Digitization Projects

In January 2017, Northern Illinois University and Villanova University received a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) for $448,893 to digitize the dime novels of Beadle & Adams, the first and most important publisher of the format. Titles that have been digitized are available at Nickels and Dimes.

A portion of the Lee Schreiner Sheet Music Collection from the early 20th century, including several pieces from World War I (1914-1918), has been digitized. The first phase of digitization was concluded in 2017 to coincide with the centennial of World War I. Digitization of additional items will continue in the future.