CARLI Holiday Hours

The CARLI office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday November 27-28, and ILDS will not provide delivery service on those days.

November 21, 2014
By: Michelle Huls


From Seven Settlement Houses-Database of Photos (University of Illinois at Chicago) in CARLI Digital Collections.


Thanksgiving is upon us. The local grocery stores feature prominent displays of cranberries, sweet potatoes and cans of pumpkin pie filling, and I am making a list of the ingredients I need for my apple pies—my annual contribution to the family dinner.

November 20, 2014
By: Digital Collections

From Regional History Collection (Western Illinois University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Mystery! Intrigue! Anglican church music!





November 7, 2014
By: Digital Collections

From Sharing Our Past, A Visual History (University of Saint Francis) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Students getting ready to strut their stuff!

October 24, 2014
By: Digital Collections

E-Resources: Calendar Year 2015 Database Selection Period

The Database Selection Period for new subscriptions and renewals for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2015 will run through mid-November. CARLI staff will send a detailed announcement and instructions to the E-Resources Contacts and CCG email lists when the password-protected CARLI selection database is available. For additional information contact with the subject line: CY15 Database Brokering.

October 13, 2014
By: Michelle Huls

From Ayer Art Digital Collection (Newberry Library) in CARLI Digital Collections.

When I saw this image it reminded me of Ginevra de'Benci by Leonardo da Vinci 300 years earlier. In particular, Female Tattooed reprises the three-quarter pose and the outdoor background.

October 13, 2014
By: Digital Collections

CARLI's committees play a vital role in the ongoing success of the organization, and the service of all of our volunteers maintains the tradition of commitment to developing and maintaining quality programs and services that enhance CARLI’s reputation in Illinois and beyond. We encourage you to take time to review the committee annual reports and projects for FY2014.

September 28, 2014
By: Margaret Chambers


From Normal Editions Workshop (N.E.W.) Archive (Illinois State University) in CARLI Digital Collections.


Dutch Mills is striking because of its simplicity. It is a triptych of sketches of a pair of windmills. The left panel reveals the most detail, with the central windmill outlined clearly against the sky, and the second windmill is a hazy silhouette in the background. The middle panel is hastily sketched, giving a mere impression of the mills and an overcast sky. Finally, the right panel is drawn with heavy black lines, lending a weight to the composition. Together the three versions provide a glimpse into the workings of the artist and the many ways one might approach a simple subject.

September 26, 2014
By: Digital Collections

Coca-Cola "Coke" Dance, Navy Pier Campus
From Navy Pier Campus, 1946-1948 (University of Illinois at Chicago) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This image of postwar American youth with a Coke and a smile could almost be an ad, but it’s the real thing, from a newly-added photograph collection documenting the early days of the U of I campus in Chicago.

September 12, 2014
By: Digital Collections

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September 9, 2014
By: Michelle Huls