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Benedictine University at Lisle photographs

Identifier: ARCH-115
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographic prints, as well as some contact sheets and negatives, that document the buildings, people, and events of Benedictine University's campus in Lisle, Illinois. Additional photographs document off-campus events put on by the University, DuPage County and the surrounding areas, and portraits of faculty members and administrators. The collection is an aggregate made up of photographs from a variety of sources. Many of the photos were taken for...
Dates: 1905 - 2012

Benedictine University at Springfield Photographs

Identifier: ARCH-111
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photographic prints taken on and around the campus of Benedictine University at Springfield from shortly after its founding in 1929 through the early 2000s. The photos cover a wide range of subjects from events including athletics, picnics, commencement ceremonies, holiday celebrations, alumni reunions, and student theatre performances; locations on and around campus including Becker Library, Godley house, Mueller Hall, various classrooms, student housing, and...
Dates: 1930 - 2008

Catholic History & Heritage Book Collection

Identifier: RBSC-013
Scope and Contents

Place in this collection published works dealing with the Catholic History and Heritage. Prefer RBSC-012 for works dealing specifically with Catholicism and Czechs/Czechoslovakia. Prefer this collections of RBSC-002 and RBSC-003. Items in this collection have been invididual cataloged in the Main Library ILS.

Dates: 2022-11-02

Czech History & Heritage Book Collection

Identifier: RBSC-012
Dates: 2022-11-02

David K. Probst Papers

Identifier: SC-106
Scope and Contents

Collection consists primarily of correspondence between Probst and several figures, essays he collected and wrote, and his thesis. One item of special notice is the letter Probst received from Saul Bellow. All correspondence from Karl Popper is contained in a separate folder, which includes related items as well.

Dates: 1960 - 1973

Dissertations and Theses

Identifier: RBSC-007
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the PRINTED dissertations and theses that have been deposited in the UNiversity Archives. This includes theses from Springfield College, George Williams College, and theses and dissertations not written by Benedictine University students, faculty or staff but of some relevance to the University Archives Collections.

Dates: 2022-10-26

Faculty Author Publications

Identifier: RBSC-005
Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of publications by Benedictine University Faculty or Staff. Items are cataloged individually in the main library catalog, but are shelved in the Archives as a discrete collection.

Dates: 2022-10-26

First 10,000 Saint Procopius College Library Books

Identifier: RBSC-001
Dates: Publication: 1754 - 2022

General Book Collection

Identifier: RBSC-009
Dates: 2022-10-26

Illinois Benedictine College Library Books

Identifier: RBSC-003
Dates: 2022-10-26

James George Kanka materials

Identifier: SC-102
Abstract James George (Vaclav) Kansa was an author and a reporter for the Chicago Czech-language newspaper Daily Narod. He was born in 1896, probably in Bohemia or Moravia, and moved to Chicago in the Early 1920s. Collection consists of correspondence received by Kanka from political and military figures in various countries. Kanka sent copies of Czech-language books he authored to these individuals and received their responses of thanks, which he then compiled....
Dates: 1932 - 1963

John Mickus Papers

Identifier: SC-110
Scope and Contents The John Mickus Papers include a variety of documents and artifacts that span from 1967-2008. The bulk of the collection is made of grant proposals that Mickus wrote during his time at Southern Illinois University. There are grant proposals that include just the submitted application as well as ones that were awarded to the school. There are also some documents that portray Mickus' professional development as an educator or programs that he supported during his many roles at the university....
Dates: 1970 - 2008

John N. Erlenborn Congressional Papers

Identifier: SC-101

John N. Erlenborn represented the 14th Congressional district of Illinois in the United States Congress between 1965 and 1985 (89th to 98th Congresses). He retired after serving in the 98th U.S. Congress. Collection consists of correspondence with constituents, transcripts of speeches, documentation of all committee work (particuliarly the Committee on Government Operation and the Comittee on Education and Labor), bills introduced by Erlenborn, photographs, scrapbooks, and other ephemera.

Dates: 1965 - 1984

Most Rev. Daniel W. Kucera, O.S.B. Papers

Identifier: SC-114
Scope and Contents This collection documents the activities of the Most Rev. Daniel W. Kucera, O.S.B., who was the President of St. Procopius College and fifth abbot of St. Procopius Abbey at different times during the 1960s and 1970s. The bulk of the materials covers this time period. The collection is largely composed of photographs, which primarily document Kucera’s ordination, abbatial blessing, and years as abbot, although a few photographs from the 1930s capture Kucera as a student. Also included is a...
Dates: 1937 - 1975

Ralph Meeker papers

Identifier: SC-113
Scope and Contents

Ralph Meeker taught at Benedictine University from 1970 until his retirement in 2014. This collection consists of records from the later part of his career, starting in 2001. The majority of the records come from the time during which he served as Dean of the College of Science and reflect his duties in that role. Types of records include correspondence, meeting minutes, and drafts of reports.

Dates: 2001 - 2011

Rare Book Collection

Identifier: RBSC-008
Dates: 2022-10-26

Records of the Alumni Association

Identifier: ARCH--105
Dates: 1927-1995

Records of the Board of Trustees

Identifier: RG-01-ARCH-120
Scope and Contents The collection contains materials generated or employed by the Board of Trustees of Saint Procopius College, Illinois Benedictine College, and Benedictine University from 1959-2011. The bulk of the collection consists of meeting minutes and materials provided to the board for consideration at the time of the meetings. The collection documents the topics addressed by the Board of Trustees and issues faced by the University over the last fifty years, a time of many changes in the practice and...
Dates: 1959-

Records of the St. Wenceslaus Server's Society

Identifier: ARCH-113
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, membership applications, serving schedules, financial records, and materials concerning the social activities of the society. Also included are scrapbooks created by students in the society during their visit to the Catholic Students Spiritual Leadership Convention held August 17-19, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri. Some minutes and serving schedules also exist as typed transcription in the S.W.S.S. Annals between 1914 and 1934.

Dates: 1914 - 1959

Records of the Honors Committee

 Record Group — Box: Honors Committee 1
Identifier: ARCH-118
Dates: 1958 - 2005; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1994

Rose A. Carney Papers

Identifier: SC-109
Scope and Contents The Rose A. Carney papers consist of a variety of items that range from 1942 until 2006. There are Biographical Materials that include Carney's diplomas, dissertations, certificates, and other documents that she received throughout her life. Within this series there is a brief biographical essay written by Carney herself at the time of her retirement in 1990. This document provides insight to the sequence of events that occured in her life. Additionally there are artifacts from her...
Dates: 1942 - 2006

Saint Procopius College Library Books

Identifier: RBSC-002
Dates: Existence: Created

St. Procopious Mothers and Friends Club Records

 Collection — Box: Mothers and Friends 1
Identifier: ARCH-102
Content Description

Collection consists of ledgers and photographic negatives. Ledgers contain minutes, financial information, and membership listings. In some cases news clippings and unidentified handwritten notes have been pasted in. Materials are written primarily in Czech.

Dates: 1935-01-01 - 1964-01-01

St. Procopius College Women's Auxiliary Records

Identifier: ARCH-103
Content Description

1 linear foot of documents and scrapbooks

Dates: 1957-01-01 - 1971-01-01

State & Local History Book Collection

Identifier: RBSC-011
Dates: 2022-11-02

Thomas J. Dyba Lincoln Home Collection

Identifier: SC-105
Abstract Thomas Dyba was an executive vice president of Illinois Benedictine College from 1974-1989. He was an avid scholar of Abraham Lincoln and this collection features many of his items. Papers include awards and recognitions, including a letter signed by then-president Ronald Reagaon. Carious periodicals and newsletters are part of this collection, many of which arrived posthumously. This collection also contains files pertaining to the creation and exhibition of the Lincoln Funeral...
Dates: 1941 - 1997

Undergraduate Theses

Identifier: ARCH-117
Dates: 1926 - 2002

University Operations & History Publications Collection

Identifier: RBSC-006
Scope and Contents This collection is made up of PUBLISHED materials by or about the University and are integral to the collection development of the University Archives. This collection does not contain dissertations and theses or informal publications created for marketing or University circulation; those items are considered part of the archives and can be located in their appropriate collection according to their provenance. This collection DOES include items such as yearbooks, alumni directories, and the...
Dates: 2022-10-26

West Suburban Higher Education Consortium Records

Identifier: SC-107

The collection consists of records of th activities funded by the COnsortium, administrative documents on the daily workings of the consortium, grants apploed to by the consortium, and publications created by the consortium.

Dates: 1984 - 2003

William P. Jesse Collection

Identifier: SC-108
Scope and Contents The collection documents most of William Polk Jesse's post World War II and Manhattan Project activities. Publications collected by Jesse are included, which include his notes and notations. Publication written by Jesse are also included, as well as a collection of 96 glass slides whcih correspond to his articles and lectures. The bulk of the collection is comprised of a series of 50 lab notebooks which document the work of Jesse between the years of 1947-1972. There is one scrapbook that...
Dates: 1891 - 1984

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