Illini in Chicagoland, 1909, 1924, 1927- | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 26/10/803
Volume: 1.1 cubic feet
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Description: "Illini in Chicagoland, The Alumni Yearbook and Directory of the Illini Club of Chicago" (1931-39) and "Directory of University of Illinois Men in Chicago and Vicinity" (1909-30), consisting primarily of a directory of Alumni in the Chicago area, listed alphabetically in separate sections for the Urbana and Chicago campuses, giving name, class, major, degree, occupation, business and home addresses and telephone numbers. The earlier years give classified and professional directories separately. Officers are listed and activities described for the Illini, Illinae and Illiniwek Clubs of chicago; the Alumni Association; UI Foundation (with membership); Illini Center; Extension Division and Chicago Placement Office. Pictured are University Board of Trustees, Administration, Deans, the officers of the Chicago Undergraduate Division. A short history of the division is included. An athletic section lists the association officers and staff, giving season scores and records. A new building section, with photographs, is included since the "New Building Edition" of 1941. The 1909 Directories of 1924-30, edited by George E. Owen, contain historical articles by Carl Stephens. The "Inaugural Number," with greetings of prominent state officials, was followed by the "Century of Progress Edition (1933), the "Athletic Edition" (1935), the "New Building Edition" (1941), the "War Issue" (1944), the "Victory Edition" (1946) and the "80th Anniversary Edition" (1948). The 1944 and 1946 editions include Gold Star Illini listings and descriptions of wartime activities of the University. In 1950, a section entitled "The University of Illinois," giving a brief history of the University, emphasizing achievements, replaced the feature articles.