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Chester F. Lay papers

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Chester F. Lay papers, 1945-1948 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

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ID: 3/RG 2/RG 2-7

Primary Creator: Lay, Chester Frederic (1895-)

Extent: 48.0 Cubic Feet

Subjects: Southern Illinois State Normal University - Presidents

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Chancellor's records, 1945-1948

Biographical Note

A Golconda native, Lay left after a 20-year stint on the University of Texas, becoming its seventh chief executive in 1945.

Southern grew to include three colleges and a strong graduate school, which precipitated an Oct. 23, 1947, move by the 65th General Assembly to drop the Normal from the institution in favor of renaming it Southern Illinois University.

The first formal research conducted at SIU began in 1948 with Lay's appointment of internationally known geneticist Carl C. Lindegren as a research professor of biological science. Today, one of the University's buildings, Lindegren Hall, stands as a memorial to the scientist who first brought in research grants.

Lay resigned to accept a job at Southern Methodist University in Dallas that same year." from "President Chester F. Lay, 1945 - 1948" at http://www.siuc.edu/hallOfChancellors/Lay2.html

Subject/Index Terms

Southern Illinois State Normal University - Presidents

Administrative Information

Repository: Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions: To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the World Wide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult Special Collections Research Center to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original.

Preferred Citation: [after identification of item(s)], Chester F. Lay Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


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Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Information concerning this collegeAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Annual Report (SINU), 1940-1941Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Annual Report (SINU), 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Annual Report (SINU), 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Frank G. Thomson, Correspondence, 1940-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Frank G. Thomson, Correspondence, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 7: General Correspondence, 1946-1947, FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Frank G. Thompson, Correspondence, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Frank G. Thompson, Correspondence, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Frank G. Thompson, Correspondence, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Frank G. Thompson, Correspondence, 1949, January-FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Veterans Service Material, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Veterans Service Correspondence, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Reports to Director Thompson on Veterans, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Veterans Information, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Weekly Veteran Employees, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Weekly Veteran Employees, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Weekly Veteran Employees, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Monthly Veteran Reports, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Weekly Veteran Reports, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Monthly Report of Veterans, 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Frank G. Thompson, Out-of-State Travel Requests, 1946Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Frank G. Thompson, Out-of-State Travel Requests, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Frank G. Thompson, Out-of-State Travel Requests, 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence, 1943-1948Add to your cart.
Coordinator
Folder 26: Correspondence, 1945Add to your cart.
Frnestine Smith, Fiscal Sponsor
Folder 27: Correspondence, 1944-1947Add to your cart.
Phillip M. Harmon, Superintendent of Registration
Folder 28: Illinois Blue Book, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Illinois Blue Book, 1944-1945Add to your cart.
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