Geology Department Scrapbook, 1917-72
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Brief Description: Six Geology Scrapbooks documenting the activities of the Geology Department and its faculty, staff, students and the Cyclothem Club from 1917 to 1972.  They include photos of Cyclothem Club and Alumni Banquets and Luncheons, 1949-52, 1958; group photos of faculty, staff, students and their families, 1917-61; news clippings on faculty and students and former faculty and students and the Russian invasion of Hungary, 1968; the Geology Wives' Club record book, 1958-71; H. R. Wanless' Aerial Photo Collection; photos from the International Geological Congress in Copenhage, 1960; birth wedding and memorial announcements; greeting cards and memos.
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: 15/11/11
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Geology
Volume: 1.2 cubic feet
Acquired: 8/24/1993
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Arrangement: by scrapbook and original chronological order within each book
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Geology :

The Geology Department has offered courses under the Department of Natural History (1868);1 College of Natural History (1870);2 College of Natural Science (1871-90);3 College of Science, School of Natural History (1891-1912)4 and College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (1913- ).5 In November 1919, the Geology Department was organized on a committee basis.6 During this period, the Geology and Geography Department was organized, but the Geography Department became separate in 1947.7 The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate courses.

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 2nd Report, 1868, p. 6.

2. Ibid., 3rd Report, 1869-70, p. 14.

3. Ibid., 4th Report, 1870-71, pp. 43-44. Ibid., 5th Report, 1871-72, pp. 42, 45. Ibid., 15th Report, 1888-90, pp. 212, 221.

4. Ibid., 26th Report, July 8, 1911, p. 446.

5. Ibid., 27th Report, June 9, 1914, p. 764.

6. Ibid., 30th Report, November 1, 1919, p. 606.

7. Ibid., 44th Report, August 5, 1947, p. 487. Ibid., 44th Report, April 24, 1947, p. 340.

Subject Index
Cyclothem Club
Geology Department
International Geological Congresses
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]