Northwestern

Evanston College For Ladies, Records of the Edit

Summary

Identifier
39/1

Dates

  • 1869-1933 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Notes

  • Abstract

    The records of the Evanston College for Ladies consist of one box of historical materials, minutes, legal and financial documents, and catalogs and programs dating from 1869 to 1933.
    From 1871 to 1933, the historical materials consist of circulars, newspaper and catalog extracts, and a 1933 historical article by Lydia Jones Trowbridge. The “Ladies' Fourth of July” folder (1871) contains circulars and newspaper articles that document the fundraising event and, in doing so, offer a witty commentary on Evanston social life.
    Executive Committee minutes and Board of Trustees minutes together document the College's operation from its opening in 1871 through the end of first academic year of its absorption by Northwestern (1874).
    Spanning the years 1869 to 1925, the legal documents include the town ordinance granting land to Northwestern University for use by the Evanston College for Ladies; the lease by which the College rented facilities from William Jones; and the terms of the College's 1873 cession to Northwestern. Faculty contracts date from 1871 until 1872.
    Financial documents comprise a published financial statement from 1873 and one letter (1874) pertaining to tuition payments.
    Catalogs date from 1871 until 1873 and document the College's mission, curricula, and expectations of its students.

  • Scope and Contents

    The records of the Evanston College for Ladies consist of one box of historical materials, minutes, legal and financial documents, and catalogs and programs dating from 1869 to 1933.

    Dating from 1871 to 1933, the historical materials consist of circulars, newspaper and catalog extracts, and a 1933 historical article by Lydia Jones Trowbridge. The “Ladies' Fourth of July” folder (1871) contains circulars and newspaper articles that document the fundraising event and, in doing so, offer a witty commentary on Evanston social life.

    Executive Committee minutes and Board of Trustees minutes together document the College's operation from its opening in 1871 through the end of first academic year of its absorption by Northwestern (1874).

    Spanning the years 1869 to 1925, the legal documents include the town ordinance granting land to Northwestern University for use by the Evanston College for Ladies; the lease by which the College rented facilities from William Jones; and the terms of the College's 1873 cession to Northwestern. Faculty contracts date from 1871 until 1872.

    Financial documents comprise a published financial statement from 1873 and one letter (1874) pertaining to tuition payments.

    Catalogs date from 1871 until 1873 and document the College's mission, curricula, and expectations of its students. Dating from 1872 to 1873, the event programs include commencement leaflets (which unfortunately do not list the graduates) and programs from alumni reunions.

    The duplicates are extra copies of the College catalogs.

  • Method of Acquisition

    Unknown.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • Separated Materials

    None.

  • Related Materials

    Records of the Northwestern Female College, 1855-1976 (Series 36/2)

    Records of the Women's Educational Aid Association, 1871-2000 (Series 55/38)

    Records of the Woman's College of Northwestern University, 1872-1893 (Series 40/1) [particularly, “History of the Evanston College for Ladies” bound in the history and biography scrapbook of the records of the Woman's College of Northwestern University]

    Frances E. Willard Papers (Series 40/2)

  • Processing Information

    Rae Sikula Bielakowski; October 2003.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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