General Correspondence File, 1995-2004
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Brief Description: General Correspondence File of James J. Stukel (President of the University of Illinois 1995-2005), including correspondence, reports, memoranda, agendas, newsclippings and publications sent to trustees, university administrators, government officials, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, American Association of University Professors, American Council of Learned Societies, Alumni Association; Association of Governing Boards, Chancellors, Chicago Club, colleges of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, Applied Life Studies, Business Administration, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Fine and Applied Arsts, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Urban Planning and Public Affairs, Veterinary Medicine; Dad's Association, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics, Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), Mother's Association, Office of Academic Policy Analysis, Office of Admissions and Records, Office of Planning and Budgeting, Rotary clubs, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, University of Illinois Foundation, University Office of Capital Programs, and the public concerning 2008 Winter Olympics bid, academic affairs, affirmative action, Assembly Hall, basketball games and tickets, Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building, Boneyard Creek, budget, Chicago Circle campus, commencement, committees, Council of Ten, councils, discrimination, equal opportunity, Eye and Ear Infirmary, faculty awards and issues, fellowships, financial aid, football games and tickets, foreign students, foreign universities in Hong Kong, Japan, Pakistan, Qatar, South Korea, Taiwan; gifts, health care, Institute of Aviation, invitations, Korea trip, legal council, libraries, license plates, Museum of Science and Industry, new university icon, property sales, purchases, and leases; ROTC, requests, retirement, retreats, salaries, scholarships, Springfield Campus, student activities and admissions, tenure, trustees, tuition and fees, Urbana campus, Henry Lectures, 1995-2000, Ikenberry Invitations, Seasons Greetings cards, 1979-85, correspondence (1952-98), Kinley Memorial Fellowship, Kate Neal, 1998, Labor and Industrial Relations, Institute of, 1998, National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, circular letters, 1997-98, Latina/Latino students, 1995-98, Law College(1997-98), Paul D Doolen Graduate Scholarship, 1987-97, President Stukel Biography, 2000, President Stukel Board of Trustees correspondence, 1999-2000, President Stukel General Correspondence, 1998-2001, University of Illinois Foundation (UIF) agendas and financial reports for Annual Meeting Oct 8-10, 1998, UIF Board Meetings, Nominating Committee meetings, Investment Policy Committee meetings, University Audits meeting Aug 11,1999, UIF Presidents Council 1998-99.
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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: 2/15/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Office of the University President
Volume: 53.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 10/01/2006. 2 cubic feet were added in August 2014.
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Arrangement: Chronological by academic year, then alphabetical by subject
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
Admissions and Records Office
Foundation, University of Illinois
Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE)
International Exchange Programs
Sabbatical Leave
Trustees, Board of
Genres/Forms of Material
Newspaper Clippings
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: President's Office