General Correspondence, 1971-79
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Brief Description: General correspondence or subject file of President John Corbally including letters, reports, memoranda, minutes, and publications received from or sent to trustees, deans, university administrators, faculty, private and public corporation and foundation officials, government officials, and the public concerning admissions and enrollment; reports of colleges, schools, institutes, bureaus, and departments; Agency for International Development, American Association of University Professors, Association of American Universities, Council of Ten, Environmental Studies Institute, National Association of Land Grant Colleges and State Universities, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and other associations of university administrators; academic freedom; alumni associations;athletics; budget; requisitions, vouchers, and recommended purchase; building program and physical plant; Chicago Circle campus; commencement; discrimination; employment of students and relatives; extension work; faculty salaries; Faculty Senate; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974; student fees; fraternity affairs; gifts and grants; health services; housing; Illini Union; Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE); state legislature; legislation and revision of statutes; state and federal officials, departments, and agencies; insurance; parking and traffic; placement; property transactions; public information; retirement system; sabbatical leave applications and reports; scholarships; student activities and publications; other Universities, University Foundation; and visitors.
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Record Series Number: 2/13/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of the University President
Volume: 139.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 6/1993
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Arrangement: Alphabetical then chronological
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
Agency for International Development
Association of American Universities
Chicago Circle Campus
Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC)
Council of Ten
Education, United States Department and Office of
Environmental Studies Institute
Faculty Senate
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974
Foundation, University of Illinois
Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)
Legal Counsel
Medical Center
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Reserve Officers Training Corps
Trustees, Board of
Genres/Forms of Material
Newspaper Clippings
Languages of Materials
English [eng]