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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)

Jennifer Erbach, Curriculum Designer

Matt Dotson, Recording Engineer

Scholarly Contributors

Drew VandeCreek, Northern llinois University

Edward Ayers

John Mack Faragher

Eric Foner

Michael F. Holt

James Horton

Julie Roy Jeffrey

Michael Johnson

Charles McCurdy

R.D. Monroe

Gerald Prokopowicz

Kathryn Kish Sklar

Musical Performers

Chad Sheridan

Jason Schreiber

Tara Dirst 

Dean Potter

Leslie Beukelman

Jean Austin

Kerry Ayres

Joseph Trahey

Project Sponsors

 Illinois State Library

National Endowment for the Humanities

Illinois Humanities Council

Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation

Institute of Museum and Library Services

DeKalb County Community Foundation

Illinois Board of Higher Education


Ruth McCormick Tankersley Charitable Trust

Participating Institutions

Northern Illinois University Library

Illinois State Library

Newberry Library

Chicago Historical Society

Lewis University Library

University of Chicago Library

Illinois State University Library

Illinois State Archives

Knox College Library

Northwestern University Library