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288 high-resolution full-color facsimiles of books printed between 1500 and 1600, reproduced from the Schulze-Greenleaf Library of Northwestern University.
The finding aids in this database describe archival and manuscript materials held by various Northwestern University libraries. Information regarding content, historical context, creation and arrangement of a collection can be found in these finding aids, though the depth of detail varies by individual collection.
Northwestern Books is an open digital respository of digtized monographs. All public works are searchable, downloadable, and viewable online.
This site features digital copies of 113 antique maps of Africa and accompanying text dating from the mid 16th Century to the early 20th Century. All scanned maps are authentic and originally collected by the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies (Africana Library) at Northwestern University.
The website for the Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs: 1860-1960 was created in order to increase access to the materials in the collection, which includes of 7,610 photographs, 230 glass lantern slides, and various other materials depicting life in Africa from 1860 - 1960.
The posters in this collection represent a variety of social, political, and cultural issues. Through these collections, scholars and students can explore how institutions and organizations communicated with African populations from the middle of the 19th Century through the present day.
Edward Sheriff Curtis published The North American Indian between 1907 and 1930 with the intent to record traditional Indian cultures. The work comprises twenty volumes of narrative text and photogravure images. Each volume is accompanied by a portfolio of large photogravure plates.
This digital collection presents the 2228 illustrations from The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis.
This site contains links to over 1200 digitized photographs and images recorded during the Siege and Commune of Paris cir. 1871. In addition to the images in this set, the Library's Siege & Commune Collection contains 1500 caricatures, 68 newspapers in hard-copy and film, hundreds of books and pamphlets and about 1000 posters.
Through a generous grant from The Estate of Dorothy Jean Adams, five of Maestro Fava's masks have been purchased by the Northwestern University Library. The website includes photos and 3D models that will allow a wider public to appreciate these masks.
The Menu Collection of the Northwestern University Transportation Library currently includes more than 400 menus from 54 national and international airline carriers, cruise ships, and railroad companies, with coverage from 1929 to the present.
These 338 items, primarily World War II-era posters, represent the government's effort, through art, illustration, and photographs, to pull the American people together in a time of adversity for the country and its population.
Northwestern University Library's digital collection "League of Nations Statistical and Disarmament Documents" contains the full text of 260 League of Nations documents. The League existed from 1919 to 1946. Most of the publications in this digital collection concern disarmament.
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This website presents Andreas Vesualius' Renaissance anatomical atlas On the Fabric of the Human Body (1543, 1555) in an exciting new way and explains the work in progress at Northwestern University to translate and annotate this historic work.
DVAction is a database of digital video and images comprised of techniques and equipment used in the general chemistry laboratory. It is a free resource designed for instructors to aid in the development of multimedia materials for their courses.
The chemhistory-chicago.org web site is a road map to the history of the Chicago Metropolitan area's academic and industrial chemical community from the middle of the 19th Century through the 1960's Timeline.
The Chicago Homer is a multilingual database that uses the search and display capabilities of electronic texts to make the distinctive features of Early Greek epic accessible to readers with and without Greek, and includes English and German translations.
This site contains a digital version of an ancient Maya hieroglyphic book called the Paris Codex. The images were taken from a photographic record of the ancient book, created by Theodore A. Willard in 1933. The original is still preserved today at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, France.