Fred Turner WILL Interview

Description: In this 1967 interview with WILL reporter Jennifer Johnson, Fred Turner talked about his first years working for longtime Dean of Men, Thomas Arkle Clark culminating with his replacement of Clark after his retirement in 1931. Turner reflected on the shifting role of faculty in the University and the development of the University’s administration during his tenure as Dean. … Read More

Fred Turner Illini Centennial Program

Description: Fred Turner had a fifty year career at the University of Illinois. He began in 1918 as a student and retired in 1968 as the Dean of Students. He talks about his career and the people he worked with. For example, he discusses Thomas Arkle Clark and University Presidents Draper and James. Additionally, Turner mentions the Chief, Founders’ Day, and … Read More

Bette Nance Terry

Description: Bette Jean Nance Terry (1922-2016) enrolled at U of I in 1940 and became a member of the Alpha Chi Omega fraternity. In the interview Terry recounts her work as a reporter for the Daily Illini and the changes that took place on campus when many of the young men left school for the war, including her recollections of … Read More