Western Illinois University

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Western Illinois University (WIU), located in Macomb and Moline, has a rich history of service to the people of Illinois. Founded in 1899, WIU began as a normal school for the training of rural teachers. It has grown into a university of over 12,000 students, offering a broad range of quality undergraduate and graduate degrees in its four academic colleges and School of Extended Studies. This book tells the unique story of WIU, from its humble beginnings to today, with special emphasis on its astounding growth and development in the decades following World War II.
ISBN: 9780738561417
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Campus History
Images: 205
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jeffrey W. Hancks is the Baxter-Snyder Professor of Regional and Icarian Studies at WIU. He directs the WIU Archives and Special Collections unit, which focuses on the history of WIU and a 16-county region in west-central Illinois. Adam J. Carey is a Phi Alpha Theta graduate student in the WIU Department of History. He works as an intern in the Illinois Regional Archives Depository in the WIU Archives. The book's images are drawn from the extensive collections in the WIU Archives and the WIU Visual Productions Center.
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