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Medill School of Journalism Student Admissions Records

 Collection
Identifier: 16/2/1
These records are arranged in twelve boxes and date between ca. 1921 and ca. 1945. Included are files on applicants for study, both undergraduate and graduate, in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Records on each individual consist typically of a completed admission application form often accompanied by related materials such as scholarship and fellowship applications, transcripts of coursework completed at other institutions or other schools at Northwestern, letters of recommendation, correspondence, and occasional essays. Changing over the date span of the records are the categories of information represented on the application form. Generally recorded are an individual's name, address, birth date, and general information concerning parents and academic experience at undergraduate and/or secondary schools. Often recorded is information on an applicant's work experience, finances, race, nationality, denomination, and physical characteristics. Photographs of applicants are sometimes included.

Dates

  • ca. 1921-ca. 1945

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

12.00 Boxes

Abstract

These records are arranged in twelve boxes and date between ca. 1921 and ca. 1945. Included are files on applicants for study, both undergraduate and graduate, in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Records on each individual consist typically of a completed admission application form often accompanied by related materials such as scholarship and fellowship applications, transcripts of coursework completed at other institutions or other schools at Northwestern, letters of recommendation, correspondence, and occasional essays.

Arrangement Note

The records are arranged alphabetically by applicants' surnames.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred to the University Archives by Richard A. Schwarzlose, Medill School of Journalism, on January 29, 1988 (Accession #88-43).

Processing Information

Sarah Kenney and Pamela Nasution; February 19, 1988.
Title
Guide to the Medill School of Journalism Student Admissions Records
Author
Sarah Kenney and Pamela Nasution
Date
07/02/1989
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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