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02. Illinois State University

 Record Group
Identifier: 02
In 1852, the College moved to Springfield, Illinois, and assumed the new name of Illinois State University. Due to falling enrollments, financial difficulty and other circumstances, the doors of the school were closed in 1869. This group contains records documenting the history of Illinois State University (1852-1869).

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Academic Records

 Collection — 1
Identifier: 02-0001
Dates: Created: 1853-1860

Administrative Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 02-0002
Dates: Created: 1852-1869

Annual Announcement of Illinois State University (6/2012)

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 6/2012
Dates: Other: 1854

Student Life

 Collection — 6 volumes
Identifier: 02-0003
Scope and Contents This collection contains records from two early literary college literary societies: the Literary Utilior Society and the Philomathian Society.  While the majority of the records fall during the Illinois State University years, the records do cover the periods of transition from Hillsboro College to ISU and from ISU to Carthage. Of particular note are the literary society minutes concerning Abraham Lincoln.  The 1858 minutes of the Philomathian Literary Society show that Abraham Lincoln was...
Dates: Created: 1848-1880