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Alumni Relations Materials
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
Board of Trustees Buildings and Grounds Committee minutes, 1943-1975
The Illinois Institute of Technology Board of Trustees consists of ca. 65 members and meets ca. 3 times a year (March, May, November). The Executive Committee (ca. 14 members) meets an additional 3 times (January, July, September).
Bronzeville 23rd St. Viaduct collection, 1925
The Illinois Central Railroad 23rd St. viaduct opened in Chicago, Ill. July 15, 1925. Avery Brundage was the general contractor.
Bronzeville Artifacts Grand Theatre tickets, 1950s
Three tickets to the Grand Theatre, 3110 S. State Street, Chicago with face value of 25 cents each. Artifact.
Bronzeville Design Symposium collection, 1999
Materials related to "Bronzeville Design Symposium: The Impact of Design on Urban Communities," held at Illinois Institute of Technology October 29-30, 1999. Project was a joint activity of IIT, the College of Architecture, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Bronzeville digital stories, 2000
Bronzeville-stories as of June 7, 2000. Prof. David Coogan served as project advisor.
Bronzeville expansion collection, 1950-2017
Materials from a variety of sources and dates documenting the past and present of the African-American neighborhood of Bronzeville, historically known as the Black Metropolis, located on the South Side of Chicago. This collection serve as a drop file of materials not otherwise accessioned and catalogued in the IIT Archives. Contains loose papers and soft cover books. Partial listing of
Bronzeville historic slides, 1950s
A collection of 35 mm black and white slides numbered 1 to 12 (there are 2 copies of slide no. 1 for a total of 13 slides) of street scenes, people and housing in the historically black south Chicago community know as Bronzeville. Images include some interior house scenes and some "projects" (public housing). All of these images were used
Bronzeville photo, 1961
One aerial color photograph (by unidentified photographer) of buildings, primarily residential, covering the 3400 south blocks of Michigan Ave., Indiana Ave., Prairie Ave., and Calumet Ave. in Chicago. Photo is apparently taken from the roof of De La Salle Institute (located at 3455 S. Wabash) and shows a two-bay red and green "Dutch" type building at center bottom with a
Buildings and Grounds collection, 1937-1956
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
Buildings and Grounds records, 1938-1967
Bulks with 1960s specimen and cancelled bonds, some showing payment schedules, for dormitories and student union constructions. Also gymnasium document showing bid comparison figures. Real estate acreage schedule. Unidentified drawing (of parking lot?). State St. campus site plan (1949) showing buildings "pending demolition"; and one later date plan. Materials unrelated to State Street campus include cancelled note and trust deed
Collection contains contact sheets ranging in dates from 1981-84 taken by photographer Janis Young and Anne Clarys. Material is not dated but does identify events and people in photographs. Material documents campus events and student life.
The Central South Area Plan collection, 1961
The Central South Area Plan was an activity of the City of Chicago to redevelop its south side area bounded by 31st St., South Parkway (AKA Martin Luther King Dr.), 35th St., and Michigan Ave. undertaken in the 1960s.
Charles A. Sengstock, Jr. papers
Charles A. Sengstock Jr. was an associate in the public relations office for Armour Research Foundation from Feb. 1958 - Feb. 1962. His office was located initially in the "33rd St. apartments" (apparently the Armour Flats building) before moving to the former Arcade building at 10 W. 35th St. (35th and State Sts.) Sengstock had a particular interest in the
Charles W. Pierce collection, 1904-2009
Charles Warner Pierce, 1876-1947 is believed to be the first African American to be awarded a B. S. in chemical engineering in the U.S. He received the degree from Armour Institute of Technology (Chicago) in 1901. Armour Institute is a predecessor school of Illinois Institute of Technology.
Edward Mochel photographs, 1950-1957
Edward V. Mochel received a B.S. in Chemistry in 1951 and his M. S. in Engineering in 1957. While pursuing graduate work, he lived in Gunsaulus Hall. As an undergraduate, he lived in the Theta Xi Fraternity House. Mochel served as an engineering instructor while at IIT before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1989.
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
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,
INform was the departmental newsletter of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.
Joanne Marten Photographs
Joanne Marten was a graduate student of photography in the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology's school of design.
John T. Rettaliata Office Files,1955-1973
John T. Rettaliata (1911-2009) served as Illinois Institute of Technology's second president from 1952 - June 30, 1973. His tenure at IIT began in 1945 as a professor of mechanical engineering. He held various campus positions prior to become president including director of the mechanical engineering department, dean of engineering, and vice-president for academic affairs. As president of IIT, he
L. R. Wilcox slides, 1938-1988
L. R. Wilcox was Professor of Mathematics at Illinois Institue of Technology from 1940-1977.
Mecca Building tile, 1892
Hexagonal terra cotta-colored glazed ceramic (?) floor (?) tile from the Mecca Flats building which was located at 34th Street and Dearborn streets, Chicago, IL. Ca. 6" diameter.