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Alva C. Todd Memorial Professorship in Engineering collection, 1989-2009

Identifier: 012.01.09

A file pertaining to the Alva C. Todd Memorial Professorship in Engineering. It begins with a set of documents from 1989-1990 (correspondence, news clippings) that document the selection and activities of Bruce E. Briley as the first Alva C. Todd professor. Likewise documented is Theodore S. Rzeszewski, who served as a Todd Professor in the early 1990s. Rzeszewski was succeeded by Ellis Fields, who served from 1992 to 1994. The file also contains correspondence and documents concerning other candidate for the Todd professorship.


  • Creation: 1989-2009


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Files


In 1967 Dr. Alva C. Todd, a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology, founded the Midwest College of Engineering (MCE) in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. In 1986, the Midwest College of Engineering merged with Illinois Institute of Technology, which led to the formation of IIT's west-suburban Rice Campus in Wheaton, Illinois. The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus of Illinois Institute of Technology in Wheaton opened for classes in 1991. Source: as found June 21, 2013

Biographical Note

The Alva C. Todd Memorial Professorship in Engineering was established in honor of, and in memory of, Dr. Alva C. Todd, P.E., founder and first president of the Midwest College of Engineering, which he established in 1967. Alva. C. Todd was a professor of Electrical Engineering at IIT.


Formerly 2013.005


Mindy C. Pugh



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