Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1958 Commencement Excerpt
On January 25,1958, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe gave the commencement address, entitled "Some Thoughts on Civilization," to the graduating class of Illinois Institute of Technology. He was introduced by President John T. Rettaliata, for whom the new engineering building on the Illinois Tech Mies Campus is named.
This is Illinois Tech: 125 Years in 165 Seconds
Illinois Tech History: 125 Years in 20 Minutes
IIT Film Retrospective: Chicago Morning
This black and white film features music and narration by the legendary Chicago broadcaster Studs Terkel. For this assignment film presented by the student government of IIT Institute of Design, 11 students filmed a morning in Chicago on Wednesday, April 16, 1952 between 4 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Edited by ID instructor Boris Yakovleff.
Creating the Future: 1990s
Student, faculty, and alumni interviews, campus footage, and scenes depicting student life predominate in this IIT promotional color film. Includes interviews with university benefactors and trustees Robert A. Pritzker (IE ’46) and Robert W. Galvin, and footage of Marvin Camras (EE ’40, M.S. ’42), a pioneer in magnetic recording.
Progress in Mind: 1990s
This promotional color film features IIT President Lew Collens, Distinguished Professor Henry Linden (Ph.D. CHE ’52), university benefactors and trustees Robert A. Pritzker (IE ’46) and Robert W. Galvin, physics professor and Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman, and interviews with students, faculty, and alumni.