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A survey designed by the ad hoc faculty committee for the SEOP program that sought to define the program for future school years from its spring and summer 1968 origins. This document is from November 7, 1968 and includes notes from David Eisenman.…

Following the incident at the Illini Union, the BSA created a list of their demands from the University.

First photo: covers of the first two volumes of "Irepodun."Second photo: photographs from inside the first published "Irepodun."  "Irepodun" was the first African American yearbook to be published at the University of Illinois. The first issue…

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Prior to Project 500, Champaign's Citizens for Racial Justice were pressuring the university to hire more minority employees, particularly black citizens.

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A May 18, 1968 Daily Illini article about one of Chancellor Jack W. Peltason’s “Chancellor’s Chats” events where he spoke about Project 500 and SEOP. Peltason painted the program as a facet of “educational reform” and said the program’s…

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David Eisenman, a graduate student on the chancellor's committee charged with implementing Project 500, explains mechanics of the 500 program to the Daily Illini and dispels popular myths about the program.

David Eisenman's unpublished Harper's magazine essay on the conception and implementation of Project 500 at Illinois, disadvantaged students and higher education, the incident at the Illini Union in September 1968, and media reaction to the program.
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