We're proud to announce the Albert Johannsen Project, a collaboration between NIU and Villanova to digitize the Johannsen Collection of dime novels. This project is generously funded by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant over the next three years. More info.
Northern Illinois University's Digital Library (NIUDL) consists of unique digital collections that support the teaching and research mission of the University, including materials digitized from the NIU Libraries' collections, as well as collaborative projects with partners from around the world. This site primarily contains materials from Rare Books & Special Collections and the Regional History Center and University Archives, as well as collaborative projects like Lincoln/Net and Mark Twain's Mississippi. We also manage the dime novel digitization project, Nickels and Dimes, and the Southeast Digital Library, which are hosted separately.
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Launched in December 2016, the NIUDL Gateway makes more than a dozen NIU digital collections available through a single interface. This site is a work-in-progress, so please let us know how we're doing.
We've begun digitizing the Waverley Library, one of the earliest and longest-running dime novel series aimed specifically at women.