Legislative History, 1851-1936 (1937-1943)
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Brief Description:

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.

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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: 2/9/10
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of the University President
Volume: 0.6 cubic feet
Acquired: Vols. 1, 2, 9/63; Vol. 3, 5/7/64
Arrangement: Chronological
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
Legislative Appropriations
Legislative Bills
Legislature, Illinois
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]