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Records of the Northwestern University School of Law Alumni War Deficit Fund

 Collection
Identifier: 17/27

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Due to the induction of students into the armed forces during World War I, the Northwestern University School of Law projected a drop in student enrollment and a concomitant loss of significant tuition revenue. To offset this loss, the School of Law formed a committee to solicit alumni donations to make up an anticipated 1917-1918 revenue shortfall of $10,000. The Committee of Alumni to Co-operate with the Faculty and the Trustees of the University in Advancing the Interests of the Law School, composed of Charles. Foell, George A. Mason, Claire E. More, and Harris Carman Lutkin, suggested that alumni consider donations in the amounts of ten and twenty-five dollars. The records of this solicitation campaign and of resulting subscription pledges form this series. Folders of general materials and of correspondence are chronologically arranged; those of subscription records are arranged alphabetically by subscriber surname.

Dates

  • 1917-1918

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

Due to the induction of students into the armed forces during World War I, the Northwestern University School of Law projected a drop in student enrollment and a concomitant loss of significant tuition revenue. To offset this loss, the School of Law formed a committee to solicit alumni donations to make up an anticipated 1917-1918 revenue shortfall of $10,000. The Committee of Alumni to Co-operate with the Faculty and the Trustees of the University in Advancing the Interests of the Law School, suggested that alumni consider donations in the amounts of ten and twenty-five dollars. The records of this solicitation campaign and of resulting subscription pledges form this series.

Arrangement Note

Folders of general materials and of correspondence are chronologically arranged; those of subscription records are arranged alphabetically by subscriber surname.

Method of Acquisition

The materials within this series were separated from a collection of School of Law administrative records acquired by the University Archives in August, 1997 (Accession #97-122) and reaccessioned as #00-165.

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; April 27, 2000.
Title
Guide to the Records of the Northwestern University School of Law Alumni War Deficit Fund
Author
Kevin B. Leonard
Date
03/04/2002
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Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
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