New Digital Collections Available: WWI, Aircraft, Guardian, & More

We are excited to announce that several new small collections, as well as additions to existing collections, have recently been added to our digital collections on CORE Scholar:


WWI War Camp Community Service Song Sheet (SC-174), page 1 of 4

WWI War Camp Community Service Song Sheet (SC-174), page 1 of 4

With the centennial of World War I, or “The Great War,” as it was then known, happening now, we have selected several of our WWI-related collections for digitization. A few of our small World War I collections were digitized and uploaded recently:

If you are specifically interested in World War I, check out our other WWI materials on CORE Scholar: 91st Observation Squadron Photos, Palmer Coombs WWI diary, Dayton-Wright Airplane Co. Photos, and Fred Marshall Papers (which is still in progress).


Our Aircraft Photograph Gallery project is still ongoing. Nearly 200 more photographs from the William F. Yeager Aviation Collection (MS-223) were uploaded recently. New items are from Box 41, Box 42, and Box 43 (click on the links to see a list of the new photos). A handful of the recently added photos are below (click a photo to enlarge it and view more information):


The Guardian, September 15, 2004

The Guardian, September 15, 2004

Another ongoing long-term project is the digitization of historical issues of The Guardian student newspaper. There are currently about 1500 issues of The Guardian online in CORE Scholar, following the recent upload of approximately 150 more historical issues dated between 1983 and 2004.  Historical issues now range from 1965 to 2004, and all recent issues from March 2013 onward are available as well. Many issues that are not available in hard copy, such as the September 15, 2004, issue shown at left, have been scanned from microfilm.


Three of our rare medical books were recently digitized and can be read or downloaded from CORE Scholar:

You can see additional Local and Rare Books here.


These digital projects are a collaborative effort between the University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives and the University Libraries’ Digital Services Department, which provided the digitization, metadata encoding, and uploading of digital content to CORE Scholar.

Please visit the Special Collections & Archives’ CORE Scholar page to browse additional digital collections. Don’t forget to check out the University Archives’ CORE Scholar page as well.

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