Virgil C. Wikoff Papers Finding Aid

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Virgil C. Wikoff Papers Finding Aid


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NOTE: Papers located at Champaign County Historical Archives, Urbana Free Library. The Virgil Wikoff materials span the entirety of Wikoff’s political career, from his election to the
Champaign City Council to his last term as State Representative. The vast majority of the
material documents Wikoff’s two terms as mayor of Champaign (1967-1975). Subjects of note
include the Fair Housing Ordinance of 1968, race relations within the city (including the dealing
with the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), and the student protests
and unrest at the University of Illinois in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Financial, statistical,
and demographic information about the City of Champaign during his tenure is wellrepresented.
Wikoff’s political campaign organization and strategies he employed are included.
Finally, his attendance at local events and participation in civic organizations, as well as his dayto-
day activities make up a good percentage of the materials.


Virgil Wikoff


Champaign County Historical Archives, Urbana Free Library


May 2009

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Virgil Wikoff, "Virgil C. Wikoff Papers Finding Aid," in eBlack Champaign-Urbana, Item #187, http://eblackcu.net/portal/items/show/187 (accessed November 30, 2021).

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