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Rettaliata, John T., Dr.

 Person

Biography

John T. Rettaliata (1911-2009) served as Illinois Institute of Technology's second president from 1952 - June 30, 1973. His tenure at IIT began in 1945 as a professor of mechanical engineering. He held various campus positions prior to become president including director of the mechanical engineering department, dean of engineering, and vice-president for academic affairs. As president of IIT, he also served as president of Armour Research Foundation where he had previously been a consultant in the ARF mechanical engineering division. Rettaliata's presidency marked a time of continued expansion of the physical campus and IIT's building program. In addition, it was under Rettaliata that the school developed into a university as a result of administrative reorganization and expansion of the school's academic programs.

Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:

John T. Rettaliata position papers, 1965

 Collection
Identifier: 024.05.06
Description of the Collection "IIT Position Papers" on approaches to education for a technological age by Dr. John T. Rettaliata. Printed as 4-page brochures, apparently for mass distribution. Appears to be the complete run. 01 - Jan. Education as our Foremost Resource 02 - Feb. The Education of an Engineer 03 - Mar. The Liberal Arts in our Day 04 - Apr. Where the Lines of...
Dates: 1965

John T. Rettaliata records, 1948-1972

 Collection
Identifier: 024.05.02
Description of the Collection

Materials related to John T. Rettaliata during his tenure as the second president of Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), 1948 - 1973. Includes a large number of press clippings, and information for several events including the the 75th convocation and alumni events, and one folder of correspondence.

Dates: 1948-1972

John T. Rettaliata student protest photographs, 1970

 Collection
Identifier: 024.05.09
Description of the Collection Photographs of student protests on campus at Illinois Institute of Technology. Seven photographs of the Perlstein Hall sit-in show Rettaliata, James J. Brophy (academic vice president), and several other administrators facing the demonstrators. Thirteen images document a large crowd of protesters seated and standing in front of Perlstein Hall being addressed by student leaders-- some of the speakers were reportedly from Kent State. Fourteen images document Rettaliata's appearance before the...
Dates: 1970

Little Reb comic strip, ca. 1950

 Item
Scope and Contents

"Little Reb," story and illustrations by Irv Rebeschini and caricatures by Jim Smola, concerns Jim Gaffney, Irv Rebeschini, N. Michelic, Registrar N. Keeley, Dean of Students N. Duckins, Asst. Dean John Rettaliata, and Pres. Henry T. Heald.

Dates: ca. 1950

Office of the General Counsel records, 1945-1989

 Collection
Identifier: 033.01.02
Description of the Collection Documents from IIT's Office of the General Counsel, documenting two cases of long-term legal concern to IIT: 1) sex discrimination charges filed by former IIT psychology professor Helen Cohen regarding her failure to obtain tenure in 1971 and her subsequent placement in "terminal" status (1971-ca. 1985; four files); and 2) a file documenting IIT's contractual arrangements with the Institute for Gas Technology (1948-1988). Also present is a copy of the IIT president's report from 1972-73 and...
Dates: 1945-1989; Majority of material found within 1971-1989

President's Newsletters, 1944-1979

 Collection
Identifier: 024.02.01
Description of the Collection

Incomplete set of the President's Newsletter, a publication sent to faculty and staff starting in 1944.

Dates: 1944-1979

Pullman Foundation records, 1950-1962

 Collection
Identifier: 024.05.08
Description of the Collection

Materials related to the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation, 1950 - 1962, and John T. Rettaliata's services as a member of the Board of Director. Names frequently appearing include Florence Lowden Miller and Dorothy Miller (Secretary). Two letters are signed by Graham R. Taylor: April 26, 1956 to Rettaliata and Oct. 25, 1957 to Mrs. C. Phillip Miller (in folder 4 or 5).

Dates: 1950-1962

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