Guide to the James Maurice Howell (1913-1994) Scrapbook

Collection Title: James Maurice Howell (1913-1994) Scrapbook
Dates: 1931-1941
Identification: 31/6/68
Creator: Howell, James Maurice, 1913-1994
Extent: 1 Volumes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: The scrapbook, which measures approximately 11" by 17", contains mementos from Howell's years at Northwestern and the years immediately following his graduation.
Acquisition Information: The scrapbook was donated to the University Archives by James Maurice Howell on March 2, 1987, as Accession No. 87-34.
Processing Information: Catherine Anderson; August 28, 2000.
Separated Materials: One photo of a 1933 football game between Northwestern and Stanford was separated from the scrapbook and placed in the University Archives photo file.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Related Materials: Alumni Biographical Files, Series 51/14, Box 418, for more information.
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

James Maurice Howell was born in Chicago to Charles Maurice Howell and Harriett Waring Howell on February 8, 1913. His parents were natives of Ontario, Canada. He attended Northwestern University from 1931 to 1935, when he graduated with a B.A. degree in Classics. While at Northwestern, Howell, who went by the nicknames 'Maurie' or 'Spook', was a drum carrier in the marching band and a member of the glee club. He was initiated into the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in September of 1934 and remained active in the fraternity after graduation. Howell worked at the Retail Credit Company after graduation.

Howell was married to Helen Elisabeth Taggart, an NU graduate (Arts '40). The couple had several children. Mrs. Howell died on July 17, 1964.

Howell served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during World War II and thereafter, and attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. After the war he worked in California. Howell died in Atlanta, Georgia on December 6, 1994.

Scope and Content

The scrapbook, which measures approximately 11" by 17", contains mementos from Howell's years at Northwestern and the years immediately following his graduation. Included are newspaper clippings about Howell's friends and fraternity brothers, invitations, tickets and programs from events, and photos of the marching band and football team at NU games. Also included are traffic and parking tickets from Evanston and receipts from trips to St. Louis and Ontario.

The scrapbook was placed in a sturdy cover by the Conservation Department, and should be handled with care.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Personal Name

Howell, James Maurice, 1913-1994

Subjects

Scrapbooks--Specimens