Northwestern

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

Summary

Identifier
31/6/71

Dates

  • 1894-1902 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1.00 Volumes (Whole)

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  • 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.

  • Scope and Contents

    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.

  • 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.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    None.

  • 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.

  • Related Materials

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

  • Processing Information

    Janet C. Olson; December 2001

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    Rachel C. Teuer; July 12, 2004.

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