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U. Illinois Archives Dec 14
Dial-a-Carol is a long running tradition at the University of Illinois and it just opened again for the 20148 Christmas season! Call them at 217-332-1882 to request a song. 24/7, today through December 20th. Read about its history here:
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UGL Illinois Dec 13
The UGL graduate assistants are busy getting everything ready for . Activities are starting in just an hour. We can't wait to see you there!
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U. Illinois Archives Dec 13
Happy Reading Day! As you prepare for finals week, don't forget to get some rest and a good meal! Photo: 1972 Irepodun Yearbook, page 72
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 29
Two Illini Guides helping new students move into their rooms in August 1981.
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 29
is hosting an open house tomorrow from 3-5 PM in Rm 324 at the Main Library!
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 27
"Tired of your self-service life?" on ? Find new opportunities to donate your time at local animal rescues, libraries, after-school programs, food pantries, or others who rely on volunteers. Check out service based RSOs here :
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 27
Although much of the material in the archives relates to university history, we have a variety of interesting material like this letter from Nikola Tesla to Constantin Fotitch, Minister and Ambassador of the Royal Yugoslav Government to the US (1935-44).
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 22
Happy Thanksgiving! Photo: Thanksgiving dinner at in 1951
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 21
Great question! The Student Life and Culture Archives wrote about it here:
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 19
DYK: The University of Illinois () adopted orange and blue as the official school colors on October 24, 1894. The colors had been yellow and black.
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 15
Thanks to an early snowfall, students are bundled up to head to class. This photo, from the 1927 Illio, shows a scene similar to the one on the Quad today.
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U of Illinois RBML Nov 13
Join us on Friday for a public viewing of Sir Isaac Newton’s “Opus Galli Anonymi,” an exciting manuscript on making the philosopher’s stone. We will unveil the digital version of the manuscript and hear remarks from Gregory S. Girolami, professor
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 13
Western Brick Company provided around one million bricks a year to the university for nearly 50 years! Lex Tate and John Franch talk more about brick at UIUC here:
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 11
In honor of Veteran's Day, take a moment to listen to the experiences of university students and veterans of World war 2 at Voices of Illinois.
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 11
This Veterans Day we're thinking about the experiences of students who have also served and their experiences at the University of Illinois. After WW2, Chanute Air Field in Rantoul loaned 40 barracks to the University of Illinois to provide housing to the influx of veterans.
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History at Illinois Nov 8
Please join CHI for the second of four Illinois Bicentennial Lectures tomorrow at 4pm, 217 Gregory Hall. The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 8
St. Elmo Brady was the first African American to earn a PhD in chemistry. After graduating from UIUC in 1916. He went on to teach at Tuskegee University, Howard University, Fisk University, and Tougaloo College.
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 8
Check out a few oral histories from our Women in Computing series which covers women at UIUC from the 1940s through to today!
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 2
The first Illini was released on 1/1/1874 and features this ad for Illinois Industrial University. Students received free tuition and paid a $10 entrance fee. Room and board ranged from $2-5 a week.
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U. Illinois Archives Nov 1
Over 61,000 people attended the first game at Memorial Stadium! The team defeated Chicago, 7-0.
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