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Northwestern University Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: 0/22/2
The clippings have been taken mainly from a variety of Chicago and Evanston newspapers as well as Methodist denominational publications. The contents of the clippings typically concern regular and significant University events such as commencement exercises and meetings of the Northwestern Board of Trustees. Other clippings relate to class day exercises, the activities and reports of University presidents and administrators, and the visits of prominent individuals to the Northwestern campus. Finally, there are accounts of the University's early history, descriptions of the campus and its buildings, and biographical sketches of some contemporary members of the faculty.

The scrapbook measures approximately 15 × 10 × 2.5 inches and includes a collection of newspaper clippings dating between 1860 and 1895.

Dates

  • 1860-1895

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1.00 Volumes

Abstract

The contents of the clippings typically concern regular and significant University events such as commencement exercises and meetings of the Northwestern Board of Trustees. Other clippings relate to class day exercises, the activities and reports of University presidents and administrators, and the visits of prominent individuals to the Northwestern campus. Finally, there are accounts of the University's early history, descriptions of the campus and its buildings, and biographical sketches of some contemporary members of the faculty.

Method of Acquisition

Acquired originally for the Northwestern University Library, December 20, 1876. Clippings dating up through 1876 had been compiled from the collections of Northwestern professors Henry Noyes and Daniel Bonbright. Clippings dating after 1876 presumably had been gathered by members of the University Library staff.

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; February 20, 1998.
Title
Guide to the Northwestern University Scrapbook
Author
Kevin B. Leonard
Date
08/02/1999
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635