• Identification1998.012
  • TitleA guide to the John T. Rettaliata Papers, 1954-1973
  • PublisherPaul V. Galvin Library, University Archives & Special Collection
  • LanguageEnglish
  • RepositoryPaul V. Galvin Library, University Archives & Special Collection
  • OriginationRettaliata, John T
  • Date1954-1973
  • Physical Description167 Items

Bulks with typescripts of speeches by John T. Rettaliata during his presidency at Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), on campus and external. One lot of biographical materials – vita, press releases, news clippings, etc. including 1947 press release concerning civilian service to U. S. Navy during WWII (in Box 1, Folder 2). Also, his handling of students protests (campus sit-in following the Kent State shootings), Rettaliata's 20th anniversary as president and his resignation. One headshot photo. Speeches foldered alphabetically by event or speech title. Event, people and topics include (not a comprehensive list): alumni reunions; commencements; parents day; groundbreakings/dedications of Crown Hall, Crerar Library, Siegel Hall, Keating Hall, Perlstein Hall and Fountain, McCormick Lounge, Armour Research Foundation. Frequently appearing names include Max Jakob, Arthur Keating, Ambassador James S. Kemper (of Kemper Foundation), Henry T. Heald. Also, Rettaliata’s inauguration; an interview/vision statement draft; student loan funds; the traveling exhibit "50 Years Bauhaus" hosted at IIT (1956); publication of pamphlet "Voluntary or Involuntary Support of Higher Education" (1955) authored by JTR.

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John T. Rettaliata Papers, Paul V. Galvin Library, University Archives & Special Collections

  • NamesRettaliata, John T
  • SubjectStudent Demonstrations --Campus Buildings-IIT