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Richard E. Steen (1915-2002) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/179

Scope and Contents

The Richard E. Steen Papers document the life of Northwestern University graduate, Richard “Dick” Enoch Steen (Class of 1938), primarily his travels through Europe after graduation. The collection begins with Steen’s biographical materials dating before, during, and after his time at Northwestern, including notebooks kept in the mid-1930s filled with diary entries, newspaper clippings, quotes, comics, programs, and more. The bulk of the collection includes correspondence, diaries, souvenirs, and five scrapbooks with annotated photographs taken by Steen during his European trip, June-November 1938. Other materials included in the collection are documents related to Steen’s role as Northwestern Alumni Regent of the Washington D.C. area, New Trier High School yearbooks and class notebooks, and Steen’s Northwestern University diploma.

Dates

  • 1931 - 2001
  • Majority of material found within 1938

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

3 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Overview

The Richard E. Steen Papers document the life of Northwestern University graduate, Richard “Dick” Enoch Steen (Class of 1938), primarily his travels through Europe after graduation. Richard Enoch “Dick” Steen was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 18, 1915.

Arrangement

Collection is arranged into two series by subject.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection donated by James Steen (accession numbers 15-149 and 16-13).

Separated Materials

John Evans Club Platter; Wooden Box of Cards featuring the Weber Arch; Wood Box of Coasters featuring art from The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art (1999); Book “Roosevelt: A Study in Fortune and Power” by Emil Ludwig (Third Edition), published by Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1941.
Title
Guide to the Richard E. Steen (1915-2002) Papers
Author
Mary Pedraza
Date
November 2018
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