Truly this website offers a bounteous literary "harvest." This cornucopia was started in 2006 when the University of Illinois Library at Urbana -Champaign entered an agreement with the Open Content Alliance to create a scanning center at the library. In the first year, they scanned over 6000 volumes related to Illinois history, culture, and natural resources. First-time visitors can use the Search function to browse around or the Newly Added Books to check out the latest additions. Some of the more recent titles include a profile of an early Chicago leader ("Arnold Damen, S.J") and works on the history of Champaign County. Visitors will love the Collections area as they can make their way through a marvelous record of life in the village of Elmwood Park and a collection of pamphlets related to the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition. Visitors can also use the About area to learn more about the project's goals, staff, and contributing institutions.


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