Summer Term II Hours (6/13-8/6)
Extended Hours for the Summer Research Lab
During the Summer Research Lab (6/13-7/12), the HPNL will be open:
HPNL Closed 4th of July Weekend
The HPNL will be closed Sat., July 2nd-Mon., July 4th. We will resume extended hours on Tues., July 5th.
Library Renovations Over the Summer
A few library facilities will undergo renovations this summer which may result in brief closures of—and disruptions within—some departmental libraries and units. Those planning on visiting the Main Library or Undergraduate Library, and any individual spaces within these buildings, are encouraged to contact departmental libraries and units before their visit to make sure these spaces are accessible during the renovation projects. For a list of library locations and their contact information, visit www.library.illinois.edu.
University of Illinois affiliates now have access to a bundle of digital resource collections from Gale “Archives Unbound,” which should be of interest to University of Illinois history scholars interested in South Asia. Three collections include U.S. government documents: Hindu Conspiracy Cases: Activities of the Indian Independence Movement in the U.S. 1908-1933, India from Crown Rule to Republic, 1945-1949: Records of the U.S. State Department, and India-Pakistan Conflict: Records of the U.S. State Department, February 1963-1966. An additional collection, Indian Army and Colonial Warfare on the Frontiers of India, 1914-1920, includes documents pertaining to the British Military’s experience in India.
Sources from over 200 world's fairs and expositions, with emphasis on 9: the 1851 Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations (London); the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition (Philadelphia); the 1889 Exposition Universelle (Paris); the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago); the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition (St. Louis); the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition (San Francisco); the 1933/1934 Century of Progress International Exposition (Chicago); the 1939/1940 New York World's Fair; and the 1967 Expo '67 (Montreal). Includes a wide range of document types, such as posters, books, scrapbooks, maps, pamphlets, periodicals, correspondence, diaries, photographs, postcards, sheet music, sound recordings, catalogs, souvenirs, organizational records, and more.
Two new collections featuring full color, digitized reproductions of historically significant women's magazines: The Women's Magazine Archive includes extensive runs of 5 major women's magazines: Better Homes and Gardens (1925-1961), Good Housekeeping, (1887-1912), Ladies' Home Journal (1887-1919), Parents (1949-1972), and Chatelaine (1940-2005). We also now have the complete Harper's Bazaar Archive, full color reproductions of every issue from the very first in 1867 to the most recent.
When complete, will contain all files for the time period 1971-1981 from British National Archives Record Series FCO 8 (Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Arabian Department and Middle East Department: Registered Files); FCO 9 (Foreign Office, Central Department and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Southern European Department: Registered Files); FCO 17 (Foreign Office, Eastern Department and successors: Registered Files); FCO 39 (Foreign Office, North and East African Department and successors: Registered Files); FCO 67 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Commodities and Oil Department and successors: Registered Files); and FCO 93 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Near East and North Africa Department: Registered Files). Also includes selections from British National Archives Record Series PREM (Records of the Prime Minister's Office) and DEFE (Records of the Ministry of Defence).
Thousands of documentaries--both feature length films and television programs--about history, religion, philosophy, and many other subjects. The collection also includes entertainment films and television series. To find history documentaries, browse under Subjects > Social Sciences.