Northwestern

Austin Scholarship Program, Records of the date Edit

Summary

Identifier
12/3/4

Dates

  • 1928-1994 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3.00 Boxes (Whole)

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Notes

  • Abstract

    The Records of the Austin Scholarship Program are organized into three subseries: historical/biographical materials, administrative files, and student-related files. Most of the material was collected and saved by James Worthy and reflects his strong commitment to preserving and documenting the history of the scholarship.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Records of the Austin Scholarship Program are organized into three subseries: historical/biographical materials, administrative files, and student-related files. Most of the material was collected and saved by James Worthy and reflects his strong commitment to preserving and documenting the history of the scholarship.

    Historical/biographical materials span the years 1929 to 1988 and include announcements, clippings and blank application forms, biographical information about F.C. Austin, a presentation album given to Austin by the Northwestern University Board of Trustees commemorating his gift, information about the Austin Building, and correspondence regarding the book The Austin Scholarships: A History by James Worthy and Walter Scott.

    General Administrative files contain correspondence, reports, committee documents, arrangements for events, fund-raising, and alumni affairs. Also included in this subseries are documents pertaining to the study plans and courses for the first group of Austin Scholars, financial records, and material on the 50th Anniversary celebration held in 1979, as well as two reunions held in the 1990s.

    Student files are arranged chronologically and separated into two groups: the “original” Austin Scholars, 1929-1936, and those attending since the reinstatement of the scholarship in 1959. Student directories often contain personal notes from alumni and reflect the close-knit nature of the group of the first 40 Austin Scholars. Correspondence from this group of students includes letters of introduction written by students to other scholarship recipients as well as letters written thanking Mr. Austin for creating the scholarship and updating him on the progress of the program. There are also histories of the first Austin Scholars written that eventually were incorporated into the book on the history of the scholarship. There are students' academic records and applications from both time periods. Material from the later years consist mostly of alumni directory questionnaires.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The Records of the Austin Scholarship Program were donated to the University Archives as several accessions:

    Accession No.; Donated by; Date #77-23; Edwin M. Martin, James Worthy; 1977 #79-97; Edwin M. Martin, James Worthy; 1979 #79-227; James Worthy; November 23, 1979 #80-93; Edwin M. Martin, James Worthy; 1980 #87-218; James Worthy; August 7, 1987 #89-84; Richard Piaget (through James Worthy); May 26, 1989 #94-176; James Worthy; October 3, 1994 #00-108; Evelyn Routt Warfel; March 4, 2000

  • Conditions Governing Access

    The following folders, which contain academic records of individual Austin Scholars, may be used only with permission of the University Archivist. Box 1, folder 13, Box 3, folders 3, 4, 11, 12, 13.

  • Separated Materials

    Copies of the Austin Journal, volumes 1-6 (1930-1936) have been separated to the University Archives' collection of serial publications. One folder of James C. Worthy's student papers and notes, dating from his time as an Austin Scholar, was separated and added to the James Worthy Papers. Three inches of duplicate and extraneous material were discarded.

  • Related Materials

    See also: the James C. Worthy (1910-1998) Papers, 1932-1999, Series 12/1/14, The Austin Scholarships: A History, originally published in 1979, revised in 1987 and 1994, published by J. L Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

  • Processing Information

    Margaret Faverty, January 17, 1984, Chinedu Iloabachie, Summer 2001, and Francine Keyes, March 2005.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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