Evanston Academy Academic, Administrative, and Campus Activities Records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of general academic and administrative records of the Evanston Academy; records pertaining to Academy-sponsored extracurricular activities including records of student organizations and student publications; and clippings pertaining to the Academy, its faculty, and students. These records and clippings span the years from 1896 to 1917 but fall mainly within the years from 1906 to 1915. The series includes three subseries: academic and administrative records, extracurricular activities records, and clippings.
The academic and administrative records subseries consists of principals' correspondence, course and examination schedules, and a few administrative subject files. The principals' correspondence spans the years from 1904 to 1915 and includes predominantly routine administrative and promotional letters authored mainly by Arthur H. Wilde (principal, 1904-1909) and Nathan W. Helm (principal, 1909-1915). Course and examination schedules span the academic years from 1905/1906 to 1914/1915 and detail the Academy's curricular offerings by academic term. They are arranged chronologically within folders and document faculty teaching assignments as well as the dates, times, and places of class meetings and examinations. Also included with these schedules are quarterly honor rolls and rosters of students either exempted from or requiring special examinations or study periods. Two administrative subject files contain materials pertaining to the Academy's Alumni Association and Hatfield House, a dormitory used for housing male students of the Academy.
The extracurricular activities subseries consists of a variety of materials including correspondence, schedules, and programs pertaining to athletics, debates, and concerts. Scattered editions of The Academian in addition to miscellaneous other school publications are contained here. Programs and publications of the Euphronia, Illinae, Philomathia, and Zetalethea literary societies as well as the Academy Y.M.C.A. are also part of this subseries.
Clippings pertaining to the history and development of the Academy; its administrators, faculty, students, and alumni; as well as extracurricular activities and events comprise a third subseries. Most clippings have been photoduplicated for purposes of preservation. Unfortunately, many clippings are fragmentary or undated.
- Evanston Academy (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at email@example.com or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
This series consists of general academic and administrative records of the Evanston Academy; records pertaining to Academy-sponsored extracurricular activities including records of student organizations and student publications; and clippings pertaining to the Academy, its faculty, and students. These records and clippings span the years from 1896 to 1917 but fall mainly within the years from 1906 to 1915.
The principals' correspondence is arranged chronologically, followed by other correspondence. Extracurricular activies are arranged alphabetically by organization or other designation.
Method of Acquisition
The bulk of these records were contained originally within a scrapbook that was disassembled for purposes of preservation (Accession #74-147). A few publications of the Academy and Academy literary societies were transferred to this series from the University Archives General Reference Files.
About two linear inches of University and Academy publications have been removed to the University Archives General Reference Files. Two photographs of Nathan Wilbur Helm have been added to the Archives Photograph Collection.
Kevin B. Leonard; October 27, 1981.
- Guide to the Evanston Academy Academic, Administrative, and Campus Activities Records
- Kevin B. Leonard
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US