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Thomas L. Martin, Jr. speeches, 1974-1988

Identifier: 024.07.02

Four folders contain the texts of sixty-nine oral reports, speeches, addresses, and press conferences made by Thomas L. Martin, Jr. as president and president emeritus of IIT to IIT committees, deans, trustees, faculty, students, alumni, boards, professional and civic organizations, and the press. Organized chronologically with a title page for each speech with specific details about the occasion.


  • Creation: 1974-1988


Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

4 Files

Biographical Note

Thomas Lyle Martin, Jr. served as President of Illinois Institute of Technology from June 1, 1974-June 1, 1987. An emphasis on bringing IIT's educational resources to the students, rather than have them travel to a single campus was among the highlights of Thomas Martin's Presidency. During his presidency, additional programs joined Chicago Kent College of Law downtown and IIT acquired Midwest College of Engineering giving the university a presence in the Western Suburbs. In 1973 Martin spearheaded the ground-breaking program to actively reach out to and recruit minority and women students. To bankroll these key initiatives Martin undertook and completed a $100 million capital campaign.


Formerly 1998.056

Related Material

1993.027 Martin Papers, 1998.229 Martin Papers, 1998.184 Martin Papers


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist



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