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Spaeth, Raymond J.

 Person

Biography

Raymond J. Spaeth joined Illinois Institute of Technology in 1940 and directed the redevelopment of main campus and also participated in the redevelopment of the Near South Side. Under his stewardship, IIT expanded from its original seven acres to 110 acres; he oversaw the construction of 34 educational and research buildings on the main campus (i.e., the State Street location). From 1950 until his resignation in 1960 he served as IIT's Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, and as a vice president. The Social Security death index indicates that a Raymond J. Spaeth of Hinsdale, Illinois was born on November 13, 1907 and died in February of 1982. It appears that Spaeth returned to duty at IIT in his former capacity as Treasurer by 1964, as UASC collections include documents from 1964 involving "R.J. Spaeth, Vice President and Treasurer."

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Buildings and Grounds Building Alteration files, 1945-1949

 Collection
Identifier: 029.03.11
Description of the Collection Collection appears to be the papers of W. J. Parduhn, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. Files contain work orders, memos and correspondence, financial schedules, and miscellaneous other materials related to renovations and maintenance of campus buildings. Both old (previously existing) and new (primarily Alumni Memorial Hall, Perlstein Hall, Wishnick Hall) buildings are included. Drawings of the project work are sometimes included. Records appear to concern only IIT academic...
Dates: 1945-1949; Majority of material found within 1947-1949

Gilbert Force correspondence, 1943-1948

 Collection
Identifier: 030.01.04
Description of the Collection This collection consists of correspondence by Gilbert A. Force, Illinois Institute of Technology Business Manager, concerning the financial and accounting matters under the responsibility of the business office during post-World War II campus "rehabilitation" period, circa 1943-1947. The correspondence is with Harvey E. Anderson, Business Manager, Walter J. Parduhn, Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, and R. J. Spaeth, Treasurer. The collection includes materials...
Dates: 1943-1948

Raymond J. Spaeth correspondence, 1957

 Collection
Identifier: 030.04.07
Description of the Collection

Letter dated Dec. 26, 1957 to Philip D. Sang from Illinois Institute of Technology Vice President and Treasurer Raymond J. Spaeth concerning a collection of autographed documents donated to IIT by Sang.

Dates: 1957

Raymond J. Spaeth Farewell Dinner program, 1960

 Collection
Identifier: 030.04.01
Description of the Collection

Program for farewell dinner held for Raymond J Spaeth, September 29, 1960

Dates: 1960

Raymond J. Spaeth papers, 1942-1964

 Collection
Identifier: 030.04.05
Description of the Collection

Appears to be the papers of Raymond J. Spaeth in his role as treasurer of Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Dates: 1942-1964; Majority of material found within 1942-1947

Raymond J. Spaeth papers, 1948-1950

 Collection
Identifier: 030.04.04
Description of the Collection The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence between Illinois Institute of Technology treasurer Raymond J. Spaeth and Golden B. Darby (administrative director of Southside Community Committee, Inc.) concerning use of space at 3354 S. State St. as a community center (AKA Mecca Community Center), and circumstances concerning termination of the agreement. The collection also includes the original signed agreement and the President's Annual Report of the Southside Community...
Dates: 1948-1950

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