View historical and present day items chronicling women’s fight for equality and voting, provided by numerous sources including the Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University Special Collections, and ISU Digital Collections.
Changes are coming to many of Milner Library’s digital collections!
With the help of the largest grant in the history of Milner Library, more than 300 circus route books have been digitized to preserve the rich history of one of the most important forms of American entertainment.
Milner Library at Illinois State University is accepting applications for its inaugural Circus & Allied Arts Collection Fellowship. This $1,500 award is available to scholars external to Illinois State University who are interested in researching any topic that requires the onsite use of the Circus & Allied Arts Collection housed in Milner Library’s Special Collections.
Join PRESS 254 at the Publications Unit for a book launch and reading event to celebrate the publication of our first full-length book, Tapestries, on May 1.
Wander into Special Collections and find a world you didn’t even know was available.
Internationally celebrated poet, editor, translator, and anthologist Jerome Rothenberg will share his experiences at Illinois State University on April 11.
Special Collections at Milner Library is pleased to announce the opening of Gamma Phi Circus: 90 Years of Tradition. This exhibit will be on view April 8-May 10, 2019 on Floor 6 of Milner Library.
As part of the American Experience series, PBS will air The Circus, a four-hour miniseries that tells the story of one of America’s most beloved pastimes, at 8 p.m. October 8 and 9.
At Illinois State Normal University’s (ISNU) founding in 1857, Metcalf grammar school and University High School were opened to give the university’s teaching students hands-on training.