Performing Arts Center Press Conference, Tape Recording, July 24, 1964 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 2/12/11
Acquired: July 30, 1964
Volume: 0.1 cubic feet
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Description: Tape recording of a press conference announcing the plans for $14,325,000 Performing Arts Center at the University, including introductory and concluding remarks and comment by President David D. Henry, remarks and recollections by principal donor Herman Krannert '08 and a description of the facilities by architect Max Abramovitz. Mr. Krannert's remarks relate to his special interest in broadening cultural facilities at Illinois by giving a memorial "to what can be accomplished through our free enterprise system," and his recollections of his student years at Illinois. Mr. Abramovitz's remarks relate to the music auditorium, music theatre, drama school theatre, experimental theatre, outdoor theatre, production areas, classrooms and parking facilities to be included in the Center.