DIGITAL COLLECTIONS AND EXHIBITS
The Alumnus, the official alumni magazine of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, began publication in 1973. It was published four times a year and featured articles by and about SIUE faculty, graduates, administrators, staff, and students. It ended in 1997 with a special edition featuring historical photographs in honor of SIUE's fortieth anniversary.
American Civil War Collection
This digital collection is an assemblage of handwritten letters, songsheets, and military orders. Spanning the entire period of the American Civil War (1861-1865), these items gathered together provide a unique and insightful glimpse into the era.
Irving Dilliard Letters
This digital collection contains the personal correspondence of 109 published authors to a young man named Irving Dilliard. As Dilliard explains: "My high school years were 1921-1923. I was thinking about a career in writing, perhaps on a newspaper...So I decided to get some advice. I began to write to the authors of the time and ask them what they thought would be the best training for a writing career." Dilliard went on to become a respected writer, editor and expert on the Constitution and the Supreme Court.
KMOX Popular Sheet Music
This digital sheet music collection contains popular titles in the public domain dating from the early 20th Century.
This digital exhibit features selected Sullivan ornaments owned by SIUE representing thirty-one buildings. They are accompanied by digitized historic photographs by Richard Nickel, provided courtesy of the Richard Nickel Committee. A wide range of types of architectural elements are represented, including pediments, lunettes, columns, and even an elevator.
To honor all those who created and participated in the Mississippi River Festival (1969-1980), the University Archives & Special Collections staff, in collaboration with the Faculty Technology Center, have researched, written, and here assembled a series of projects documenting and interpreting the history of the festival. Included are: a narrated historical slideshow explaining the entire history of the festival; a virtual history museum consisting of a searchable database that includes information about all MRF performances and performers; an alphabetical name index of all MRF artists; digitized version of movies about the 1969 inaugural season and the 1975 season.
This digital collection consists of fourteen issues of the Spalding's Soccer Foot Ball Guide from the first decades of the twentieth century. The guides include statistics for United States soccer leagues, the rules of the game, information about the United States Football Association, and some information about international soccer. The collection also includes a volume from the Spalding's Athletic Library series covering the 1912 Olympic Games.
To Whom It May Concern: 19th Century Feminist Responses to “A Letter of Genteel and Moral Advice”
In the 19th century, women became more literary and developed themselves as individuals, preparing to contribute to society in new ways. This digital exhibit explores 19th century works from Lovejoy’s Rare Book Collection in the context of a 1741 conduct book for young ladies, also from the library’s collection.
William R. Townsend Civil War Diary
The images in this collection comprise the complete Civil War diary of Union soldier William R. Townsend. The diary covers the period from April 11, 1863 to February 2, 1864 and contains descriptions of camp life, battles, furlough and leisure activities, civilian interaction, and other information. An interpretive tour of the diary is found at http://siue.libguides.com/townsendcivilwardiary.