Author Archives: Anna Trammell

2016 National Archives Conference for Fraternities and Sororities

Maintaining and preserving an organization’s archives in tight economic times can be a challenge. Many national fraternities and sororities rely on staff whose primary responsibilities and expertise are in other areas. Others are fortunate to have volunteers who care for the archives. A smaller number employ a professional archivist. To assist national Greek organizations with their […]

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The National Women’s Music Festival

In 1974, a group of women at the University of Illinois had an ambitious plan. Led by graduate student Kristin Lems, they aimed to host a week-long music festival highlighting female artists that would draw musicians and attendees from all over the country. “Nothing like this has ever been done before,” said Lems in a […]

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Dissonance & Disinterest: Sexual Assault and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This paper is part of the Student Researcher Series which showcases research students have conducted using resources in the Student Life and Culture Archives. Cassidy Burke is a junior in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences studying history and communication with a minor in Spanish and a Digitization Assistant at the University of Illinois Archives. She summarized […]

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The Stateside Soldiers Abroad and at the University of Illinois

This paper is part of the Student Researcher Series which showcases research students have conducted using resources in the Student Life and Culture Archives. If you’re a student who is interested in sharing your research on our blog, please contact us.  Rebecca Purcell is an undergraduate history student at the University of Illinois. This paper was written for […]

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Unity and Action: The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

In February 1969, the Black Student Association submitted a list of demands to university administration. Also published in BSA’s newspaper The Black Rap, the list called for “The immediate establishment of a Black cultural center large enough to accommodate all Black people which will be run by the Black Student Association.” [1] Shortly after the list was […]

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