Illinois Harvest Digital Collection


I’d like to highlight this impressive digital text and image collection at the site of the University Library at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. According to the Illinois Harvest page “About/Collection Policy“, it contains collections digitized in-house as well as a number of outsourced projects. The site also serves as a portal for numerous digital collections sponsored by other organizations, which all appear to contain resources about Illinois.

Illinois Harvest

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Illinois Harvest is a unique service that provides access to publicly available online materials about or related to Illinois. Among the text collections are:

Abraham Lincoln – Full-Text Books and Documents (42 records);
Abraham Lincoln, Slavery, and the Civil War: A Collection of Digitized Books (1482 records);
American History: A Collection of Digitized Books (739 records);
Champaign County, Illinois: A Collection of Digitized Books (219 records);
Chicago: A Collection of Digitized Books (752 records);
Church and Congregational History in Illinois: A Collection of Digitized Books;
County and Local Histories of Illinois: A Collection of Digitized Books (577 records);
Education in Illinois: A Collection of Digitized Books (148 records);
General Biography (156 records) Great Lakes Collection (542 records);
Illinois Art and Literature: A Collection of Digitized Books (56 records)
and more…

You can also find two other major digital collections for Illinois history at this page: Illinois – Documents and Collections