Category Archives: Campus Legends

University Hall (1871-1938)

The Second Floor Plan of University Hall with Classrooms Labeled.

The turn of the century Illinois campus featured three towers along Green Street (seen above). While Altgeld Hall remains today, its two-towered peer building is gone. On Wednesday, September 13, 1871 the cornerstone was laid for the new multiple purpose University building later known as “University Hall”. The formal dedication was Wednesday, December 10, 1873, […]

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Full-Time Football Coach to Probate Judge: Arthur Hall and his Artifacts

After a semester at the University‚Äôs Conservation unit, the artifacts donated with the personal papers of the Illinois football coach Arthur Hall are now back at the archives and a part of his collection. The collection donated from his family contains several newspaper clippings spanning from the beginning of his football career to the end […]

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