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Illinois State University Walker Hall Time Capsule Collection

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Illinois State University Walker Hall Time Capsule Collection, 1940-1954 | Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

By Paige Miner

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Collection Overview

Title: Illinois State University Walker Hall Time Capsule Collection, 1940-1954Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1953-1954

ID: UH/IAI2019_02

Primary Creator: University Housing Services

Other Creators: Illinois State Normal University., Illinois State University

Extent: 0.4 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Walker Hall Time Capsule Collection contains four series of material. The first series contains administrative material. The second series encapsulates student life. The third series contains publications at the time of capsule burial. The fourth series contains photographs and other memorabilia from the Walker Hall Time Capsule Collection.

Subjects: Illinois State Normal University., Illinois State University, Time Capsules.

Languages: English

Abstract

The Walker Hall Time Capsule Collection was found during the demolition of Walker Hall in 2008, and contains material from the years of 1940 to 1954. Materials include publications, pamphlets, photographs, and memorabilia.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: Administration, 1953-1954, contains faculty directories, and finance reports of the business manager.

Series II: Student Life, 1952-1954, contains student directories, information on Selective Service for students, and material about Orientation Week of 1953.

Series III: Publications, 1945-1954, contains University Bulletins and Catalogues, an Illinois State Normal University Newsletter, Alumni Quarterly, and copies of the Pantagraph.

Series IV: Memorabilia and Ephemera, 1940-1954, contains aerial photographs of Illinois State Normal University, as well as a University-appointed student appointment book.

Collection Historical Note

In 1945, Illinois State University constructed a building plan for post-war veterans and the predicted baby boom. Walker Hall, completed in 1955, was named after Lewis M. Walker, and originally housed women. The University prepared for the registration spike by building multiple new classroom buildings and dormitories. At the cost of $1.400.000, Walker Hall originally housed 410 women. In 1958, the women moved into Dunn-Barton Hall, while the men moved into Walker Hall. In its later years, Walker was known as the University's "animal house" because of its party reputation. When another building boom occurred in the early 2000s, Illinois State University board members decided to demolish Walker Hall to upgrade the student recreation center and renovate remaining dormitories. During demolition in 2008, a time capsule was found that had been placed during construction.

Subject/Index Terms

Illinois State Normal University.
Illinois State University
Time Capsules.

Administrative Information

Repository: Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

Access Restrictions: The entire collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Materials held within the Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: These materials were transferred to the University Archives after the year 2008. The exact year of transfer is not known. They were inventoried as part of the larger University Archives collection in 2011.

Preferred Citation: Walker Hall Time Capsule Collection, Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

Processing Information: Materials were rehoused in acid free folders and boxes. Paper clips were removed.


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Series III: Publications, 1945-1954.Add to your cart.
Series III contains University Bulletins and Catalogues, pamphlets, newsletters, and copies of the Pantagraph and Alumni Quarterly.
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Folder 6: University Bulletins and Catalogues, 1954.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Bulletins, 1945-1953.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Student Life Bulletins, 1952-1953.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Pamphlets, 1954.Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Newsletter, 1954.Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Alumni Quarterly, 1954.Add to your cart.
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