From The Library Calendar

I was in grade school the first time I was taken into the Library, by a family friend. I remember that we discovered the first issue of 'Life' magazine, which seemed to me of incalculable antiquity. For many months in the mid-60s, I returned to the archives for a University Centennial project, paging through a century of back issues of the 'Daily Illini' to compile ‘An Illini Century,’ a centennial memory of undergraduate life. It was an exciting time; I had the feeling that I might find most anything in those pages, and I did—from Lorado Taft’s farewell to Urbana to Red Grange selling his car in the classified ads.

— Roger Ebert

BS, 1964

Library Fact:
Printers' Marks Windows
Beautiful, stained glass “printers’ marks” embellish the windows of the majestic Reading Room of the Main Library. There are 27 8-by-16 foot windows in all and each represents the mark of a prominent Renaissance printer.