New resources for the
Hello everyone and welcome back. I hope that the first month of school
has gone off without a hitch.
Now that you are settled in, I would like to take a moment to let you
know about some new resources available on the eCUIP Web site. Since the
end of last school year, eCUIP has added three new resources about Ancient
Egypt, Langston Hughes, and the history of Chicago.
Egypt is a series of digital images from an
archive of over 800 glass plate negatives taken in Egypt between
1880 and 1930. These views include the ruins of ancient monuments
still half-buried beneath the sand, exquisite details of carved
and painted temple walls, fleets of feluccas on the river, palm
groves reflected in the inundation waters, and formal salon poses
and ethnographic portraits of Egyptians and Nubians. The archive
is held by the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental In stitute of
the University of Chicago.
poetry of Langston Hughes is explored by
two Hyde Park High School students. Visitors can listen to the
students recite a selection of Hughes’ work, read a selection
of other works, and research his life and work.
City of Neighborhoods explores the neighborhoods
and communities that make Chicago one of the most diverse cities
in the country. Four chapters from the 1986 book by Dominic Pacyga
and Ellen Skerrett are digitized in their entirety, including
the images and walking tours. The Loop, Lower West Side, Grand
Boulevard – Washington Park, and South Lakefront chapters
are available on the Web site.
Take some time to explore our new offerings and keep an eye out for future