Steven Salaita Controversy Index and Reference File, 2007-2015
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Brief Description:

The Steven Salaita Index and Reference File (2007-2015) provides an index to publicly-available resources regarding the August 1, 2014 decision by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees to deny an offer of employment to Steven Salaita. The preserved materials include (a) textual documents and other records produced by offices, units, or employees of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and posted to the Internet or released as Freedom of Information Act responses; (b) webpages, news articles, blog postings, reddit discusssions, online petitions, and other resources captured by the Internet Archive; and (c) public tweets, Facebook pages, YouTube videos, and other Internet-accesible resources captured locally. Materials in categories (a) and (b) are preserved and made accessible through the Internet Archive. Materials in category (c) are currently unavailable for use but will be preserved in the Library's preservation repository and made accessible as soon as archival processing has been completed.

The complete set of resources may be browsed via the index maintained at

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 35/3/89
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. University Archives (1963)
Volume: 3050.0 megabytes
Acquired: 08/26/2014.
Arrangement: Chronological and by subject.
Access Restrictions: As of August 16 2015, materials in category (c) are closed for use but are preserved in the Library's Preservation repository and will be made accessible as soon as archival processing has been completed.
Subject Index
Academic Freedom
Faculty Appointments
Freedom of Speech
Social Media
Web Archives
Languages of Materials
English [eng]