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Campus Mythbusting: Is there a bulldozer buried beneath Memorial Stadium? - A few weeks ago, the University Archives received a request from the Champaign News-Gazette regarding an oft-repeated claim about Memorial Stadium. The claim states: “During the construction a particularly rainy week caused a bulldozer to sink into the field, and it was determined that it would be cheaper to leave it in place rather than… Continue Reading

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Tales From the Nitrate Negatives: The Taking of The Miami One Two Three - For this week’s Tales from the Nitrate Negatives, please humor us for a bit as we engage in a bit of train-based role play: Imagine with for a second that it’s the early spring, 1947 and you’re finishing up a long train journey back to Champaign from Chicago. It’s a quaint Saturday morning and you’ve… Continue Reading


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