Voices of Illinois Oral History Portal

Voices of Illinois Oral History Portal is 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 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!

Joseph Tykociner, University of Illinois professor of electrical engineering, stands with all of the equipment used to create sound motion pictures in the world’s first successful demonstration of sound on film. This demonstration was held in the Physics Lecture Room. Found in record series 11/6/20.