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 Northeastern Illinois University

1867 - 2000

A Historical Retrospective

Northeastern Illinois University's roots can be traced back to 1869.  Throughout the history of Northeastern Illinois University (or NEIU for short), the college took on several different names and locations.  The buttons below will give you a brief description of  the history and location of the various campuses at that time.  Click on the text below to learn more.

Cook County Normal School

Chicago Teachers College North
1896 - 1965

Illinois Teachers College North
1965 - 1967

Northeastern Illinois University Today
1967 - Present


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This site was created by James McDunn.  Information within this site was taken from the writings of Jerome Sachs, Ph. D,
Melvin George, Ph. D. and Duke Fredericks, Ph.D.  Photos compliments of The NEIU Archives.    2000  James McDunn