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The 2011-2012 class created an exhibit entitled "Building Memories: Creating a Campus Community." The exhibit opens in Eastern Illinois University's Booth Library on April 12, 2012 and explores memory on EIU campus. We look at themes such as forgotten memories, campus collective memories, interaction with the built environment, and memory and commemoration. All of these themes have shaped the EIU community and continue to play a role in how the campus and its students evolve.

Topics including Lake Ahmoweenah, campus protests, Napoleon, building names, and the Pemberton ghost are only a few of the subjects our exhibit will explore. We also have a vignette recreating a Eastern Illinois University dorm room from the early 1970s, featuring furniture and artifacts from various campus residence halls.

The HA class of 2011-2012 also created a video trailer to promote our exhibit and submitted it to the EIU video challenge. Click here to view our video.

Kim Installing Sam and Aurora Installing

Photos from Install Week

Click here to visit the Booth Library page dedicated to the exhibit and click here to visit our exhibit's Facebook page. Click the link below to visit Historypin, where you can find old photos of campus as well as a walking tour of EIU.

These videos, created from oral interviews conducted by members of the Historical Administration class, elaborate on topics in our exhibit.


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  • Aurora Erickson
  • Alan Hanson
  • Nicholas Klein
  • Emily Irwin
  • Becky Leedy
  • Kim Looby
  • Maren McKee
  • Samantha Sauer
  • Michael Smith
  • Anna Studstill
  • Beth Sylak