Guide to the School of Pharmacy Student Records

Collection Title: School of Pharmacy Student Records
Dates: ca. 1887-1917
Identification: 61/2
Creator: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Pharmacy
Extent: 35 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The series consists of School of Pharmacy student records dating from the period ca. 1887-1917. Relating to individual students, the records take the form of files containing high school transcripts, applications to the School of Pharmacy, lab fees (bills and receipts), and matriculation reports. Also common in the files are correspondence pertaining to enrollment, employment opportunities, and letters of recommendation.
In most instances, student files have been retained in their original envelopes. These envelopes feature the student's name and place of residence, years of enrollment at the School of Pharmacy, and the year of graduation. In cases where the envelopes were badly deteriorated, the records contained therein were transferred to folders and a photocopy of the information on the envelope included. Records have been arranged in alphabetical order according to student surname.
Acquisition Information: These records were transferred to the University Archives from a storage facility at the Northwestern University Medical School on August 11, 1998, as Accession #98-151.
Processing Information: Lynn E. Clarke, Jessica Strand, Eli Bolin; August 1998
Conditions Governing Access: These records may be used only with permission of the University Archivist.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Biographical/Historical Information

The School of Pharmacy was founded in June 1886, when a group of Chicago druggists, under the direction of Northwestern trustee Dr. David R. Dyche proposed the establishment of a college to formally training pharmacists. Originally called the Illinois College of Pharmacy, though affiliated with Northwestern from the outset, the new school emphasized a course of study focused on the practical needs of the pharmaceutical profession. In addition to their formal coursework, students were required to complete three years of on-the-job training in order to receive their degrees. Entrance requirements were minimal: merely proof of a completed elementary school education.

From 1892 onward, the school was coeducational. While numbers fluctuated, annual enrollment eventually reached a high of 373 students. The school began losing money shortly after the turn of the century because most state pharmaceutical boards considered drug store training to be sufficient qualification for a pharmacist's license. Private institutions devoted to similar training soon came to be viewed as expensive and irrelevant.

In 1904-05, the School of Pharmacy raised its entrance requirement to the completion of one year of high school. As a result, enrollment dropped from 252 to 208, reaching a low of 156 students in 1908-09. Shortly thereafter, requirements were raised to include a full four-year high school program. By 1916-1917 enrollment had plummeted to just 59 students.

Northwestern cut its ties with the School of Pharmacy in June 1917, after suffering a 1916-1917 operating deficit of approximately $6,000. The School merged with a similar program at the University of Illinois.

Scope and Content

The series consists of School of Pharmacy student records dating from the period ca. 1887-1917. Relating to individual students, the records take the form of files containing high school transcripts, applications to the School of Pharmacy, lab fees (bills and receipts), and matriculation reports. Also common in the files are correspondence pertaining to enrollment, employment opportunities, and letters of recommendation.

In most instances, student files have been retained in their original envelopes. These envelopes feature the student's name and place of residence, years of enrollment at the School of Pharmacy, and the year of graduation. In cases where the envelopes were badly deteriorated, the records contained therein were transferred to folders and a photocopy of the information on the envelope included.

Arrangement of Materials

Records have been arranged in alphabetical order according to student surname.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Pharmacy--Students


Container List / Contents

  • ABBET, A. M. - BARNES, Lloyd M.
  • BARNES, Roy R. - BEYER, Arthur E.
  • BIASI, Edward C. - BRIGGS, George H.
  • BRINES, Paul C. - BYRUD, John
  • CADY, Leo M. - CLOUGHT, Walter R.
  • CLOUSE, Grace - CZAHURSKI, Victor E.
  • DA COSTA, Albert R. - DOLLINGER, Charles A.
  • DONALDSON, Lawson W. - ENGBERTSON, Richard A.
  • EUGEKON, Christian J. - FRANTZ, Elmer E.
  • FRASE, Karl W. - GLAZEBROOK, Milton B.
  • GLEASON, Matthew P. - GYLLENHAMMER, George
  • HAANSHUS, John W. - HATCHER, Thomas
  • HAUSEN, George C. - HOAK, John L.
  • HOCKING, Charles S. - HOWE, Lyle L.
  • HOWARD, Agnes M. - JACOBSON, Raphael
  • JACKSON, George H. - JONES, Alfred J.
  • JONES, Charles H. - KEMPF, Fred F.
  • KENNEDY, John E. - KOELBERLE, Theodore A.
  • KOEHLEN, Gottfried C. - LEONARD, E. O.
  • LEONARD, G. R. - MADDEN, St. Clair
  • MAGEE, John J. - McKELLIGAN, T. P.
  • McKELVEY, Charles D. - MONACO, Armand
  • MONK, Wilfred G. - NEWQUIST, Carl O.
  • NICHOLS, Edna F. - ORR, Robb J.
  • 26 PETTERSEN, Ella H. - QUILLING, Fred A.
  • RACHAC, Adolph L. - ROBIN, Samuel
  • ROBINSON, Claude W. - SHEPPARD, Samuel
  • SCHIEFELBEIN, George C. - SIM, William E.
  • SIME, Hyman - STEPHAN, Otto
  • STEPHENSON, Claude C. - SWITZER, Emmet B.
  • SYKES, Henry B. - TURNQUIST, Carl M.
  • TAYLOR, Milo C. - WALKER, George L.
  • WALKER, Mary B. - WILKINSON, Barclay
  • WILLIAMS, Alexander - WYSZYNSKI, Walter H.