University General, 1874-2009
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Brief Description: Publications relating to or about Southern Illinois University as a whole.  Generally the materials included in this collection were not donated by a specific campus unit or administrative department.
Held at:
Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
605 Agriculture Dr.
MC 6632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 618-453-2516
Fax: 618-453-3451
Email: speccoll [at]
Record Series Number: 3/RG 0/0
Created by: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.
Volume: 61.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Unsorted.  Separated by accession (as received).
Biographical Note for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. : Southern Illinois University was chartered in 1869 and opened its doors to the first class of entering students in 1874.  Originally, the university was called Southern Illinois Normal University.  "Normal" Universities in 1874 were teacher's colleges, aimed at standardizing and improving public education in the state by providing more accessible college-level instruction to teachers.  Southern Illinois Normal University was the second such university to be established in Illinois.  Its first president in 1874 was Robert Allyn.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.
Subject Index
Southern Illinois State Normal University - History
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale - History
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
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