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Illinois Institute of Technology. Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus



In 1988 the Rice Foundation gave to Illinois Institute of Technology a 19-acre tract of land on Butterfield Rd. in Wheaton, Ill. This property became IIT's Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus with the Dec. 4, 1990 dedication of the new 54,000 sq. ft. building built there to accommodate academic programs for non-traditional students. Initially known as "IIT WEST," the campus opened in 1986 in temporary quarters in Glen Ellyn on the campus of College of DuPage (this had followed the 1986 merger of Midwest College of Engineering, founded in Lombard by Alva C. Todd in 1967, with IIT). The campus was opened to establish IIT's presence in Chicago's western suburbs along the Illinois Research and Development Corridor (Interstate 88). Initially offering evening and weekend classes, the Rice Campus came to serve as a satellite campus of IIT's Main Campus in Chicago, catering to working professional graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with course offerings in information technology and management, manufacturing technology and management, computer science, engineering, science, business, and information technology.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Publicity recordings collection, 1987-1991

Identifier: 036.05.02
Description of the Collection Eleven audio recordings featuring various Illinois Institute of Technology people and topics. Nine of the recordings are interviews conducted for commercial radio broadcast; tapes were created by and provided by the radio station. The other two recordings were probably made by IIT staff. Tape numbers and descriptions are listed below. Roy Moore, IIT, 1987 Forecast WGN-AM/Chicago; Radio Broadcast;...
Dates: 1987-1991

Rice Campus blueprints, 1989

Identifier: 037.03.01
Description of the Collection

Blueprints of the Illinois Institute of Technology's Wheaton site, the Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus (aka IIT West).

Project contributors include: Charles H. Shaw Company (Developer), Perkins & Will Architects (Interior Design), Chris P. Stefanos & Associates (Structural Engineers), Environmental Systems Design (Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Plumbing Engineers), Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz & Associates Inc. (Architects and Planners).

Dates: 1989

Rice Campus Board of Overseers collection, 1988-2007

Identifier: 012.01.03
Abstract In 1967 Dr. Alva C. Todd, a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology, founded the Midwest College of Engineering (MCE) in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. In 1986, the Midwest College of Engineering merged with Illinois Institute of Technology, which led to the formation of IIT's west-suburban Rice Campus in Wheaton, Illinois. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus of Illinois Institute of Technology in Wheaton opened for classes in 1991. Source:...
Dates: 1988-2007

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