Illinois During the Gilded Age

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Project Team

Drew VandeCreek, Project Director

Matthew Short, Digital Collections & Metadata Librarian

Jaime Schumacher, Director of Digital Collections & Scholarship

Stacey Erdman, Digital Collections Curator (2008-2016)

Tara Dirst, Technical Coordinator and Curriculum Developer (2005-2007)

Anitha Paruchuri, Web Developer (2005-2011)

Nathan Books, Web Developer (2013-2015)

Charles Larry, Graphic Designer (2005-2011)

Maria Dimanshtein, Graphic Designer (2013)

Scholarly Contributors

Drew VandeCreek, Northern Illinois University

Jean Baker, Goucher College

Michael Kazin, Georgetown University

Maureen Flanagan, Michigan State University

James Gilbert, University of Maryland-College Park

Patricia Schecter, Portland State University

Richard Schneirov, Indiana State University

Charles Postel, San Francisco State University

Jeffrey Chown, Northern Illinois University

Project Partners

Primary source materials featured on this site are derived from the collections of Northern Illinois University's LibraryThe Schingoethe Center for Native American Cultures at Aurora UniversityIllinois State University LibraryThe Joiner History Room at the Sycamore Public Library, the University of Chicago Library, and the Newberry Library.


Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Ruth McCormick Tankersley Charitable Trust, and the Dirksen Congressional Center.