Steven Salaita Index and Reference File (Born Digital Records) | University of Illinois Archives
Born Digital Records from the Steven Salaita Index and Reference File (2007-2015) include index to publicly-available resources regarding the decision by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees to deny an offer of employment to Steven Salaita on August 1, 2014. The preserved materials include (a) textual documents from the records of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and (b) or/other public (i.e. Internet-accessible) resources such as news articles, blog postings, and public tweets. Most materials are preserved and made accessible by the Internet Archive, and a small subset of records is preserved locally.
Also includes documents assembled by Andrew Scheinman (1961- ), a Rochester, New York, attorney and political activist, including email correspondence between university administrators, faculty, students, alumni, donors, and other individuals. Significant correspondents include Christopher Kennedy, Robert Easter, Phyllis Wise, Ilesanmi Adesida, Nicholas Burbules, Joyce Tolliver, Reginald Alston, Peter B. Fox, and Robert Warrior, as well as University students, alumni, and donors. Topics treated include the proposed 2014 appointment of Steven Salaita to a tenured faculty position, campus anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, donor relations, fundraising, shared governance, faculty searches and appointments, James Kilgore, and the University's partnership with Carle Foundation Hospital to establish a College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign.
Provenance Note: All documents from Andrew Scheinman were presented by the donor as the results of his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) responses. Under 2014 University practices, documents responding to FOIA requests are provided directly to the requestor and are not routinely posted by the Univeristy in a publicly accessible location.
The index organizes these materials by type of material, and chronologically by date of creation thereunder. The complete set of resources may be browsed via the index maintained at http://archives.library.illinois.edu/social-media-archives/salaita-reference-index.
Administrative access to preservation, nearline, and access files are available to archives staff at https://medusa.library.illinois.edu/collections/928
Contains preservation copies of publicly available documents, websites, blogs, social media postings, and audio and video streams stored in the Internet Archive or other preservation systems managed by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Files have undergone minimal processing, and may require the use of specialized software for display and access. Formats include DOC, PPT, PDF, AVI, MPG, MP4, MHTML and WARC.
Additional Digital Materials include 3.05 GB of files. Files have undergone minimal processing, and may require the use of specialized software for display and access.