“Meet Ya” Guide to Arch Madness 2017 for the Final 4

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections.

*Item descriptions written by Deanna Engler, library associate of University Archives and Special Collections.

As a reminder, starting Monday, March 20th to Sunday, March 26th, voting begins for our Final 4 competition! Let’s meet our competition for the Final 4:

RED BRACKET

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1963 “The Ultimate Frontier” Stelle Painting

WINNER OF THE COMMUNAL REGION

The 1963 “Ultimate Frontier” painting is part of the Stelle Community Collection. This collection contains material about the Stelle communal group.  Stelle community began in 1963 in California and later moved to northern Illinois. This painting is a visual representation of founder Richard Kieninger’s work The Ultimate Frontier.

 

 

 

 

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1950’s Servel Travelling Salesman Suitcase

WINNER OF THE REGIONAL REGION

The 1950’s Servel traveling salesman suitcase is part of the J. Henry Ballman Collection.  This collection contains material about Servel and Arkla, local companies that produced heating and cooling systems.  The suitcase visually demonstrated the new heating and cooling technologies available for businesses.

 

 

BLUE BRACKET

alchemy_book

1603 Works of Paracelsus

WINNER OF THE SPECIAL REGION

The 1603 Collected Works of Paracelsus is one of the rare books in our Special Collections.  Published in 1603, this two-volume set contains the books and writings on alchemy, magic, and occult philosophies of Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheimc, better known as Paracelsus.

 

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ISUE Megaphone

WINNER OF THE UNIVERSITY REGION

The ISUE megaphone is part of the University Memorabilia Collection.  This collection contains material documenting the growth of ISUE/USI from 1965 to today.  The megaphone was used during athletic events and even sports the signature of famed UCLA coach John Wooden.

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