University Archives Collection Description

The collection is maintained by University Archives.

The University Archives is the repository for University of Illinois archival and related manuscript materials. The Archives is responsible for the appraisal, acquisition, description, storage and servicing of the University’s official records and publications as well as the personal papers of faculty, staff, students and alumni. The University Archives provides faculty, staff, students, administrators, visiting researchers, and members of the public with archival and manuscript materials for research and curricular needs. The collection holds the largest academic archives and historical manuscripts collection in Illinois and is among the leading academic archives in the United States. The Archives’ holdings of official records are particularly strong for the Board of Trustees, President, Chancellor, Business Affairs, Legal Counsel, Student Affairs, the colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, and Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Other strengths in the collection are holdings of personal papers of important alumni as well as important association archives, such as the American Library Association, the Advertising Council and the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges.

Revised April 2005