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University Archives celebrating Sesquicentennial Speakers Series this month

Check out some upcoming events taking place at the University of Illinois in various locations for the upconing Sesquicentennial Speaker Series.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has an extraordinary history as a Land-Grant University and looks to its promising future as the institution continues to impact individual lives and society. As the steward of the University’s institutional memory, one way the University of Illinois Archives celebrates this history is with a speaker series which enhances access to the diverse voices, stories, and memories of the University of Illinois.

University Archives Sesquicentennial Speakers Series, in collaboration with the Department of History and with support from the University Library, showcases historical scholarship inspired by records found in the University of Illinois Archives.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Celebrating An Illini Place: Building the University of Illinois Campus

Grainger Engineering Library Idea Room, 1301 West Springfield Avenue, Urbana, 3:00-5:00 pm

Join Lex Tate for an engaging talk on her new book (with co-author John Franch) on the University’s built environment. University of Illinois President Emeritus Stanley Ikenberry will introduce the program and provide commentary.

For more information about the book, go here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Gay Liberation to Campus Assimilation

University of Illinois Archives, Rm 146 Main Library, 1408 W Gregory, Urbana7:00-8:30 pm

Patrick Dilley discusses his forthcoming book From Gay Liberation to Campus Assimilation: A History of Midwestern Queer Campus Organizing, with a specific focus on the U of I.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Black Power on Campus: University of Illinois, 1965-1975

Main Library Room 200, 1408 W Gregory, Urbana 7:00-8:30 pm

Joy Williamson-Lott shares her insights in researching and writing her seminal work, Black Power on Campus: The U of I 1965-1975.

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