Engineering Photographs and Negatives, 1900, 1922, 1938, 1950-66, 1970-2006
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Brief Description: Engineering photographs and negatives, 1900, 1922, 1938, 1950-66, 1970-2001, include 4" X 5" photographs and negatives and 2" X 2" contact prints and negative strips of Engineering Open House, engineering research by departments, departmental projects and equipment, historical images of buildings (e.g. Engineering Hall) and architects, and slides and photographs from the 21st Century Challenge presentation in 1986. Also includes faculty and staff photo portraits, photos of the demolition of Engineering Hall in 1992, photos of Deans (especially William Schowalter), and College events (e.g. the retirement of Howard Wakeland and a reception in honor of Nick Holonyak, Jr., as the John Bardeen Endowed Chair). Some negatives have been transferred to 39/2/27 to avoid breakage when handled.
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: 11/1/12
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Engineering
Volume: 2.9 cubic feet
Acquired: 6/26/2000; 12/2010; 05/2013
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Arrangement: By subject
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Engineering :

Organized when the University opened in 1868 and formed as a college in March, 1873, the College of Engineering operates an experiment station, twelve departments, and a graduate program.

The duties of the Dean of the College of Engineering have evolved from being chairman at faculty meetings to being chief administrator for and representative of the College within the University system.1 In this capacity as chief administrator, the Dean has the power to create positions and offices under his direct control in order to meet his obligations to both faculty and students.2

The Measurement Program was created in 1948.3 It is a branch of the Engineering Experiment Station, which was founded in 1909 and placed under the control of the Dean of the College.4 It functions as a service group for the entire campus by calibrating and repairing optical and electrical laboratory equipment used for experimentation or instruction.5

Student Placement is an office providing information and assistance to graduating students seeking employment.6 This office developed as a result of the University's policy of leaving employment counseling to the deans of the colleges.7 Its budget and staff are incorporated into the general administrative allocations of the College.8

The Bioengineering office was created in 1973 when the Urbana-Champaign Senate approved a recommendation from the College of Engineering for the establishment of a bioengineering option. Because students in any of the engineering curricula are eligible to participate in this option, this office was placed under the control of the Dean of the College.9

1. Ira O. Baker and Everett King. A History of the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois, 1868-1945, p. 114-116.

2. Statutes, September 1, 1957, p. 10.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 44th Report, June 15, 1948, p. 1289.

4. Ira O. Baker and Everett King. A History of the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois, 1868-1945, p. 116.

5. Interview with the Acting Director, February, 1980.

6. Interview with the Assistant Dean, February, 1980.

7. Annual Register, 1943-1944, p. 109.

8. Board of Trustees Transactions, 41st Report, June 24, 1941, p. 317.

9. Board of Trustees Transactions, 57th Report, March 21, 1973, p. 234.

Access Restrictions: None.
Subject Index
Engineering Publications
Engineering Research
Languages of Materials
English [eng]