Subject Files, 1904-1918
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Brief Description:

Correspondence, reports and working papers of President Edmund J. James on university and private subjects of both a unique or a continuing nature, including material for Biennial Reports (1914-1918); university budget material (1909-1919); Council and Senate (1909-1912); Deans' Reports (1908-1911); Geology Survey (1905-1910); Graduate School (1904-1910); John M. Gregory Reunion (1914); Historical Material on the University; biographical material; addresses and publications of President James; legislative campaigns (1908-1917); Medical School (1894-1912); National University (1906-1910); Burt E. Powell (1910-1911) and Edward J. Filbey (1912-1915); Rhodes Scholarship Committee (1907-1917) and the Veterinary School (1906-1908).

Less significant files contain folders on agricultural education (1906-1907); American Economic Association (1910); Auditorium (1907-1910); Chemistry Professorship (1907); Disloyalty Hearings (1917); Jamestown Exposition (1907); George A. Kemp (1908); Proposed lectures at the University (1905-1908); North Central Association (1907-1910); Nutrition Investigation (1906); School of Railway Engineering (1907); Rural School Conference (1905); Summer Sessions, 1911 and 1912 and similar subjects.

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] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 2/5/5
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of the University President
Volume: 12.4 cubic feet
Acquired: September 1963
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0205005.pdf
Arrangement: Alphabetically by subject
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

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