Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Online Exhibits

In the spring of 2001 the University Archives began creating displays in Staley Library of photographs and other items included in its various collections. A virtual counterpart has been created below for each of these exhibits. In addition, some "web-only" exhibits appear here as well. Select a link below to enjoy a virtual view of the history of Millikin University.


Below you will find the web-companion pages to many of our exhibits that have appeared in Staley Library over the past few years. A few of these were created exclusively as web exhibits and did not have a physical version within the library.

(Click on the title to view the exhibit)

Albert Taylor Theatre
Millikin's historic main stage

Millikin During the Second World War
World War II from a Millikin perspective

Aston Hall Centennial
Residence Hall for women

Millikin Mouthpiece
A history of the student newspaper, The Decaturian

A Celebration of Commencement
at Millikin University since 1904.

Millikin's Buried Treasure
The opening of the cornerstone

Christmas Vespers
The early tradition

Millikin's Second Decade
Millikin in the teen years  

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!
Celebrating Millikin's cookie party tradition 

Story behind the Lincoln statue 

Dance Card Days
When students "penciled in" their partners.

A Railroad Runs Through It
Millikin and the railroads.

Dr. Charles E. Hale
Millikin's library director 1976-1999 

Robeson at Millikin
60th anniversary

Eugenia Allin
1st library director

The S.A.T.C.

For Soul Only
student organization

Sears Collection
A look at the earliest years of Millikin

The Freshman Experience
Millikin's Freshman traditions

School of Music
A brief history

The Millidek
Centennial of the student yearbook

Millikin University - Decatur, IL
Millikin University - Decatur, IL