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The Prairie Research Institute Library has closed permanently.  The Prairie Research Institute Librarian is now based at Funk Library, and may be reached by email or at (217) 333-5856. Additional contact information is here.  Additional information about the library closure can be found on the FAQ page. 

Boneyard Creek Collection

The Boneyard Creek is a stream in the Vermilion watershed located in Champaign County, IL, flowing into the Saline Branch of the Salt Fork River, which in turn flows into the Vermilion River. The Boneyard basin contains portions of Urbana, Champaign, and the University of Illinois campus, and the creek's watershed is completely urbanized. Flooding and water quality have been issues of concern for the communities through which it flows.

The Boneyard Creek Bibliography was created by then Illinois State Water Survey's (ISWS) Librarian Pat Gobert, in 1998.  Gobert gathered and provided detailed annotations for published and unpublished documents dating from 1915 to 1998 which described the history and management of the stream.  Materials covered in the bibliography were held in the Illinois State Water Survey Library (merged in 2011 with the other State Survey libraries to form the Prairie Research Institute Library) and the University Library.   Gobert's  bibliography was used as the basis for this digital collection in Illinois Harvest; those documents which were not restricted by copyright are were digitized and are freely available.  Digitization was performed by the University Library in partnership with the Open Content Alliance.

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