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Northwestern Alumni Association

 Organization

The December 7, 1936 issue of the Northwestern University Information bulletin announced the launch of the “Century Plan” by the newly consolidated Alumni Association and the Foundation Fund. The purpose of the Plan was to raise funds for future buildings on the Chicago and Evanston campuses and for other projects, including faculty salary increases—to be implemented by the time of the University's Centennial in 1951. Fund-raising efforts included the “One Gift” plan, established in 1936, whereby a donor became a member of the Alumni Association, a subscriber to the Alumni News, and a contributor to the Century Fund.

By the early 1940's, alumni could contribute defense stamps (or cash) to the University, which would then purchase Defense Bonds—thus benefiting both Northwestern and the government. They could also establish trust funds in the form of endowments. Individual schools were also targeted for specific projects; in 1948, Law School alumni were offered the opportunity to contribute to the John Henry Wigmore Library Fund. A constant stream of letters, newsletters, and reports issued by the Alumni Association kept alumni up to date on the progress of the Century Fund.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Audio-Visuals Class of 1986 Individual Freshman Photographs

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Identifier: 75/32/6
Abstract This series, comprising three boxes, includes photographs of most freshman members of the class of 1986. These photographs, usually wallet-size portraits, appeared in the booklet, “Northwestern University Alumni Association Welcomes the Class of 1986,” published for the University's entering freshman. Each print is identified on the reverse by student's name and social security number and is contained within an envelope bearing the same information. The envelopes are arranged within folders...

Audio-Visuals Class of 1978 Individual Freshmen Photographs

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Identifier: 75/32/5
Abstract The University Archives holds photographs of individual freshman members of the class of 1978. The photographs appeared in the introductory booklet published by the Northwestern University Alumni Association for freshmen entering the University. The photographs, usually wallet-size, are mounted in groups, alphabetically arranged by student surnames, on forty-five fifteen inch-by-twenty-one inch sheets of cardboard.

Audio-Visuals Class of 1983 Individual Freshmen Photographs

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Identifier: 75/32/3
Abstract The University Archives holds photographs of individual freshman members of the class of 1983. The photographs, usually wallet-size portraits, appeared in the introductory booklet published by the Northwestern University Alumni Association for freshmen entering the University. The photographs are arranged alphabetically by students' surnames into folders corresponding to letters of the alphabet. The booklet, “Northwestern University Alumni Association Welcomes the Class of 1983,” should be...

Audio-Visuals Class of 1984 Individual Freshmen Photographs

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Identifier: 75/32/4
Abstract The University Archives holds photographs of individual freshman members of the class of 1984. The photographs, usually wallet-size portraits, appeared in the introductory booklet published by the Northwestern University Alumni Association for freshmen entering the University. The photographs, comprising three boxes, are contained individually within envelopes bearing biographical information pertaining to each student. This information includes name, home address, hobbies, name of secondary...

Audio-Visuals Class of 1988 Individual Freshman Photographs

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Identifier: 75/32/8
Abstract This series, filling one and one-half boxes, is comprised of photographs of most of the freshman members of the class of 1988. These photographs, for the most part wallet-size color portraits, were collected for and appeared in the published booklet, “Introducing the Northwestern University Class of 1988,” published for entering freshmen. Each print is identified on the reverse with the pictured student's name.

Audio-Visuals Class of 1991 Individual Freshman Photographs

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Identifier: 75/32/9
Abstract This three-box series is comprised of photographs of most of the freshman members of the Northwestern University class of 1991. The photographs, for the most part wallet-size color prints and portraits, appeared in the booklet, “Class of 1991,” published for incoming freshmen by the Northwestern University Department of Alumni Relations. Nearly all of the photographs are contained individually in envelopes on which the following information is recorded: student's name, address, hobbies or...

Audio-Visuals Class of 1992 Individual Freshman Photographs

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Identifier: 75/32/10
Abstract This series, arranged in one and one-half boxes, is comprised of photographs of most of the freshman members of the Northwestern University class of 1992. The photographs, generally wallet-size color snapshots and portraits, appeared in published from in the booklet, “Class of 1992,” issued for incoming freshmen by the University's Department of Alumni Relations. The photographs usually are identified on the reverse by individual's name and home address.

Class Of 1982 Individual Freshmen Photographs

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Identifier: 75/32/1
Abstract The University Archives holds photographs of individual freshman members of the class of 1982. The photographs, usually wallet-size portraits, appeared in the introductory booklet published by the Northwestern University Alumni Association for freshmen entering the University. The photographs are arranged in sequentially numbered envelopes and contained in one Hollinger box. Envelope numbers correspond to the numbers of pages on which the photographs appeared in the Alumni Association booklet....

Records of the Northwestern University Club of Portland, Oregon

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Identifier: 32/2/3
Abstract The Northwestern University Club of Portland, Oregon was founded at the time of President A.W. Harris' visit to the city on February 4, 1911. The founding officers were: President, Walter S. Asher (Arts ′95); Vice President, Dr. Ernest A. Myers (Dent. ′96); Secretary-Treasurer, Dr. Frank F. Casseday (Arts ′77); Member, Executive Committee, Dr. Jessie Mc Gavin (Wom-Med).This series consists of two parts: a record book; and a folder of clippings and correspondence.