Historical Photographs from UIC Library Collections Available Online
Hundreds of photographs and other graphic materials from the UIC Library’s collections are freely available online, providing easy access to visual documentation of past events, social movements, architecture and the built environment, and prominent historical figures.
There are five UIC Library collections in the CARLI Digital Collections database, established by the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). Each digital image includes descriptive information about the subject.
The UIC collections include 134 photographs from the Hull-House Yearbooks, from 1906 through 1941, showing programs, events, and classes held at the world-famous settlement house; 483 photographs of the Bowen Country Club, a summer camp operated from 1912 until 1963, for children from Chicago’s near west side; 254 photographs from A Century of Progress, the world’s fair held in Chicago in the summers of 1933 and 1934; and 873 photographs of activities in seven settlement houses in Illinois during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
A recent addition to the CARLI Digital Collections is the set of finalists in the 2008 Image of Research competition, sponsored by the UIC Graduate College and the Library.
Additional digital collections are listed on the Library’s resources Web page. For information about all of the Library’s holdings of photographic and graphic materials, including those not yet digitized, contact Special Collections and University Archives., field_56ba6f8fdb00c