Tag Archives: residence halls

Behind the Names: Residence Halls Named After Women

Thomas Hendrickson is an undergraduate in history at the University of Illinois and an Undergraduate Assistant at the Archives Research Center. A total of ten residence halls are named after women who have had a profound impact on the University of Illinois. Allen Hall is named after Louisa C. Allen (1848-1920). She was only 22 years old when […]

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“An Intimate Revolution in Campus Life”?: Gender Roles and their Impact on Dorm Coedification

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.  Joseph Porto is a senior in history and anthropology at the University of Illinois. This paper […]

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World War II and University Housing

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor the United States launched itself into World War II and, like many universities and colleges throughout the States, the University of Illinois was fully engaged in mobilizing its resources for the war effort. New military-student programs began to be set up immediately. Before the end of the next semester […]

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