Guide to the Shepard Residential College Records

Collection Title: Shepard Residential College Records
Dates: 1972-1984
Identification: 5/4
Creator: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Shepard Residential College
Extent: 3 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: This series is comprised of the records of Shepard Residential College. The records span the years between 1972 and 1984, with the bulk of the material dating between 1972 and 1975.
Arranged in two and one-half boxes, the records include Shepard's constitution and its revisions, college committee minutes, financial ledgers and reports, and student and faculty lists. It also includes correspondence and memoranda which provide a description of social events, academic programs, and student life at Shepard College. Within each category materials are arranged in chronological order.
Acquisition Information: Shepard Residential College staff transferred these records to the Archives on November 5, 1982 (Acc. # 82-152).
Processing Information: Penny Lou Cameron; 09/05/1985.
Conditions Governing Access: Box 2, Folders 2-5, and 13-15 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

Shepard College is one of ten residential colleges at Northwestern University. The residential colleges were established in the early 1970's, with the goal of improving the quality of undergraduate life. This included strengthening student-faculty relations, forming strong community ties, and providing academic, cultural, and social programs. A primary goal of the residential colleges was to promote learning outside the traditional classroom format as well as encourage stimulating and creative recreation.

While most of the residential colleges are organized around a particular field of study or special interest, Shepard is non-thematic and students from many undergraduate schools are included in its membership. Since its founding in 1972, the activities and programs have covered a wide spectrum. These have included academic programs, “firesides” (informal talks with speakers from the university community and the professional world), and cultural and artistic events as well as social activities.

Shepard places a strong emphasis on individual initiative and active participation for both students and faculty. This participation has often been used as criteria for membership in the college. In 1981, a proposal was made for the clustering of students and associate faculty to improve student-faculty relations and increase commitment to the college. As with most organizations, Shepard's success has varied over the years. In 1982, plans were made to close the college to provide regular dormitory housing, but because of student and faculty reaction, Shepard College has continued to operate.

Scope and Content

This series is comprised of the records of Shepard Residential College. The records span the years between 1972 and 1984, with the bulk of the material dating between 1972 and 1975.

Arranged in two and one-half boxes, the records include Shepard's constitution and its revisions, college committee minutes, financial ledgers and reports, and student and faculty lists. It also includes correspondence and memoranda which provide a description of social events, academic programs, and student life at Shepard College.

Arrangement of Materials

Within each category materials are arranged in chronological order.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Student housing

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Shepard Residential College

Subjects

Dormitories--Illinois--Evanston

Residential colleges--Illinois--Evanston


Container List / Contents

  • Constitution, 1972Box 1, Folder 1
  • Constitution, revised, Nov 1973Box 1, Folder 2
  • Constitution, 1974/75Box 1, Folder 3
  • Constitution, revised, Fall 1976Box 1, Folder 4
  • Constitutional Amendments, 1978Box 1, Folder 5
  • Selectivity Requirements, revised, 1978Box 1, Folder 6
  • Constitution Revision Committee Notes, 1973/74Box 1, Folder 7
  • College Committee Minutes, 1972/73Box 1, Folder 8
  • College Committee Minutes, Chairperson's Notes, 1972/73Box 1, Folder 9
  • College Committee Minutes, 1973/74Box 1, Folder 10
  • College Committee Minutes, 1974/75Box 1, Folder 11
  • College Committee Minutes, 1975/76Box 1, Folder 12
  • Administration, General, 1972/73Box 1, Folder 13
  • Administration, Academic Committee Questionnaire, 1972/73Box 1, Folder 14
  • Administration, General, 1973/74Box 1, Folder 15
  • Administration, General, 1974/75Box 1, Folder 16
  • Administration, Facilities, 1972/73Box 1, Folder 17
  • Administration, Facilities, 1973/74Box 1, Folder 18
  • Administration, Facilities, 1974/75Box 1, Folder 19
  • General File, 1975/6Box 1, Folder 20
  • General File, 1976/77Box 1, Folder 21
  • General File, 1977/78Box 1, Folder 22
  • General File, 1978/79Box 1, Folder 23
  • General File, 1979/80Box 1, Folder 24
  • General File, 1980/81Box 1, Folder 25
  • General File, 1981/84Box 1, Folder 26
  • Finance: Records of Receipts and Payments, Dec.1967-June 1973Box 1, Folder 27
  • Finance and Budget, 1972/73Box 1, Folder 28
  • Finance and Budget, 1973/74Box 1, Folder 29
  • Financial Vouchers, 1973/74Box 1, Folder 30
  • Finance and Budget, 1974/75Box 1, Folder 31
  • Finance: Treasurer's Personal Notes and Correspondence, 1974/75Box 1, Folder 32
  • Financial Reports, 1974/75Box 1, Folder 33
  • Finance Authorization for Funds, 1974/75Box 2, Folder 1
  • Students, Matters Concerning, 1972/73Box 2, Folder 2
  • Students, Matters Concerning, 1973/74Box 2, Folder 3
  • Students, Matters Concerning, 1974/75Box 2, Folder 4
  • Students, Matters Concerning, 1975/76Box 2, Folder 5
  • Student Directories and Lists, 1972/73Box 2, Folder 6
  • Student Directories and Lists, 1973/74Box 2, Folder 7
  • Student Directories and Lists, 1974/75Box 2, Folder 8
  • Student Housing, 1971/72Box 2, Folder 9
  • Student Housing, 1972/73Box 2, Folder 10
  • Student Housing, 1973/74Box 2, Folder 11
  • Student Housing, 1974/75Box 2, Folder 12
  • Student Residence Applications: Current Residents, 1974/75Box 2, Folder 13
  • Student Residence Applications: Current Non-residents, 1974/75Box 2, Folder 14
  • Student Non-resident Applications, 1975Box 2, Folder 15
  • Faculty Associates, 1972/73Box 2, Folder 16
  • Faculty Associates, 1973/74Box 2, Folder 17
  • Faculty Associates, 1974/75Box 2, Folder 18
  • College Masters, 1972/73Box 2, Folder 19
  • College Masters, 1973/74Box 2, Folder 20
  • Academic Programs, 1971/72Box 3, Folder 1
  • Academic Programs, 1972/73Box 3, Folder 2
  • Academic Programs, 1973/74Box 3, Folder 3
  • Academic Programs, 1974/75Box 3, Folder 4
  • Social Events, 1972/73Box 3, Folder 5
  • Social Events, 1973/74Box 3, Folder 6
  • Social Events, 1974/75Box 3, Folder 7
  • Hospital Visitation Program, 1972/73Box 3, Folder 8
  • Film Rental, 1974-1976Box 3, Folder 9
  • General Clippings, 1972-1974Box 3, Folder 10
  • Correspondence and Fragments, n.d.Box 3, Folder 11