Newsreels, 1960-66, 1969-70
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Brief Description: University of Illinois newsreels, black and white sound motion picture films, produced each semester by the Motion Picture Service in cooperation with the Alumni Association and the Office of Public Information for showing to alumni groups. The films record University growth, building program, research accomplishments, homecomings, distinguished visitors, athletic events, alumni awards, student social activities, Mothers and Fathers Days, Commencement, celebrations and related topics. This series also includes "March of the Illlini" films featuring similar news stories in 1968-69 and the Krannert Center in 1970.
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: 26/1/10
Created by: Alumni Association
Volume: 1.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 5/1964; 2/1965; 1966; 9/1968
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Arrangement: Chronological
Biographical Note for Alumni Association :

Organized on June 5, 1873,1 the Alumni Association held decennial reunions in 18822 and 1892.3 It is a separate corporation promoting the interests of the University as an educational agency and maintaining contact with alumni of the University.4 It is managed by a Board of Directors elected by the regular members of the Association.5 The Association encourages activities of Illini Clubs, solicits alumni support for University activities and arranges class reunions and other functions. On March 11, 1965, the Board authorized a system of Associate Directors for each campus. In 1967 the word "Associate" was dropped from their titles and each is now known as a Campus Director.6

1. Franklin W. Scott, ed., The Semi-Centennial Record of the University of Illinois, University of Illinois, 1918, p. xxxv.

2. Ibid., p. xxxviii.

3. Ibid., p. xli.

4. Alumni Association Proceedings, 1873-1891, 1916-1920. RS 26/1/1, Box 1, p. 559.

5. Alumni Association Constitution, 1932, in Organizations, Elections, and Publications File, 1914- , RS 26/1/0/3 in University Archives.

6. Donald R. Dodds, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Campus Director, Urbana-Champaign.

Subject Index
Assembly Hall
Building Program
Genres/Forms of Material
Motion Pictures/Videotapes
Languages of Materials
English [eng]