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We are thrilled to have students back on campus this week! to this Civil Engineering Class circa 1919.
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U. Illinois Archives Jan 16
Students returned to a snow-covered campus for the start of spring semester classes today! The Main Quad in winter, circa 1960.
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NCSAatIllinois Jan 12
Happy Birthday greetings are in order for HAL 9000, the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey. HAL was "born" in Urbana, IL on January 12th, 1992, and is yet another example (albeit fictional) of the computational excellence on display at . 26 looks good on you, HAL!
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Univ. of Illinois Jan 12
DYK: Alma Mater sculptor Lorado Taft was one of the first sculptors to hire women to work in his studio and helped launch the careers of many female artists. “I cannot think of art as mere adornment of life, a frill on human existence, but as life itself."
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Univ. of Illinois Jan 11
If anyone deserves a medal on , its our own champion milker Illini Nellie. Almost winning the campus May Queen election of 1937, she produced a world-record-breaking 29,569.50 pounds of milk and 1,200.40 pounds of butterfat in her best year
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Univ. of Illinois Jan 5
Think the temperatures feel Arctic today? In 1913, Illinois co-sponsored the Crocker Land Expedition, a trip to uncover a new arctic island northwest of Greenland. According to historic notes, the average daily minimum temperature in winter was -15.
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Univ. of Illinois Jan 6
During the administration of university president Edmund Janes James (1904-1920), Illinois grew considerably, more than tripling the number of buildings on campus. Take a tour of all the buildings added during the James era with the Mapping History tool:
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Univ. of Illinois Jan 4
Tomorrow's — a date that’s particularly sweet at Illinois, the place where whipped cream in a can was born! During the Great Depression, a chemistry grad student discovered that milk infused with pressurized carbon dioxide began to foam:
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U. Illinois Archives Jan 2
The University Archives and Archives Research Center will be closed to the public January 2 through January 5 for inventory. We will re-open at 8:30 am Monday, January 8. If you need assistance, please email us at illiarch@illinois.edu.
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U. Illinois Archives Dec 22
An student ice skates on the Quad, January 1959. Happy holidays from all of us here at !
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Univ. of Illinois Dec 21
: We're starting to get in the holiday spirit, enjoying this beautiful, snowy shot of the Quad in winter, 1910 ❄️ Buildings include Foellinger Auditorium, the Agriculture Building (Davenport Hall), & the Observatory. Photo courtesy of .
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U. Illinois Archives Dec 19
Don't forget to call through 11:59 pm tomorrow! Learn more about the history of this tradition on our blog:
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U. Illinois Archives Dec 14
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U. Illinois Archives Dec 13
It's the last day of classes- you've almost reached the finish line!
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Univ. of Illinois Dec 11
📘The collections now have more than 14 million volumes! 📘 The 14 millionth book is “The University of Illinois: Engine of Innovation” by prof emeritus Frederick E. Hoxie, in honor of
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College of LAS at IL Dec 11
Mapping campus history: students play key roles in making campus history interactive online
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U. Illinois Archives Dec 8
Missed the Four Color Fest and Four Color Theorem Exhibit? Stop by (room 146) to see the exhibit celebrating Kenneth Appel and Wolfgang Haken’s work to prove the Four Color Theorem!
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U. Illinois Archives Dec 8
. returns next week! Learn about the origins of this 57 year tradition on our blog: ☎️🎄❄️☃️
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Am Lib Assn Archives Dec 7
! Library patron using the brand new online catalog at in 1985!
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Univ. of Illinois Dec 7
with 's legendary Red Grange 🏈
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