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Virginia Buettner (1917-2004) Collection

Identifier: 31/6/185

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a few loose pages of a scrapbook reflecting Buettner’s social activities while a Northwestern student. Items found affixed to the scrapbook pages relate to sorority rushing, attendance at the 1939 Interfraternity Ball, attendance at the 1936 Waa-Mu Show, participation in Women’s Athletic Association activities, and the 1939 Northwestern commencement ceremony.

Loose items include a Delta Gamma sorority group photograph, 1937; Buettner’s grade records, 1936-1939; Northwestern football game tickets, 1936, 1939-1942; a 1938 Homecoming badge; a New Student Week program, 1935; a 1938 Waa-Mu Show program; a felt depiction of the Northwestern University wildcat carrying a football; and a Wrangler fraternity Annual Spring Formal dance card, 1939.


  • 1935 - 1939


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site 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.


1 Boxes

Language of Materials



The collection consists materials reflecting Virginia Buettner’s social activities while a student at Northwestern University (1937-1942): pages from a scrapbook, and loose artifacts.


The materials are arranged in alphabetical order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to Northwestern University Archives by Bob O’Neill, a relative of Virginia Buettner; February 15, 2019 (Accession #2019-23).

Separated Materials

Buettner’s Syllabus yearbooks covering the four years of her attendance at Northwestern University have been added to the department’s collection of duplicates.

Guide to the Virginia Buettner (1917-2004) Collection
Kevin B. Leonard
February 23, 2019
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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