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H. Lennart Pearson photographs, 1950-1959

H. Lennart "Len" Pearson is an emeritus faculty member of Illinois Institute of Technology, where he taught in the mathematics department from 1954 - 1994. Pearson also served as Acting Dean (1975 - 1977) and Dean (1988 - 1994) of the graduate school. He served as resident advisor for the IIT dorms (initially Fowler Hall) and became Head Resident Advisor

Harold Bretz Papers and 35 mm slides

Harold Bretz was an Illinois Institute of Technology faculty member, 1957 to 1986 and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, (ca. 1969 – 86). From 1958 – 1963, Bretz acted as Camp Administrator at Camp Armour, IIT’s civil engineering camp on Upper Trout Lake, Wisconsin. He lived in campus faculty housing, apartment 701 Cunningham Hall.

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

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.

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

W. Ronald Johnson slides, 1955

W. Ronald Johnson attended Illinois Institute of Technology in the Fire Protection Engineering Program from 1951-1955. Johnson was a member of the wrestling team and of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.