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Henry T. Heald, University President's papers, 1920-1953

 Collection
Identifier: 024.04.01
The collection consists of correspondence, memos, reports, and other materials which constitute the administrative files of the of Henry T. Heald in his role as President of Armour Institute of Technology (Chicago), 1937-1940 and as President of Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), 1940-1952.

Dates

  • 1920-1953

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

88 linear_feet

Biographical Note

Henry Townley Heald served as Armour Institute of Technology's president from 1937-1940, and oversaw the consolidation of Armour and Lewis Institute. That merger led to the formation of Illinois Institute of Technology in 1940, with Heald serving as IIT's first president. Heald served until 1952, and under his guidance, IIT evolved from a small engineering school to a significant technology center. In addition, he was instrumental in shaping the close relationship between industry and the research done at IIT by adding sixty leading industrialists to the board of trustees. Heald also recruited scholars from all over America and Europe, including Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe who designed and built IIT's landmark campus.

Provenance

Formerly 1998.049

Related Material

1998.281 Henry T. Heald Papers (as Dean of AIT), 1998.186 Armour Institute of Technology Records, 1998.165 Henry T. Heald Collection

Processor

Catherine Bruck, University Archivist

Part of the Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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