Legislative History, 1851-1936 (1937-1943) | University of Illinois Archives
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Typescript copy of "A History of the Illinois Industrial University afterwards the University of Illinois from its inception in 1851 to the year 1938 as recorded in acts of the Illinois General Assembly" by Henry M. Dunlap '75, State Senator (1892-1912, 1916-1932) and Charles M. Thompson '09, Dean of Commerce and Business Administration (1919-1943). The first volume by Senator Dunlap covers 1851 to 1899. Volume Two covers 1900-1921 and was completed by Comptroller Lloyd Morey after Dunlap's death in January, 1938. Volume Three by Dean Thompson covers 1921-1939 and was completed by Llyod Morey. The history includes quotations from appropriation bills, legislative acts and resolutions; summary listings of bills affecting the University; newspaper comments; resolutions of the Board of Trustees; anecdotes (Dunlap) and evaluations (Thompson); lists of legislators, state and university officials and persons appearing at legislative hearings and narrative accounts of legislative campaigns (1921-39).
The file includes a carbon copy of a draft of Thompson's history of the 1921-23 biennium, and source material for the 51st through 59th General Assembly (1919-20 to 1935-36). The series includes correspondence of David Kinley, Lloyd Morey, Theodore Pease, Charles M. Thompson, Arthur C. Willard and others relating to the project.