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  • Archives' approach looks to the future, preserves the past

    A golden anniversary William Maher, the university archivist since 1995, shows off image enlargements from the collection of John L. Strohm, a 1935 Illinois graduate who traveled to the People's Republic of China in 1958 to study agriculture and industry at the outset of the "Great Leap Forward." The archives, which began under the leadership of Maynard Brichford in 1963, has more than 1,500 collections of personal papers such as Strohm's - a number that grows each year.  Click photo to enlarge

    A golden anniversary

    William Maher, the university archivist since 1995, shows off image enlargements from the collection of John L. Strohm, a 1935 Illinois graduate who traveled to the People's Republic of China in 1958 to study agriculture and industry at the outset of the "Great Leap Forward." The archives, which began under the leadership of Maynard Brichford in 1963, has more than 1,500 collections of personal papers such as Strohm's - a number that grows each year. Click photo to enlarge

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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