General Correspondence, 1904-1919
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Brief Description:

General correspondence of President Edmund J. James including correspondence, reports, memoranda, publications and files received from or sent to trustees, deans, other university administrators, faculty and the public concerning admissions policies and enrollment statistics; alumni activities; associations of universities and university administrators; athletics; university budgets; financial reports; reports of colleges, schools and departments; public relations; Chicago professional departments; relations with trustees and deans; state departments and federal agencies; relations with Illinois high schools; religious foundations; invitations and engagements to speak at public functions; military training and preparedness; gifts and estates; relations with local communities; Illinois General Assembly sessions and legislative bills; summer session and similar administrative affairs.

This general file contains significant material on appointments to the University; organization and reorganization of colleges and departments; acquisition of the medical college; relations with professional and industrial associations; library expansion and relations with other college and universities in Illinois.

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University of Illinois Archives
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Record Series Number: 2/5/3
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of the University President
Volume: 63.3 cubic feet
Acquired: September 1963
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0205003.pdf
Arrangement: Chronologically by academic year and alphabetically by subject or correspondence thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of the University President :

The President is the principal administrative officer of the University and a member of the faculty of each college, school, institute and division.1 The original charter designated the chief executive officer of the university as regent but this title was changed to President in 1894.2 The President is elected by the Board of Trustees and is responsible to them for the operation of the university.3 The President prepares budgets for presentation to the board, recommends persons to the Board for appointment to University positions, and is responsible for the enforcement of the rules and regulations of the University.4 On recommendation of the appropriate Senate and by authority of the Trustees, the President issues diplomas conferring degrees.5

This unit covers:

2/0 Reports of the President

2/1 John M. Gregory, April 1, 1867 - June 9, 1880 (Effective September 1,1880)

2/2 Selim H. Peabody, July 27, 1880 (Pro tempore) March 9, 1881 - June 10, 1891 (Effective September 1, 1891)

2/3 Thomas J. Burrill, August 7, 1891 - 1894 (Acting) April 1, 1904 - August 26, 1904 (Acting)

2/4 Andrew S. Draper, April 13, 1894 (Took office August 1, 1894) - April 1, 1904

2/5 Edmund J. James, August 26, 1904 - March 3, 1920 (Effective September 1, 1920)

2/6 David Kinley, September 1, 1920 - July 1, 1930

2/7 Harry W. Chase, July 5, 1930 - January 25, 1933 (Effective July 10, 1933)

2/8 Arthur H. Daniels, July 11, 1933 - June 30, 1934 (Acting)

2/9 Arthur C. Willard, July 1, 1934 - June 30, 1946

2/10 George D. Stoddard, July 1, 1946 - August 31, 1953

2/11 Lloyd Morey, September 1, 1953 (Acting) February 1, 1954 - August 31, 1955

2/12 David D. Henry, September 1, 1955 - August 31, 1971

2/13 John E. Corbally, Jr., September 1, 1971 - August 31, 1979

2/14 Stanley O. Ikenberry, September 1, 1979 ?

1. University of Illinois Statutes, July 18, 1979, Section 2, p. 3.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 17th Report, August 1, 1894, p. 269.

3. University of Illinois Statutes, July 18, 1979, Section 2, p. 3.

4. Ibid.

5. Ibid., p. 3-4

Subject Index
Commencement
Higher Education
Legislature
Medical Education
Military Training
Trustees, Board of
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]