IIT Campus Aerial photographs, 1940-2002
- Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections
- IIT Campus Aerial photographs, 1940-2002
- 14 Binders
- Records are in English.
- Storage Location
Description of the Collection
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, these aerial survey photos were taken annually from 1940 until ca. 1968 (which represents the final build-out of the IIT campus) by professional aerial photography companies which shot the images from airplane or helicopter. Images dated 1970 or later are sporadic and in some cases were taken from the top of the IIT Tower. Images are black and white except for a minimal number in color from most recent dates.
Arrangement of the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 11/4/2008
These photos were removed from various boxes in Acc. No. 1998.199 and gathered together in this collection for convenience of access and cataloguing.
Note that these photographs are assumed to be copyright of the aerial photograph company, and IIT does not have permission to reproduce them.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Was formerly 1998.277
- College buildings
- Bronzeville (Chicago, Ill.)
- College campuses
- Aerial photographs
- Illinois Institute of Technology