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Rare Book and Manuscript Library acquires celebrated 18th-century Mount Vesuvius book

The Rare Book and Manuscript Library has acquired a significant scientific treatise known for its beautiful illustrations of Mount Vesuvius.

Illinois library, disability services part of project to improve availability of accessible materials

The University of Illinois is part of a project that will establish a network of repositories of accessible books for people with print disabilities.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibit tells of the making of a gentleman

“Making Mr. Darcy,” an exhibit at the Illinois Rare Book and Manuscript Library, looks at the environment in which Jane Austen created her literary gentlemen.

University librarian recognized for achievements in library automation

University of Illinois Librarian and Dean of Libraries John Wilkin is being honored for his innovation in library technology, including online publishing and providing access to digital content.

Germanic languages and literatures professor receives Humboldt Foundation research prize

University of Illinois professor Mara Wade has been awarded an international research prize for her work on emblems and the culture of Nuremberg, Germany.

New book tells story of secret Hollywood studio that shaped the nuclear age

Two Illinois professors tell the story of a secret Hollywood studio at the heart of the Cold War and the early nuclear age.

Illinois, French partners digitizing Proust's letters

Illinois researchers and their French partners have created a website to make thousands of letters written by Marcel Proust available to the public.

Illinois presidents: What made them agents of change?

With the “Land of Lincoln” celebrating its bicentennial, a historian looks at the influence of four Illinois-connected presidents.

English professor's first book tells stories of contemporary lives of black Americans

Illinois author Nafissa Thompson-Spires has received national recognition for her first book, “Heads of the Colored People,” which uses humor and satire to tell the stories of black Americans.

Historian tells new story about England’s venerated ‘Domesday Book’

An Illinois historian tells a new story about England’s famous “Domesday Book” and what it tells us about the trauma of the Norman conquest.