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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
Frontispiece: Marie Rosická Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad (ACASA)
The Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad (ACASA) consists of several thousand books, brochures, periodicals, anniversary publications, almanacs, and personal papers of Czechs and Slovaks who have lived outside of Czechoslovakia for some portion of their lives.
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Archives & Manuscripts
Books & Journals
Subjects
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Cover of 	  Sky-ride pamphlet Century of Progress - International Exposition Publications, 1933-1934
Published informational and promotional material produced for the Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, 1934.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
American History
Color Beauties of a Century of Progress Century of Progress: The 1933-34 World's Fair
Pamphlets selected from the Library's official collection of pamphlets, brochures, and booklets published specifically for the Century of Progress World's Fair between 1933 and 1935.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
American History
Chicago and Illinois
Cervantes Don Quixote Cervantes: Text and Image
Collection of scanned editions of Don Quixote and associated texts focusing on illustrations and critical texts. Created in conjunction with the Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes conference hosted by the University of Chicago in 2004.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Spanish Literature
Portuguese Literature
The Chicagoan Vol 7 no 9 The Chicagoan
A jazz-aged magazine, modeled on the New Yorker, that aimed to portray the city as a cultural hub and counter its image as a place of violence and vice. The magazine contains a wealth of material on the literary, cultural, artistic, athletic and social milieu of Chicago between 1926-1934.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
American Literature
American History
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.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Reference Works
Subjects
Linguistics
South Asia
Southern Asia
EFTS Logo Electronic Full Text Sources (EFTS)
The Library makes available a wide variety of full-text, searchable scholarly texts. A large number are mounted under PhiloLogic, the University of Chicago's Full-Text System.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Literature
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
FAW - History of the Indian tribes The First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820
A collaboration between the University of Chicago Library and the Filson Historical Society of Louisville, Kentucky, to digitize 745 rare books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, prints, and manuscripts presenting a wide-ranging historical overview of the Ohio River Valley and trans-Appalachian West from the earliest Euro-American settlement to the passing of the frontier beyond the Mississippi River.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Books & Journals
Maps
Subjects
American History
Worthen Geological Survey Geological Survey of Illinois
The reports of the first Illinois Geological Survey, directed first by Dr. Joseph G. Norwood from 1851-1855 and by Amos H. Worthen from 1858-1875, are a rich resource of information about Illinois geology, landscape and mineral resources.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Geophysical Sciences
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
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.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Arabic
Area & Cultural Studies
Islamic Studies
Middle East
Religion
Cover of Teaching science to English language learners K-12 Curriculum Materials
The collection specializes in curriculum resources and professional development materials for K-12 teaching. The collection is comprised of materials in a variety of formats, including professional literature, teacher's manuals, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and online databases.
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Books & Journals
Subjects
Education
Hasonmas a gyulafehervari Batthyanyi-konyvtar Missale-janak cimkeperol (1377), Louis Szathmary Hungarica Collection
In 1991, the University of Chicago Library received a gift of more than 15,000 volumes on the history and culture of the Hungarian people, donated by Louis Szathmary, a noted Chicago bibliophile and restaurateur. The majority of materials are in the Hungarian language, but the collection also contains nearly 1,500 volumes in German, Latin, French and English.
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Books & Journals
Subjects
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Detail from Department of Art History website Masters' Papers in Art History & Visual Arts
The database contains records for the Library's collection of over 850 M.A. and M.F.A. papers submitted by students from the Department of Art History and the Committee on Visual Arts and their antecedents.
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Books & Journals
Subjects
Art
Records of Fort St. George Official Publications of India
Publications of the central and provincial governments of British India.
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Books & Journals
Subjects
South Asia
Southern Asia
PhiloLogic Logo Philologic Full-text Collection
Searchable full-texts available via the locally-developed Philologic full-text search, retrieval and analysis tool. The collection includes texts from Bibliopolis, Chadwyck-Healey, Alexander Street Press, the ARTFL project and others which cover a variety of humanities disciplines in a variety of languages.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Literature
History
Religion
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.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
History
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
European History
Political Science
Bayley Scales University of Chicago Library Test Collection
The University of Chicago Library maintains a collection of separately published standardized printed instruments utilized in the fields of education and psychology. The collection now includes more than 5,600 separately published tests, some dating back to the early twentieth century.
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Books & Journals
Subjects
Education
Psychology
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
World's Columbian Exposition - Java Theater World's Columbian Exposition. Records, 1891-1895
This collection includes documents and ephemera from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It includes photographs, newspaper clippings, reports, guides, and visitor memorabilia.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Books & Journals
Photographs
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
Not Your Sister (zine) Zines
The zine collection focuses on those related to Chicago, by or about people who have a relationship to the city. Collecting began in 2010.
Formats
Books & Journals
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
History of Print
Literature