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New resources for the new year

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.

Lost 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.

The 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.

Chicago: 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 additions.

Christie Thomas


N E W  R E S O U R C E S
Introducing: Chicago: City of Neighborhoods
Explore Chicago's neighborhoods and communities. (9/15/03)
Introducing: Langston Hughes
Listen to Chicago high school students recite a selection of Hughes' poems. (9/11/03)
Introducing: Lost Egypt
View images taken in Egypt between 1880 and 1930 which document the land and people of the Nile Vallley. (7/10/03)

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