Tag Archives: World War I

The Stateside Soldiers Abroad and at the University of Illinois

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.  Rebecca Purcell is an undergraduate history student at the University of Illinois. This paper was written for […]

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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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Fight, Illini! The Stadium Song

The University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium turned 90 years old last year, as it was officially dedicated in 1924, but planning and fundraising to build the stadium began long before that. The Memorial Stadium was intended as both an athletic field and memorial to the fallen soldiers of WWI, whose names are inscribed on the columns […]

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School of Military Aeronautics, 1917-18

The last of four posts written for “WWI and Champaign County” of the Town & Gown Speaker Series, a collaboration between the Student Life & Culture Archives and the Champaign County Historical Archives. Research for this post contributed by Maggie Cornelius. Besides ROTC and SATC, the Department of War instituted another military training program at […]

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Student Military Training and the Great War

The third of four posts written for “WWI and Champaign County” of the Town & Gown Speaker Series, a collaboration between the Student Life & Culture Archives and the Champaign County Historical Archives. Research for this post contributed by Maggie Cornelius. America’s entry into World War I required the mobilization of the country’s brightest minds […]

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