University of Illinois Fun Facts

Welcome, Archives blog enthusiasts and Urbana Sweetcorn Festival attendees! Below are the questions printed on the rally fans given away by the University Archives at the Festival this year, along with links to the answers. Enjoy!

Corn Maidens

Corn Maidens at the May Fete, 1915
Found in RS 39/2/20, ACT-7, May Fetes 1915


What’s the University of Illinois connection to:

And perhaps most importantly, what do a University President and a famous cow have in common?


As a bonus, here are the questions from the fans printed for the 2010 Sweetcorn Festival:

What’s the University of Illinois connection to:

And for Illini sports fanatics:  what is legendary football coach Ray Eliot’s real name?


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