From The Library Calendar

The University Library hallway housing the bronze tablets gave me a much-needed shot of confidence in 1964.
As an impoverished, small-town guy with no exposure to college life, I was forced to work two jobs to pay college and living expenses. As my freshman year progressed, exhaustion and the need to send money home to the family were taking their toll. The University Library became a study haven for me, and that shot of confidence came when I saw my cousin's name on a bronze tablet in its hallway.

— Irl Engelhardt

BS, 1968

Library Fact:
Illios Available Online
Editions of the Illio, the annual student yearbook at Illinois, have been digitized and are available at Anyone with Internet access can pull up individual years and browse them online.  Several Library Friends have given gifts to sponsor various years.  If interested in adopting your own year of the Illio, please contact us.