Elizabeth A. Kaye papers, 1984-1991
Records of Elizabeth A. Kaye, Director of Alumni Relations and then Director of the Centennial at the Illinois Institute of Technology from 1984 to 1991. Kay served at time of important transition at Illinois Tech, serving under three presidents (Martin, Feldberg and Collens). She was involved in the Campaign for IIT, which sought to strengthen the university's finances. Her involvement with the centennial connected her widely and deeply with Illinois Tech leaders and supporters; her correspondence with them contains important details and information on this crucial period. Research conduced by her office in connection with the centennial had a lasting impact on the university's historical record as it received importanti archival and artifactual donations from alumni; the president University Archives and Special Collections (then known as the IIT Archives) was created under her leadership in 1989. She led efforts to endow the Rice campus library. She also worked with other Chicago cultural institutions to create an annual Chicago Day, an early sharing of Chicago history resources and programming that served as a basis for future inter-institutional collaborations in that area.
- Creation: 1984-1991