Mapping History at the University of Illinois

Mapping History at the University of Illinois is a new portal that employs a multilayered approach to telling the history of the university within an overarching narrative that integrates the idea of place via maps, 3D imagery, and archival content. The Mapping History web portal enables users to: explore university history through decades and themes; overlap and manipulate maps from different time periods; and activate a moving timeline visually illustrating how the university’s built environment has changed. The University of Illinois Archives is collaborating with the Library’s Scholarly Commons and the Illinois School of Architecture on this project.

Freshman Week Program map, 1950. From record series 41/3/803