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Illinois State University Founders Day Collection

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Abstract

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

1900-1909.

1910-1919.

1920-1929.

1930-1939.

1940-1949.

1950-1959.

1960-1969.

1980-1989.

1990-1999.

2000-2009.

2010-2019.

Miscellaneous



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Illinois State University Founders Day Collection, 1909-2020 | Dr. JoAnn Rayfield Archives at Illinois State University

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Collection Overview

Title: Illinois State University Founders Day Collection, 1909-2020Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1994-2009

ID: UH/IAI20XX_28

Primary Creator: Illinois State University

Extent: 3.3 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Illinois State University Founders Day Collection is arranged in twelve series chronologically by decade.  Within each series, the materials are arranged by the event's planning stage.  The collection contains planning documents, invitations, programs, budget documents, photographs, memorabilia, and multi-media.  *Please note that there are no materials for the 1970's nor are there materials for every year within a decade.*

Date Acquired: 05/01/2012

Subjects: Illinois State Normal University - Anniversaries, etc., Illinois State University - Anniversaries, etc., Illinois State University. Founders Day., Illinois State University at Normal - Anniversaries, etc.

Languages: English

Abstract

This collection contains materials about the annual Founders Day celebration at Illinois State University.  Items include planning documents, invitations, programs, memos, e-mails, articles and multimedia that describes the history of the yearly Founders Day celebration.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Series I: 1900-1909 contains articles about the first Founders Day celebration in 1909 as well as information about the banquet.  There are only materials for the year 1909.

Series II: 1900-1919 holds invitations, programs, articles, and other information about the banquets held for Founders Day.  There are only materials for the years 1910-1916.

Series III: 1920-1929 comprises invitations, articles, and memorabilia from the Founders Day celebrations in those years.  There are only materials for the years 1921, 1924, and 1926.

Series IV: 1930-1939 includes articles and programs about the celebrations.  There are only materials for the years 1932 and 1937.

Series V: 1940-1949 consists of Founders Day banquet programs.  There are only materials for the years 1946-1949.

Series VI: 1950-1959 contains planning documents, invitations, correspondence, programs, and articles concerning the celebrations held for Founders Day.  There are only materials for the years 1952-1959.

Series VII: 1960-1969 comprises planning documents, invitations, programs, tickets, news releases, articles, photographs, and other information concerning the Founders Day celebrations for that decade.

Series VIII: 1980-1989 holds menus for the Founders Day dinner.  There are only materials for the year 1982.

Series IX: 1990-1999 consists of planning documents, invitations, programs, correspondence, invoices, handouts, and other information concerning the reestablished Founders Day celebrations.  There are only materials for the years 1994-1999.

Series X: 2000-2009 includes planning documents, invitations, programs, articles, news releases, correspondence, and other information concerning the Founders Day celebrations of that decade.

Series XI: 2010-2019 has information on the bell ringing ceremony held during Founders Day in 2010.  There are only materials for the year 2010.

Series XII: Miscellaneous comprises programs, correspondences, photographs, and other materials from Founders Day celebrations for years that could not be identified.

Collection Historical Note

The first Founders Day at Illinois State Normal University was celebrated on February 18, 1909.  The first Founders Day celebrations consisted of a banquet that included toasts and speeches from current and former faculty, staff, and alumni.

Beginning in 1913, the traditional banquet was replaced by a program that included speeches and performances by the university Glee Clubs and local school children.  During the Great Depression and World War II, the Founders Day celebration was replaced by an address that took place during convocation.  In the 1960s, the traditional dinner was removed, and the Founders Day celebration became a program with speakers and addresses.

In 1995, the Founders Day celebration was restored to its original stature.  Events included a birthday celebration and a convocation with a faculty processional in full regalia.  A Founders Day video series also began in 1995 and continued until 2006.  In 2002, a new tradition began of ringing the historic Old Main Bell on the campus quad where the university's first building once stood.

Subject/Index Terms

Illinois State Normal University - Anniversaries, etc.
Illinois State University - Anniversaries, etc.
Illinois State University. Founders Day.
Illinois State University at Normal - Anniversaries, etc.

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: Most materials in this collection were held by Milner Library until they were transferred to the newly created University Archives in the 1970's.  Some materials have since been added by the University Archives staff.

Preferred Citation: Illinois State University Founders Day 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.

Other URL: https://illinoisstate.edu/founding/


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Series XII: Miscellaneous, undated.Add to your cart.
Series XII includes materials from Founders Day celebrations that are undated and the years could not be identified.  These materials include programs, correspondence, photographs, and other information.
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[Series VII: 1960-1969.],
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