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General Files

Identifier: Series 1

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: This series fills twelve boxes and is arranged in four major subseries: general files; financial records; records relating to the Summer Radio and Television Institute (1942-1958); and records relating to the summer National Defense Education Act Media Specialist Institutes (1965 and 1967).

The general files occupy two boxes and span the period 1939-1968. They include correspondence and other materials related to a variety of topics including the establishment of radio station WNUR; the operation of the Department's film lending library; and the taping and distribution of the radio series "Lessons in Learning," narrated by Dean Lindley J. Stiles of the School of Education. Also in the general files is a series of papers presented at a symposium entitled "Broadcasting and Public Opinion" sponsored by the Department in 1961.

The financial records occupy one box and consist of five account books documenting transactions in the department's accounts over the period 1952-67.

The records of the Summer Radio and Television Institutes (1942-1958) fill four boxes and include correspondence, completed application forms, schedules, lecture outlines and class handouts, and financial records. Also included is one box of registration cards listing each participant's name, address, and course enrollment; this run of cards is complete for the years 1942-1950 and incomplete (O-Z only) for 1951.

Records of the 1965 and 1967 NDEA Media Specialist Institutes occupy five boxes and include correspondence of the Institute director, Charles L. Hunter, and his assistants; letters of inquiry; completed applications; and handouts and information sheets.


  • 1939-1968

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: 12.00 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