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Thomas L. Martin, Jr. correspondence, 1974-1991

Identifier: 024.07.03

Correspondence to and from Thomas L. Martin, Jr., in his role as president of Illinois Institute of Technology. Includes a 1991 (post-presidency) vita and biographical sketch of Martin.


  • Creation: 1974-1991


Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

1 Folders

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 1998.284

Related Material

1993.027 Martin Papers, 1998.056 Martin Papers, 1998.229 Martin Papers


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