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Franklin B. Evans (1922- ) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 16/9
The Frank B. Evans Papers occupy four boxes and span the period 1957-1990. Most of the material falls within the period of 1957 to 1975.

The papers are organized in three main categories: correspondence, teaching files, and publications. There are also small amounts of biographical materials and administration files.

The correspondence deals with Evans dissertation and subsequent related articles, other published articles (mostly reviews), research projects (including a study on the interaction of salesmen and sales prospects and a study on widows), teaching and other academic concerns, and personal matters. It is arranged chronologically by date.

The teaching files include syllabi, lecture and reading notes, examinations and problems, and grade sheets from all three universities. These are organized by subject (Advertising, Business, Marketing) and by the level of the class.

The publications category includes articles by Evans, bound copies of Evans doctoral dissertation and his report on young widows (Box 4 Folder 1). There are also a few drafts and notes for several of his articles.

Of interest in the administration files are copies of a report detailing the results of a General Faculty Committee questionnaire on the faculty, a report on graduate student recruiting at Medill, and a report of the New Student Week Sub-Committee of the Northwestern Community Council, all written by Evans.

Dates

  • 1957-1990
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1957-1975

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

4.00 Boxes

Abstract

Franklin B. Evans taught at the University of Chicago and the University of Hawaii before coming to Northwestern in 1969 as professor of advertising in the Medill School of Journalism. Evans most important research dealt with consumers' choices of automobiles, which had been the subject of his doctoral dissertation. The Frank B. Evans Papers occupy four boxes and span the period 1957-1990. Most of the material falls within the period of 1957 to 1975. The papers are organized in three main categories: correspondence, teaching files, and publications. There are also small amounts of biographical materials and administration files.

Arrangement Note

Correspondence papers are arranged chronologically by date. Teaching files are organized by subject (Advertising, Business, Marketing) and by the level of the class. The publications are organized by publication type, then alphabetically by title.

Method of Acquisition

The Franklin B. Evans Papers were donated to the University Archives by Professor Evans on June 4, 1991, as Accession #91-77.

Separated Materials

Small amounts of duplicate and extraneous materials were discarded.

Processing Information

William K. Beatty; July — August, 1991.
Title
Guide to the Franklin B. Evans (1922- ) Papers
Author
William K. Beatty
Date
01/07/1991
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635