Author Archives: Angela Jordan

History As Art: Turner’s Woodblock Prints, 1946-1974

History As Art: Turner’s Woodblock Prints, 1946-1974 is the newest exhibit at the Student Life & Culture Archives. Dean of Men Fred H. Turner (1900-1975) dedicated his entire career—as a student, alumnus, and administrator—to the University and its students. Beginning in 1918, while himself a freshman, Turner worked with students continuously until his retirement in […]

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Rose Bowl, 1947

The Rose Bowl, nicknamed “The Granddaddy of Them All,” has been played on January 1 or 2 every year since 1916. The Big Ten (then the Big Nine) did not allow their schools to participate in bowl games, until a Pacific Coast Conference agreement for the 1947 Rose Bowl. In the first Rose Bowl under […]

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Mildred Chapin Papers

The Student Life & Culture Archives recently received the papers of Mildred Ruth Chapin, thanks to the generous donation of her daughter, Amy Klohr. Mildred Chapin attended Sullivan Township High School in Sullivan, Illinois and graduated in 1930. She then attended the University of Illinois, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha […]

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Champaign County On Film

Champaign County On Film, the second event in the Town & Gown Speaker Series, will be held in the Lewis Auditorium at Urbana Free Library, Wednesday, October 15, at 7pm. The Champaign County Historical Archives and the Student Life & Culture Archives will present an evening devoted to the changes of Champaign County from the […]

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School of Military Aeronautics, 1917-18

The last of four posts written for “WWI and Champaign County” of the Town & Gown Speaker Series, a collaboration between the Student Life & Culture Archives and the Champaign County Historical Archives. Research for this post contributed by Maggie Cornelius. Besides ROTC and SATC, the Department of War instituted another military training program at […]

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