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Capturing Campus Life During a Pandemic - By Bethany Anderson and Jessica Ballard A photo of a desolate street. A video journal entry. A student's hip hop performance. A screenshot of a Zoom meeting. These are but a few examples of submissions that the University of Illinois Archives has received as part of a call to the campus community to share their Continue Reading

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“In the Present Uncertain Situation”: Scarlet Fever at the University of Illinois, 1914 - As life drastically changes for students, faculty, and staff at the University of Illinois and across the country, it may help to remember that this is not the first time that the University has faced a disruptive health crisis. Multiple outbreaks have peppered the University’s past, including the flu, smallpox, and scarlet fever. In 1914, Continue Reading

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