Armour Institute of Technology student life collection, 1942
Programs for the Baccalaureate Service and Commencement for the class of 1942, May 10th and 14th respectively. Also includes a tufted yellow and red wool fabric letter incorporating letters AIT for Armour Institute of Technology and the number "42."
- Armour Institute of Technology (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
Armour Institute of Technology, establishedin 1892, merged with Lewis Institute in 1940 to create Illinois Institute of Technology. Armour Institute was created by Chicago pastor and activist Frank Gunsaulus, whose "million dollar sermon" inspired industrialist Phillip D Armour to fund a school built on "practical education." The campus was connected to the Armour Mission and Armour Flats complex on the near south side, and eventually absorbed and replaced those buildings.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Mindy Pugh, Assistant University Archivist 12/20/2006