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Medical School Student Records

Identifier: 18/1/3

Scope and Contents

This series of Medical School student records fills thirty-five boxes and spans the years from 1942 through 1969.

Each student is represented by at least two documents: an application for admission to the school and a Medical School cumulative grade records card or transcript. The application includes a photograph (up to 1980), parental name(s) and address(es), names and addresses of personal references, past educational history, and other biographical data.  The grade record card or transcript provides grades received for all Medical School courses, notes the hospital in which the student interned, and also notes the date on which the student received the M.D. degree. A personal statement regarding why the applicant wishes to attend the Medical School is included in the reocrds dating after 1970.  Some students' records also include transcripts from coursework at other institutions as well as correspondence from the most part relating to Medical School enrollment.


  • 1942-1969


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted; consultation with University Archivist required prior to use.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days 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.


35.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



This series of Medical School student records fills sixteen boxes and spans the years from 1942 through 1984.

Arrangement Note

The records, inclusive of all M.D. degree recipients from the graduating classes of 1942-1984, are arranged chronologically. Records dating from 1942-1969 are broken into time periods (1942-1945, 1946-1950, 1951-1954, 1955-1959, 1960-1964, 1965-1969); those from 1970-1984 are arranged by year.  Within each of these time period or year, individual student records are arranged alphabetically according to student surname.

Method of Acquisition

Jack Snarr, Associate Dean, Medical School Student Administration, transferred these records to the University Archives on April 2, 1985 (Accession #85-62).  The addition was transferred to the University Archives by Jack Snarr, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Medical School, on October 8, 1990 (Accession #90-157).

Separated Materials

One archival box of Physical Therapy Program student records was transferred from the addition to series 18/2/7.  One archival box of Medical Technology Program student records was transferred from the addition to series 18/2/6.

Processing Information

Joshua Lazerson, Bonnie-Jeanne Noble, and John Thomas; July 17, 1985.  Addition processed by Tyler O. Walters; December, 1990.

Guide to the Medical School Student Records
Joshua Lazerson, Bonnie-Jeanne Noble, and John Thomas
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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