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Henry T. Heald, University President's papers, 1920-1953

Henry Townley Heald served as Armour Institute of Technology's president from 1937-1940, and oversaw the consolidation of Armour and Lewis Institute. That merger led to the formation of Illinois Institute of Technology in 1940, with Heald serving as IIT's first president. Heald served until 1952, and under his guidance, IIT evolved from a small engineering school to a significant technology

IIT Campus Aerial photographs, 1940-2002

Aerial photographs of IIT's main campus on South State Street and surrounding neighborhoods. Some photos include the Chicago Loop skyline or Lake Michigan horizon. Photos are in print (generally 8" x 10") format for earlier years and 35mm contact sheets (ca. 24 to 36 images per 8" x 10" sheet), slides, and some photocopies for later years. With few exceptions,

News releases

Illinois Institute of Technology was created in 1940 by the merger of two Chicago technical colleges (both opened in the 1890s), Armour Institute of Technology (AIT) and Lewis Institute. IIT continued the engineering, architecture, science, humanities, and home economics programs taught by Armour and Lewis, making higher education available to both men and women. IIT’s student body has always included

Progressive Community Church records, 1948-2018

Progressive Community Center: The People's Church was established in 1922 by the late Reverend Joseph Winters at 56 E. 48th St. in Bronzeville, a historical neighborhood in the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois. While most notorious for its designation as the declared church home of the late Mayor Harold Washington (served 1983-1987), PCC has been involved in organizing the

Public Relations History of Armour Institute of Technology, Armour Research Foundation, and Keating Hall

The collection documents alumni life and business. A large part of the collection pertains to the "News and Views" alumni publication. Drafts of press releases and articles as well as a large number of photographs. The collection also includes correspondence of "News and Views" publication and the President's Office. A third aspect of the collection was a small but important

South Side Redevelopment photographs, 1949-1959

Aerial photographs and photographs of plans and models concerning the post-World War II planned redevelopment of Chicago's South Side. See item listing for description of specific images. Also included are a small number of copies of photographs from other sources.

Southside Community Committee Collection

This collection consists of correspondence between Illinois Institute of Technology Treasurer R.J. Spaeth and Golden B. Darby, Administrative Director of the Southside Community Committee, Inc., concerning the use of the Mecca Building at 3354 S. State St. as a community center, and circumstances concerning termination of the agreement. Also includes the original signed agreement and a 1948 President's Annual Report

Unprocessed photos collection

Illinois Institute of Technology was created in 1940 by the merger of two Chicago technical colleges (both opened in the 1890s), Armour Institute of Technology (AIT) and Lewis Institute. IIT continued the engineering, architecture, science, humanities, and home economics programs taught by Armour and Lewis, making higher education available to both men and women. IIT’s student body has always included