Office of the Chancellor -- Associate Chancellor -- South Campus Development records

Descriptive Summary

Office of the Chancellor -- Associate Chancellor -- South Campus Development records
University of Illinois at Chicago, Special Collections and University Archives Department at the Richard J. Daley Library
27.5 Linear feet

Historical note

The East Campus buildings of UIC were built in the 1960s. Since then the campus has been gradually expanding to other buildings such as the Sangamon Street building, the Gold Seal Building, and the Circle Court Building. The expansion of the University Southward is the first major expansion project. The area south of Roosevelt Road was considered in the University's long range plans beginning in the 1970s. In 1970 the Provisional Long-Range Campus Planning Report was prepared, it was updated in 1977 and later in 1985. The report explained the difficulties faced by academic structures and campus support services due to the lack of space.

In 1982 the Chicago Circle Campus and the Medical Center Campus were consolidated to form the University of Illinois at Chicago. This consolidation created an interdisciplinary science and technology transfer environment. With this consolidation UIC obtained research 1 status. To maintain these conditions the University decided to expand and construct new facilities.

The South Campus, located directly south of East Campus was the prospective site for academic, residential, parking and additional recreational facilities. The planning for south campus took into account the people of the surrounding community and the needs of the students at UIC. The $525 million dollar project broke ground in 2000, with the first residential halls completed in 2001. Additional residential halls, a new College of Business Administration, a performing arts center, and a conference center were soon to follow, in addition to the already present recreation fields.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2009 December 8 by Bergis Jules and Lisa Calahan.

Arrangement note

The collection is divided into ten series. These series include, Background Information and Land Acquisition, Contractors, Property, Videocassettes, Sangamon Street Building, Gold Seal Building, South Water Market, Circle Court, Extra Materials, and Maxwell Street.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains documents relating to the expansion of UIC and the creation of the UIC South Campus. The collection includes reports, notes, correspondence, maps, plans, surveys, property reports, lease agreements, meeting minutes and agenda, budget and expense information, tax information, property acquisition documents, photos, and newspaper clippings.

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