Tag Archives: Student Life and Culture Archives

Cosmopolitan Club Postcards

The Cosmopolitan Club was founded in 1907, making it the oldest international student organization on the University of Illinois campus. The purpose of the club was to cultivate social and intellectual relationships between persons of different nationalities though a variety of activities and services. These activities included ethnic dinners, international coffee hours, parties, and various […]

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The Robert R. Hudelson Papers

The Student Life and Culture (SLC) Archives recently received the papers and photographs of Robert R. Hudelson (RS 41/20/255), a University of Illinois student and former Dean of the College of Agriculture. Robert Hudelson was born in 1886 in Chambersburg, Illinois to Henry and Katherine Brook Hudelson. He first attended Illinois State University at Normal, […]

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The Gizz Kids: Athletics for Students with Disabilities

The Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services (DRES) records have been made available due to the generous support of B. Joseph White and the President’s office. DRES records were processed and selectively digitized for online exhibition in 2008-2009. The Gizz Kids program was created in 1948 by Timothy Nugent and was run by the service fraternity Delta Sigma […]

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Found in the Archives: The Most Popular Girl in School

From the 1915 Illio

Since its inception, the U of I has been home to many illustrious awards and award-winners. One of the more unique titles, though, was awarded to an Illinois student one hundred years ago. In April 1914, the Chicago Sunday Tribune named ten girls “The Most Popular Girls in College.” The girls selected represented schools from across the […]

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Campus Memories: Boneyard Creek

“Through the shady Arboretum,/ By the Balm of Gilead tree,/ gently flows the Bone-yard/On its journey to the sea./ In the summer, little violets/ ‘Midst the greenest mosses bloom,/ And their sweetest fragrance mingles/ With the Bone-yard’s own perfume.“[1] While there are many aspects of life as a U of I student that have remained the same throughout the years, one […]

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