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C. M. Clay Buntain (1876-1927) Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/71

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The C. M. Clay Buntain Scrapbook documents Buntain's activities at Northwestern between 1894 and 1902. It includes newspaper clippings (from Chicago newspapers such as the Tribune and Herald as well as from student publications), programs, and announcements, arranged in rough chronological order. A few items from the 1890s were added at the end of the scrapbook.

Clippings record both Buntain's achievements as an orator and his appreciation of fraternity pranks. Some clippings document general Northwestern University events (presidential inaugurations, obituaries of professors, building dedications, and the visit of Theodore Roosevelt to the Evanston Campus in 1902). Programs and announcements include events in which Buntain was involved, such as his participation in the annual “Trig” ceremony (where books were ritually burned under the “Trigonometree” to the accompaniment of songs, orations, and plays) and in declamation contests, as well as events he may have attended without being a participant.

Dates

  • 1894-1902

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1.00 Volumes

Abstract

The C. M. Clay Buntain Scrapbook documents Buntain's activities at Northwestern between 1894 and 1902. It includes newspaper clippings (from Chicago newspapers such as the Tribune and Herald as well as from student publications), programs, and announcements, arranged in rough chronological order. A few items from the 1890s were added at the end of the scrapbook.

Method of Acquisition

The C. M. Clay Buntain Scrapbook was donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Judy Buntain as Accession Number 01-213 on December 14, 2001.

Existence and Location of Originals

Rachel C. Teuer; July 12, 2004.

Related Materials

See also Alumni Biographical Files, Series 51/5, Box 5.

Separated Materials

Two photographs of Law School Dean John Henry Wigmore, dated 1917 and 1918, were separated to the John H. Wigmore Papers, Series 17/20. One postcard of the Northwestern University campus, postmarked 1921 and addressed to Willard Buntain from “Uncle Harry” was added to the Archives Photographic Collection.

Processing Information

Janet C. Olson; December 2001
Title
Guide to the C. M. Clay Buntain (1876-1927) Scrapbook
Author
Janet C. Olson
Date
01/12/2001
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
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