CARLI Digital Collections

Created Content Committee Meeting: March 14, 2017

CONFERENCE CALL

Members present: Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College), Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Member absent: Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Anne Craig, Amy Maroso

Avery Brooks reading Henry Dumas – CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


From EBR African American Cultural Life (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Avery Brooks, known to some as Captain Benjamin Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, is seen reading from Henry Dumas' Goodbye, Sweetwater. Dumas was involved with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Upward Bound program, and worked with Eugene Redmond, distinguished Emeritus Professor of English at SIUE and poet of the Black Arts Movement. Dumas died in 1968 at the age of 33, shot to death by New York City Transit Police.
 
 

1922 Ladies' Aid Society, Boone, Iowa -- CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


From  EFCA Historic Photograph Collection (Trinity International University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The Rolfing Library at Trinity International University recently published this collection of historic photos depicting some of the founders, influential ministers, and events from the early history of the Evangelical Free Church of America.

Created Content Committee Meeting: February 14, 2017

CONFERENCE CALL

Members present: Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College), Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

Member absent:  Alice Creason (Lewis University)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Amy Maroso

Garden Street Shibuya- CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


Garden Street Slides Japanese Lantern Slides(Dominican University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

A pastoral beautiful Tokyo street scene hand colored and captured via lantern slide...

Created Content Committee Meeting: January 10, 2017

Conference Call

Members present: Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

Member absent: Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Anne Craig, Amy Maroso

Persson Letter Translation, Page 1 – CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


From Anna Persson Immigrant Letters, Swenson Center (Augustana College) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The first page of this letter, written by Anna Persson to her sister in 1907, reflects the joy of a recent immigrant to the United States. What was undoubtedly an long an arduous journey is characterized simply as "a lot of fuss," and though Anna later notes that the food was terrible, and says that she already misses and worries about her mother, her tone invariably returns to a chatty optimism.

New School Band playing in front of Wall of Fame - CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image

Steve Balkin Photographs of Maxwell Street, Chicago (Chicago State University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This photo by Steve Balkin offers a view into the last days of musical performances at a cultural institution and now lost part of Chicago. As seen in the classic Chicago work The Blues Brothers...
 
 

Created Content Committee Meeting: December 13, 2016

CONFERENCE CALL

Members present:  Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

Member absent: Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Anne Craig, Amy Maroso

FULLBAC, 1968-1969 - CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


From Black Empowerment Collection (Meadville Lombard Theological School) in CARLI Digital Collections.

It's not only that this partly-burned item was saved, preserved, and digitized that intrigues me, but the envelope is stamped "damaged in handling in the postal service." How often does mail catch fire?

Created Content Committee Meeting: November 8, 2016

Conference Call

Members present:  Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College)

Members absent: Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Amy Maroso

Abandoned mine shop - CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image

From  Doc Horrell Photo COllection (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Calendars in photos can be helpful for dating the image, but they can also be an eerie time capsule when they are in an unused space.

Sanitary and Ship Canal, workers cracking stone (1896) – CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


From  I & M Canal Photographs, 1859-1948 (Lewis University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Canal laborers break stones to make way for the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal, which connects the Chicago River and the Des Plaines River. When it opened in 1900, the canal provided a waterway from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River.

Created Content Committee Meeting: October 11, 2016

Conference Call

Members present:  Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College), Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

Members absent: Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Anne Craig, Amy Maroso

Ernie Banks, Lou Brock, and others - CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


From Chicago Urban League Photos (University of Illinois at Chicago) in CARLI Digital Collections.

No doubt is Mr. Cub smiling down on the Cubs victory parade today!

 

 

Created Content Committee Meeting: September 13, 2016

CONFERENCE CALL

Members present: Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

Members absent: Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Amy Maroso, Nicole Swanson

Four Brothers Press, Image 12 - CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image


From Gallery 400 Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This lithograph by Antonia Contro is featured in celebration of the 108th anniversary of the Cubs' World Series win.
 

A North Park football player (no.13) running with the football - CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image



From Historical Photo Collection (North Park University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

It's football season again and what better way to celebrate than a photo that illustrates the rough tumble ways the game was played back in the day.

 
 
 

Created Content Committee Meeting: August 8, 2016

CONFERENCE CALL

Members present: Ian Collins (University of Illinois at Chicago), Margaret Heller, Chair (Loyola University Chicago), Alice Creason (Lewis University), Sarah Prindle (Southern Illinois University Carbondale), Matt Short (Northern Illinois University), Rebecca Skirvin (North Central College), Adam Strohm (Illinois Institute of Technology)

Members absent: Ellen Corrigan (Eastern Illinois University), Jen Wolfe (Newberry Library)

CARLI staff present: Elizabeth Clarage, Amy Maroso

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