General Correspondence, 1934-1946
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Brief Description: General correspondence or subject file of President Arthur C. Willard including correspondence, reports, memoranda, publications and files received from or sent to trustees, deans, administrators at other universities, faculty and the public concerning admissions policies and enrollment statistics; reports of colleges, schools, institutes, bureaus and departments; alumni activities; associations of universities and universities and university administrators; athletic boards, relations and contest; audits and financial reports; budgets; building program; Chicago professional colleges; commencement; committees; relations with trustees, provost, comptroller and deans; high school relations; student housing and social life; sabbatical leave requests and reports; scholarships; summer session; state departments and federal agencies; legal services of the University counsel; federal aid for the building program; Illini Union and University airport; non-academic personnel; physical plant; General Assembly visits and sessions and legislative bills; gifts and estate; monthly trustees meetings; military training; war programs; selective service and military leaves; army student training program; University Senate; research grants and laboratories; Galesburg branch; relations with professional, social and industrial organizations; public information; American Council on Education and Booz, Allen, Hamilton and Fry surveys and similar administrative affairs.
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University of Illinois Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 2/9/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of the University President
Volume: 108.0 cubic feet
Acquired: September 1963
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Arrangement: Chronologically by academic year and alphabetically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of the University President :

The President is the principal administrative officer of the University and a member of the faculty of each college, school, institute and division.1 The original charter designated the chief executive officer of the university as regent but this title was changed to President in 1894.2 The President is elected by the Board of Trustees and is responsible to them for the operation of the university.3 The President prepares budgets for presentation to the board, recommends persons to the Board for appointment to University positions, and is responsible for the enforcement of the rules and regulations of the University.4 On recommendation of the appropriate Senate and by authority of the Trustees, the President issues diplomas conferring degrees.5

This unit covers:

2/0 Reports of the President

2/1 John M. Gregory, April 1, 1867 - June 9, 1880 (Effective September 1,1880)

2/2 Selim H. Peabody, July 27, 1880 (Pro tempore) March 9, 1881 - June 10, 1891 (Effective September 1, 1891)

2/3 Thomas J. Burrill, August 7, 1891 - 1894 (Acting) April 1, 1904 - August 26, 1904 (Acting)

2/4 Andrew S. Draper, April 13, 1894 (Took office August 1, 1894) - April 1, 1904

2/5 Edmund J. James, August 26, 1904 - March 3, 1920 (Effective September 1, 1920)

2/6 David Kinley, September 1, 1920 - July 1, 1930

2/7 Harry W. Chase, July 5, 1930 - January 25, 1933 (Effective July 10, 1933)

2/8 Arthur H. Daniels, July 11, 1933 - June 30, 1934 (Acting)

2/9 Arthur C. Willard, July 1, 1934 - June 30, 1946

2/10 George D. Stoddard, July 1, 1946 - August 31, 1953

2/11 Lloyd Morey, September 1, 1953 (Acting) February 1, 1954 - August 31, 1955

2/12 David D. Henry, September 1, 1955 - August 31, 1971

2/13 John E. Corbally, Jr., September 1, 1971 - August 31, 1979

2/14 Stanley O. Ikenberry, September 1, 1979 ?

1. University of Illinois Statutes, July 18, 1979, Section 2, p. 3.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 17th Report, August 1, 1894, p. 269.

3. University of Illinois Statutes, July 18, 1979, Section 2, p. 3.

4. Ibid.

5. Ibid., p. 3-4

Subject Index
American Council on Education
Booz, Allen, Hamilton and Fry
Engineering Education
Galesburg Branch
Illini Union
Medical Education
Trustees, Board of
University Administration
University Airport
World War II - Service and Training
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]