Illinois Tech History

Illinois Tech was created in 1940 by the merger of Armour Institute and Lewis Institute. Located on the west side of Chicago, Lewis Institute, established in 1895 by the estate of hardware merchant and investor Allen C. Lewis, offered liberal arts as well as science and engineering courses for both men and women. At separate meetings held by their respective boards on Oct. 26, 1939, the trustees of Armour and Lewis voted to merge the two colleges. A Cook County circuit court decision on April 23, 1940 solidified the merger.

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Looking at "IIT in the Media Eye" clippings, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, ca. 1980
Teacher and students in Home Economics class, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1970s
Tree planting on campus, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1980s
Tree planting on campus, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1980s
Two Men with A-C Network Calculator, Illinois Institute of Technology, ca. 1951
UNISERVO VIII-C tape drives and UNIVAC 1108/II computer, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1969
W.C. Jacobs and J.M. Brager of Consumer Powers Company with A-C Network Calculator, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1951
Student protest at Illinois Institute of Technology, 1970
Student protest at Illinois Institute of Technology, 1970
Student protest at Illinois Institute of Technology, 1970
School of Architecture and Planning Faculty Meeting, April 10 and 16, 1970
A Home for Tomorrow exhibit, Hermann Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1969
Decorative Thanksgiving table setting with taxidermied turkey, Illinois Institute of Technology, ca. 1970s
Gwendolyn Brooks receiving an honorary degree at from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1968
Food Engineering equipment, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1960s
Costume Design course, Illinois Institute of Technology, ca. 1940s
Benny Goodman receiving the IIT Hall of Fame medal and plaque from IIT Provost Sidney Guralnick, Chicago, Illinois, ca. 1980
50 Years Bauhaus exhibit, S.R. Crown Hall, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1969
Electrical Engineering handheld scanning device, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, 1980s

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