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Kemper Library William H. Hyde, Jr. records, 1943-1971

Identifier: 025.03.13

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Collection appears to be the office files of former Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago) Librarian William H. Hyde, Jr. Materials consist primarily of printed matter: brochures, announcements, publications, etc. Also included are smaller amount of manuscript materials: memos, correspondence, notes, newsclippings, etc. A number of the materials in both groups are original and/or unique items and are of significant historic value. Folder titles/item identification are as follows: BOX 1 Wartime Technological Education; Bulletin of Illinois Institute of Technology (Vol.3; No. 3, May 1943) Ada S. McKinley Community House (annual teas, 1950s) Holm Seminar on Electric Contact Phenomena (conference announcements, 1972) Administrators: Henry T. Heald - newsclippings, biographical materials, appreciation dinner program (1952) Administrators: John T. Rettaliata - newsclippings and IIT presidential inauguration (installation) program, (1952) Admission Reports, 1962-1965 Admission Reports, 1962-1967 John Crerar and IIT Library Amalgamation, ca. 1959-1962 IIT Alumni Association; 1956 donor report ITSA Bummer, Vol. 1., No. 1 (Oct. 6, 1970); newsletter of the student organization executive board ATS News (Association of Tech Students): Vol. 1, No. 1 (Nov. 23, 1970) of student organization newsletter. ATS replaced ITSA (Illinois Tech Students Association) Association of American Railroads; annual reports for 1954 and 1955 Interoffice Memos, 1971 (includes announcement of staff holidays Computer Center (AKA: Computation Center); includes Computation Center Newsletter (No. 4, May 1966 and No. 5, Oct. 1966) and IITRAN Bulletin (Vol. 2-1, Oct. 1965) Conferences, Seminars, and Institutes Programs; announcements of programs held at IIT, ca. 1949-1970 BOX 2 Library Notes, 1944 ("To my successor...") Commencement Address: "Looking Out For Yourself" by Leonard E. Read; June 8, 1956 IIT-Community Thrift Merchandise Club; By-Laws Lee De Forest. Biographical booklet on De Forest from "Fathers of Industries" series by The Mercer Publishing Company (authored by Leonard M. Fanning), 1956. (3 copies) Evening Division Newsletter (Kenneth V. Henninger, Director), 1966 Faculty Activities; invitations to annual dinners (1959-1962), farewell dinners for Raymond J. Spaeth (1960), Clarence E. (Deak) Deakins and Stew Howe (1958) Faculty Council: Miscellaneous Reports, ca. 1953-1960 Faculty Council: Organization and Constitution, 1945-1948 Faculty Council: Report on Salaries, 1952-1964 Faculty Council: Semi-Annual Reports, 1945-1950 Faculty Council: Semi-Annual Reports, 1951-1954 Faculty Council: Semi-Annual Reports, 1957-1965 General Programs (lots of significant items in this folder; needs further processing) Chicagoland High School Drafting Competition, 1964-1965 (sponsored by IIT Department of Technical Drawing) & 1966-1967 (sponsored by Department of Engineering Graphics) BOX 3 Miscellaneous IIT Publications IIT Newsclippings Inter-cultural Bulletin (includes India Week programs), 1965-1966 Board of Trustees (Armour Research Foundation, IIT Research Institute, IIT), 1963. Roster includes date appointed to board, committee membership, education and current work history. ARF APT (Automatically Programmed Tools); informational brochure, Services Agreement, participants list, ca. 1962-1963 IITRI or ARF, ca. 1945-1970 IITRI History, 1962; memo concerning the name change from Armour Research Foundation to IIT Research Institute per Board of Trustees' decision; effective June 1, 1963 Snow Cruiser White Collar Girl; includes a 1944 handbook and "Feminology News" (campus newsletter for IIT's White Collar Girls), 1948-1949 (8 issues) Library Policy; regarding non-circulation of bound periodicals, 1952 Caro Collection; regarding books loaned (and returned) from Nikodem Caro's personally collection, 1942-1950 Communism; regarding a "Library on Communism," 1949-1954 Engineering School Library Division; regarding creation of such a library by the ASEE, 1947 Survey; concerning Engineering School Library Engineering School Libraries Section, ACRL, 1949; Constitution, Directory, Newsletter Hallett & Sons; re moving the Crerar Library to IIT campus, 1962 Gifts; re book donations, 1965-1966 Kemper Library Dedication; newsclippings and invitation, 1963 Liberal Arts Program; re proposed Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, 1963 BOX 4 Library, 1961-1968; re consolidation of the Crerar and Kemper libraries and the building (groundbreaking program, 7/5/1961) which later became Galvin Library MRML - John Crerar Library Mariemont; promotional brochures, photos, and typescript on the model town Mariemont, Ohio (no apparent connection to IIT), ca. 1924-1927 Obituaries (All materials in this file were removed to Acc. No. 1998.033/Biographical Files on Jan. 20, 2011. C. Bruck) Publicity; brochures about various IIT academic and administrative programs and buildings (folder needs further processing) Speaker's Manual; also includes list of speakers and experts at IIT for the media Visitor or Parents Day and Open House [Technorama, Junior Week], ca. 1948 -1970 Institute of Gas Technology - Elections, 1970 Local 321; re strike by College, University and School Employees Union, 1969 Bronzeville Materials. Folder includes significant materials related to IIT's relationship to the neighborhood including items concerning the South Side Planning Board, Chicago Land Clearance Commission, IIT's decision to stay at its South State St. location, and a proposed National Headquarters for the Engineering Societies. Ca. 1955 - 1960.


  • Creation: 1943-1971


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

4 Boxes

Biographical Note

William H. Hyde, Jr. was a faculty member (Library Science) and the university's librarian, ca. 1948.


Formerly 2001.059


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist

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