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General history

 

Campus history book series

Nearly all of the books in the campus history series are available in full-text online.

 

Cook, John W. and James V. McHugh. A History of the Illinois State Normal University.

Chronicles the first 25 years.

  • Floor 6 LD 2347 .C66 1882
  • Floor 2 Reference LD 2347 .C66 1882
  • Storage North LD 2347 .C66 1882
  • Floor 6 Special Collections LD 2347 .C66 1882

 

Keith, John A. H., ed. Semi-Centennial History of the Illinois State Normal University.

Chronicles the first 50 years.

  • Floor 6 LD 2347 .A7376 1907
  • Floor 2 Reference LD 2347 .A7376 1907
  • Floor 6 Special Collections LD 2347 .A7376 1907

 

Harper, Charles A. Development of the Teachers College in the United States with Special Reference to the Illinois State Normal University. (1935)

Chronicles the first 75 years.

  • Floor 6 LD 2347 .H3
  • Floor 2 Reference LD 2347 .H3
  • Storage Basement LD 2347 .H3
  • Floor 6 Special Collections LD 2347 .H3

 

Marshall, Helen E. Grandest of Enterprises, Illinois State Normal University, 1857-1957. (1956)

Chronicles the first 100 years.

  • Floor 6 LD 2347 .M3
  • Floor 2 Reference LD 2347 .M3
  • Storage Basement LD 2347 .M3
  • Floor 6 Special Collections LD 2347 .M3

 

Marshall, Helen E. The Eleventh Decade, Illinois State University. (1967)

  • Floor 6 LD 2347 .M32
  • Floor 2 Reference LD 2347 .M32
  • Storage Basement LD 2347 .M32
  • Floor 6 Special Collections LD 2347 .M32

 

Champagne, Roger J. A Place of Education: Illinois State University: 1967-1977. (1978)

  • Floor 6 LD 2347 .C45
  • Floor 2 Reference LD 2347 .C45
  • Storage Basement LD 2347 .C45

 

Champagne, Roger J. The Thirteenth Decade: Illinois State University, 1977-1987.

  • Floor 6 LD 2347 .C452 1989
  • Floor 2 Reference LD 2347 .C452 1989
  • Storage Basement LD 2347 .C452 1989
  • Floor 6 Special Collections LD 2347 .C452 1989

 

Wyman, Mark. The Fourteenth Decade: Illinois State University, 1987-1997.

  • Floor 6 LD 2347 .W96 1999
  • Floor 2 Reference LD 2347 .W96 1999
  • Storage Basement LD 2347 .W96 1999
  • Floor 6 Special Collections LD 2347 .W96 1999

 

Freed, John.  Educating Illinois: Illinois State University, 1857-2007. (2009)

  • Floor 6 LD2347 .F74 2009
  • Floor 2 Reference LD2347 .F74 2009
  • Floor 6 Special Collections LD2347 .F74 2009

 

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Founders Day Video Series

The history of Illinois State University is told through a series of 12 video presentations collectively spanning the period 1857-2006. The series was started in 1995 and was completed in 2006. Productions were introduced annually at the Founders Day celebration in February. Each presentation is available online in streaming video.

View the list of founders day videos online

A three-disc DVD compilation of the productions, entitled Illinois State University Historical Video Series: 1857-2007, is available for checkout at the Learning Resource Center on Milner Floor 6 (ask for Video DVD 1756). Videotapes of individual productions in the series are available in the Learning Resource Center for viewing in the center.

 

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Board proceedings

In its more than 150-year history, Illinois State University has been governed by six boards. The boards, their tenure, and the location of their proceedings are as follows.

Board of Education (1857-1917)

Normal School Board (1917-1936)

  • Milner Library: Complete run: LB 1860 .A3 (Floor 6 Shelves)
  • University Archives: Complete run

Teachers College Board (1936-1966)

  • Milner Library: Complete run: LB 1860 .A3 (Floor 6 Shelves)
  • University Archives: Complete run

Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities (1966-1991, 1994/1995)

  • Milner Library: Complete run: LB 1860 .A3 (Floor 6 Shelves)
  • University Archives: Complete run

Board of Regents (1967-1995)

  • Milner Library: Complete run: LB 2341.5 .I4 (Storage Basement)
  • University Archives: Complete run

Board of Trustees (1996-)

  • Milner Library: Complete run: LD 2347 .A565 (Floor 6 Shelves, latest in Floor 2 Reference)
  • University Archives: Complete run

 

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Other Resources

Clark, Daniel A. "Whirlwind of Change: The Transformation of Illinois State Normal University, 1957-1971." Illinois Historical Journal 90 (Winter 1997): 226-244. 

  • Storage Basement F 536 .I1801
  • Also available at Floor 2 Reference Desk

 

Harmon, Sandra D. "'The Voice Pen and Influence of our Women are Abroad in the Land': Women and the Illinois State Normal University, 1857-1899." In Nineteenth Century Women Learn to Write. Ed. Catherine Hobbs. (1995)

  • Storage Basement LC 1757 .N56 1995
  • Also available at Floor 2 Reference Desk

 

Marshall, Helen E. "Charles E. Hovey: Educator and Soldier." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, L, 3 (Autumn 1957), 243-276. 

  • Storage Basement F 536 .I18
  • Also available at Floor 2 Reference Desk

 

Marshall, Helen E. "Jesse W. Fell, Friend of Education." Teacher Education XX, 1 (September 1957), 3-35.

  • Storage Basement LB 1705 .T36
  • Also available at Floor 2 Reference Desk

 

Marshall, Helen E. "The Town and the Gown." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, L, 2 (Summer 1957), 141-167

  • Storage Basement F 536 .I18
  • Also available at Floor 2 Reference Desk

 

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Last Updated: 10/17/12