Toby Sonneman Papers, 1970-2012
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Brief Description: Papers of Toby Sonneman, author and Unversity alumnus, include letters, publicity materials, newspaper and magazine articles, book reviews, photographs, illustrations, oral history transcripts, personal letters, book proposals, a master's thesis, notebooks from interviews in Germany with members of the Roma community, sketchbooks from the 1970s, and published essays related to (1) her unpublished thesis In the Rain, One Sees No Tears: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust; and (2) her books Fruit Fields in My Blood: Okie Migrants in the West; Shared Sorrows: A Gypsy Family Remembers the Holocaust; and Lemon: A Global History.
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: 26/20/208
Created by: Alumni Association
Volume: 0.5 cubic feet
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Biographical Note for Alumni Association :

Organized on June 5, 1873,1 the Alumni Association held decennial reunions in 18822 and 1892.3 It is a separate corporation promoting the interests of the University as an educational agency and maintaining contact with alumni of the University.4 It is managed by a Board of Directors elected by the regular members of the Association.5 The Association encourages activities of Illini Clubs, solicits alumni support for University activities and arranges class reunions and other functions. On March 11, 1965, the Board authorized a system of Associate Directors for each campus. In 1967 the word "Associate" was dropped from their titles and each is now known as a Campus Director.6

1. Franklin W. Scott, ed., The Semi-Centennial Record of the University of Illinois, University of Illinois, 1918, p. xxxv.

2. Ibid., p. xxxviii.

3. Ibid., p. xli.

4. Alumni Association Proceedings, 1873-1891, 1916-1920. RS 26/1/1, Box 1, p. 559.

5. Alumni Association Constitution, 1932, in Organizations, Elections, and Publications File, 1914- , RS 26/1/0/3 in University Archives.

6. Donald R. Dodds, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Campus Director, Urbana-Champaign.

Subject Index
Alumni Association
Faculty Papers
University of Illinois
Languages of Materials
English [eng]