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Joseph Cummings (1817-1890) Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 3/8
The Joseph Cummings Papers fill one half-width box and consist of general biographical materials pertaining to Cummings and his wife, genealogical charts, correspondence (from his time as President at Wesleyan and Northwestern), two bound sermons that Cummings gave, and eulogies from his funeral in 1890. The collection spans the years 1854-1967, but the majority of the papers cover the years 1854-1890. Northwestern University also owns an oil portrait of Joseph Cummings that was donated by Wesleyan University in 1967.

Dates

  • 1854-1967
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1854-1890

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions.

Extent

0.50 Boxes

Abstract

Joseph Cummings was President of Northwestern University from 1881-1890. This sparse collection of papers consists of correspondence, biographical information (including genealogy and memorial materials), and two sermons.

Biographical or Historical Information

Note written by me

Source of Acquisition

Northwestern University Archives general files
Title
Guide to the Joseph Cummings (1817-1890) Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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