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Frequently Consulted Resources

Board of Trustee Minutes

The Board of Trustee Reports (record series 1/1/802) from 1867-1996 are accessible at the UIHistories Project Digital Repository.  Board of Trustees Minutes from July 2008-present are available through the Board of Trustees website.

Daily Illini (Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection)

The Daily Illini (1916-45), Urbana Courier (1903-35), and many other newspapers are digitized and are maintained as part of the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection (record series 41/8/801).

Illio Yearbook

The Illio Yearbook  (record series 41/8/805) can be searched via the Internet Archive from 1895-2000. It can also be accessed by searching for the Illio on the Archives website or visiting www.library.illinois.edu/imay for years 1970-89.

Pocket Facts

Pocket Facts (record series 39/1/806) is an informational pamphlet published by the University Administration and gives a brief summary of information about the three University of Illinois campuses.

U of I Student Life and Culture
The Student Life & Culture Archives at the University have created and compiled several useful resources including a timeline of University history, oral history projects, Greek housing and fraternity chapter histories, and several research guides that can point users towards resources built around a theme.

UIHistories Project
A strong resource for University history, including short histories of all buildings, searchable and browsable Board of Trustees Minutes, digitized maps, and a lot more.