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The Millennium Project collection, 1999

Identifier: 027.10.12

The Millennium Project was a special edition of TechNews issued on Dec. 6, 1999. The collection includes the two 24-page newsprint sections that constituted the issue, which includes essays and images related to the history of IIT and spotlights numerous people associated with the university. The collection also contains two copies of the CD-ROM version of the Project, a printed invitation to the reception honoring the "People of the Millennium," and a poster with cover images of the Project and project staffers' signatures, and one glass engraved desk plaque recognizing Julia Beveridge as "A Person of the Millennium."


  • Creation: 1999


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Box

1 Item : Glass plaque

Biographical / Historical

The Millennium Project was a project of the IIT student newspaper, TechNews, meant as a way to commemorate the new millennium. TechNews staff, headed by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Pei, conceived, designed and conducted the project with Director of Libraries Sohair Elbaz as a project advisor. The outcomes of the project were print and CD-ROM versions as identified below and the awarding of desk plaques to those persons named "People of the Millennium."

Physical Location



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Formerly 1999.045


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 1/4/2000

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

35 West 33rd Street
Chicago IL 60616
(312) 567-5993

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