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Manager Email: waarala2@illinois.edu

Owner Email: trammel2@illinois.edu

Start Date: 2016-02-29

Status: inactive


YMCA - YWCA Student Handbooks, 1884-85, 1888-94, 1897-1905, 1908-1954 | University of Illinois Archives

Description: YMCA - YWCA student handbooks or "I Books" published by the Christian Associations for student reference and record use and including lists of YMCA and YWCA officers and committee chairmen; information on YMCA purposes, facilities, services and meetings; advice for students; library rules (1884-91), street directory (1884-92), church directory; photographs of Champaign-Urbana ministers and descriptions of church programs (1914-54); reports of Bible, prayer, devotional and missionary studies and student religious work projects; professors' room numbers and home addresses (1884-88); railroad and street car time tables; descriptive matter on student literary, engineering, scientific and musical associations, showing officers and addresses; data on studentpublications (1892- ); opportunities for self help (1890-1900); university calendars; maps (1893- ); athletic records (1892- ); campus social customs, traditions and definitions; songs and cheers; lists of university officers; advertisements and space for personal accounts and daily appointment entries


Digitization Project: University Archives - YWCA Student Handbooks, 1884-85, 1888-94, 1897-1905, 1908-1954

Inventory of Collection - Not provided as of 1/30/2016



Goal for Project Completion: Spring 2016

Cataloging \Metadata status

  • Archives managing finding aid for Archon – not available as of 1/30/2016


  • Assessed 1/27/2016 – 1999-94 are being routed to Conservation for treatment of map foldouts for another project in Archives – Campus Map Digitization

Digital Preservation

  • Est. size of project is not known but it is not a large project.  Archives will ingest content into Medusa

Timeline: - Ingest can occur once digitization are complete


  • Archon - ingest will occur within Archives

Timeline: Spring 2016


  • Assessed and project scheduling late February/Early March 2016 for non-Conservation handbooks


  • Assess by conservation, - minor repairs of 1999-94 but all other are approved.

File naming

  • Will follow naming convention for Archives
    • RS
      • Box_folder_item

Deliverables (file formats)

  • Preservation masters tif for Medusa
  • Highres/Low Res PDF for reference

Preservation Master

  • Adobe RGB
  • Resolution – 600ppi
  • Bit Depth - 16 bit
  • Pixel Array - fixed
  • disable sharpening for preservation
  • include target
  • Level/Rotate/Straighten
  • No Cropping - unless original is messy.
  • Title: YMCA Student Handbook University Archives


  • Highres PDF