Service Facility File, 1963-1997
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Brief Description: Service Facility File includes correspondence, memoranda, and reports concerning adminstration, budget, equipment grants and proposals, personnel, and Service Facility Committee meetings regarding buildings and facilities used by the School of Chemical Sciences, including the Computer Center, Dispensing Stations (storerooms), Drafting Facility, Electronics Shop, Fluorescence Dynamics Lab, Glass Shop, Graphic Facility, High Pressure Facility, Laser Facility, Machine Shops, Mass Spectrometry Lab, Materials Chemistry Lab (X-Ray Facility), Materials Research Lab, Microanalytical Lab, Molecular Spectroscopy Lab, NMR Center, Radioisotope Lab, X-Ray Chrystalography Lab.
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: 15/5/7
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. School of Chemical Sciences
Volume: 1.8 cubic feet
Arrangement: Alphabetical and chronlogical
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. School of Chemical Sciences :

In May 1867, the Committee in Courses of Study and Faculty proposed a Department of Chemistry and Natural Sciences.1 In 1873 the College of Natural Science included the School of Chemistry.2 The School of Chemistry was part of the College of Science in 1891.3 In 1894 courses in Chemical Engineering were arranged under a separate department called the Department of Applied Chemistry.4 On August 16, 1903, the Department of Applied Chemistry was discontinued and one Department of Chemistry was reestablished.5 In 1912 it became part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.6 In 1953 the department changed its name to Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering with divisions of Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. The Chemistry Division included Analytic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.7 In 1970 this department was reorganized within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences into the School of Chemical Sciences with the departments of Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry.8

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 1st Report, May 8, 1867, p. 50.

2. Ibid., 6th Report, March 11, 1873, p. 70.

3. Catalogs and Registers, 1891-92, p. 97.

4. Board of Trustees Transactions, 17th Report, August 1, 1894, p. 268.

5. Ibid., 22nd Report, August 16, 1903, p. 329.

6. Ibid., 27th Report, July 5, 1912, p. 71.

7. Centennial 1967, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Urbana, p. 31.

8. Board of Trustees Transactions, 55th Report, April 15, 1970, p. 886.

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