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Unprocessed slides, presumably from the Office of Alumni Relations and apparently prepared for presentations. The slides consist of images of IIT’s campus, students, faculty, and staff. The majority of the subjects are unidentified. A small subset of slides consists of images of the Bronzeville neighborhood from 1954-1958 and depicts buildings and streets marked for redevelopment. The slides identify buildings, street
Collection includes "File # 204" (probably refers to account number), which consists of financial documents relating to landscaping of "A.P.D. Building" (Architecture, Planning and Design, i.e., S. R. Crown Hall). Bulks with purchase requisitions and work orders. Also some bid and work correspondence, including memo signed by Alfred Caldwell. Other materials (probably not originally part of File #204) are photos
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 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 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
L. R. Wilcox was Professor of Mathematics at Illinois Institue of Technology from 1940-1977.
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.
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 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.