March 2, 2017
University of Illinois Archives, Rm 146 Main Library
March 2, 1868, marked the first day of class at the newly established Illinois Industrial University. Who were the University of Illinois’ earliest students? What did they study? Where and how did they live? What did they do for fun? And, how do their experiences compare to Illinois students 150 years later? Join us as Professor Gregory Behle shares his extensive research on student life in the earliest years of the University and Vice Chancellor Renee Romano reflects on UI student experience in 2017. Exhibits and refreshments.
The Archives will exhibit official documents, personal correspondence, recollections, broadsides, maps and photographs that tell the story of early University history. Continue reading “The First Years of U of I Student Life: Sesquicentennial Speakers Series Kickoff”