Over the course of the Sesquicentennial, the University of Illinois Archives will be launching several projects to highlight the diverse voices, stories, and memories of the University of Illinois. These projects include:

Mapping History at the University of Illinois

Plane Table Survey map, 1885. From record series 0/1/807


A new portal that employs a multilayered approach to telling the history of the university within an overarching narrative that integrates the idea of place via maps, 3D imagery, and archival content.









A Bibliography of University of Illinois History


Students buying textbooks, 1989. Found in records series 39/2/20.

This bibliography aggregates the history of the University of Illinois through publications written about all three campuses: Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. The bibliography includes publications from the following categories: General Histories; Histories of Colleges, Departments, and Divisions and Programs; Autobiographies and Biographies; Articles and Book Chapters; Photographic Histories and Essays; Theses and Dissertations; Directories; University as Fiction; and Un-categorized Reference.







Voices of Illinois Oral History Portal


Students gathered outdoors and singing while accompanied by two students with guitars, ca. 1963. From record series 39/2/20.

A new portal being developed by the University of Illinois Archives that will enable users to interface with the many stories captured by Archives staff that highlight the many facets of student, faculty, and staff life at the University. Interviews cover such subjects as the Great Depression, World War II, student activism, and scientific and technological research at the University. Coming soon!






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