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eCUIP: Education and Outreach Collections from the University of Chicago

Started by the Chicago Public Schools and the University of Chicago, the eCUIP Digital Library Project brings together a range of materials related to Chicago history, international studies, dinosaurs and archaeology for K-12 students and educators. The site offers a variety of materials, including Articles, Multimedia, Interactives, Reference Links, and Lesson Plans. Two of the highlights here...
Illinois Digital Archives

The state of Illinois is many things to many people, and visitors to this very fine digital collection will no doubt discover new things about the Land of Lincoln. Created by a dedicated team at the Illinois State Library, these collections cover everything from the planned community of Park Forest to the evolution of the O'Hare International Airport. Visitors can search the entire collection at...
Illinois Digital Archives

Created in 2000, the Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) is a repository for the digital collection of the Illinois State Library and other libraries and cultural organizations from the Land of Lincoln. The collections are collected from Chicago, Deerfield, Dundee, Elgin and dozens of other communities. The diverse range of materials includes oral histories, complete manuscripts, posters, newspapers,...
Illinois Wesleyan University: Historic Images

Located in Bloomington, Illinois Wesleyan University is one of the many colleges and universities that dot the landscape of central Illinois. The school was founded in 1850, and its notable alumni include Governor Lester Hunt of Wyoming and the celebrated soprano Dawn Upshaw. Created with materials from the University Archives, this digital collection provides photographs, maps, and plans that...
Transportation Library Menu Collection

To fly the friendly skies in the 1950s and 1960s across the continent (or the Atlantic) was quite an experience. To say nothing of the possible turbulence, the culinary offerings in flight could be quite outstanding. The late George M. Foster (an anthropologist and consultant) was there at the beginning of such pioneering commercial air travel. He collected hundreds of menus from his time on...