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John T. Rettaliata papers,1954-1973

Identifier: 024.05.03

Mostly typescripts of speeches by John T. Rettaliata during his presidency at Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), on campus and external. Small amount of biographical materials - cirriculum vita, press releases, news clippings, etc. including 1947 press release concerning civilian service to U. S. Navy during WWII. Also, his handling of students protests campus sit-in following the Kent State shootings, Rettaliata's 20th anniversary as president and his resignation. One headshot photo. requently appearing names include Max Jakob, Arthur Keating, Ambassador James S. Kemper (of Kemper Foundation), Henry T. Heald. Also, Rettaliata's inauguration; an interview/vision statement draft; student loan funds; the traveling exhibit "50 Years Bauhaus" hosted at IIT (1956); publication of pamphlet "Voluntary or Involuntary Support of Higher Education" (1955) authored by JTR.


  • Creation: 1954-1973


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

3 Boxes


Formerly 1998.012

Related Material

1993.026 JTR Office Files, 1998.019 Enrollment Statistics, 1998,184 JTR Office Files, 2004.036 Position Papers, 2004.057 Academic Calendar Revision Materials, 2004.061 Pullman Board of Directors Materials, 2007.018 Campus Sit-in Photos, 2010.037 S. Guralnick's Remarks on JTR, 2011.001 S. Guralnick's Remarks on JTR


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist

Part of the Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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