General Correspondence, 1955-71
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Brief Description: General correspondence or subject file of President David D. Henry including letters, reports, memoranda, minutes and publications received from or sent to trustees, deans, university administrators, faculty, private & public corporation & foundation officials, government officials & the public concerning admissions policies & enrollment statistics; reports of colleges, schools, institutes, bureaus & departments; American Association of Land Grant Colleges and State Universities, American Council on Education, Association of American Universities, AAUP, MURA, NEA, NCAA & other associations of university administrators; academic freedom; accidents and compensation; alumni associations; athletic associations & events; budgets & financial reports; requisitions, vouchers & recommended purchases; building program & physical plant; Chicago branch & professional colleges; commencement; committees & councils; discrimination; employment of students & relatives; extension work; faculty salaries & student fees; fraternity affairs; gifts & grants; health services; housing; Illini Publishing Company; Illini Union: state legislature & visits; legislation & revision of statutes; state & federal officials, departments, agencies & commissions; insurance; invitations & speaking engagements; legal opinions; military training & ROTC; non-academic personnel parking & traffic; placement; political speakers; purchase & sale of property; public information; racial minorities; retirement system; sabbatical leave applications & reports; scholarships; Southern Illinois University; student activities; summer session; travel abroad; trustees committees and monthly meetings; University clubs; University Foundation; University Senate; visitors; relations with comptroller, deans, administrators & trustees & similar administrative affairs.
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Urbana, IL 61820
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Record Series Number: 2/12/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of the University President
Volume: 259.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 03/20/1972. 8/13/76, 7/12/84
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0212001.pdf
Arrangement: Chronologically by academic year or biennium (1956-60) and alphabetically 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
Academic Freedom
Building Program
Higher Education
Legislature
Trustees, Board of
University Administration
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]