Electrical Show, Open House Programs


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ID: 11/6/805

Primary Creator: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Extent: 0.5 cubic feet

Arrangement: Chronological

Subjects: Electrical Engineering Department, Electrical Show, Open Houses

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Printed programs photographs, and newsclippings from the annual Electrical Show (1910-1970), later a part of Engineering Open House, including descriptions of displays originated and operated by students in Electrical Engineering.

The Series also includes a newspaper, The Electrograph, published in March 1908 by the Student Electrical Engineering Society.

Biographical Note

Electrical Engineering courses started as a division of the Physics Department in 1891. The Trustees approved a course in Electrical Engineering in 1891.1 The University of Illinois was comparatively late in offering a course in Electrical Engineering, but by 1894 the Department compared favorably with other Engineering Departments in equipment and facilities.2 The work of administration and instruction in Physics and Electrical Engineering separated temporarily into two departments in 1895, but were joined thereafter until 1898 when the department of Electrical Engineering was established as a separate unit.3 In 1919 the objectives were: to prepare men to engage in design, care and maintenance of electrical apparatus of all kinds.4 In 1972 the department's aims were to prepare men for responsible engineering positions in research, development, design, operation, sales, and administration in the fields of communication, computers, electronics and electrical power.5 In 1940, the Department absorbed the Department of Railway Engineering and its laboratory when that department was dissolved.6 Interdisciplinary courses are offered in conjunction with the departments of Astronomy, Biophysics, Computer Science, Mathematics, and the Coordinated Science Laboratory.7 From 1968 onward, computer science starts making an appearance in the electrical engineering curriculum. A specified sequence of electrical engineering courses enables specialization in the area of computer science.8

On February 16, 1984, the Board of Trustees received for record the president's report of Senate approval of a name change to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to reflect "the breadth of emphasis" in the department.9

ECE includes the following departments:

--Analog Computer Laboratory

--Biophysical Research Laboratory

--Vermilion River Observatory:

Completed in 1962, the Vermilion River Observatory was the site of the University's radio telescope, which was used in the study of signals from radio sources in space. The project was financed by the Office of Naval Research and the

Astronomy and Electrical Engineering Departments:

--Radio Research Laboratory (1974)

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 16th Report, March 11, 1891, p. 75.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 17th Report, 1894, p. 332.

3. Baker and King, History, 1:443.

4. University of Illinois Bulletin, Vol 16, no. 19, Jan. 6, 1919, p. 10.

5. Undergraduate Study Catalog, 1971-72, p. 285.

6. Baker and King, History, 1:504.

7. Research in Electrical Engineering, 1966, p. 88, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois.

8. University of Illinois Bulletin, Vol. 65, No. 109, May 1, 1968.

9. Board of Trustees Transactions, 62nd Report, Feb. 16, 1984, p. 485.

Subject/Index Terms

Electrical Engineering Department
Electrical Show
Open Houses

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Folder 1: Electrical Show, 1907Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Electrical Show, 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Electrical Show, 1913Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Electrical Show, 1914Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Electrical Show, 1915Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Electrical Show, 1917Add to your cart.
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Folder 8: Electrical Show, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Electrical Show, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 10: 1925 Open House, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Electrical Show, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Electrical Show, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Electrical Show, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Electrical Show, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Illinois Student Engineering Exhibit program (ISEE), 1935Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Electrical Show, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Electrical Show, 1938Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Electrical Show, 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Electrical Show, 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 20: 1950 Open House, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 21: 1952 Open House, 1951-1952Add to your cart.
Folder 22: 1953 Open House, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 23: 1954 Open House, 1954-1955Add to your cart.
Folder 24: 1955 Open House, 1955Add to your cart.
Folder 25: 1956 Open House, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 26: 1957 Open House, 1957Add to your cart.
Folder 27: 1958 Open House, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Electrical Show, 1962Add to your cart.
Negatives and photographs.
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Folder 30: Newspaper clippings, ca. 1908-1936Add to your cart.

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