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The University of Illinois Archives invites the University of Illinois community to share first-person reflections during the COVID-19 crisis. Donate photos, video recordings, artwork, or written accounts. Share Your Story Here

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Selling Freedom: Madison Avenue in Defense of the American Experiment 1945-1950 - The year is 1945. The Allies had defeated the Axis powers on three continents. Europe, except for neutral Spain, had been liberated from the evil specter that was fascism. Yet, as the ink dried on Germany’s capitulation, a new war appeared on the horizon. This new conflict was waged not on the battlefield but in Continue Reading

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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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