Abbott Power Plant Photographs, 1934-1989
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Brief Description: Abbott Power Plant photographs include 8 x10 and medium format prints and negatives showing Abbott Power plant facilities, the construction of steam distribution systems, and equipment, including boilers, generators, compressors, turbines, exhaust hoods, cooling towers, condensers, and freight trains delivering coal.  Also includes a photo album concerning the coal conversion project, 1986-89.
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: 37/3/12
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Division of Operation and Maintenance
Volume: 1.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 11/5/2004
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Arrangement: By size and and chronologically thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Division of Operation and Maintenance :

With the September 20, 1967 reorganization of the Physical Plant Department by the Board of Trustees, the Plant and Services Department became responsible for the operation and maintenance of Physical Plant Services, alterations to existing buildings, for security of property and for operation and maintenance of Auxiliary Services, including housing, food service and Illini Union facilities.1 In 1972, the title of Plant and Services was changed to Operation and Maintenance Division.2

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 54th Report, Sept. 20, 1967, p. 712.

2. Staff Directory, University of Illinois, 1972/73, p. 48.

Access Restrictions: None.
Subject Index
Power Plants
Languages of Materials
English [eng]