Heald, Henry T. (Henry Townley), 1904-1975
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 center. In addition, he was instrumental in shaping the close relationship between industry and the research done at IIT by adding sixty leading industrialists to the board of trustees. Heald also recruited scholars from all over America and Europe, including Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe who designed and built IIT's landmark campus.
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Papers of Bernard P. Taylor, the assistant to the Illinois Institute of Technology's first president, Henry T. Heald. Much of the material concerns IIT's early development and fundraising program.
The papers of Bernard P. Taylor who was the assistant to the Illinois Institute of Technology president Henry T. Heald. These materials concern the IIT Alumni Association.
35 mm color slides with images, usually multiple view of each, with images of campus scenes.
Conferences sponsered or held at IIT.
127 boxes of photographs of Illinois Institute of Technology campus, events, and people. Most photos are presumed to be taken by Communication and Marketing Office for various campus publications. Subjects and photographers are sometimes identified. The photos are in various formats: prints, negatives, and contact sheets, and some slides and transparencies. Most images are in black and white and most date from 1980 and before.
Henry Heald, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and James Cunningham at Mies' appointment dinner, Chicago, Illinois, 1938
Papers of Henry T. Heald in his roles as a faculty member and dean of Armour Institute of Technology prior to his appointment as president of AIT (and subsequent services as president of IIT).
Materials related to Henry T. Heald including manuscripts and a framed portrait. Manuscript material includes small amounts of biographical materials, correspondence, speeches, and correspondence as well as some other miscallenous items.
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