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Elgin Community College Archives

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From: Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College was founded in 1949 as part of Elgin Public Schools, sixteen years prior to legislation which created the Illinois Community College system. Gilbert I. Renner took leadership of ECC in 1950, serving as Dean and first President of the college. He was an early student of the community college movement and actively involved in creating the Illinois system. Renner maintained a personal collection of correspondence and other documents which reflect the deliberations and creativity that contributed to this formative period in the development of this highly-regarded system. His son, Richard Renner, a consultant to the grant, has agreed to provide access to this collection. Through digitizing, creating metadata, and uploading these documents, ECC archives staff will provide a valuable primary resource to those who are conducting research on higher education in Illinois. Also we are going to scan the old official minutes of district 509 that are not born digitally. Funding awarded by the Illinois State Library Digital Imaging Grant 2018.

Funding awarded by the Illinois State Library Digital Imaging Grant 2018.

 
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