American Library Association Archives Poster Collection includes printed posters, rotogravures and architectural drawings of ALA divisions, committees, projects and events. Subjects include the work of the ALA during World War I and II, the 50th Anniversary of the ALA in 1926, the Andrew Carnegie Centenary in 1935, librarianship …
The Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Collection in the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign contains artists' books, postcards, and posters. Kennedy is a letterpress printer, papermaker, book artist, and teacher who currently lives and works in York, Alabama. He was the first artist in residence at …
The Champaign-Urbana Historic Built Environment collection offers a selection from the holdings of the Champaign County Historical Archives, which was established as a department of The Urbana Free Library in 1956. Among its holdings of books, manuscripts, and maps, the archives has preserved over 50,000 photographs of local people and …
The Chuck Olin Digital Film Archive consists of production elements from two PBS-broadcast documentaries: In Our Own Hands: The Hidden Story of the Jewish Brigade in World War II, and Is Jerusalem Burning? Myth, Memory and the Battle of Latrun. Both films, relying primarily on first-person accounts, tell the story of critical episodes in …
The digital collections of the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are built from the rich special collections of its Rare Book & Manuscript Library; Illinois History and Lincoln Collection, University Archives; Map Library; and Sousa Archives & Center for American Music, among other units.
The collections include historic photographs; maps; prints and watercolors; bookplates; architectural drawings and blueprints; letters and other archival materials; videos; political cartoons; and advertisements. They cover a wide range of subject areas including Illinois and American history, music, theater history, and the history of the University of Illinois, among others. The Library’s digital collections provide access to some of its most unique holdings for teaching, learning, and research for students, scholars and the general public.
The Library contributes collaboratively to local, national, and international digital initiatives, such as the Digital Public Library of America and the Biodiversity Heritage Library.