Thomas L. Martin, Jr. correspondence, 1974-1991
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
- Martin, Thomas Lyle (Person)
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
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.
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist