Scrapbooks, 1941-1947
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Brief Description: Scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings about the men's housing situation (1938), residence halls director and system (1941), taxation of residence halls (1942-44), Navy Diesel, ASTP and V-12 military training programs (1942-45), conversion of facilities for use by military and veterans, portable and prefabricated housing for veterans (1945-47), emergency housing for veterans, housing policy and financing. The series includes photocopies of residence halls and fraternities (1941-42) and holiday dinners (1944) and dance programs (1945-47).
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: 37/6/14
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Division of Housing
Volume: 0.6 cubic feet
Acquired: 4/1/80
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Arrangement: Chronological
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
Army Specialized Training Program
Housing, Emergency
Housing, Family
Housing, Men's
Housing, Off-Campus
Housing, Student
Housing Division
Housing Surveys
Housing Veterans
Navy Training
Residence Halls
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]