Historical File

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Correspondence

Photographs and Postcards

Printed Material

Publications

Reference Files

Digital Surrogates



Email us about these records

Finding Aid for Historical File, 1908-2006 | University of Illinois Archives

[Printer Friendly] | [ Email us about these records]

Collection Overview

Title: Historical File, 1908-2006Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 11/1/60

Primary Creator: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Engineering

Extent: 2.3 cubic feet

Arrangement: By subject.

Date Acquired: 04/29/2013. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Engineering, College of, History of Engineering

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

College of Engineering Historical File (1908-2006), inlcudes correspondence, publications, reports, newspaper clippings, photographs, transparencies, and programs created by the Dean's Office in order to document its history. Materials relate to the publication of Ira O. Baker's History of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois; the establishment of the Engineering Open House; the activities of College administrators to collect information about the College's history; the history of the Locomotive Laboratory (1939); the creation of an industry association program in the Experiment Station; the debate over abolishing the Experiment Station (1988); the construction of the Grainger Engineering Library (1986-1993); a symposium in celebration of John Bardeen's eightieth birthday (1988); student protests during the Vietnam War (1970); the careers of deans of the College (e.g. William L. Everitt, Mac Van Valkenburg, and William Schowalter); a debate reagarding the work of the University of Illinois Long-Range Planning Committee (1970); the establishment of the William L. Everitt Professorship (1987); and the dedication of the Electrical Engineering building as the William L. Everitt Laboratory (1988).

Biographical Note

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.

Subject/Index Terms

Engineering, College of
History of Engineering

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Illinois Archives

Accruals: 05/09/13.

Access Restrictions: None.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1919-1948],
[Series 2: Photographs and Postcards, ca. 1981],
[Series 3: Printed Material, 1947-2006],
[Series 4: Publications, 1895-2004],
[Series 5: Reference Files, 1944-2004],
[Series 6: Digital Surrogates],
[All]

Series 5: Reference Files, 1944-2004Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: College of EngineeringAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Semi-Centennial History of the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois, Ira O. BakerAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Engineering Experiment StationAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Correspondence, 1944-1988Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical EngineeringAdd to your cart.
Folder 30: Name Change, 1961, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 31: ICLASS, ca. 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 32: History, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Way to the Future, 1997-2001Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: School of Chemical SciencesAdd to your cart.
Folder 34: "An Anecdotal History of Chemistry prior to 1950 at the University of Illinois", ca. 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Newspaper clippings and newsletters, ca. 2004Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Correspondence, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Newspaper clippings and newsletters, 1968-2004Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: Coordinated Science LaboratoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 38: Correspondence, 1952-1987Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 7: Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringAdd to your cart.
Folder 39: Correspondence, 1950-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Centennial History of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 41: ECE Illinois Alumni News, 1986, 2000-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 42: ECE Illinois, 2001-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Newspaper clippings and newsletters, ca. 1988-2003Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 8: Department of General EngineeringAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: History of the Department of General Engineering, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Alumni Newsletters, 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Biographical Data forms, 2003-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Alumni Biographies, ca. 1958-1999Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 9: Department of Materials Science and EngineeringAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and newsletters, ca. 1987-2004Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 10: Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringAdd to your cart.
Folder 49: M&IE Alumni News, 2000-2004Add to your cart.
Folder 50: M&IE Observer, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Mechanical Engineering Laboratory: Celebrating Innovation and AchievementAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Name Change of Engineering Research Laboratory, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Newspaper clippings and newsletters, ca. 2003Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 11: Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological EngineeringAdd to your cart.
Folder 54: Articles, ca. 1996Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 12: Department of PhysicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Newspaper clippings and memos, 1990-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Centennial Celebration, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Articles, ca. 1980-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Publications, 1980-1990Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 13: Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer ScienceAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Documentation and Modeling of the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science: A Framework for the Development of a Living Laboratory for Structural Health Monitoring, Susan Reynolds, 2004Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 14: Department of Theoretical and Applied MechanicsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs and report, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: TAM Today, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newspaper clippings and newsletters, 1987-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Celebrating TAM's First 100 Years, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Annual Reports, 2002Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: TAM (Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) Founder Celebration and ReportsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Proceedings of a conference to honor Arthur Newell Talbot, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 9: A Conversation with Professor George K. Batchelor, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Twenty-ninth Student Symposium on Engineering Mechanics, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Early Mechanicists (TAM Report), 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Thirtieth Student Symposium on Engineering Mechanics, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Talbot Symposium programs and newsletters, 1992-1994Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: TAM Study - Responses from Alumni and FriendsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: M. E. Van Valkenburg Letters, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Letters from Alumni and Friends, February 9-17, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Letters from Alumni and FriendsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 15: Grainger Engineering LibraryAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1986-1990, 1991, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Research, 1920-1947Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Data/StatisticsAdd to your cart.
Folder 19: Articles and correspondence, 1982-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Proposals, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Reports, studies, and program statement, 1987-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Newspaper clippings and newsletters, 1987-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Architectural and financial plans and agreements, 1989-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 24: NotesAdd to your cart.
Folder 25: PhotosAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 16: Student DemonstrationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence, 1970Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 17: College Administrative PersonnelAdd to your cart.
Folder 27: Report, 1971-1988Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 18: Long-Range Planning Committee - Annual Meeting of the American Statistical AssociationAdd to your cart.
Folder 28: Paper, 1970-1971Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 19: Deans and Associate DeansAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: William L. EverittAdd to your cart.
Folder 29: Biographical Data, 1968-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Publications, 1940-1974Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Professorship Agendas and Proposals, 1985-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Professorship Programs, 1986-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Dedication of Everitt Lab, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 34: 5.25" Floppy Disk, 1993Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Daniel C. DruckerAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: Biographical Data, 1990-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Correspondence, 1984-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Publications and Speeches, 1974-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Tau Beta Pi Faculty Award, 1985-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Nomination to ASEE Hall of Fame, 1992-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Medal, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Mac Van ValkenburgAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Biographical Data, 1984-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 42: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Graduate Award, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Symposium on Electrical and Computer Engineering Education, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Memorial Syposium, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Memorial Symposium Recording, 1997Add to your cart.
Contains audio tapes related to a memorial symposium in honor of Mac Van Valkenburg on November 15, 1997. Please browse the audio-visual digital surrogates of the Mac Van Valkenburg Memorial Symposium for more information.
Folder 47: Fellowship, 1997Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 19: Deans and Associate Deans, cont.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Chester GardnerAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Data and Newsletter, 1991, 2002Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: William SchowalterAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Biographical Data, ca. 1992-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Correspondence, ca. 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Appointment as Dean, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 5: National Academy of Sciences, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Retirement, 2000-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Publications, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 8: SlidesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Photo of UIUC Alumni, 1994Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 6: A. F. GrazianoAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Reference File, ca. 1895-1993Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 20: FacultyAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Frederick Seitz Biographical Data, 1948-1949Add to your cart.
Folder 13: John Bardeen Speeches and Publications, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Ross Martin Correspondence, Notes, and Reports, 1965, 1967, 1985Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 21: Born-digital mediaAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: History of the College of Engineering at Urbana-Champaign, 1995-1998Add to your cart.
Contains two 5.25-inch floppy disks containing files for chapters 14-17. The disks were reformatted on 11/17/15.
Box OS-33Add to your cart.
Item 1: Mac Van Valkenburg Memorial Symposium Poster, 1994Add to your cart.
Item 2: William L. Everitt Symposium Poster, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 3: "The Marketplace: Where Technology and Opportunity Meet" Poster, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 4: "Innovation: Transforming Ideas into Products" Poster, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 5: "Finance: Funding Start-up, Growth, and Expansion" Poster, 1997Add to your cart.
Item 6: "The People: Flashes of Brilliance or Intellectual Capital?" Poster, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 7: College of Engineering BrochureAdd to your cart.

Browse by Series:

[Series 1: Correspondence, 1919-1948],
[Series 2: Photographs and Postcards, ca. 1981],
[Series 3: Printed Material, 1947-2006],
[Series 4: Publications, 1895-2004],
[Series 5: Reference Files, 1944-2004],
[Series 6: Digital Surrogates],
[All]

Page Generated in: 0.235 seconds (using 120 queries).
Using 7.15MB of memory. (Peak of 7.52MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3
Copyright ©2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign