Tag Archives: photographs

The May Fête at the U of I

Each year, people around the world celebrate May Day and the arrival of spring. At the University of Illinois, this celebration took the form of the May Fête, a mid-month celebration with a maypole dance and pageant.  Celebratory May activities held at the University began in 1899, although activities like Field Day began earlier, in 1883.[1] Later, […]

Posted in Found in the Archives, University Trivia | Also tagged , , , | Read and Comment

Being Black at Illinois

In addition to collecting physical items and materials on paper, the Student Life and Culture Archives also collects digital materials, like the photographs and videos in the new Being Black at Illinois record series. This series documents the efforts of individual students and student groups to bring awareness of racial and political issues to campus […]

Posted in New in the Archives | Also tagged , , | Read and Comment

Robert Marwick Papers

In October, the family of Robert Marwick generously donated photographs he took during his time at the University of Illinois. Robert Marwick was born in Chicago in 1916.  He attended Fenger High School and Wilson Junior College in Chicago. He began at the University of Illinois in 1935 and graduated in 1939 with a degree in […]

Posted in New in the Archives | Also tagged , | Read and Comment
  • Search Collections

  • 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

Staff Resources | Log in