Alumni and Faculty Biographical (Alumni News Morgue) File, 1882-1995
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Brief Description: Alumni and Faculty Biographical (Alumni News Morgue) File contains information regarding deceased and living alumni, faculty members, trustees, and former students. The folder for any given individual may include correspondence, obituaries, eulogies, photographs, address cards, questionnaires (used in preparing the 1912 and 1913 Alumni Records), dues notices, clippings from the Illinois Alumni News, newspaper clippings, programs, publications, recollections or other related materials. Topics covered in an individual folder include vital statistics, university activities, and subsequent careers. The file was created by the Alumni Association, but University Archives staff have added and continue to add materials to the file. A complete list of alumni who are included in the file does not exist. Please contact the archives if you would like us to search for information on a particular individual.
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: 26/4/1
Created by: Alumni Association
Volume: 311.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 9/1963; 2/16/1987; 2/23/1987; ca. 1995
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Arrangement: Alphabetical then 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.

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