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Office of the General Counsel records, 1959-1984

Identifier: 033.01.03

This collection includes materials collected by the Office of General Counsel at Illinois Institute of Technology regarding the construction and leasing agreement between the John J.Crerar Library and Illinois Institute of Technology for the building which housed the Crerar and Kemper Libraries on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology. It includes historical research regarding the real estate property known as Armour Mission. The library building was later re-named Paul V. Galvin Library.


  • Creation: 1959-1984


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Folders

Biographical Note

The John Crerar Library, a specialized science and mathematics library founded in the 1890s by the will of John Crerar, was located on the Illinois Institute of Technology State Street campus from ca. 1962 to ca. 1984. The Crerar Librar was located in a building erected to house the Crerar and Illinois Institute of Technology's Kemper Library. The two libraries maintained separate collections. Illinois Institute of Technology terminated its agreement with Crerar on Dec. 31, 1984, and the Crerar moved to the University of Chicago.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 2005.025


Contains information of primary historical documentation.

Related Material

1999.047 Crerar Library Records, 1998.200 Library Planning Records


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 8/18/2005

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

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Paul V. Galvin Library

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