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University Union (Northwestern University)


The Northwestern University Union held its first meeting November 5, 1900 in Room 7, University Hall. The twenty eight persons present proposed the organization of a social club for members of the faculty and their wives. The initial impetus for the Union came from the College of Liberal Arts, however the membership expanded to include the entire faculty community on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses during the first years of the Union's existence. The Union met irregularly during the school year for recitals, orations, poetry readings, plays, field trips, beach parties, and nature walks. For the most part, entertainments featured members of the Union. Meetings were held in private homes, University buildings, and public halls. Attendance ranged from twenty five to over one hundred seventy five members for the various activities.

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Records of the University Union

Identifier: 4/6/3
Abstract The records contains the Minute Book of Northwestern Unviersity's University Union from its formation on November 5, 1900 through the 1915-16 program year. Entries cover both business and program meetings. The subject of each program is briefly described and the attendance estimated. There are numerous invitation cards and performance programs mounted in the Minute Book. This series also contains one folder of general correspondence composed primarily of thank you notes and invitation...