Residence Life Subject Files, 1935-2000
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Brief Description: University of Illinois Residence Life Subject Files, including annual reports prepared by residence life staff, staff application and evaluation materials, residence hall room rosters, residence hall rules and policies, procedure manuals, hall council meeting minutes, hall constitutions and governmental regulations, operational calendars, staff videos, hall programming boards reports and activities, information on African-American residents and residence hall organizations, and resident advisors' evaluations (restricted).  Also includes scrapbooks and photographs of university residence halls and housing services (c. 1950s-1980s), photographs and negatives of residence hall group activities (c. 1980s and c. 1997), photographs of the namesakes of University residence halls,  photographs and captions used in an exhibit of residence halls history (not dated), residence halls welcome posters (c. 1990s), and a banner and display used by University of Illinois students during the 1997 meeting of the Illinois Residence Hall Association.
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]
Record Series Number: 37/6/7
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Division of Housing
Volume: 7.1 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/1/99, 1/12/01, 2/28/95
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Arrangement: subject
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Division of Housing :

In 1939, the Board of Trustees established a Division of Student Housing.1 The director had general supervision of all student housing, advised fraternities and sororities on building plans, cooperated with Physical Plant Department "in its supervision of off-campus personal conduct of students," and acted as agent of the Student Officers Committee and secretary of the Student Discipline Committee.2 The Housing Division operates and maintains all University-owned residence halls and housing facilities. It is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for Campus Affairs for the inspection of certified student living quarters, for listing available off-campus housing, and for promoting safety, health, and good living conditions.


--Director's Office

--Administrative Affairs

--Food Services Department

--Student Affairs

--Business Office

--Family Housing

--Central Food Stores

--Housing Information and Off-Campus Housing

--Residential Services Office (Maintenance and Custodial)3

--Food and Residential Services (1974)

--Undergraduate Residence Halls (1971)

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 40th Report, July 21, 1939, p. 505-06.

2. Ibid., Sept. 30, 1939, pp. 580-82.

3. Statement by Lawrence J. Gaffney, Associate Director for Administrative Affairs, Housing, February, 1974.

Subject Index
Housing, Student
Residence Halls
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]