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Art & Culture

This database of images for the study and teaching of art, design, and visual culture at Illinois State University, is produced as a collaboration between the School of Art and Milner Library. The images come from many sources, including publications, original photography, and the Visual Resources Collection of the School of Art.

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Art & Culture

Buffalo Bill Letters

William Frederick Cody, who is known more commonly by the name "Buffalo Bill”, is an American icon.  Cody, born in 1846, would come to blaze a trail across American history with his involvement in the Pony Express, the Civil War, and his astoundingly popular Wild West Shows.

 

This small cache of Cody correspondence comes from Milner …

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Buffalo Bill Letters

Circus and Allied Arts

The slides of Sverre "Bex" Braathen combine a "Passion for Circus" with the skills and artistry of photography at its finest.

Images were captured in the saturated colors of Kodachrome slides and date from the early 1940s to the late 1950s as well as black and white film in the 1930s. Set within the context of the entire Braathen …

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Circus and Allied Arts

Illinois State University History

Illinois State University History is a growing collection that currently includes campus history books, proceedings of the first university governing board, and nearly 400 photographs.

Support for this collection is provided by the Friends of Milner Library and the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of …

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Illinois State University History

International Collection of Child Art

Welcome to Milner Library's International Collection of Child Art digital image collection! This resource holds images of art created by children and adolescents representing more than fifty countries and cultures from Argentina to New Zealand. The artworks are two dimensional and use varied media. The work in this collection …

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International Collection of Child Art

About the collections



Cultivated in the spirit of teaching, learning and research, Milner Library's digital collections provide a variety of resources. They reflect the rich cultural heritage at Illinois State University, and include audio recordings, historic documents, photos, and images of art and visual culture.

 

 

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Art & Culture
Buffalo Bill Letters
Circus & Allied Arts
Illinois State University History
International Collection of Child Art
Native American Collection
Normal Editions Workshop (N.E.W.)
Towanda Area History
Voices of Extremism
World War I Women

 

 

Milner Digital Collections are in part made possible by the partnership of Special Collections and the Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield Archives

 

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