Hayakawa, S. I. (Samuel Ichiyé), 1906-1992
S.I. Hayakawa, Canadian-born of Japanese parents, emigrated to the U.S. and became a naturalized citizen. He joined the IIT faculty for nearly a decade from 1939-1947 where he taught English and became a leading semanticist. From 1939-1943, he was an assistant professor in the English department. In 1943, Hayakawa was promoted to associate professor status. This was during a period when Japanese internment due to the war was taking place. Also during his time in Chicago, Hayakawa served as a columnist for the Chicago Defender, specifically from 1942-1947. On leaving IIT, Hayakawa moved to California where he eventually entered politics and became a U.S. senator. He was recognized for his contributions to IIT in 1980, when he was inducted into the IIT Hall of Fame.
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
"Recollections of I.I.T - Class of 1949" by George A. O'Brien, an essay recalling his student experiences at Illinois Institute of Technology. The topics discussed include: "Lucky Sixty" early admission program, Army Student Training and Reserve Officer Training programs, Tech News, Chapin Hall, student life, Bronzeville, the Honor System, blue books (quiz books), test taking, fraternities, the Chicago stockyards, S. I. Hayakawa, E. Gately, Machinery Hall, Marvin Camras, Lenox Lohr.
Miscellaneous printed materials relating to fraternities, jazz and golf collected by Robert Negele when he was a student at Illinois Institute of Technology in the mid-1940s. The collection also includes a commencement program and booklet about IIT's honor system.
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