Subject File, 1944-82
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Brief Description: Subject file including correpsondence, vouchers and invoices, blueprints, contracts and agreements, programs, alumni address and committee lists, annual business and investment reports, budgets proposals, financial reports and audits relating to the business of the Foundation, solicitations of funds from alumni for class memorials and securing funds from corporations, foundations, alumni and friends for the Jane Addams Hull House Memorial in Chicago, the Medical Center Union, the Rehabilitation Education Fund, faculty conferences, other campus building and fund projects and letters of appreciation to alumni and friends of the University for their support.  The file also covers short and long term fund-raising activities; telephone campaigns and special mailings; patent infringement suits; the U. S. Corps of Engineers Research Laboratory Project; personal and corporate endowments for memorial scholarships and awards; grats-in-aid; endowment farms and board allocations.  Correspondents include executive directors William H. Butterfield (1950-58), James C. Colvin (1958-68) and Joseph W. Skehen (1968-74); George D. Stoddard (1946-53); Lloyd Morey (1953-55); David D. Henry (1955-72); Herbert O. Farber (1953-73) and other university officials.
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: 32/1/1
Created by: University of Illinois Foundation
Volume: 18.6 cubic feet
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Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject
Biographical Note for University of Illinois Foundation :

Established in 1935,1 the University of Illinois Foundation is a separate, non-profit corporation established to handle trusts, receive gifts and bequests, license patents and render other services to the University. It is managed by a Board of Directors. It acts as financial agent of the University in borrowing money for buildings and other major improvements.2 It has a service agreement with University Patents, Incorporated, which works out licensing arrangements with industrial firms for marketing faculty inventions which have been patented. The Foundation then invests the income in basic research.3

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 38th Report, October 23, 1936, p. 442.

2. Ibid., pp. 442-43.

3. Gene Vance, University of Illinois Foundation, Director, Champaign-Urbana Campus.

Subject Index
Athletic Association
Foundation, University of Illinois
Fund Raising
Grants in Aid
Hull House
Krannert Art Museum
Medical Center
President's Club
Rehabilitation Education
Varsity Room
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]