This pdf booklet is of a presentation given by Dr. Burns that chronicles the history of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University.
Eastern Illinois University
This calendar from 1995 highlights the history of Eastern Illinois University, using historical images and informative text.
This collection of historical data on Eastern Illinois University buildings and grounds was compiled by Norma Winkleblack and published on March 1, 1994.
Donald F. Tingley
Eastern Illinois University has undergone a vast transformation
during its first 75 years. Beginning in one building on a
40-acre campus valued at $227,000, it grew to a campus of 316
acres with 35 modern buildings valued at some $61,000,000.
Eastern started as an institution whose main purpose was to train
teachers for the schools of East Central Illinois, but in three
quarters of a century it grew into a full fledged university composed
of one college, and seven schools, including a strong
graduate school. From a faculty of 18 and a student body of 125
in 1899, the number of students rose to more than 8,000 and the
faculty reached nearly 600 by 1973-74. In physical appearance,
programing, excellence of faculty, and public service, the
changes at Eastern have been dramatic.
Charles H. Coleman
This book is a narrative of the Eastern Illinois State College at
Charleston, Illinois. I t does not attempt to interpret Eastern's role
in our national educational development. The writer has not used
the story of Eastern as a means for expounding educational doctrine,
and he hopes that his own pedagogical theories have not intruded
themselves in these pages.
The book has been written for the former 'students and teachers
of Eastern and for the present and future sons and daughters of the
school. Those who come to Eastern in the years ahead may find in
these pages some hint of the forces and personalities which have made
the school and some understanding of the school's traditions. Eastern
is a good school and here, at least in part, is why.