Ford Foundation Grants File, 1958-1969
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Brief Description: Ford Foundation Grants File, including proposals, correspondence, progress reports, press releases, newspaper clippings and photographs relating to a fellowship intern program for prospective engineering teachers funded by a $207, 000 Ford Foundation grant; reports (1959-65) and correspondence (1959-62) relating to an engineering faculty development program (intramural and extramural) funded by a $125,000 Ford Foundation grant and correspondence, proposals and reports (1959-69) relating to a forgivable fellowship-loan program for encouragement of engineering teachers funded by a $585,000 Ford foundation grant.
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: 11/8/15
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 8/12/70
Arrangement: By grant and chronologically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering :

The 1867 Catalogue of the Illinois Industrial University listed Mechanical Science and Art in the Polytechnic Department.1 In 1870, the first professor of the Department of Mechanical Science was appointed to the Chair of Mechanical Science and Engineering.2

On September 1, 1940, the Department of Railway Engineering was discontinued and some of its courses and faculty were transferred to the Mechanical Engineering Department.3 A new curriculum leading to a B.S. in Industrial Engineering began to be administered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1952.4 The name of the department was changed in 1960 to the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.5

1. Catalogue and Circular, 1867, p. 6.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 3rd Report, March 8, 1870, p. 47.

3. Ibid., 40th Report, June 28, 1940, p. 971

4. Ibid., 46th Report, March 12, 1952, pp. 1410-11

5. Ibid., 50th Report, April 20, 1960, p. 1257.

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