blog postsVisit Spurlock Museum's U of I Sesquicentennial exhibitFeb 20, 2018 9:30 am0 views Knowledge at Work: The University of Illinois at 150Florence Lee’s scrapbook: Mapping campus history during WWIFeb 12, 2018 8:45 am2 views Items from Lee's 1917 scrapbook help illustrate an online interactive map chronicling events on campus during World War IGun Battles, Bootlegging, and Dissent: Crime and Disorder at the U of IFeb 8, 2018 12:30 pm0 views Class fights, hazing rituals, Prohibition-era booze raids, war protests, and racism. History instructor Nathan Tye explores how the campus was shaped by these eventsIllini Union celebrates 77th birthday Thursday. Here's its historyFeb 5, 2018 9:00 am1 views Celebrate with us at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 in the Illini Union Art Gallery with a cake-cutting ceremony, refreshments and a presentation at 2:15 p.m.Illini Everywhere: Chinese Illini, since 1906Feb 1, 2018 8:30 am2 views Early Chinese Illini faced not only the challenges of studying on another continent; some later students’ educations were interrupted by the Chinese Revolution of 1911Sesquicentennial concert tour will visit Chicago, New York, and C-U this springJan 24, 2018 10:15 am0 views The U of I Wind Symphony and Chamber Singers will be joined by soloists Nathan Gunn, Todd Payne, and Yvonne Redman for the debut of a newly commissioned work titled GatheringWatch it now: 'Illinois Icons' documentary on three Illinois legendsJan 17, 2018 2:00 pm1 views Max Abramovitz created iconic campus spaces; Robert Zuppke changed football and expressed himself through art; and Lorado Taft gave Illinois its most beloved symbol, the Alma Mater.Explore Illinois' history of technical innovation with the Illinois Distributed MuseumJan 9, 2018 11:00 am1 views The Distributed Museum is a cross between a traditional museum and virtual museum: the campus becomes the museum building, the website portion serves as exhibit labels and tour guideInteractive maps: James Era Building Tour: 1904-1920Dec 21, 2017 9:30 am0 views Illinois made big strides during the administration of President Edmund Janes James (1904-1920), including an increase in the number of campus buildings from 23 to 71The Baby Boom & Beyond, 1953-1979Dec 13, 2017 9:45 am0 views First with civil rights, then with anti-Vietnam War activism, students began holding demonstrations, leading President Henry to state that the University was 'at the vortex of a social storm.' 'A mad mixture of sleigh bells and telephone bells': The history of Dial-a-Carol at IllinoisDec 8, 2017 8:00 am0 views Betty Gordon is commonly credited with conceiving of the Dial-a-Carol idea around 1960 when she was working as a clerk in Snyder HallInteractive Map Project: The Early Years Building TourNov 7, 2017 10:00 am1 views Learn about the campus buildings built - and destroyed - from 1867-1904. How was 'old gold and black' replaced with Illini orange and blue?Nov 1, 2017 1:45 pm0 views And what did then-new Engineering Hall have to do with selecting our school colors?Mapping History at the University of IllinoisNov 1, 2017 10:45 am0 views The Mapping History project takes a multilayered approach to telling the history of the University, integrating maps, 3D imagery, and archival contentIllinois to honor its only Medal of Honor awardeeOct 25, 2017 8:00 am1 views Maj. Kenneth Bailey of Danville, a 1935 graduate, was awarded the medal posthumously for leading his company in defending an airfield during the Guadalcanal Campaign in September 1942Multimedia: The rich history of Illinois FieldOct 20, 2017 10:45 am0 views These grounds sat just north of the Gym Annex and the Old Armory, where the North Quad sits today. Established in 1891, it was a center of student activity for nearly one hundred yearsUniversity Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series eventsOct 12, 2017 10:30 am0 views Speakers addressing the people, places, cutural changes and significant events in the University's 150 year historyUI Archives: Love Letters of Illini, Olympian Harold OsbornSep 29, 2017 8:45 am0 views In the 1920s, the Illini Athletics HOF inductee corresponded with Margaret Estelle Bordner, chronicling their long-distance romance and courtshipCelebrating 20 years of Asian American studiesSep 26, 2017 2:45 pm2 views Illinois' Department of Asian American Studies traces its roots to student, faculty, staff, and community activism in the 1990s.Video: When African American Illini could enroll, but not resideSep 26, 2017 11:30 am246 views A new documentary, “A Home of Their Own,” celebrates the local African American community’s role in welcoming these students in the 1930-50sIllinois BTN producer wins Emmy for Tim Nugent documentarySep 14, 2017 1:00 pm199 views Alison Davis Wood's writing was recognized with a Mid-America Emmy Award for The Game Changer, the story of Illinois accessibility pioneer Tim NugentCampus landmark renovated: Natural History Building reopensAug 29, 2017 11:30 am0 views $70 million renovation transformed the Natural History Building into both a beautiful space filled with interesting display cases, and a 21st century learning spaceBook celebrates planning, building of University of Illinois campusAug 28, 2017 10:30 am1 views When the University of Illinois was established, its physical presence consisted of 10 acres for its main campus and a single five-story building. Today it's 4,550 acres (excluding farms) and 647 buildings.Video: An oral history of the Altgeld ChimesAug 28, 2017 8:45 am1 views Longtime Chimesmaster Sue Wood and other players of the historic Altgeld Chimes tell of the history behind the bells and what makes them such a central part of the Illinois experienceWhat is Quad Day?Aug 24, 2017 4:45 pm0 views Quad Day is an Illinois tradition, and it's not to be missed by new studentsIllini Everywhere: Afghan Illini, since 1939Aug 21, 2017 8:30 am1 views Since at least 1939, Afghan students have been attending the University of IllinoisMove-in begins next weekAug 14, 2017 11:00 am1 views New residents being greeted at the entrance to Busey Hall in the 1960sChancellor’s Medallion awarded to three who have preserved U of I historyJun 23, 2017 8:00 am2 views The Chancellor’s Medallion is the highest campus honor, having been awarded just six times since it was first presented in 1999.Illinois: The early yearsJun 22, 2017 8:00 am3 views From the muddy prairie rose a school—and a student body—rooted in manual labor and religious worship, in addition to cultural activities that left sports in the dustIllinois Athletics Hall of Fame: George HalasJun 19, 2017 9:15 am27 views Before he helped create profressional football and started the Chicago Bears, George Halas played football, baseball and basketball at Illinois.