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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: 1882/1883 graduating class, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 1:06pm


1882/1883 graduating class, University of Illinois College of Medicine
From the College of Medicine Class Photos (University of Illinois at Chicago) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Among the holdings in the UIC University Archives are dozens of composite photographs from past graduating classes of the College of Medicine and its predecessors. The images date as far back as the 1880s and up to the early 1990s. All photographs are black and white and feature head shots of members of the class with names. In some cases, members of the College faculty or administration are included in the composites.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Dolores Toniati

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:51pm


Dolores Toniati
From the Bowen Country Club Collection in CARLI Digital Collections.

This photograph of Delores Toniati sitting in tire swing with her back to camera was taken by Wallace Kirkland at the Bowen Country Club; Waukegan; Illinois; U.S.A. (Date 1920s, 1930s ca.) Every summer from 1912 until 1963, children from the steamy and congested streets of Chicago's Near West Side ran and played amidst the wildflowers and trees at the Joseph T. Bowen Country Club.

The photographs in this collection are from a larger collection depicting the Hull-House settlement house. These collections are located in the Special Collections Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago library. Anyone with knowledge about unidentified people, activities, or buildings in these photographs is encourage to contact the Special Collections Department.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Wa-Kan-O-Zhan-Zhan (Medicine Bottle)

Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 3:16pm


Wa-Kan-O-Zhan-Zhan (Medicine Bottle)
From the North American Indian Photographs (Newberry Library) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This project attempts to preserve the documentary evidence inherent in each photograph. It includes digitized versos if they contain marks and notations and it also relies on the photographs themselves for descriptive information.

This image is a 5.8 cm. x 8.6 cm carte de visite . Printed on mount, "Engaged in the Massacre of 1862. Prisoner at Fort Snelling." Two cent stamp on verso side. Printed on verso side, "The plate from which this Picture was made will be preserved. Copies can be obtained at any time. Photograph Albums In Great Variety, Card Photographs of Indians, Scenery & Celebrities For Sale."

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Katherine Dunham in costume in dressing room

Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 4:42pm


Katherine Dunham in costume in dressing room
From the SCRC General (Southern Illinois University Carbondale) in CARLI Digital Collections.

Katherine Dunham was an anthropologist, dancer, choreographer, songwriter, author, educator and activist. For more than 30 years she maintained the Katherine Dunham Dance Company, the only permanent, self-subsidized African-American dance troupe at that time, and over her career she choreographed more than 90 individual dances.

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) of Morris Library has significant photographic collections that enhance and support each of its collection areas. These photographs are historically descriptive and documentary in nature. More than 100,000 images (1850 to present) document American, British and Irish theatre, American philosophy, Irish Literary Renaissance, Illinois politics, Illinois history, as well as Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Harp Players - ca. 1940-1959

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 1:49pm


Harp Players - ca. 1940-1959
From Sharing Our Past, A Visual History (University of Saint Francis) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This online collection contains digitized photographs, brochures, press releases, newsletters, posters, and other materials related to the history of the University of St. Francis, the City of Joliet, and Will County.

The Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate have been serving in Joliet since 1865. The collection provides insight into the daily and scholastic life of college students in the area, showing the changes over time in educational and social norms.

Although the women in the photograph above are unidentified, music was an important part of the students' education at the College of St. Francis (as it was known then). Sister M. Charles Zieverink was a professor in the music department for 38 years and an accomplished harp player. She would have been these girls' teacher and accompanist.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: McDonough County Historical Society Newsletters

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 1:09pm


McDonough County Historical Society Newsletters
From
Historical Society Newsletters (Western Illinois University) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This collection features Historical Society newsletters from the west-central Illinois counties of Hancock (1987-), McDonough (1982-) [including Colchester Area Historical Society (1995-)], Rock Island (1966-), and Schuyler (1969-). The cover of the issue shown here features a picture of the Mormon temple taken at Nauvoo around 1846.

The very first volume of the SCHUYLERITE contains a story of the first known murder in Rushville. The story follows the murder, the investigation, the trial, probate of the will and the execution. Other volumes include data on churches (who belonged to what congregation); receipts, children's games, cholera epidemics, how people wintered over in the days before their houses were complete; cemetery lists, how houses were constructed (by roving gangs of carpenters).

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: H.A. VanderCook

Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 3:34pm


H.A. VanderCook
From H.A. VanderCook the Teacher Collection (VanderCook College of Music) in CARLI Digital Collections.

This book "H.A. VanderCook the Teacher" was published by VanderCook College of Music in 1971. Author Gilbert Edwin Wilson composed the text in fulfillment of his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1969. The book augmented the dissertation with 22 photographs from the VanderCook College archives. This online version augments the book with new color scans of these same original images, and provides MP3 audio recordings of the full text of the book.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Mural

Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 2:53pm


Mural (PRCC_03_0001_0010_0003)
From Puerto Rican Cultural Center Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago Library) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center Digital Collection illustrates the rich history of the Juan Antonio Corretjer Puerto Rican Cultural Center (PRCC) in Chicago. The PRCC is a non-profit community based organization established in 1973 by the Puerto Rican and the Latina/o community in Chicago to address both the social and cultural needs of the community.

The digital images in the collection were produced as part of a collaborative project between the Special Collections Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the University of Illinois Graduate School of Information and Library Science, and the PRCC.

This image taken in West Town (Chicago) shows a mural of several people standing together with flags raised, on yellow and green background.

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Women Workers

Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 4:53pm


Women Workers;Lee, Russell; 1948
From Daily Life Along the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad (2009) (The Newberry Library) in CARLI Digital Collections.

To celebrate its centennial in 1955, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad hired Newberry President and Librarian Stanley Pargellis and newspaperman and historian Lloyd Lewis to edit a book documenting the social and economic impact of the railroad. The resulting Granger Country: A Pictorial Social History of the Burlington Railroad (1949) was heavily illustrated with historical materials and contemporary photographs taken by two nationally recognized photographers, Esther Bubley and Russell Lee. Their photographs tell the Burlington story through images of trains, stations, rails, travelers, and workers. This digital collection contains a selection of these unique photographs, focusing on Illinois scenes, the railroad, and its workers.

This image of two women workers wearing headscarves and safety goggles on their heads was taken in the CB&Q Havelock repair shop (Lincoln, Neb.).

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CARLI Digital Collections Featured Image: Acid Reflux

Friday, August 21, 2009 - 9:31am

Acid Reflux; Kilby, Shay; 2009
From the The Image of Research (2009) (University of Illinois at Chicago) in CARLI Digital Collections.

The Image of Research collection draws on entries to the second annual interdisciplinary competition, sponsored by the UIC Graduate College and the University Library. The competition was open to any student enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program at UIC for the Spring 2009 term. Students were invited to submit an image with aesthetic appeal that they created as part of their research. A multi-disciplinary jury reviewed the submissions and selected 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as three honorable mentions.

Regarding her entry, pictured above, Shay Kilby states: “My research is focused on incorporating new technology into medical illustration in a way that can best serve the field of health care.

Acid reflux is the specific mechanism that is being illustrated. The mechanism is shown here at the microscopic, cellular, and anatomical level. The image was created using a variety of two dimensional and three dimensional imaging software including Adobe Creative Suite and 3D Studio Max.”

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