Illinois Connection File, 1995-2004
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Brief Description: Illinois Connection File, including "Illinois Connection News" newsletters (November 1996-September 2004); agendas of Ambassador Advisory Committee meetings (1999-2004); itineraries, invitations, photocopies of newspaper articles, and other materials pertaining to University of Illinois President James J. Stukel (1937-  )'s  Illinois community visits on behalf of the Illinois Connection university advocacy group (1995-2004); and photographs taken during the visits.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 2/15/11
Created by: Illinois Connection Program (1995-2004)
Volume: 1.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 03/06/2007.
Arrangement: Alphabetically by subject and by name of county.
Biographical Note for Illinois Connection Program (1995-2004) : Illinois Connection is a University of Illinois public outreach and advocacy group which utilizes a network of UI alumni, business and community leaders, and other private individuals to promote the interests of the university and raise awareness of its programs and contributions.  Group members travel to meet with community organizations, speak on behalf of University initiatives, and work with elected officials on issues of particular concern to the University.  The program has roots in various informal advocacy efforts going back to the early years of the University, but grew specifically out of a 1993 Alumni Association initiative for an ongoing alumni legislative advocacy program.  In 1996 this program became Illinois Connection, and was affiliated administratively with the Office of the President.  In 2007 it was relocated back to the UI Alumni Association.
Subject Index
Illinois Connection Program
Photographs
Presidents, University
University of Illinois - Advocacy
Genres/Forms of Material
Electronic Data Files
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Sonja Bean/Illinois Connection Program