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Description of the Collection Film and scrapbook made by W. Ronald Johnson concerning Illinois Institute of Technology ca. 1951-1955 when he was a student there. The film was made in May, 1997 using historic images primarily from the IIT student yearbooks (1951 - 1955) and photos taken by Johnson during those years, except as noted below. Video details in particular Delta Tau Delta and Fire Protection Engineering program, those in which the narrator participated. Film includes segments on the history of IIT, the...
Description of the Collection Items created or collected by W. Ronald (Ron) Johnson covering his years as a student at Illinois Institute of Technology. Includes 36 2" x 2" photographs, including 29 taken at the Ansul Chemical Company in Marietta, Wisconsin in 1955, documenting a class held for the senior class of the Fire Protection Engineering program. Also present are 7 taken at the Underwriters Lab in Northbrook, Illinois for the same program (at the latter site, testing rubber tire storage fires). The collection...
Description of the Collection Black and white photographs of Fire Protection Engineering (FPE) students on field trips to Ansul Chemical Corp. facilities in Marionette, Wis. and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. in Northbrook, Ill. circa 1955. The photos were taken by James A. McBeth who was in the FPE program. Per the donor, W. Ronald Johnson, a member of the 1955 graduating class, Ansul Chemical Corp. invited all senior FPE's to their test facilities for a week to fight simulated fires of all sorts. FPE students had a...
Description of the Collection Thirty-four 35mm color transparency slides, ca. 1955, documenting buildings and street scenes on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. Includes views of Gunsaulus Hall and apartment buildings, Crown Hall, Carr Chapel, landscaping, parking lots, historic buildings, research buildings (possibly the Association of American Railroads), classroom buildings, etc. All are exterior shots, most are long distance views, and some are images apparently taken from the upper stories of the...
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