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Scope and Contents The Building Reference Files collection consists of a mix of primary and secondary source material relating to the buildings and campuses of the Illinois Institute of Technology and its predecessor institutions. These files formerly served as "drop files" where archives staff collected clippings, ephemera, and photographs related to the buildings and campus, and as a result, many of the files consist wholly of secondary material (including photocopies and clippings from university...
Description of the Collection Documents and photographs concerning Illinois Institute of Technology created or collected by Harold Bretz. Series 1, Manuscripts Correspondence (4 pages; 3/28/2000) from Bretz with reminiscences of Camp Armour, the Commons building, and Dean Clarence Deakins. Address given by Clarence Deakins, Dean of Students, (4 pages; April 1958) on the occasion of his departure from IIT after 12 years. Concerns the quality of educations at IIT. Series 2, Photographs 185 color slides (35mm) of campus...
Dates: 1957-2000; Majority of material found within 1957-1986
Description of the Collection Black & white, silent film identified as "IIT 1956-1957" with images of Illinois Institute of Technology campus and buildings. Original format is 16 mm film; physical surrogate available in BetaCamSP. See staff for access to MP4 video file. Internal evidence very strongly suggests that most of the film was shot in the spring of 1957. Example: I.D. students showing their projects to instructors at mid-point in the film include some who graduated from IIT in mid-1957 (Maureen...
Description of the Collection Photographs (available as digital images on a CD and as color prints) of McCormick Tribune Campus Center on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology taken by Richard Barnes at the request of IIT to serve as publicity photos. The images are identified as follows, per the CD: 1. Computer Hall 1. 2. Founders' Wall 2 [icons]. 3. Founders' Wall 3 [faces of (l - r): Frank W. Gunsaulus; Allen Lewis; Robert Pritzker; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe]. 4. Hallway [northeast corridor]. 5. Interiors 1...
Description of the Collection Collection contains Space Use Reports concerning building statistics and campus space use at Illinois Institute of Technology, including the university's Crystal Lake, IL campus. 1. Pure Oil Co. Research Center (Crystal Lake, IL) site plan and building floor plans dated 1961. 2. Campus Space Inventory, being original hand-drawn measured scaled floorplans dated 1967, apparently for every floor of the following campus buildings: Hermann Hall, Alumni Memorial Hall; Civil...