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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Digital Collections at the University of Illinois

The University of Illinois has digitized a variety of important collections and made them available online. This guide is a topical overview of the highlights.

University of Illinois Digital Collections

This page has digital collections specifically related to university life, scholarship, and culture.

The Illio

Cheerleader from Illio

The Illio has been the University of Illinois' yearbook since 1895. You can find the complete set on the Internet Archive or you can find the yearbooks from 1970-1989 in a more easily browsable and searchable format as part of the Illinois Digital Magazine and Yearbook Collection. You can also find individual photos that have been scanned from the University Archives. Just click on the "On-line Images /Records" link and then click on "Images (browse thumbnails)".

University of Illinois Built Environment

Drawing of Building on University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Campus

Did you ever wonder what campus used to look like, or might have looked like if things had gone differently? You can search this collection or browse by building to find old photographs, drawings, and architectural plans for many of the University's buildings and even the campus as a whole. You can also check out the University Archives and browse an alphabetical list of images to look for names of buildings or locations on campus.

U of I Scholarship