Greetings from Chanute!


Greetings from Chanute!


Chanute Air Force Base
Champaign County


A rich quilt of stories about and from the former Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, Illinois


Tom Kuipers; Leslie Strauss; Rosemary Froeliger; and Kevin Adams


Chanute Collection


The Champaign County Historical Archives at The Urbana Free Library




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Collection Items

Dance party at the Trade Winds
Dance party at Chanute's Trade Winds Service Club

Coffee at the Trade Winds
The weekly 10 am coffee call at the Trade Winds with free coffee and donuts for service people.

Billiard Room at the Trade Winds
Image of the billiard room at Chanute's Trade Winds Service Club.

Non-Verbal Communication Student Assignment
Student assignment submission for Donald Weckorst's non-verbal communication course.

Non-Verbal Communication Lesson Plan
Donald Weckorts's non-verbal communication lesson plan

Page 4-2 from Non-Verbal Communication Instruction Booklet
Page 4-2 from Donald Weckhorst's "Non-Verbal Communication Instruction" booklet

Non-Verbal Communication Instruction Booklet
Cover to Donald Weckhorst's Non-Verbal Communication Instruction Booklet

Octave Chanute Portrait
Indian ink and white chalk portrait of aviation pioneer Octave Chanute paired with the Wright Flyer and a 20th-century jet.

Octave Chanute Glider the "Katydid"
Aviation Pioneer Octave Chanute attempts to take flight using his own invention the "Katydid"

Diagram of F-111 'Aardvark' Tactical Attack Aircraft
Color Diagram with measurements taken from the back of advertisements.
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