Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Office of the President
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Henry S. Bienen was born on May 5, 1939, and received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1960. His M.A. and PhD were received from the University of Chicago in 1961 and 1966 respectively. He is best known for being the president of Northwestern University from 1994-2009. The Henry S. Bienen Papers span the years 1956-2009, comprise 35 boxes, and document his experiences teaching and being an administrator at Princeton and Northwestern, as well as his work on various boards...
Dates: 1956-2009; Other: Date acquired: 03/01/2009
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract During Daniel Bonbright’s 54-year career at Northwestern University (1856-1902), he taught Latin, served as University Librarian, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and interim President from 1900 to 1902. He was instrumental in shaping the University’s early curriculum, establishing the Library, and getting University Hall built. This sparse collection of his papers offers an overview of his life and legacy.
Dates: 1847 - 1951; Other: Majority of material found within 1847 - 1902
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract Joseph Cummings was President of Northwestern University from 1881-1890. This sparse collection of papers consists of correspondence, biographical information (including genealogy and memorial materials), and two sermons.
Dates: 1854 - 1967; Other: Majority of material found within 1854 - 1890
Abstract The Abram Harris Family Papers span two generations of the Harris Family. The first, that of Abram, Sr., is represented here by the period from 1897 to 1935 during which Abram reached the peak of his productive career as an administrator in secondary, higher, and religious education. The generation of Abram, Jr., is represented here primarily by the period from 1929 to 1947, from shortly before the last of his three marriages to the end of these papers.
Abstract The Thomas Franklin Holgate Papers offer a brief glimpse of the work of a competent university administrator during the first two decades of the Twentieth Century; a view of an effective and practical promoter of higher education for blacks; a productive and stimulating teacher and writer in mathematics; and an administrator (especially in financial matters) sought-after by many educational and religious organizations. The papers are arranged in five main categories: biographical material;...
Abstract The Hough Papers reflect the brief tenure (July 1, 1919, to October 1, 1920) of an individual who had had no previous pertinent experience for the position of a university president, who apparently had been elected out of desperation as a compromise candidate, and who was absent from his office during most of his presidency because of preaching activities, travel, and illness. Hough was evidently an excellent preacher of sermons (in the U.S. and abroad), a competent writer of essays and...
Abstract The papers of Edmund Janes James, filling one box, deal almost exclusively with James' term as Northwestern University's thirteenth president (1902-1904).
Dates: 1881 - 1965; Other: Majority of material found within 1902 - 1904
Abstract The Oliver Marcy Papers comprise biographical materials; correspondence; copies of articles and addresses by Marcy; and materials relating to the Northwestern University Museum of Natural History. Marcy's correspondence concerns a variety of subjects, including his early career as a science teacher at Wilbraham Academy and at Amenia Seminary; his career as a faculty member and his two separate terms as Acting President of Northwestern; Northwestern's faculty and administration, campus life, and...
Abstract A member of Northwestern University's original faculty, Henry Sanborn Noyes was the first professor of mathematics, with responsibilities later for astronomy as well as for Greek language and literature. This is an artificial collection which combines publications by and about Noyes with some of his surviving correspondence and general biographical materials.
Dates: 1842 - 1982
Abstract Arnold R. Weber had a long history in academia prior to his election at Northwestern. His teaching career began at M.I.T., where he was an Assistant Professor of Industrial Relations from 1957-58. He went on to hold positions at University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Colorado. In 1984 he accepted the presidency at Northwestern University. He was known for role in addressing budget issues and his forceful leadership style. These papers cover a wide range of subjects...
Abstract Henry Wade Rogers was born October 10, 1853 in the small town of Holland Patent, New York. After serving as a law professor for 2 years and Dean of the Law School at the University of Michigan for 5 years, Rogers became President of Northwestern University in 1891. As President, Rogers instituted many changes that shaped the future of the University, including uniting all professional schools under the power of the Board of Trustees, pushing for co-education, and insisting on supporting...
Abstract The Walter Dill Scott Papers provide a partial view of a pioneering psychologist interested in the classification of military and industrial personnel, and a fairly comprehensive portrait of the administrative role of a Northwestern University president who sought to integrate the disparate components of a university in crisis and develop for it a national reputation. They also illustrate some of the problems faced by an American university during the Depression. The Walter Dill Scott Papers...
Abstract Franklyn Bliss Snyder joined the Northwestern faculty in 1909 as an instructor in English. Snyder took a particular interest in the Scottish poet Robert Burns, publishing in 1932 The Life of Robert Burns and, later, Robert Burns: His Personality, His Reputation and His Art. In 1934, he was promoted to Dean of the Graduate School, taking over the role from James A. James. Among the more important roles Snyder played outside the University were his memberships on the Commission on School Board...
Abstract This series, which fills 47 boxes, is comprised of topically organized subject and correspondence files of Northwestern University President Robert H. Strotz (1970-1986). These records are filed as they were received, alphabetically by folder title. Full processing of these records is planned.
Abstract J. Roscoe Miller was Northwestern's twelfth President. He served from 1949-1970. These papers document his time as president. They are comprised of 98 Boxes.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found within 1949 - 1970