Oral History Portal

Archives oral history projects document the stories of students during the Great Depression and the Second World War, as well as provide interviews with students, faculty and administrators involved with the efforts to create greater access to education for minority students during the late-1960s and early 1970s.

The Great Depression at the University of Illinois

WWII at the University of Illinois

WWII at the University of Illinois

Oral Histories in the Archives

Oral Histories in the Archives

Administrators and Student Activism

Administrators and Student Activism

Project 500 and the Struggle for Campus Diversity

Project 500 and the Struggle for Campus Diversity

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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 eswain@illinois.edu
    Phone: (217) 333-7841

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