Spring Semester Hours (1/19-5/13)
"North of the Northern Lights" Lecture Series: "The Vikings in Greenland: Everyday Life in a Challenging Environment"
Dr. Verena Hofig, Post-Doc Research Associate in Scandinavian Studies, UIUC. Wed., Dec. 2, 4pm in Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum.
Post-Holocaust Anti-Antisemitism and the Invention-Discovery of PTSD
Dagmar Herzog, Distinguished Professor, History, CUNY Graduate Center. Fri., Feb. 5, 5pm in Alice Campbell Hall, East Ballroom.
Sexual Violence in the Nazi Holocaust
Dagmar Herzog, Distinguished Professor, History, CUNY Graduate Center. Tues., Feb. 9, 4-5:30pm in English Building, Room 109.
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.
Our new unit head, Celestina Savonius-Wroth, sat down with Scott Beatty on the WDWS News Hour to talk about history and newspapers and why someone might want to visit the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library: go.illinois.edu/csw.
Records documenting the emigration of people from Europe and Asia to the United States, Canada, and Australasia. Document types include letters, diaries, scrapbooks, artwork, photographs, maps, oral histories, pamphlets, ship logbooks, realia, legal papers, and government documents, including all 195 volumes of the British National Archives Record Series CO 384 (War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office: Emigration Original Correspondence).
Newspapers, periodicals, oral histories, organizational records, personal papers, pamphlets, and ephemera that document the history of African American communities in Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, New York, and North Carolina. Highlights of the collection include the Chicago Urban League records (1917-1985), the Town of Pullman records (1876-1919), the Lea Demarest Taylor papers on housing and race relations (1893-1966), the Urban League of St. Louis records, and an extensive oral history collection. Collection is organized around five broad themes: Desegregation, Urban renewal and housing problems, Civil rights activities and protests, Race relations and community integration, and African American culture.
Over 4,000 Luso-Brazilian pamphlets, mostly from the 19th century.