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Office of Marketing and Communications films, 1958-1988

Identifier: 036.05.01

Four videos produced by or with assistance from Illinois Institute of Technology for promotional purposes. The videos are a mix of VHS color and 16 mm black and white films.

Chicago Tonight with John Calloway was broadcast on WTTW, guests include Jack Hedrick (Hedrick Blessing), Franz Schulze (Mies’ biographer), Rolf Achilles (Administrative Director of Mies Centennial Project), and Dirk Lohan (Mies’ grandson).

IIT: The Leading Edge includes discussion of the academic program at Stuart School of Business as well as campus computer technology, athletics and campus life. Students, faculty and staff interviewed include: Dean Joel Goldhar, Assistant Dean Nathan Keith, Shawn Dalcour, Kelly Cada, Chuck Fee, Prof. Thomas Knowles, Prof., Martin Bariff, Tom Werth, Susan Komar, Patricia Rios, and Donald Hollis, Chair of Board of Overseers.

100 Years of Educational Excellence: An Oral History includes narrated portions and still shots of historic images as well as long excerpts of extensive on-camera interviews with former faculty and alumni of Chicago- Kent College of Law. Persons interviewed include: Lowell Thomas; Sidney A. Neuman ’25; Theodore Remer ’26; Esther Kotin ’26; E. Douglas Schwantes ’29 (who attended Chicago Kent Junior College); Hon. Abraham Lincoln Marovitz ’25; Lew Spear ’38; Dean William. F. Zacharias ’33; William. A. Simon ’35; Kenneth Becker ’31; Prof. Warren Heindl ’41; Dean Fred Herzog; Marvin Glink ’51; Esther Rothstein ’49; Hon. Dean Sodaro ’53; Hon. Alexander White ’64; Doctor Rowine Hayens Brown ’61; Richard N. Golding ’67; Sheldon Golding ’65; Howard Broecker ’66; Charles Marshall ’63; Lester McKeever ’71; Dennis Schoville ’73; Carol Johnson ’76; Fay Clayton ’76; Dean Lewis Collens; Asst. Dean Ray Berry ’77; R. Bruke Kinnaird ’75; David Berry ’85; Sarah Flosi ’78; Standish Willis ’83; Rick Warner ’88; Timijanel Boyd ’89; Damon Rick ’81; Dunn Karr ’80; Professor Ron Staudt; Rosemary Sheilds ’88; Paula Taffe ’88; Hon. Warren Wolfson; Joel Daly ’88; Prof. Meyer Feldberg President IIT; Prof. Victor Rosenblum A.A.L.S; Mary Fitzpatrick, S.B.A President ’88; Rick Golding, Alumnus; & James Burke Kinnard (Son of R Burke Kinnard) Class of 2015


  • Creation: 1958-1988


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Physical Description

Films are in VHS format and 16 mm.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

4 Films

Biographical / Historical

The Marketing and Communication department made original and acquired copies of film segments highlighting activities and programs at IIT. Aqua Hawk is a film about Illinois Tech's 1977 entry in The Concrete Canoe contest, a recurring challenge to design a functional canoe from concrete held on college campus across the country. The Leading Edge promoted the business program now known as IIT’s Stuart School of Business. The program was established in 1969 by a gift from the estate of Harold Leonard Stuart, a graduate of Lewis Institute and a Chicago financier; originally named the Harold Leonard Stuart School of Management and Finance, it replaced the Dept. of Business and Economics in the IIT College of Liberal Arts. The Chicago Tonight segment was a program with John Calloway broadcast April 29, 1986 on WTTW-TV as part of the celebrations honoring the 100th anniversary of birth of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The film 100 Years of Educational Excellence: An Oral History was produced in 1988 by Ralph L. Brill and edited by Mike Inglesh for the centennial of the founding of the Chicago College of Law at Lake Forest University-- later Chicago-Kent College of Law.


I. Concrete Canoe II. IIT: The Leading Edge III. Chicago Tonight Episode IV. 100 Years of Educational Excellence: An Oral History


Materials were sent to IIT Archives apparently by Dan Ryan. Dan Ryan was an IIT staff member and the campus photographer 1965-May 1990. Formerly 1990.002

Physical Description

Films are in VHS format and 16 mm.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 6/28/1999

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