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Answering the Call

Answering the Call is an online exhibition of digital images of World War I posters held in Milner Library’s Government Documents World War Poster Collection. These historic posters were created by federal agencies and national organizations after the United States entered the war in 1917. They vividly illustrate the many demands and …

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Answering the Call

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

Historic Heralds

The herald is a form of advertisement that circuses, medicine shows, vaudeville, carnivals, dime museums, and Wild West shows (among other enterprises), used to raise awareness - often in an especially text heavy way - for their upcoming stands.  With their typically oblong dimensions heralds were often tacked up on poles but could also …

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Historic Heralds

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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Answering the Call
Art & Culture
Buffalo Bill Letters
Circus & Allied Arts
Historic Heralds
Illinois State University History
International Collection of Child Art
Lois Lenski Doll Collection
Native American Collection
Niiyama Poetic Japanese Pottery
Normal Editions Workshop (N.E.W.)
Towanda Area History
Voices of Extremism
World War I Women

 

 

Crowdsourcing  

A Seaman's Diary of World War I
Correspondence to August Drahms
The Farmer's Wife

 

 

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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