The history of Illinois State University is told through a series of 12 video presentations collectively spanning the period 1857-2007. The series was started in 1995 and completed in 2006. Productions were introduced annually at the Founders Day celebration in February.
Discusses the establishment of the university in 1857.
Discusses completion of the Old Main Building and experiences of soldiers from Illinois State in the Civil War.
Discusses the post Civil War era at the university and President Richard Edwards.
Discusses the events of 1867.
Discusses the events of 1868-1876.
Discusses the events of 1877-1890.
Discusses the events of 1890-1900.
Discusses the events of 1900-1930.
Discusses the events of 1930-1956.
Discusses the administration of the university's ninth president, Dr. Robert G. Bone, and the expansion of the university from a teachers' college with 3,000 students to a university with nearly 10,000 students.
Covers the period 1967-1977, including administrations of Samuel Braden, David Berlo, and Gene Budig. Discusses campus unrest in the late 60s and early 70s.
Covers the period 1977-2007.