Gifts Manuscript, 1971
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Brief Description: Manuscripts and index  for The Margin of Excellence (1971), by Dolores M. Hanson, documenting "a century of gifts" to the University of Illinois including buildings, rooms and facilities, class memorials, rare books, special collections, art collections, awards, professorships, and the University Foundation. This series also includes 50 black and white photographs and 21 color large-format slides done especially for the publication by Gordon Means.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
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1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
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Fax: (217) 333-2868
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Record Series Number: 32/1/13
Created by: University of Illinois Foundation
Volume: 0.2 cubic feet
Acquired: ca. 9/1973
Arrangement: by type of material
Biographical Note for University of Illinois Foundation :

Established in 1935,1 the University of Illinois Foundation is a separate, non-profit corporation established to handle trusts, receive gifts and bequests, license patents and render other services to the University. It is managed by a Board of Directors. It acts as financial agent of the University in borrowing money for buildings and other major improvements.2 It has a service agreement with University Patents, Incorporated, which works out licensing arrangements with industrial firms for marketing faculty inventions which have been patented. The Foundation then invests the income in basic research.3

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 38th Report, October 23, 1936, p. 442.

2. Ibid., pp. 442-43.

3. Gene Vance, University of Illinois Foundation, Director, Champaign-Urbana Campus.

Subject Index
Rare Books
Languages of Materials
English [eng]