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Addition, 1982-1991

Identifier: Series 14

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The initial portion of the records of University Circle fills seven boxes, spanning the years 1915 through 1984, with the bulk of the materials dating from the mid-1930's through the late 1970's. The records consist of minutes; annual reports; President's files; officers' records and reports; committee materials; special interest group materials; financial records; publicity materials; and membership cards. Numerous additions contain broadly similar materials, bringing coverage of the series to the year 2014.

Two folders at the beginning of the series contain copies of Circle Constitutions, By-laws, and Standing Rules (1932-1982); and lists of suggested changes in policy submitted by committee chairs and other Circle members (1941-49, 1958-60, 1969).

Minutes occupy six folders, including three of, Executive Board minutes (1934-77) and three of general meeting minutes (1923-75).

Annual reports, summarizing the Circle's activities for the preceding year, are filed in two folders. The first contains the reports for the years 1938-75, arranged chronologically; the second contains a radio-broadcast skit version of the reports for 1941-42.

The President's files, comprising thirteen folders, include correspondence, reports, announcements, clippings and notes. These files date from 1960-61 and 1965-77.

Officers' records and reports occupy eleven folders. The first contains lists of officers and committee members (1916-1981), while ten others contain reports submitted by Circle officers from 1915 through 1984, including the President; Vice President; Recording Secretary; Corresponding Secretary; Treasurer; Auditor/Archivist; and Dames Club Sponsors. The President's report file also includes several sheets of "unwritten laws" (ca. 1938).

Committee reports and documents comprise fourteen folders and include annual reports submitted by chairs of Circle committees (e.g., Hospitality, Membership, Social) and occasional announcements, correspondence, and clippings, covering the period from 1934 to 1981.

An additional thirteen folders including reports, correspondence, announcements, and other documents relate to a variety of special interest groups and projects (1922-77). The first three document the University Circle Newcomers Group (1935-76); the remaining ten pertain to such concerns as foreign students, the building of Scott Hall, and World War II activities.

Financial records occupying three folders include budgets, check stubs, bills, and receipts (1943-78).

Publicity materials filling four folders and one scrapbook include calendars of activities, newsletters, clippings and announcements (1934-81).

Membership cards, filling the last box of the series, are arranged in two alphabetical sequences. The first includes members active as of the 1977-78 academic year; the second includes members no longer active at that time.


  • 1915-2014

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


From the Collection: 19.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Separated materials

Issues of the Courier, the newsletter of the University Circle, were transferred to the University Archives serials collection.


Tawnya Mulder, January, 1994.

Separated materials


Description of the addition

This addition mainly documents the activities of the University Circle from 1986-1990 with a few items from 1991. Filed in twenty-one folders, the material includes a history of the University Circle, handbooks dated 1985-86 and 1988-89 revised constitutions (1982 and 1987), lists of the officers and committee heads, correspondence (both general and from the President's office), board and general meeting minutes, committee material, committee and officer reports, financial records, activities announcements, and information on the Big 10 Women's Organization. There is also a folder containing correspondence and information related to the Courier, and three other folder5 covering special projects, the Waa-Mu Show, and the Saks Benefit respectively. The committee reports cover the Directory, Party, and Social/Tea committees. There is only one officer's report, that of the Treasurer. The financial records include only the Budget Reports.

Acquisition information

This addition to the University Circle Records was donated to the University Archives by Phyllis Ellis on January 24, 1994 as Accession #94-13.


Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US