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    • Alice Elizabeth Schall Diary (Augustana College)

    • Alice Elizabeth Schall was a resident of Coe Township near Port Byron, Illinois, in the late 19th century. Her diary dates from 1 January 1880 to 31 December 1880.
    • Illinois and Regional History; Women's Studies
    • Text; Text--Personal correspondence and diaries
    •  Anderson Mann Thompson Interviews (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

    • Interviews with Anderson Mann Thompson regarding his life as a Southern Illinois coal miner and his labor union and political activities during the early 20th century. Topics include the Ku Klux Klan, Shelton Brothers Gang, S. Glenn Young, Herrin...
    • Government, Law, Politics; Illinois and Regional History
    • Audio; Text;
    • Canal Corridor Postcards (Lewis University)

    • This collection shows in postcards many of the structures that were around at the beginning of the twentieth century. While the majority of these postcards focus on Joliet, Illinois, and other towns along the Illinois & Michigan Canal Corridor,...
    • Art and Architecture; U.S. History; Illinois and Regional History
    • Images; Images--General
    • Carbondale Remembered Oral History (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

    • The Carbondale Remembered Oral History Project concentrates on twentieth century Carbondale, Illinois history including: political history, architecture, education, black history, Southern Illinois Normal University (later SIU Carbondale) history,...
    • Biography; Genealogy; Illinois and Regional History; Military and War; University and Institutional History; U.S. History
    • Audio; Text; Text--General
    • Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)

    • A Century of Progress International Exposition was the world's fair held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934 to commemorate the incorporation of the city in 1833. Presented here are publicity and other documentary photographs from the...
    • Art and Architecture; Ethnology and Anthropology; Illinois and Regional History; Technology and Industry
    • Images; Images--Photographs
    • Colket Illustrated Sheet Music (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

    • This digital collection consists of 96 pieces of historic, illustrated sheet music from the Gordon Colket Music Collection. Most of the pieces are by 19th century American composers and include detailed cover lithographs. Selected titles are...
    • Art and Architecture; Performing Arts
    • Audio; Images; Images--General; Sheet music
    •  Digital Images (MacMurray College)

    • The selected images in this collection highlight MacMurray's history as a woman's college to a co-educational institution, spanning the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.
    • University and Institutional History
    • Images; Images--Photographs
    • General Leonard Fulton Ross Papers (Western Illinois University)

    • This collection documents Ross' life, focusing on his early business dealings, Civil War-era correspondence, and post-war agricultural and livestock breeding career. It offers unique insight into nineteenth century life in Fulton County and...
    • Biography; Government, Law, Politics; Illinois and Regional History; Military and War; U.S. History
    • Text; Text--Personal correspondence and diaries
    • Gerald W. Adelmann Papers (Lewis University)

    • The Gerald W. Adelmann Papers is a collection of photos, advertising items, and family documents and artifacts donated by Gerald W. Adelmann to the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection, at Lewis University. Mr. Adelmann is a...
    • Illinois and Regional History
    • Images; Images--General; Images--Photographs
    • Historic Maps, 1540-1942 (Lewis University)

    • The Map Collection of the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection at Lewis University features originals and reproductions of geographical charts from around the world dating from the sixteenth century to almost the present day. The...
    • Illinois and Regional History; Maps and Geography; U.S. History
    • Maps
    • Jacksonville Collection (MacMurray College)

    • The college archives has a collection of locally published magazines, booklets and pictorial city guides documenting early 20th century Jacksonville.
    • Illinois and Regional History
    • Images; Images--Photographs; Text; Text--Books/Monographs
    • John M. Lamb Research Papers (Lewis University)

    • The John Lamb Papers, created originally by historian John Lamb, is a part of the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection. Lamb is a prominent figure involved in the late twentieth century preservation efforts of the Illinois and...
    • Illinois and Regional History
    • Text; Text--Finding aids and inventories; Text--General
    • Local History Collection (Augustana College)

    • The Augustana College Special Collections Local History Collection documents the history of the Quad Cities, Illinois, Iowa, and the surrounding states from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century.
    • Illinois and Regional History
    • Audio; Images; Images--Photographs; Text
    •  Meadville Lombard Year Files (Meadville Lombard Theological School)

    • The Meadville Lombard Year Files collection was compiled from a variety of sources in the 20th century and includes documents from the school’s founding in 1844 to present.
    • Education; Religion; University and Institutional History
    • Images; Text; Text--University publications
    • Music Treasures (Newberry Library)

    • Digitized selections from the Newberry's manuscript and printed source materials for western European music from the late Middle Ages into the early twentieth century and for American music from the seventeenth to the mid-twentieth century.
    • Performing Arts
    • Images; Images--General; Sheet music; Text; Text--General
    • Peoria Historical Society Image Collection (Bradley University)

    • The Peoria Historical Society currently operates two historic house museums and has maintained a library collection on deposit in the Cullom-Davis Library at Bradley University since 1982. This collection contains a large number of images, books,...
    • Art and Architecture; Illinois and Regional History
    • Images; Images--Photographs
    • Railroads in the Midwest, Early Documents and Images (Knox College)

    • This collection describes in documents and photographs the development of the nation's railroads in from the mid-nineteenth century up through the early twentieth century.
    • Business and Economics; U.S. History; Illinois and Regional History; Technology and Industry; Travel and Leisure
    • Images; Images--General; Images--Photographs; Maps; Text; Text--Books/Monographs; Text--Personal correspondence and diaries
    • Sanborn Maps of Illinois, 1867-1970 (CARLI)

    • Sanborn maps were originally created to help fire insurance companies determine the risks associated with insuring properties. Because these maps were created over a century, they are useful in charting the development of cities and towns over many...
    • Maps and Geography; U.S. History; Technology and Industry
    • Images; Images--Technical drawings; Maps
    • Swedish-American Historical Book Collection (North Park University)

    • The purpose of the Swedish-American Historical Book Collection is to bring to an online user out-of-print books on the history and meaning of the Swedish presence in North America. Included are histories, biographies, memoirs, and reference works...
    • Biography; Ethnology and Anthropology; Genealogy; Literature; Maps and Geography; Non-U.S. History; Sociology; U.S. History
    • Text; Text--Books/Monographs; Text--General

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