The Student Life and Culture Archival Program collects, preserves, and makes available materials documenting student involvement in fraternities, sororities, student life and culture at the University of Illinois. Many students donated the records of their organization or Greek house, including administrative records, academic affairs, and publications.

In addition to University organizations, students and alumni deposited personal documents connected to their time at the University of Illinois. Materials take the form of letters, receipts, schoolwork, event programs, photo albums, and scrapbooks. These collections allow an intimate view into the daily life of previous generations of students.

In addition to University of Illinois records, the Student Life and Culture Archives also acquires the records of national organizations.

Pi Alpha Phi, 1933

National Fraternity Collections


National Personal Fraternity Collections

National Student Organizations

National Student Organizations

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  • Location

    Horticulture Field Laboratory
    Archives Research Center
    1707 S. Orchard St.
    Urbana, IL 61801

  • Hours

    M,T,TH,F: 8:30am-12pm
    and 1-5pm
    W: 10am-12pm and 1-5pm

  • Contact Us

    Email: Ellen Swain at
    Phone: (217) 333-7841

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