This collection includes documents pertaining to the history of Sangamon State University (1970-1995) and its successor, the University of Illinois at Springfield (1995-present). Included are documents from the formative years of SSU, including the memo "Considerations on hiring new faculty" written by the founding president Robert C. Spencer (popularly known as the "Blue Memo,") the first course catalog, and a photograph album and scrapbook documenting the campus groundbreaking in 1970. Also included are a collection of Commencement programs, and other documents and presentations on the mission and history of the campus.
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University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield IL 62703-5407