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James Terry McCollum and his mother, Vashti McCollum, who brought suit against Champaign School Board for teaching religion in schools.
Church & education; Freedom of religion; Champaign, Illinois
James Terry McCollum and his mother, Vashti McCollum, who brought suit against Champaign School Board in the 1940s for teaching religion in schools.
Drainage; Farming; Farmers; Agriculture; History; Champaign County, Illinois
Long Ceramic Field Tile. Trumpet-shaped with flared end at the bottom. Tapererd with an enlarged ring and narrow fitting rim on the other end. Hand thrown.
Local Indian Traditions
Kickapoo Nation; Custer, Milo, 1880-; Bloomington, Illinois; Indians of North America
Milo Custer's 1914 account of local indian traditions (7 pages).
Nigerian House of the Head Personal Shrine
Nigeria; Africa; Containers; Yoruban culture; Ritual objects
The round leather container with flat bottom is made in the shape of a royal African crown. The inward sloping sides are covered with fabric onto which cowrie shells are stitched; four small framed mirrors...
Ghana Asipim (Chief's Chair)
Ghana; Africa; Ceremonies; Festivals; Furniture; Chairs; Seat furniture; Akan culture
Low chair made of wood with short, straight legs, four stretchers, a straight but slightly angled short back. The top rail of the back rises to a high curve; there are tall brass finials at each end. All...
Champaign County Fair
Buildings; Champaign, Illinois; Celebrations; Festivals; Fairs;
Midway, Champaign County Fair, 1978.
Model of Newcomen's Atmospheric Steam Engine
Steam engines; Industrial Revolution; Coal mines; Steam power; Inventions; Newcomen, Thomas, 1663-1729; Innovation; Power production; Patents;
This is a model of Newcomen’s Atmospheric Steam Engine. Newcomen’s steam engine consisted of a metal boiler with a cylinder mounted above. Inside the cylinder is a piston, sealed as closely as possible...
Submarines; Submarine warfare; Sea battles; World War II; World War, 1939-1945; Transportation; Water transportation; German Navy
The U-505 is 252 feet long, thirty-seven feet high at the conning tower and twenty-two feet wide at its widest point. Its maximum speed was 18.3 knots on the surface and 7.3 knots submerged. The submarine...
Duesenberg Roadster J-200
Land transportation; Automobiles; Cars; Racing cars; Racecars; Des Moines, Iowa;
A 1929 Duesenberg Roadster J-200 convertible two door, two-passenger automobile. The auto body is black with stainless steel trim and bumpers. The convertible top and four spoked tires are tan. There are...
Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka'
Attack aircraft; Attack plane; Aircraft; Dive bombers; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations; Airplanes; Air transportation;
The Junkers Ju-87B-2 Trop. 'Stuka' is a large gullwing-shaped German dive-bomber used during World War II. Its sides and upper surfaces are painted dark forest green with tan sand patterns. Black and white...
City Hall and Fire Department, Champaign, Illinois
Champaign, Illinois; Champaign County, Illinois; Buildings; Fire; Fire engines & equipment; City government
102 N. Neil St., Champaign.
A message to our tenants from the government; Help stop fuel waste
Energy conservation--United States; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, all lettered, 14 x 20 in., published by the United State Government Printing Office
Paul Revere House
Boston; Midnight ride; American Revolution; Colonialists; Patriot
Built about 1660, this house is the oldest building in downtown Boston. Paul Revere lived in it from 1770 to 1800.
Fuel fights! Save your share
Energy conservation; World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--United States ; War posters, American ; World War II
Poster, color, all lettered, 14.25 x 20 in., published by the United States Government Printing Office
Web site: Ellis Island On-Line
Ellis Island; immigrants; immigration; genealogy; geneology; ancestry; family history; heritage; immigration records; family records; scrapbooks; albums; ship manifests; passenger manifests; passenger records
"Between 1892 and 1924 over 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York. Now you can research passenger records from ships that brought the Immigrants...
Spinning; Norway; Flax; Emigration & immigration; Thread; Expansion; Clothing & dress; Women; Pioneers;
Black painted wooden spinning wheel. Four turned legs mortised through a horizontal bench. Two turned poles support a large wheel with turned spokes. Two bobbin holders mounted on a flat bench. Hand forged...
Art class at WPA/FAP Negro Art Gallery, Jacksonville, Florida
United States. Works Progress Administration; Federal aid to the arts--United States; Federal Arts Project; WPA;
Children's art class at the University Settlement House, New York City
United States. Works Progress Administration; Federal Arts Project; Federal aid to the arts--United States; WPA; Children; Childhood & youth
CCC youth corpsmen line up for lunch
Civilian Conservation Corps; Conservation Corps
Map of CCC areas in the United States
Civilian Conservation Corps; Conservation Corps; maps
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