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Collection # DRT-260.1-001   

Photographic Slides, 1961 - 1996  

Main Entry: Development Office        Volume: 13 Slide Carousels, 2147 Slides 

Biographical/Historical Note: 
          The Office of Development and Alumni was created in the early 1960s under M.C. Paget and Bob Ballentine.  Over three decades, under the direction of a number of directors, the Office became more involved in alumni activities and senior activities.  In the late 1980s, the Office began to sponsor the Senior Breakfast and Senior Slide Shows for the Senior Banquet prior to graduation.  As a result of these activities, the Office of Development and Alumni became the repository for thousands of  photographic slides. 

Scope and Content: 
          Arranged in chronological/subject order, this large collection of 35mm. photographic slides covers roughly the period 1961-1996.  It is divided into two major parts.  First is prepared slide shows remaining in the original carousels.  There are 13 full or partially full carousels which were prepared for class reunions or senior breakfasts ( Classes of 73, 83, 88, 89, 95, 96). 
          The second part of the collection consists of loose slides, organized by year and subject, such as student scenes, sports, faculty and staff, Alumni, etc.  Of these 2,147 slides, the majority are student candid  shots.  1,500 of the slides are from the 1980s.  The collection also includes small numbers of slides of the Busey Campus, WATV, undated graduations, faculty, and  400 slides of campus building over decades.  Also of interest are five slides of Newt Gingrich addressing students. 

Subject Headings: 
          Alumni Department  180.3 
          Facilities  190.0 
          Special Events  250.0 
          Upper School  70.0 
          Sports  130.0 

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