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Allen Center

Identifier: Series 7

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This series consists of thirty-three boxes of records of the Office of Administrative Affairs, of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. It is arranged in seventeen categories including Advisory Council; Financial; Outgoing Correspondence; Programs; Admissions; Fund Raising; Allen Center; Financial Aid; Fellowships; Prospective Minority Fellowship Sponsors; Minority Funders; Affiliate Program; Affiliate Members; Conferences and Seminars; Placement; Alumni; and Planning.

The Advisory Council records include invitations, resignations, reports, agendas, bylaws, membership lists, announcements and briefings. In the Financial category there are ledger sheets, income and expenditure statements and budget work sheets. There are six boxes containing copies of the outgoing correspondence from Dean Henderson from January of 1976 until December of 1980, arranged chronologically by date and in folders by month. There is an alphabetical arrangement of the records of the specific programs in the Program category and the files include correspondence, brochures, reports, notes, budgets, proposals and student lists. The Admissions records include recruiting efforts in other cities, contacts with businesses and student profiles.

Files under Fundraising are records pertaining to the hiring of a Development director, financial needs and solutions, letters to possible donors, publications and travel.

Building the Allen Center, a combined living and classroom facility for the schools executive programs, was an enormous project and the records documenting the project (including planning and fundraising) occupy five and a half boxes.

One of Dean Henderson's main objectives was the funding of minority fellowships and other aids to boost minority enrollment at Kellogg. Various corporations were cultivated for fellowships and other kinds of support. Records relating to these corporations are arranged in alphabetical order.

The Affiliate Program was an important source of funds for research and scholarship assistance. For a yearly fee equal to one year's tuition, a participating corporation received library privileges, research reports and hiring opportunities. Five boxes contain records relating to corporate members and solicitation of corporate members.

In the Conferences and Seminars category most numerous are records relating to the Fall Management Conference which started in 1950, and brought alumni and their spouses together to hear prominent speakers.

There are roughly one box of records a piece for each of last three categories. The Placement records consist of letters to companies and graduates' job acceptances. The Alumni records mainly relate to fundraising and hiring. Filed under Planning are copies of records documenting brainstorming about foundation funding sources and personnel and faculty projections and needs.


  • 1972-1981

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: 33.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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