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19thc Maps of Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia 19th-Century Maps of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
19th-century maps of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Most of these maps were published in Western Europe, and nearly all the others were published in Russia or in the United States. The maps are products of--or were designed to support--the major European and Russian activities in the region: exploration, scientific research, resource exploitation, conquest, and administration.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Middle East
African Studies
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Geography
Mahabodhi temple American Institute of Indian Studies
The AIIS collection from the Center for Art and Archaeology in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, has over 125,000 photographs in the collection. The images fall into the broad categories of architecture, sculpture, terracotta, painting and numismatics.
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Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
South Asia
Southern Asia
Art
Architecture
Egyptian baboons Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World
Materials from the Library's Ancient Near East and Classics collections, focusing on volumes published between 1850 - 1950, many of which have a significant number of illustrations or plates.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Images
Photographs
Subjects
Classics
Ancient Near East
Detail from printed brief of Pius IV, 21 Aug. 1560 Archicofrad’a del Sant’simo Sacramento y Caridad. Records, 1555-1858
Mexico (City). Archicofrad’a del Sant’simo Sacramento y Caridad. Records of the Archconfraternity of the Blessed Sacrament of the metropolitan cathedral of Mexico City, from 1555 to 1858. Contains legal, financial, and other documents relating to the activities of the confraternity.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Latin American Studies
Asian Cities Maps Asian Cities - Late 19th- and early 20th-century maps
Late 19th- and early 20th-century sheet maps of Asian (or partly Asian) cities that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. Several of the cities portrayed in these maps are now among the world's largest, but they were all much smaller places during the years when the maps were compiled.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Chinese Studies
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies
Maps
"Proletariat Youth" Bakwin, Dr. Harry and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin. Soviet Posters. Collection
This collection contains nineteen Soviet political posters produced in the early 1930s, collected by the American physicians Dr. Harry Bakwin and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin during two trips to the Soviet Union. The majority of the posters promote the First Five Year Plan (1928-1932), a series of industrial targets designed by the Stalinist regime to build up heavy industry in the Soviet Union.
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Digital
Images
Subjects
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Immanuel Bekker Bekker, Immanuel. Papers, 1806-1853
Immanuel Bekker (1785-1871) Philologist. The Papers consist entirely of correspondence addressed to Bekker. Some are semi-official communications (Niebuhr, W.V.Humboldt); many are of a scholarly nature, occasionally with extensive Greek quotations. Those written by Bekker's closer intimates are often typical of the need felt in the Romantic era to open one's heart to a friend, while a few are no more than short invitations (Reimer). The letters cover the period 1806 to 1853.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Classics
Bond Photograph Library Bond Photograph Library
Photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Frank Bond.
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Digital
Photographs
Subjects
Southern Asia
History
South Asia
Central Europe Maps Central Europe - 18th-Century Maps
Maps of the area in the middle part of Europe that, in the 18th century, was largely administered by members of the German-speaking nobility. Its boundaries, with some notable exceptions, coincided roughly with those of the then somewhat moribund Holy Roman Empire. It incorporated present-day Germany, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, and large parts of Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Kaliningradskaia oblast' as well as northeastern Italy and German-speaking Switzerland.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
European History
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Geography
Maps
Digital Dictionaries of South Asia icon Digital Dictionaries of South Asia
Dictionaries that encompass the languages of the current nation-states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Formats
Digital
Books & Journals
Reference Works
Subjects
Linguistics
South Asia
Southern Asia
James Rennell. Peninsula Indiae citra Gangem hoc est orae celeberrimae Malabar et Coromandel cum adjacente insula non minus celebratissima Ceylon, 1733 Digital South Asia - Maps
Catalogs of maps and maps themselves, ranging from historical to topographic as well as GIS data
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Maps
South Asia
Southern Asia
Digital South Asia Library icon Digital South Asia Library
Digital resources for the study of South Asia.
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Digital
Subjects
South Asia
Southern Asia
EOS Electronic Open Stacks (EOS)
Interface for page-turned image-based (facsimile) books. The collection primarily contains materials from the Ancient Near East and Classics collections.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Classics
Ancient Near East
Detail from Ms. 931, New Testament Goodspeed Manuscript Collection
68 New Testament manuscripts including Greek, Syriac, Ethiopic, Armenian, Arabic, and Latin manuscripts ranging in date from the 5th to the 20th centuries.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Books & Journals
Subjects
Religion
Medieval Studies
Government College of Arts and Crafts - Government College of Arts and Crafts (Chennai)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, housed within the Government College of Arts and Crafts, has a photograph collection dated from the mid 1800s. The subjects of these photographs range from the hill tribes of Niligiris to pagodas and monuments of the Madras Presidency to guns and antiques from Fort St. George.
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Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
South Asia
Southern Asia
Architecture
Anthropology
Hensley Photo - Learned Man Hensley Photo Library
Photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Glenn S. Hensley.
Formats
Digital
Photographs
Subjects
History
Southern Asia
South Asia
ILC.jpg Islamic Lithographs Collection
The Islamic Lithographs Collection, acquired by the University of Chicago Library in 2004, consists of approximately 330 nineteenth- to twentieth-century Arabic lithograph printed books, mostly published in Iran and India, through Egypt, Turkey, and the Levant are also represented. The first 52 titles in this collection have been digitized and can be accessed from the Library's online catalog.
Formats
Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Arabic
Area & Cultural Studies
Islamic Studies
Middle East
Religion
Keagle Photos - Fishermen Keagle Photograph Library
Photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Robert Keagle.
Formats
Digital
Photographs
Subjects
History
Southern Asia
South Asia
Latin American Cities Latin American Cities - Late 19th- and early 20th-century maps
Late 19th- and early 20th-century sheet maps of Latin American cities that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
History
Latin American Studies
Maps
Geography
Karte des Russischen Reichs in Europa The Maps of Heinrich Kiepert
Geographer Heinrich Kiepert (1818-1899) is generally reckoned one of the more important scholarly cartographers of the second half of the 19th century. This Web page provides access to some Kiepert maps held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Classics
Middle East
Geography
Maps
Mosque of the Dervishes Tekiyeh, Damascus Middle East Photograph Archive
A digital archive of early photographs of the Middle East. Most of the photographs date to the second half of the nineteenth century. The archive is particularly strong in photographs of nineteenth century Cairo.
Formats
Digital
Photographs
Subjects
Middle East
Ancient Near East
Photography
Montage of schoolchildren's artwork Middle Eastern Posters. Collection
The Middle Eastern Posters collection comprises posters produced by government offices and private organizations, primarily in Iran and Afghanistan.
Formats
Digital
Images
Subjects
Political Science
Middle East
Bristol Family Papers Murdock, Fanny Bristol and Sarah Bristol Family. Papers, 1836-1866
These papers contain the personal correspondence of Fanny Murdock, her mother Sarah Bristol, and other family members in the mid-19th century. They document the family life and war-related difficulties of a Mississippi family. Material in the collection dates from 1836 to 1866.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Women's Studies
O'Hara family portrait O'Hara, James E. Papers, 1866-1970
James E. O'Hara (1844-1905), Lawyer and Republican Congressman, 1883-1887. Contains letters from family and constituents, photographs, a biographical sketch (1970) written by O'Hara's granddaughter, Vera Jean O'Hara Rivers, and memorabilia.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Images
Subjects
American History
African-American Studies
Detail from Le Roman de la Rose Rose and Chess
Two medieval French manuscripts written and decorated in France ca. 1365, Le Roman de la Rose and Le Jeu des échecs moralisé, were originally bound together but later separated and have once again been reunited both in the University of Chicago Library collections and as digital facsimiles.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Medieval Studies
French Literature
RSJ2.jpg Russian Satirical Journals, 1905-1907
The University of Chicago Library’s collection Russian Satirical Journals, 1905-1907 consists of 110 titles in 378 issues. It is primarily comprised of journals, but some newspapers, broadsides, and illustrated periodicals are also included. The full collection has been digitized. This collection documents some of the most important events of the period known as the first Russian Revolution of 1905-1907. It was during this unprecedented rise of national self-identity that the first Russian Constitution and Russian Parliament were initially created. The first Russian Revolution was a period of struggle for political, social and human rights, and the press, which had previously been subject to censorship, enjoyed a new freedom which had never before appeared in Russia.
Formats
Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
History
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
European History
Political Science
Engraving of the Colosseum The Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
A digital version of the Library's extensive collection of Antonio Lafreri's Renaissance-era Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae prints and maps which depicted major monuments and antiquities in Rome. The site also contains a set of virtual itineraries through Rome, guided by scholars from around the country.
Formats
Digital
Images
Maps
Subjects
Classics
European History
Art
Architecture
Certificate of membership in American Colonization Society Starr, Frederick. Liberian Research Collection, 1892-1914
Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago Frederick Starr maintained these research materials for his book, Liberia: Description, History, Problems.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
African Studies
Anthropology
Notebook 3, Mexico, 1897 Starr, Frederick. Papers, 1868-1935
Contains professional and personal correspondence; research material; field notebooks; diaries; class lecture notes; memorabilia; photographs; bibliographies; and scrapbooks. Correspondents include Frank Boas, W.E.B. Du Bois, Federico Gamboa, William Rainey Harper, John Haynes Holmes, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Julius Rosenwald, and Albion Small.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
Anthropology
African Studies
Latin American Studies
Japanese Studies
Madeline Wallin Papers Wallin, Madeline. Papers, 1887-1955
Madeline Wallin was one of the first female graduate students at the University of Chicago. A student of political science, she received her Ph.M. in 1893. Contains personal correspondence, graduate school papers, articles, and photographs. Includes accounts of student life at the new University of Chicago and material relating to the University of Chicago Settlement League.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Women's Studies
University of Chicago
Ida B. Wells Campaign Card Wells, Ida B. Papers, 1884-1976
Ida B. Wells, (1862-1931) teacher, journalist and anti-lynching activist. Paper contain correspondence, manuscript of Crusade for Justice: the Autobiography of Ida B. Wells, diaries, copies of articles and speeches by Wells, articles and accounts about Wells, newspapers clippings, and photographs.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Women's Studies
Chicago and Illinois
African-American Studies
Greek terms for "bathe" Woodhouse's English-Greek Dictionary, 1910
A keyword searchable edition of S. C. Woodhouse's English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1910)
Formats
Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Classics
Detail from manuscript Yoshitoyo, Ichiryusai. Mashin teate kiho no ben, Makiyama Sensei demp 1800s
Handwritten text in Japanese, "About the special way to treat the measles; Dr. Makiyama's remedy." Illustrated with colored woodcut. Includes typescript translation of text from Japanese into English.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Japanese Studies
History of Medicine