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Buzzard, Robert Guy



Robert Guy Buzzard (1890-1979) served as Eastern's second president from 1933-1956. He championed Eastern's laboratory school where students could engage in practice teaching right on campus. He presided over Eastern's transformation from solely a teachers' college to a more broad-based institution offering degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and business. Eastern's first master's degree was awarded during his tenure, and the Buzzard Laboratory School (now Buzzard Hall) was named in his honor. Buzzard was born in 1890 on a farm in rural Sumner, Illinois. During World War I, he served as a meteorologist in the Army Signal Corps. Before coming to Eastern, he was the chair of the Geography department at Northern and Illinois State Normal University. He had a master's degree in geography from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from Clark University. While president, he earned an additional master's degree in education from the University of Illinois.


Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Charles "Buzz" Buzzard Collection

 Collection — Container: Box 1
Identifier: 01EIU-018

Buzzard Beacon (letters to family/scrapbook by Robert Guy Buzzard, 11 volumes, 1945-74); The Way it Was by Robert Guy Buzzard; The Public School and the Hard-of-Hearing Child by Robert Guy Buzzard; family correspondence (2 inches)

Dates: Other: 1945 - 2008

Gamma Theta Upsilon Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01EIU-054
Dates: 1953 - 2016

M. A. Feutz Buzzard Weaving Collection

 Digital Record
Identifier: Digital Object ID 01EIU-025

M. A. Feutz's Buzzard Weaving Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01EIU-025
Scope and Contents

This collection chiefly consists of books on weaving. The collection also includes doctoral gowns and hoods as well as dresses and a roll of diplomas, formerly the property of the late Dr. and Mrs.Buzzard.

Dates: Created: 1947-1975

Robert Buzzard

 File — Container: Box 1. folder 2

33 photographs and reproduction of newspaper clippings

Dates: Other: 1899 - 2024

Robert G. Buzzard Collection

 Sub-Series — sub-series: 1
Identifier: Sub-Series 1
Dates: Other: 1899 - 2024

Additional filters:

Collection 3
Archival Object 2
Digital Record 1
College Presidents 3
Buzzard, Robert Guy -- Library 2
Buzzard, Irene Couchman -- Clothing 1
Buzzard, Irene Couchman -- Library 1
Buzzard, Robert Guy -- Clothing 1