Champaign-Urbana Courier. Photographs and Clippings, 1930, 1956-78 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
The Champaign-Urbana Courier, originally the Champaign County Herald, was published from 1877 to 1979. This collection consists of over 500 photographs that appeared in the Courier during its last 20 years of operation. Series I contains 193 photographic prints, mainly of Illinois political figures such as Alan J. Dixon, Neil Hartigan, Otto Kerner, Richard Ogilvie, Charles Percy, Paul Simon, Adlai Stevenson III, and James R. Thompson, but also including Robert M. Hutchins and John Philip Sousa. There are also numerous newspaper clippings along with the photographs, most notably for Paul H. and Emily Taft Douglas. Series II consists of 349 photographic plates.
The Champaign County Historical Archives of the Urbana Free Library donated the collection to the Illinois Historical Survey in 1987 and 1999.