May 20, 2022

Historic Ads Stolen From U of Illinois Library

From The News-Gazette:

University of Illinois police and Champaign County Crimestoppers are seeking the public’s help in solving the thefts of three items from a locked wall display in the tunnel that connects the University of Illinois Undergraduate Library and the Main Library.

According to a UI police report, library employees reported that someone had removed three advertisements from the wall display between May 1 and May 8.

The library has a contract with the Advertising Council to hold these items, all archival pieces from the United Negro College Fund collection.

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