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Digital Collections

Archives and Special Collections

Selected documents and images from the IMSA Archives, housed in the Information Resource Center, have been made available online.

Campus Art

The Campus Art digital collection contains over 80 photographs of donated art pieces, student artwork, and gifts to the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy from other countries in addition to the original “Potential for Greatness” collection.

DigitalCommons@IMSA (Institutional Repository)

DigitalCommons@IMSA reflects the scholarly, innovative, and pedagogical culture of our academy. The goal of this online repository is to share the intellectual output of IMSA and to increase visibility and impact through worldwide access.

This full-text, multimedia database links to open-access articles, conference proceedings, teacher resources, image and audio files, as well as provides references to books and other creative works not fully accessible online.


The Archives of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) serve to collect and preserve items relating to the history and activities of the Academy. The Archives include materials on the establishment of IMSA, led by Dr. Leon Lederman and then Governor James Thompson, as well as the documents, photographs, publications, artifacts, videos, and DVDs chronicling IMSA’s history. This collection features one publication, the NOVA, which began during the Academy’s first year (1986-1987) and culminated in Spring 2007.

CARLI Digital Collections

“CARLI Digital Collections was established in 2006 as a repository for digital content created by member libraries of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) or purchased by the consortium for use by its members. CARLI Digital Collections uses the CONTENTdm digital asset management tool to describe and deliver digital representations of myriad special collections including printed and manuscript materials, images, and sound recordings. It also guarantees researchers access to cross-institution and cross-collection searches integrating previously disparate and possibly remote special collections.”