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Mildred Chapin Papers

Mildred Chapin as Puck, 1932
Mildred Chapin as Puck, 1932

Written by Angela Jordan

The Student Life & Culture Archives recently received the papers of Mildred Ruth Chapin, thanks to the generous donation of her daughter, Amy Klohr.

Mildred Chapin attended Sullivan Township High School in Sullivan, Illinois and graduated in 1930. She then attended the University of Illinois, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Lambda Delta, Iota Sigma Pi, Omicron Nu, and the president of Phi Upsilon Omicron.[1]

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“Archives Blitz” at Yellowstone National Park

Written by Anna Trammell

Shortly after I began working at the Student Life and Culture Archives, I was notified that I had been selected, along with four other graduate students from across the country, to work on an archiving project at Yellowstone National Park called “Archives Blitz.” This project was conceived by archivists at Yellowstone who wanted to experiment with the rapid processing of archival materials in order to develop a framework that archivists at other cultural heritage institutions could adapt to fit their own needs.

Archives Blitz Team One with archivists at Yellowstone National Park
The members of the Archives Blitz: Team One with archivists at Yellowstone National Park

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Champaign County On Film

Written by Angela Jordan

Champaign County On Film, the second event in the Town & Gown Speaker Series, will be held in the Lewis Auditorium at Urbana Free Library, Wednesday, October 15, at 7pm. The Champaign County Historical Archives and the Student Life & Culture Archives will present an evening devoted to the changes of Champaign County from the 1920s through the twenty-first century as captured by the film lens. Continue reading “Champaign County On Film”