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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Digitization Services

This page showcases some of the work performed by Digitization Services.  Drawing from the University Archives, the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, The Map Library, and units from across campus, Digitization Services provides high-quality digital surrogates to extend access to these valuable materials.  The project descriptions and links below show the workflows and products of our unit, and can demonstrate what can be expected from a project with us.

Mapping History

Calendar Map, 1974


Created for the sesquicentennial anniversary of University of Illinois, the Mapping History Project traces the growth of the University from its inception in 1867 to the current day.  Featuring high-resolution images of historic University and Champaign Count maps, drawings, blueprints and images shot by Digitization Services, this collection provides a gateway to the physical and geographical heritage of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The Mapping History Portal

Mapping History in The Digital Library

Mapping History Project Description


Day of Silence poster


This collection provides highlights from the history of LGBTQA+ organizations on campus. From the founding of the Gay Illini in 1975 to the current work by the UIUC LGBT Resource Center, this collection documents the growth of the LGBTQA+ organizations on campus and how they have engaged with the larger University community.  

LGBT@UIUC in the Digital Library

LGBT@UIUC Project Description

Cavagna Collection

Project Unica

Maps of African to 1900