Housing Inspection Folders, 1936-1965
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Brief Description: Housing inspection folders for approved off-campus housing containing floor plans; housing inspector's reports; municipal fire and electrical safety inspection certificates; and correspondence with applicants for University approval of their facilities, and with individuals involved in tenant-landlord disputes.  Financial statements are included for cooperative housing units. Most files cover the 1938-58 period.
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] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 37/6/11
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Division of Housing
Volume: 6.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 8/30/76
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/3706011.pdf
Arrangement: Alphabetical by street name, and numerical by house number thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Division of Housing :

In 1939, the Board of Trustees established a Division of Student Housing.1 The director had general supervision of all student housing, advised fraternities and sororities on building plans, cooperated with Physical Plant Department "in its supervision of off-campus personal conduct of students," and acted as agent of the Student Officers Committee and secretary of the Student Discipline Committee.2 The Housing Division operates and maintains all University-owned residence halls and housing facilities. It is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for Campus Affairs for the inspection of certified student living quarters, for listing available off-campus housing, and for promoting safety, health, and good living conditions.


--Director's Office

--Administrative Affairs

--Food Services Department

--Student Affairs

--Business Office

--Family Housing

--Central Food Stores

--Housing Information and Off-Campus Housing

--Residential Services Office (Maintenance and Custodial)3

--Food and Residential Services (1974)

--Undergraduate Residence Halls (1971)

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 40th Report, July 21, 1939, p. 505-06.

2. Ibid., Sept. 30, 1939, pp. 580-82.

3. Statement by Lawrence J. Gaffney, Associate Director for Administrative Affairs, Housing, February, 1974.

Subject Index
Champaign, Illinois
Fire Safety
Housing, Student
Urbana, Illinois
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]