Guide to the Leverone Hall Building Committee Records

Collection Title: Leverone Hall Building Committee Records
Dates: 1961, 1965-1977
Identification: 12/3/8
Creator: Nathaniel Leverone Hall Building Committee (Evanston, Ill.)
Extent: 2 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: This series fills two boxes and dates from the period 1961, 1965-1968. The records include correspondence and related materials documenting the planning, fundraising, design and construction of Leverone Hall, moving to the Hall and remodeling.
Acquisition Information: The University Archives received these records in three accessions (#78-78, #83-119, and #85-247).
Processing Information: Arthur F. Miller; April 30, 1986.
Separated Materials: A set of landscaping plans and a set of architectural drawings have been removed and added to the Archives' collection of architectural records.
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

Actual planning for a new Social Science Complex to be built on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University began in 1967. The planning involved not only designing a building to accommodate the programs that it would house but also selecting the programs to fit the building. The source of funding for the building was a grant of $5 million from Nathaniel and Martha Leverone. This grant was made in August, 1968. Mr. Leverone died on May 29, 1969. The first reference to the Social Science Complex as Leverone Hall is dated December 5, 1969. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place on July 8, 1970, at which Mrs. Leverone participated. The move of academic departments into Leverone began in the fall of 1972 and dedication ceremonies took place that November. The committee finished most of its work by early 1973.

In October, 1975, planning began for a major remodeling of the third floor of Leverone Hall. A large-scale undertaking with several revisions of plans, the project was not completed until June, 1977.

Scope and Content

This series fills two boxes and dates from the period 1961, 1965-1968. The records, arranged chronologically within folders, include correspondence and related materials documenting the planning, fundraising, design and construction of Leverone Hall. Other materials, dating between October and December, 1972, deal with the move to Leverone, related settling-in problems, furnishings, and the dedication of the building. The last two folders of the series concern the remodelling of the third floor of Leverone Hall; materials date between October, 1975 and June, 1977, and include correspondence, building plans, and budget records.

Arrangement of Materials

The records are arranged chronologically within folders.

Subjects

Corporate Name

Nathaniel Leverone Hall (Evanston, Ill.)

Nathaniel Leverone Hall Building Committee (Evanston, Ill.)

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)--Buildings


Container List / Contents

  • Correspondence and Related Materials
    • 1961, 1965-1968Box 1, Folder 1
    • 1969Box 1, Folder 2
    • 1970Box 1, Folder 3
    • 1971Box 1, Folder 4
    • 1972Box 1, Folder 5
    • 1973Box 1, Folder 6
  • Moving and Building Dedication, 1972Box 1, Folder 7
  • Furnishings and Equipment, 1970-1972Box 1, Folder 8
  • Remodelling, 1975-1976Box 2, Folder 1
  • Remodelling, 1976-1977Box 2, Folder 2