Bibliography of Student Life and Culture

General background on the University of Illinois:

Falkenburg, Barth. THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS (Louisville: Harmony House, 1988).

Filbey, Edward J. SIXTEEN YEARS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS: A STATISTICAL STUDY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT EDMUND J. JAMES (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1920).

ILLINI YEARS: A PICTURE HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1950).

Johnson, Henry and Johanningmeir, Erwin. TEACHERS FOR THE PRAIRIE, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1972).

Moores, Richard G. FIELDS OF RICH TOIL, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1970).

Nevins, Allan. ILLINOIS, (New York: Oxford University Press, 1917).

Solberg, Winton U. THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS 1867-1894: AN INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY, (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1968).

Tilton, Leon D. and O'Donnell, Thomas, E. HISTORY OF THE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CAMPUS PLAN (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1930).

Weller, Allen S. 100 YEARS AT CAMPUS ARCHITECTURE (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1968).


General background on student life and culture at Illinois (Non-fiction: Demographic studies are identified by an asterisk):

Burford, Cary C. "WE'RE LOYAL TO YOU, ILLINOIS" (Danville, IL: Interstate, 1952). Clark, Thomas A. THE SUNDAY EIGHT O'CLOCK (Urbana: 1916).

Ebert, Roger. AN ILLINI CENTURY: ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CAMPUS LIFE (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1967).

Finnegan, Terence. "Promoting "Responsible Freedom:" Administrators and Social Fraternities at the University of Illinois, 1900-31." HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION ANNUAL (1989).

Hannah, Harold W. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ACTION. THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS YMCA, 1873-1973 (Urbana: YMCA, 1973).

Kiler, Charles A. ON THE BANKS OF THE BONEYARD (Urbana: Illini Union Bookstore, 1942).

Roseberry, Clarence J. THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS DIRECTORY (Danville: Illinois Printing Company, 1929).*

Scott, Franklin W. THE SEMI-CENTENNIAL ALUMNI RECORD (Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1918).*


Fictional works about life at University of Illinois:

Henderson, Robert. WHETHER THERE BE KNOWLEDGE (Philadelphia: Lipincott Press, 1935).

Hormel, Olive Deane. CO-ED (New York: Scribner's, 1926).

Maxwell, William. THE FOLDED LEAF (New York: Harper, 1945).

Montross, Lynn and Montross, Lois Seyster. TOWN AND GOWN (New York: Coran, c1923).

Montross, Lynn and Montross, Lois. FRATERNITY ROW (New York: Doran, c1926).

Guides written specifically for the University of Illinois Archives include:

Brichford, Maynard J., Sutton, Robert M., and Walle, Dennis F. MANUSCRIPTS GUIDE TO COLLECTIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1976).

Brichford, Maynard, and Maher, William J. GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ARCHIVES(Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986).


General guides to American archival holdings relating to students:

Library of Congress, comp. THE NATIONAL UNION CATALOG OF MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS, 1959-1982 (Washington: Library of Congress, 1962-83, 23 vols.).

National Historical Publications and Records Commission DIRECTORY OF ARCHIVES AND MANUSCRIPT REPOSITORIES IN THE UNITED STATES (New York: Oryx Press, 1988).


General works on student life:

Carl Stephens' Manuscript History, 1943-47 (26/1/21, 5), contains an unpublished history of the University of Illinois with four chapters on student life. Public Information Reference Folders, 1937-83 (39/1/805, .3), contain statistical and background information on university offices and organizations, budget summaries, property valuations, enrollment statistics, and calendars. Student Directories, 1898-1990 (38/1/806, 2), list students at the Champaign- Urbana campus by name, college, year, local address and phone and home address. For 1903-17, issues include incidental information on the location of fraternity, sorority and club houses, officers of the Illinois Union, Athletic Association and the YMCA. Law students are listed in Directories, 1962-66, 1977 (14/1/87, .1), which include FRESHMAN CLASS DIRECTORY (1977-79), and THE THEMIS (1962-63), a student-faculty yearbook. For the Chicago campus, student life is covered by Bernard Kogan's History of the Navy Pier, 1954 (60/1/810, .1).