Guide to the Fred Dow Fagg, Jr. (1896-1981) Papers

Collection Title: Fred Dow Fagg, Jr. (1896-1981) Papers
Dates: 1937-1957
Identification: 5/3
Creator: Fagg, Fred D. (Fred Dow), 1896-1981
Extent: 13 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The Fred Dow Fagg, Jr., Papers are arranged in 58 sections. The first section includes biographical material and the others are based upon the manner in which administrative records were maintained in the Vice-President's office. The largest amounts of material can be found in the sections for Administration, Business Office (many items related to the budgets for 1939-46), College of Liberal Arts, Faculty, Graduate School, Medical School, Navy, Schools of Commerce, Education, and Law, Student Affairs, Student Financial Aid, Technological Institute (especially the Institute's relationships to the rest of the University), University College, and World War II.
Acquisition Information: Separated from the Franklyn Bliss Snyder Presidential Papers which were transferred to the University Archives at an unknown date prior to June 1, 1974.
Processing Information: William K. Beatty, July-September 19, 1979
Conditions Governing Access: None.
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

Fred Dow Fagg, Jr., was born on July 30, 1896, in Brooklyn, New York, son of Fred and Ida Alzina (Chase) Fagg. Fagg was an economics instructor at Northwestern University while in law school at NU. In 1929 Fagg returned to NU as a law professor, where he remained until 1947. During this time Fagg founded the Air Law Institute in Chicago and the Journal of Air Law. He was also a member of the Illinois Aeronautics Commission. Fagg left NU in 1947 to become the President of the University of Southern California.

After attending the San Diego Army and Navy Academy in Pacific Beach, California, Fagg entered the University of Redlands, Redlands, California. Caught up in the enthusiasm for the United States getting into World War I he left during has sophomore year to enlist in the U. S. Army Signal Corps. He completed his ground school training at Berkeley, California in December, 1917, and then was assigned to Rockwell Field in San Diego for flight training. His instructor at Rockwell also trained Jimmy Doolittle. Fagg received his advanced flight training at Ellington Field, near Houston, Texas. After being commissioned a second lieutenant he was assigned to the 92nd Aero Squadron, U.S.A.E.F., and in September, 1918, flew night patrols across the English Channel looking for German zeppelins.

After returning to the United States Fagg re-entered the University of Redlands. A well-built young man, he had a life-long interest in sports which manifested itself in college by two years of intramural basketball and a year of varsity football. He was also an excellent debater. He received his B.A. in 1920 and took his M.A. at Harvard in 1921. For the next two years he served as an instructor in economics at Harvard.

In 1923 Fagg was called to Northwestern where he taught as an instructor in economics and enrolled as a student in the School of Law. He received his J.D. degree in 1927 and returned to California. During the next two years Fagg was on the faculty of the University of Southern California, first as Assistant Professor of Economics and then as Associate Professor. He also served as Assistant Dean in the School of Commerce and as a lecturer in the School of Law. His interest in aviation surfaced again in 1928-29 which was spent as an exchange professor at the Institute of Air Law at Konigsberg, Germany.

Northwestern called on Fagg a second time in 1929 with an appointment as Professor of Law, a title he held until 1947. In 1929 he founded the Air Law Institute in Chicago and served as its managing director. This was the first institute of its kind in the country. On September 28, 1937, the Board of Trustees approved Fagg's appointment as Dean of the School of Commerce, succeeding Ralph E. Heilman who had died in February. When Franklyn Bliss Snyder was elected President of Northwestern in 1939 Fagg was chosen to succeed Snyder as Vice President and Dean of Faculties. Fagg held this office until he was elected President of the University of Southern California in July, 1947. He succeeded Rufus Bernhard von KleinSmid as president on September 1.

Fagg became involved in many governmental and other extra-university activities during has stay at Northwestern. From 1931 to 1937 he was a member of the Illinois Aeronautics Commission and helped to write aeronautics legislation for the state. This legislation was later used as the model for the uniform state aeronautical regulatory act. From 1932 to 1937 Fagg was Secretary of the National Association of State Aviation Officials, and in that capacity in 1934 urged the government to subsidize experimental work on aircraft. In 1946-47 Fagg had been Director of Northwestern's Institute of Aeronautics. In 1947-48 he was a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Aeronautic Association.

Fagg also promoted the growth and advancement of aviation from the editorial chair. In 1930 he founded the Journal of Air Law and served as its editor-in-chief until 1937. Also in 1930 Fagg became managing editor of the Journal of Radio Law, a position he held until 1931.

Governmental activity drew heavily on Fagg's time and efforts, and he made substantial contributions in several areas. In 1934-35 he was a legal adviser to the Federal Aviation Commission, and in 1935-36 he served as legal adviser to the U.S. Senate subcommittee on aircraft investigation. His most important work with the government began in 1937 when he was appointed Director of the Bureau of Air Commerce within the Department of Commerce, succeeding Eugene Vidal who had left after a series of airplane crashes had aroused both popular and governmental cries for action. In fact, the Bureau was being investigated by a U.S. Senate committee when he took charge. During the next seven months Fagg completely remade the Bureau, set it in proper working order, and restored confidence in both the Bureau and its programs. Among these was a safety and planning section devoted to the discovery and study of improved safety devices for pilots. In 1938 Fagg helped to write the Air Commerce Act which later formed the basis for many commercial and private regulations. On the local level Fagg was a member and then chairman of the Chicago Association of Commerce's Aviation Committee which played a major role in the early planning for what was later named the O'Hare Airport.

Fagg's unique combination of skills in aviation, law, and education also proved fruitful at Northwestern where he developed a training program for aviation executives. During his tenure as Vice-President Fagg's major contributions included a restructuring of the liberal arts program by implementing a “units of study” arrangement which simplified and unified the body of knowledge believed essential for a liberal education. The new program also lessened the students' choices for elective courses. The School of Education developed a new educational program with an emphasis on speech instruction. Fagg was, of course, heavily involved in coordinating the various military programs on campus during World War II. His administrative abilities were also demonstrated in the setting up of a budget control system for the various schools in the University and in establishing a centralized office of admissions.

On August 25, 1924, Fagg married Vera Wilkes whom he had met at the University of Redlands. The Faggs have two children: Barbara Louise (later Mrs. William Buchanan), born in 1930, and Fred Dow III, born in 1935.

Many associations and clubs claimed Fagg as a member. He belonged to the American, Illinois, Chicago, and Los Angeles Bar Associations, and for the first served as a member of its Committee on Aeronautical Law. He has also been a member of Delta Theta Phi, Pi Kappa Delta, Delta Sigma Rho, Alpha Kappa Psi, Phi Beta Kappa (honorary), Phi Kappa Phi, Blue Key, and the International Aviators Club.

In 1939 the University of Redlands gave Fagg an L.L.D. degree and Northwestern awarded him the same degree when he came back to the university to give the commencement address in 1950.

On January 11, 1957, Fagg submitted his resignation as President of the University of Southern California, effective July 1, because of poor health.

Fagg was a well-organized administrator, an educator who believed in thoroughly planned programs, an enthusiast for all aspects of aviation, and a firm upholder of college sports and the “conservative” American way of life.

Scope and Content

The Fred Dow Fagg, Jr., Papers are arranged in 58 sections. The first section includes biographical material and the others are based upon the manner in which administrative records were maintained in the Vice-President's office. The largest amounts of material can be found in the sections for Administration, Business Office (many items related to the budgets for 1939-46), College of Liberal Arts, Faculty, Graduate School, Medical School, Navy, Schools of Commerce, Education, and Law, Student Affairs, Student Financial Aid, Technological Institute (especially the Institute's relationships to the rest of the University), University College, and World War II.

The materials, consisting primarily of routine correspondence and reports, are arranged chronologically by day within folders. Among the more important items in this series are: a detailed report (July 31, 1945) from W.L. Valentine, chairman of the Psychology Department, on the recent growth and current needs of the Department (Box 4, Folder 1); problems resulting from the failure to secure accreditation for the Division of Social Work (Box 4, Folder 4, and Box 12, Folder 13); a 20-page report (May 19,1947) from Dean Charles W. Freeman on the needs of the Dental School (Box 5, Folder 1); “Dean's Report to the Graduate Faculty” (January 23, 1942), by the recently-appointed Dean, T. Moody Campbell (Box 6, Folder 6); and a folder of correspondence and reports related to the work of the Chicago Association of Commerce's Aviation Committee, 1946-47 (Box 7, Folder 12).

When Fagg became Vice-President and Dean of Faculties, the second man to hold this position, he moved into an office where the guidelines had already been aggressively set by the initial incumbent, Franklyn Bliss Snyder. Fagg continued to be responsible for the educational activities of the University and especially for the development of the educational budget and its presentation to the President. However, based on the materials in this series, Fagg did not use his position to control the appointments and promotions of faculty members with the same meticulous care and positiveness that had been maintained by Vice-President Snyder. The Vice-President and Business Manager, Harry Wells, who had been the first man appointed to that position, continued to exercise control over the non-academic areas and daily financial activities of the University.

The Fagg papers present a partial picture of a man with major abilities in educational administration, aviation, commerce, and law. Little of a personal nature is contained in this series. Much of the material pertains to the daily work of a competent second-in-command at a private university amidst the strain of wartime.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Administration

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--History

Personal Name

Fagg, Fred D. (Fred Dow), 1896-1981


Container List / Contents

  • Biographical–Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1938-1956Box 1, Folder 1
  • Biographical–Clippings, Mar 1, 1937-Jan 15, 1957Box 1, Folder 2
  • Administration–Bylaws and statutes, Aug. 2, 1939-Nov. 13, 1945Box 1, Folder 3
  • Administration– Bureau of Employment, Apr 18, 1946Box 1, Folder 4
  • Administration–Contracts, Aug 2, 1944-Mar. 5, 1947Box 1, Folder 5
  • Administration–Educational Budgets, 1945-1948Box 1, Folder 6
  • Administration–Golf Club Committee, Feb. 4,-Dec. 10, 1945Box 1, Folder 7
  • Administration– Patents and Research, Sept 26, 1939-Mar 19, 1943Box 1, Folder 8
  • Administration– Prospective Personnel, Jan.3-6, 1947Box 1, Folder 9
  • Administration– Space Allocation, July 26, 1939-Mar. 2, 1943Box 1, Folder 10
  • Administration– Travel, Sept. 23, 1939-Nov. 5, 1945Box 1, Folder 11
  • Admissions–Reports and Correspondence, May 20, 1940-Dec 15, 1946Box 1, Folder 12
  • Alumni–Correspondence, Sept. 12, 1939- June 9, 1947Box 1, Folder 13
  • Athletics–Correspondence, Sept. 12, 1939-Aug. 26, 1947Box 1, Folder 14
  • Athletics–Faculty Baseball, April 16-June 17, 1940Box 1, Folder 15
  • Board of Personnel Administration–Correspondence, Oct. 7, 1939-Mar. 3, 1947Box 1, Folder 16
  • Board of Trustees–Correspondence, Nov. 9, 1939-Aug 25, 1943Box 1, Folder 17
  • Board of Trustees–Associates, Jan 27, 1940-Mar. 27, 1944Box 1, Folder 18
  • Board of Trustees–Deans' Recommendations for Appointments, May 3, 1944-Aug. 5, 1946Box 1, Folder 19
  • Board of Trustees–Committee on Development, Jan. 3-Nov. 26, 1940Box 1, Folder 20
  • Buildings and Grounds–Correspondence, Oct. 20, 1939-Nov. 27, 1946Box 1, Folder 21
  • Buildings and Grounds–Abbott Hall, Dec.l, 1939-May 3l, 1940Box 1, Folder 22
  • Buildings and Grounds–Equipment, Nov. 30, 1940-Feb. 27, 1943Box 1, Folder 23
  • Buildings and Grounds–Scott Hall, Jan 12-Aug 13, 1940Box 1, Folder 24
  • Bureau of Placement–Correspondence, Nov. 16, 1939-May 5, 1947Box 1, Folder 25
  • Business Office–Budget, 1938-1940Box 2, Folder 1
  • Business Office–Budget, 1940-1941Box 2, Folder 2
  • Business Office–Budget, 1941-1942Box 2, Folder 3
  • Business Office–Budget, 1942-1943Box 2, Folder 4
  • Business Office–Budget, 1943-1944Box 2, Folder 5
  • Business Office–Budget, 1944-1945Box 2, Folder 6
  • Business Office–Budget, 1945-1946Box 2, Folder 7
  • Business Office–Revisions Committee, June 29, 1938-Dec.3l, 1940Box 2, Folder 8
  • Business Office–Revisions Committee, Mar.15, 1941-Aug.31, 1942Box 2, Folder 9
  • Business Office–Account #5, July 24-Sept. 24, 1940Box 2, Folder 10
  • Business Office–Business Manager, Sept. 19, 1939-Aug. 19, 1947Box 2, Folder 11
  • Business Office–Procedures for Budget, undatedBox 2, Folder 12
  • Centennial–Reports and Correspondence, Nov. 7-16, 1945Box 2, Folder 13
  • Centennial–Century Fund, May 19-Aug. 11, 1947Box 2, Folder 14
  • College of Liberal Arts–Dean, Sept. 23, 1939-Dec. 16, 1943Box 2, Folder 15
  • College of Liberal Arts–Dean, Jan. 3-Dec. 26, 1944Box 2, Folder 16
  • College of Liberal Arts–Dean, Jan.2, 1945-Feb. 20, 1946Box 2, Folder 17
  • College of Liberal Arts–New Dean, May 11-Sept. 24, 1945Box 2, Folder 18
  • College of Liberal Arts–Anthropology, Oct. 27, 1939-Dec. 16, 1946Box 3, Folder 1
  • College of Liberal Arts–Art, Mar. 22, 1940-Mar. 5, 1946Box 3, Folder 2
  • College of Liberal Arts–Astronomy, Mar. 5, 1941-Oct. 22, 1946Box 3, Folder 3
  • College of Liberal Arts–Botany, Jan. 30, 1940-July 11, 1947Box 3, Folder 4
  • College of Liberal Arts–Chemistry, Jan. 1, 1940-July 18, 1947Box 3, Folder 5
  • College of Liberal Arts–Classics, Aug. 10, 1942-Oct. 22, 1945Box 3, Folder 6
  • College of Liberal Arts–Council of the Future, June 1-24, 1943Box 3, Folder 7
  • College of Liberal Arts–Economics, Nov. 18, 1939-May 7, 1947Box 3, Folder 8
  • College of Liberal Arts–English, Sept. 20, 1939-Aug. 22, 1947Box 3, Folder 9
  • College of Liberal Arts–Geology, Oct. 3, 1939-June 25, 1947Box 3, Folder 10
  • College of Liberal Arts–German, Mar. 27, 1940-June 19, 1947Box 3, Folder 11
  • College of Liberal Arts–History, Feb. 29, 1940-Aug. 8, 1947Box 3, Folder 12
  • College of Liberal Arts–History of Religion, Apr. 24-30, 1947Box 3, Folder 13
  • College of Liberal Arts–Home Economics, Sept. 5, 1946-Apr. 30, 1947Box 3, Folder 14
  • College of Liberal Arts–Library of Living Philosophers, Jan. 13-Aug.27, 1940; Jan. 2, 1945Box 3, Folder 15
  • College of Liberal Arts–Mathematics, Sept. 16, 1940-May 12, 1947Box 3, Folder 16
  • College of Liberal Arts–Philosophy, Jan. 23, 1940-Aug. 5, 1947Box 3, Folder 17
  • College of Liberal Arts–Physical Education, Mar. 18, 1940-Aug. 30, 1945Box 3, Folder 18
  • College of Liberal Arts–Physics, Nov. 24, 1939-June 14, 1947Box 3, Folder 19
  • College of Liberal Arts–Political Science, Sept. 26, 1939-Apr. 10, 1947Box 3, Folder 20
  • College of Liberal Arts–Psychology, Nov. 7, 1939-Aug. 5, 1947Box 4, Folder 1
  • College of Liberal Arts–Romance Languages, Dec. 1, 1939-Aug. 6, 1947Box 4, Folder 2
  • College of Liberal Arts–Social Science Research Council, Jan. 9, 1947Box 4, Folder 3
  • College of Liberal Arts–Social Work, Jan. 31, 1940-Apr. 30, 1941Box 4, Folder 4
  • College of Liberal Arts–Sociology, Oct. 3, 1939-Feb. 3, 1947Box 4, Folder 5
  • College of Liberal Arts–Zoology, Nov. 13, 1939-Dec. 23, 1946Box 4, Folder 6
  • Commencements and Diplomas–Correspondence, Nov. 10, 1939-May 3, 1947Box 4, Folder 7
  • Convocations–Correspondence, Dec. 19, 1939Box 4, Folder 8
  • Correspondence, General, Sept. 9, 1940-Aug. 6, 1947Box 4, Folder 9
  • Deans–Five Year Plan (1944-1949)–Correspondence, Jan. 17-Feb. 1, 1944Box 4, Folder 10
  • Deans–Five Year Plan (1944-1949)–Meetings, Jan. 8, 1941-Sept. 22, 1947Box 4, Folder 11
  • Deans–Five Year Plan (1944-1949)–Memos, Sept. 15, 1939-Mar.3, 1947Box 4, Folder 12
  • Deans–Five Year Plan (1944-1949)–Needs of the University, Jan. 2-12, 1940Box 4, Folder 13
  • Dental School–Dean, June 26, 1939-Dec. 23, 1940Box 4, Folder 14
  • Dental School–Dean, Jan. 17, 1941-July 15, 1947Box 5, Folder 1
  • Dental School–Miscellaneous, Apr. 9, 1940-July 11, 1947Box 5, Folder 2
  • Development and Public Relations–Correspondence, Oct. 30, 1939- Jan. 28, 1947Box 5, Folder 3
  • Educational Institutions–Boston University, Jan. 15, 1946Box 5, Folder 4
  • Educational Institutions–University of California, Oct. 4-10, 1941Box 5, Folder 5
  • Educational Institutions–University of Chicago, May 21, 1941-Feb. 28, 1942Box 5, Folder 6
  • Educational Institutions–University of Cincinnati, Oct. 19, 1942-July 22, 1943Box 5, Folder 7
  • Educational Institutions–Columbia, June14-24, 1946Box 5, Folder 8
  • Educational Institutions–Dyslexia Memorial Institute, July 11-Aug. 8, 1944Box 5, Folder 9
  • Educational Institutions–Harvard, Oct. 2, 1946Box 5, Folder 10
  • Educational Institutions–University of Illinois, Dec. 14, 1942-Mar. 5, 1946Box 5, Folder 11
  • Educational Institutions–Indiana University, June 27, 1944-June 5, 1945Box 5, Folder 12
  • Educational Institutions–State University of Iowa, May 26, 1941- Apr. 19, 1944Box 5, Folder 13
  • Educational Institutions–Johns Hopkins, Jan. 16-26, 1945Box 5, Folder 14
  • Educational Institutions–University of Michigan, May 8-Aug. 5, 1947Box 5, Folder 15
  • Educational Institutions–University of Minnesota, Nov. 15, 1939-Aug. 29, 1946Box 5, Folder 16
  • Educational Institutions–Moholy-Nagy School of Design, May 2, 1940Box 5, Folder 17
  • Educational Institutions–University of North Carolina, May 10-14, 1940Box 5, Folder 18
  • Educational Institutions–Ohio State University, May 6-Nov. 25, 1940Box 5, Folder 19
  • Educational Institutions–Purdue, Jan. 15-18, 1943Box 5, Folder 20
  • Educational Institutions–University of Southern California, April 24, 1946-Nov. 24, 1948Box 5, Folder 21
  • Educational Institutions–Syracuse University, Apr. 18, 1944Box 5, Folder 22
  • Educational Institutions–Technical Institutes, May 2, 1944Box 5, Folder 23
  • Educational Institutions–Others, Oct. 12, 1939-Dec. 12, 1946Box 5, Folder 24
  • Educational Organizations–American Association of University Professors, Sept. 18, 1939-Nov. 24, 1945Box 5, Folder 25
  • Educational Organizations–American Council on Education, Mar. 28, 1940-Dec. 4, 1945Box 5, Folder 26
  • Educational Organizations–American Council of Learned Societies, Apr. 2, 1940-May 14, 1946Box 5, Folder 27
  • Educational Organizations–Association of American Colleges, Jan. 18, 1941Box 5, Folder 28
  • Educational Organizations–Association of American Universities, May 2-22, 1947Box 5, Folder 29
  • Educational Organizations–Association of Urban Universities, Sept. 28, 1938-Jan. 17, 1940Box 5, Folder 30
  • Educational Organizations–Chicago Public Schools, Apr. 10, 1940-June 14, 1943Box 5, Folder 31
  • Educational Organizations–Institute of Current World Affairs, Apr. 25, 1947Box 5, Folder 32
  • Educational Organizations–Institute of International Education, July 26, 1940-Dec. 2, 1946Box 5, Folder 33
  • Educational Organizations–National Research Council, June 6, 1941Box 5, Folder 34
  • Educational Organizations–North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Oct. 23, 1939-Apr. 11, 1947Box 5, Folder 35
  • Faculty–Bonuses, Sept. 26-0ct. 4, 1945Box 5, Folder 36
  • Employment, Jan. 25, 1940-Apr. 21, 1942Box 5, Folder 37
  • Faculty–General Faculty Committee, Jan. 22, 1940-June 18, 1946Box 5, Folder 38
  • Faculty–Leaves of Absence, Nov. 15, 1940-Sept. 4, 1941Box 5, Folder 39
  • Faculty–Menus, Oct. 14, 1939-Sept 26, 1940Box 5, Folder 40
  • Faculty–Morrison Professorships, Nov. 21-24, 1944Box 5, Folder 41
  • Faculty–Retirement, Jan. 12, 1940-Oct. 7, 1942Box 5, Folder 42
  • Faculty–Study of Faculty Salaries, Dec. 19, 1939-Sept. 9, 1940Box 5, Folder 43
  • Faculty–Tenure–BibliographyBox 5, Folder 44
  • Garrett Biblical Institute, Jan. 7-Apr. 19, 1942Box 6, Folder 1
  • Gifts and Grants–Abbott Fund, May 13, 1940-June 23, 1947Box 6, Folder 2
  • Gifts and Grants–General, Mar. 1-Aug. 30, 1943Box 6, Folder 3
  • Gifts and Grants–Kellogg Foundation, Feb. 3-13, 1940Box 6, Folder 4
  • Gifts and Grants–Psychological Corporation, Sept. 18, 1942Box 6, Folder 5
  • Gifts and Grants–Rockefeller Foundation, Apr. 29, 1941-Feb. 4, 1942Box 6, Folder 6
  • Graduate School–Dean, Nov. 13, 1939-Dec. 4, 1942Box 6, Folder 7
  • Graduate School–Dean, Feb. 1, 1943-Dec. 16, 1946Box 6, Folder 8
  • Graduate School–Committee an Deanship, Apr. 3-25, 1945Box 6, Folder 9
  • Graduate School–Correspondence, Oct 17, 1941-Aug. 7, 1947Box 6, Folder 10
  • Graduate School–Fellowships, Dec. 4, 1941-May 1, 1947Box 6, Folder 11
  • Graduate School–Training for Personnel Work, Jan. 24-25, 1945Box 6, Folder 12
  • Harris Lectures–Correspondence, July 31, 1945-Feb. 10, 1947Box 6, Folder 13
  • History and Archives—Correspondence, Oct. 25, 1939-Jan. 26, 1945Box 6, Folder 14
  • Library–Koch, July 28, 1939-Jan. 29, 1941Box 6, Folder 15
  • Library–Keith, Nov. 29, 1940-June 23, 1944Box 6, Folder 16
  • Library–Nyholm, May 25, 1944-Aug. 8, 1947Box 6, Folder 17
  • Library–Latin–American Collection, Feb. 26-Mar. 31, 1943Box 6, Folder 18
  • Library–Correspondence, Sept. 22, 1942-Mar. 14, 1947Box 6, Folder 19
  • Medical School–Dean, Aug. 11, 1939-May 12, 1941Box 6, Folder 20
  • Medical School–Dean, May 10, 1941-Dec. 12, 1944Box 6, Folder 21
  • Medical School–Dean, Jan. 10, 1945-July 15, 1947Box 6, Folder 22
  • Medical School–Faculty, Nov. 24, 1939-Aug. 13, 1947Box 6, Folder 23
  • Medical School–Louis E. Schmidt Foundation of Public Health, Feb. 4-5, 1943Box 6, Folder 24
  • Medill School of Journalism–Dean, Sept. 13, 1939-Dec. 4, 1941Box 6, Folder 25
  • Medill School of Journalism–Dean, Jan. 24, 1942-Aug. 5, 1947Box 6, Folder 26
  • Medill School of Journalism–Faculty, Dec. 11, 1939-Aug. 30, 1945Box 6, Folder 27
  • Methodist Episcopal Church–Correspondence, Nov. 20-21, 1939Box 7, Folder 1
  • Navy–Abbott Hall, Jan. 27, 1944-Oct. 1, 1945Box 7, Folder 2
  • Navy–Aviation Preparatory Program, Apr. 23-25, 1945Box 7, Folder 3
  • Navy–Midshipmen School, Aug. 24, 1940-Dec. 8, 1943Box 7, Folder 4
  • Navy–Navy Department, Apr. 28, 1941-Oct. 29, 1946Box 7, Folder 5
  • Navy–Ninth Naval District, Jan. 12-Sept. 7, 1942Box 7, Folder 6
  • Navy–Reserve Officers, Mar. 27, 1940-Apr. 11, 1947Box 7, Folder 7
  • Navy–V-12, June 21, 1943-Oct. 29, 1946Box 7, Folder 8
  • Organizations, Non-educational–City of Chicago, June 26-Sept. 26, 1941Box 7, Folder 9
  • Organizations, Non-educational–Chicago Association of Commerce, Nov. 2, 1939-Aug. 19, 1943Box 7, Folder 10
  • Organizations, Non-educational–Chicago Chamber of Commerce, Nov. 14, 1944-June 17, 1947Box 7, Folder 11
  • Organizations, Non-educational–Chicago Association of Commerce, Aviation Committee, Feb. 21, 1946-June 17, 1947Box 7, Folder 12
  • Organizations, Non-educational–Community Referral Service of Chicago, Jan. 21-June 4, 1947Box 7, Folder 13
  • Organizations, Non-educational–Council of Social Agencies of Chicago, July 11-31, 1945Box 7, Folder 14
  • Organizations, Non-educational–City of Evanston, July 12-16, 1943Box 7, Folder 15
  • Organizations, Non-educational–Evanston Public Library, Sept. 14-16, 1942Box 7, Folder 16
  • Organizations, Non-educational–State of Illinois, May 25, 1944-May 5, 1945Box 7, Folder 17
  • Organizations, Non-educational–National Aeronautic Association, May 24-July 15, 1947Box 7, Folder 18
  • Organizations, Non-educational–Newspapers, Jan. 16, 1942Box 7, Folder 19
  • Organizations, Non-educational–U.S. Government, Jan. 30, 1941-Mar. 2, 1944Box 7, Folder 20
  • Organizations, Non-educational–U.S. Commissioner of Education, May 6, 1940-June 12, 1942Box 7, Folder 21
  • Organizations, Non-educational–U.S. Department of State, Mar. 25-Dec. 19, 1940Box 7, Folder 22
  • Post War Planning–Committee of Seven, Oct. 5, 1943-Apr. 17, 1944Box 7, Folder 23
  • Post War Planning–Correspondence, Apr. 27, 1943-Nov. 10, 1944Box 7, Folder 24
  • President's Office–President's Fund, Sept. 12, 1940-Feb. 5, 1943Box 7, Folder 25
  • Publications–Correspondence, Sept. 12, 1939-Mar. 25, 1944Box 7, Folder 26
  • Publications–"Journal of Air Law and Commerce", Sept. 29, 1939; Nov. 19, 1946-Aug. 11, 1947Box 7, Folder 27
  • Publications–"Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology", Aug. 13, 1942-Apr. 12, 1945Box 7, Folder 28
  • Publications–Northwestern University Studies, Oct. 2, 1939-Nov. 6, 1946Box 7, Folder 29
  • Purchasing–Correspondence, Oct. 31, 1939-Nov. 10, 1948Box 7, Folder 30
  • Quarter System–Correspondence and Reports, Oct. 6, 1939-Jan. 19, 1942Box 7, Folder 31
  • Race Question–Correspondence, Nov. 28, 1939-Oct. 10, 1944Box 7, Folder 32
  • Radio–Correspondence, Oct. 18, 1939-Aug. 21, 1945Box 7, Folder 33
  • Radio–Radio Committee, Aug. 10, 1939-April 2, 1941Box 7, Folder 34
  • Registrar–Correspondence and Reports, 1939-1941Box 7, Folder 35
  • Registrar–Correspondence and Reports, 1942Box 7, Folder 36
  • Registrar–Correspondence and Reports, 1943Box 7, Folder 37
  • Registrar–Correspondence and Reports, 1944Box 7, Folder 38
  • Registrar–Correspondence and Reports, 1945Box 7, Folder 39
  • Registrar–Correspondence and Reports, 1946Box 7, Folder 40
  • Religious Activities–University Board of Religion, Nov. 16, 1939-June 15, 1944Box 8, Folder 1
  • Religious Activities–University Chaplain, May 12, 1944-July 12, 1946Box 8, Folder 2
  • Religious Activities–Y.M.C.A., Feb. 6, 1940-May 20, 1942Box 8, Folder 3
  • Religious Activities–Y.W.C.A., Oct. 1, 1945Box 8, Folder 4
  • School of Commerce–Dean, Oct. 19, 1939-Dec. 11, 1940Box 8, Folder 5
  • School of Commerce–Dean, Jan. 3, 1941-Dec. 9, 1942Box 8, Folder 6
  • School of Commerce–Dean, Jan. 13, 1943-July 15, 1947Box 8, Folder 7
  • School of Commerce–Faculty, Aug. 25, 1939-Nov. 26, 1946Box 8, Folder 8
  • School of Commerce –Graduate School, Jan. 8-Sept. 19, 1947Box 8, Folder 9
  • School of Commerce–Home Economics, Oct. 4, 1943-June 27, 1946Box 8, Folder 10
  • School of Commerce–Hospital Administration Program, May 29, 1944-June 20, 1945Box 8, Folder 11
  • School of Commerce–American Trade Association Executives, Oct. 8-Nov. 23, 1945Box 8, Folder 12
  • School of Commerce–Chicago Association of Credit Men, June 13, 1939-July 9, 1941Box 8, Folder 13
  • School of Commerce–National Association of Real Estate Boards, Nov. 11, 1939Box 8, Folder 14
  • School of Commerce–National Institute for Commercial and Trade Organization Executives, Aug. 24, 1939-Aug. 23, 1943Box 8, Folder 15
  • School of Commerce–Oberlaender Trust, June 27-July 24, 1940Box 8, Folder 16
  • School of Commerce–Public Service Administration, July 6, 1939-Jan. 20, 1945Box 8, Folder 17
  • School of Education–Dean, Sept. 9, 1939-Dec. 17, 1940Box 8, Folder 18
  • School of Education–Dean, Jan. 14, 1941-Dec. 9, 1942Box 8, Folder 19
  • School of Education–Dean, Jan. 19-Dec. 21, 1943Box 8, Folder 20
  • School of Education–Dean, Jan. 21-Dec. 2, 1944Box 9, Folder 1
  • School of Education–Dean, Jan. 19, 1945-May 20, 1947Box 9, Folder 2
  • School of Education–Faculty, Oct. 13, 1939-Sept. 10, 1942Box 9, Folder 3
  • School of Education–Faculty, Aug. 11, 1943-May 23, 1947Box 9, Folder 4
  • School of Education–Curriculum Laboratory, Feb. 2-Aug. 24, 1945Box 9, Folder 5
  • School of Education–New School, Oct. 17, 1940-June 2, 1942Box 9, Folder 6
  • School of Education–Religious Education, Oct. 31, 1939-Feb. 6, 1940Box 9, Folder 7
  • School of Law–Dean, Oct. 11, 1939-Dec 20, 1940Box 9, Folder 8
  • School of Law–Dean, Jan. 7, 1941-Dec. 19, 1942Box 9, Folder 9
  • School of Law–Dean, Jan. 6, 1943-Dec.26, 1945Box 9, Folder 10
  • School of Law–Dean, Jan. 14, 1946-Aug. 11, 1947Box 9, Folder 11
  • School of Law–Curriculum, Dec. 3, 1945-Dec. 15, 1946Box 10, Folder 1
  • School of Law–Faculty, Sept. 28, 1939-June 23, 1947Box 10, Folder 2
  • School of Law–Wigmore, John H., Oct. 26, 1939-May 14, 1943Box 10, Folder 3
  • School of Music–Dean, Oct. 13, 1939-June 17, 1947Box 10, Folder 4
  • School of Music–Faculty, April 29, 1941-Jan. 15, 1947Box 10, Folder 5
  • School of Music–Oldberg, May 20- Oct. 13, 1941; July 10, 1946Box 10, Folder 6
  • School of Speech–Dean, Sept. 20, 1939-Dec. 8, 1941Box 10, Folder 7
  • School of Speech–Dean, Jan. 6, 1942-July 15, 1947Box 10, Folder 8
  • School of Speech–Faculty, Nov. 18, 1939-Oct. 29, 1946Box 10, Folder 9
  • Seabury-Western Theological Institute, June 7-18, 1946Box 10, Folder 10
  • Student Affairs–Counselors' Office, March 1, 1941Box 10, Folder 11
  • Student Affairs–Daily Northwestern, Feb. 17, 1942-Nov. 10, 1944Box 10, Folder 12
  • Student Affairs–Disciplinary Action, Dec. 20, 1939-Feb. 24, 1942Box 10, Folder 13
  • Student Affairs–Evening Northwestern, April 30-May 7, 1943Box 10, Folder 14
  • Student Affairs–Foreign Students, Sept. 24, 1939-Sept. 25, 1944Box 10, Folder 15
  • Student Affairs–Fraternities, Nov. 9, 1939-Aug. 27, 1941Box 10, Folder 16
  • Student Affairs–Honorary Fraternities, Jan. 16, 1940-Mar. 17, 1941Box 10, Folder 17
  • Student Affairs–New Student Program, Nov. 8, 1939-Nov. 22, 1943Box 10, Folder 18
  • Student Affairs–Sororities, Mar. 4, 1940Box 10, Folder 19
  • Student Affairs–Student Body–Faculty–Alumni Conferences, Nov. 11, 1939Box 10, Folder 20
  • Student Affairs–Student Organizations, Nov. 7, 1940-Mar. 12, 1941Box 10, Folder 21
  • Student Affairs–Student Publishing Company, May 21, 1941-Jan. 14, 1946Box 10, Folder 22
  • Student Affairs–Student Union, Jan. 6, 1939-Nov. 24, 1942Box 10, Folder 23
  • Student Affairs –Students at War, Oct. 1, 1941-Mar. 19, 1943Box 10, Folder 24
  • Student Financial Aid–Hardy Scholarships, Nov. 26- Dec. 2, 1940Box 10, Folder 25
  • Student Financial Aid–LaVerne Noyes Scholarships, June 8-13, 1945Box 10, Folder 26
  • Student Financial Aid–Military Training Camps Association Scholar-ships, Jan. 8-Aug. 23, 1940Box 10, Folder 27
  • Student Financial Aid–Miller, J. W., Sept. 7, 1939-Mar. 15, 1943Box 10, Folder 28
  • Student Financial Aid–Scholarships, Jan. 19, 1940-June 7, 1946Box 10, Folder 29
  • Student Financial Aid–Student Aid Funds, June 11, 1940-Sept. 15, 1941Box 10, Folder 30
  • Student Financial Aid–Tuition, Dec. 28, 1944-Feb. 5, 1945Box 10, Folder 31
  • Student Financial Aid–Western Golf Association, June 6, 1940-March 15, 1944Box 10, Folder 32
  • Student Health Services–Correspondence, Dec. 16, 1939-April 30, 1943Box 11, Folder 1
  • Student Health Services–Correspondence, May 3, 1943-Dec. 16, 1946Box 11, Folder 2
  • Student and Faculty Housing–Dormitories, Jan. 18, 1940-Dec. 11, 1944Box 11, Folder 3
  • Student and Faculty Housing–Housing Committee, July 13-Aug. 20, 1943Box 11, Folder 4
  • Student and Faculty Housing–Post-War, Apr. 8, 1946-June 24, 1947Box 11, Folder 5
  • Summer Session–Director, Aug. 28, 1939-Dec. 31, 1940Box 11, Folder 6
  • Summer Session–Director, Jan. 4, 1941-Jan. 25, 1947Box 11, Folder 7
  • Summer Session–Faculty, Sept. 30, 1940-June 18, 1947Box 11, Folder 8
  • Technological Institute–Dean, Sept. 20, 1939-Dec. 21, 1940Box 11, Folder 9
  • Technological Institute–Dean, Jan. 16, 1941-Dec 14, 1944Box 11, Folder 10
  • Technological Institute–Dean, Jan. 12, 1945-May 14, 1947Box 11, Folder 11
  • Technological Institute–Faculty, Aug. 29, 1940-Aug. 13, 1946Box 12, Folder 1
  • Technological Institute–Plans, Groundbreaking, and Dedication, Oct. 31, 1939-Apr. 22, 1947Box 12, Folder 2
  • Technological Institute–Director of Research, Aug. 28, 1944-June 23, 1947Box 12, Folder 3
  • Technological Institute–Relationships to Rest of University, Jan. 8, 1940-Sept. 27, 1945Box 12, Folder 4
  • Traffic Institute–Director, Sept. 7, 1939-Nov. 27, 1941Box 12, Folder 5
  • Traffic Institute–Director, Mar. 31, 1942-June 27, 1947Box 12, Folder 6
  • University College–Dean, Sept. 1-Dec. 18, 1939Box 12, Folder 7
  • University College–Dean, Jan. 12-Oct. 22, 1940Box 12, Folder 8
  • University College–Dean, Jan. 21, 1941-Oct. 13, 1942Box 12, Folder 9
  • University College–Dean, Jan. 29, 1943-Dec. 18, 1944Box 12, Folder 10
  • University College–Dean, Jan. 8, 1945-Aug. 13, 1947Box 12, Folder 11
  • University College–Music Series, Mar. 18-Apr. 4, 1940Box 12, Folder 12
  • University College–Division of Social Work, Aug. 14, 1939-June 17, 1940Box 12, Folder 13
  • University Senate–Correspondence, Nov. 1, 1939-Mar. 16, 1944Box 12, Folder 14
  • University Senate–Minutes, Oct. 23, 1939-Dec. 8, 1942Box 12, Folder 15
  • University Senate–Committee on Teacher Education, Feb. 23-July 29, 1940Box 12, Folder 16
  • Vice-President's Office–Correspondence, Aug. 24, 1939-May 31, 1946Box 12, Folder 17
  • Vice-President's Office–Personnel, Applications, Dec. 29, 1939-May 2, 1941Box 12, Folder 18
  • Vice-President's Office–Posey, Rollin B., Jan. 18, 1940-Apr. 28, 1941Box 12, Folder 19
  • Vice-President's Office–Recommendations, Oct. 30, 1939-Feb. 8, 1943Box 12, Folder 20
  • Vice-President's Office–Regrets, Sept. 22, 1939-June 23, 1944Box 12, Folder 21
  • Vice-President's Office–Trip East, June 2-19, 1947Box 12, Folder 22
  • WWII–Correspondence, General, Oct. 24, 1941-Nov. 4, 1946Box 13, Folder 1
  • WWII–Army Signal Corps Training School, Jan. 22-Feb. 8, 1943Box 13, Folder 2
  • WWII–Civil Affairs Training School, Central and Western Europe, Jan. 28, 1943-July 2, 1944Box 13, Folder 3
  • WWII–Civil Affairs Training School, Far East, Aug. 9, 1944Box 13, Folder 4
  • WWII–Civil Affairs Training School, Germany, Oct. 20, 1943-April 4, 1944Box 13, Folder 5
  • WWII–Civil Affairs Training School, Japan, June 20, 1944-April 17, 1946Box 13, Folder 6
  • WWII–Civilian Pilot Training Program, Aug. 5, 1939-July 23, 1943Box 13, Folder 7
  • WWII–Engineering, Science and Management War Training, Jan. 31, 1942-1945Box 13, Folder 8
  • WWII–Faculty War Records Questionnaire (transferred to biography files), 1945-1946Box 13, Folder 9
  • WWII–Inter-American Institute, Oct. 13, 1942-Jan. 12, 1943Box 13, Folder 10
  • WWII–Military Commissions, Reserve, Sept. 6-26, 1939Box 13, Folder 11
  • WWII –National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, June 22-Nov. 26, 1940Box 13, Folder 12
  • WWII–Office of Civilian Defense, May 28-June 4, 1942Box 13, Folder 13
  • WWII–Office for Emergency Management, Oct. 25, 1941-Feb. 18, 1942Box 13, Folder 14
  • WWII–Office of Price Administration, Mar. 9-Sept. 1, 1942Box 13, Folder 15
  • WWII–Office of Scientific Research and Development, Sept. 28, 1942-Sept. 14, 1944Box 13, Folder 16
  • WWII–Office of Scientific Research and Development–Applied Mathematics Group, Sept. 6, 1944-July 28, 1945Box 13, Folder 17
  • WWII–Policy, July 18, 1941-Feb. 7, 1944Box 13, Folder 18
  • WWII–Pre Ground School Instruction, Nov. 7, 1942Box 13, Folder 19
  • WWII–Training for Military Government, Sept. 16, 1942-Mar. 22, 1943Box 13, Folder 20
  • WWII–University Committee on War Activities, Jan. 21-Sept. 15, 1942Box 13, Folder 21
  • WWII–Veterans Administration, July 10, 1943-Dec. 3, 1946Box 13, Folder 22
  • WWII–World War One, Alumni and Students Died on Active ServiceBox 13, Folder 23