Contains archival and artifactual material pertaining to the history of the University and, by extension, to people, events, and activities of central Illinois for the past century. The collection includes a virtually complete runs of student newspapers, yearbooks, and catalogs as well as scrapbooks of contemporary materials from 1894-1916 along with a limited number of sound recordings, videos, and motion picture film of University events. While virtually all publications contain photographs, there are a number of original images in the collection dating primarily from the middle years of the twentieth century. Several published histories of the institution and specific departments are available as well as a biography of Lydia Moss Bradley.
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Bradley Polytechnic Institute. The first decade, 1897-1907. Peoria, Ill. 1918.