"Alumni Slide Show" 1983
Historical Overview of the People, Buildings, Programs, and Accomplishments of the University of Illinois, 1867-1980
of the University of Illinois, 1867-1980
Originally compiled and written by University Archivist Maynard Brichfordwith funding from the Alumni Association
Converted to Website, September 20, 2009
William J. Maher
The University of Illinois is a procession of people who have met in Urbana-Champaign for purposes of storing knowledge already acquired, disseminating knowledge now possessed and searching for new knowledge. Students, faculty, administrators, civil service staff and visitors have engaged in activities, built buildings and prepared themselves for careers. The origins of this enterprise go back more than 130 years.