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Illini Union Photographic Subject File (Digital Surrogates), ca.1940-1998

Digital Surrogates from the Illini Union Photographic Subject File contain digitized photographs relating to different locations and events at the Illini Union. Includes images of building construction or improvement at different time periods; exterior and interior general photographs of the building; Illini Union ballrooms, lounges, recreation areas, cafeterias, guest rooms, shops and offices; and the construction and inauguration of the new Illini Union bookstore. Events include Christmas celebrations, anniversaries, international fair, concerts, musicals, fashion shows, 50th anniversary celebration, banquets, dances, graduation ceremonies, spring carnivals, dads' day, moms' day, founders' day, homecomings and parades; as well as events in other campus locations including book signing at the bookstore, events on the quad, winter and autumn images as well as other student life activities.

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