This series consists of academic records of students enrolled in the Evanston Academy between 1900 and 1917. It also includes a few student's records from as early as 1890.
Prior to 1905 the standard student record form used by the Academy was a “Record of Standing,” issued yearly, which included such information as the student's residence, class, and “Standing in Deportment.” Also included were the classes taken each semester, the number of students in the class, the student's relative rank in the class, grades received, and an average standing in scholarship for each semester. After 1904 there are yearly registration blanks for each student, and records of courses taken. The registration blanks include dates of registration, the student's home address, Evanston address, state of birth, date of birth, and the name, home address, business address and phone number of the student's father or guardian. Religious affiliation, previous schools attended and classes taken at those schools are also listed. Each student indicated whether they expected to teach or work for self support, and which classes they expect to take during the year. The Record of Courses lists classes taken, grades received and any additional comments by the teachers.
For many students there are additional records including records from high schools previously attended, “Reports on Special Examinations” that a student may have taken, copies of pledges that the student will not be associated with a fraternity, and records of transcripts sent to other schools. Also included are copies of bills sent to the student, transcript requests requests for tuition rebates for students who intend to become ministers, children of faculty members, and students who plan to work for self-support. Occasionally “Directions to Students,” which outline the rules and regulations of the school, are included as well as permission slips for dual registration in the University's College of Liberal Arts.