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Records of the Vice President and Controller, Arthur T. Schmehling

 Collection
Identifier: 7/1/16
This series reflects the range of Schmehling's responsibilities, and consists of correspondence, internal memoranda, financial reports, and meeting minutes. The correspondence and memoranda, some of which predate Schmehling's tenure at Northwestern, are scattered over the period 1922-1963. A good portion of the records concern the funding and operation of a Department of Nutrition within the Northwestern University Medical School, under the auspices of the Spies Committee for Clinical Research. Other records deal with the Kresge Centennial Campaign, the Illinois Law Review, the Ipatieff High Pressure Laboratory, plans for the 1958 annual convention of the Central Association of College and University Business Officers, topics for discussion at the 1962 Midwestern Business Officers' meeting, and University investments. Meeting minutes are included with the Investment Department correspondence. One folder of minutes (1954-1960) documents the meetings of the Spies Committee for Clinical Research.

Dates

  • 1922-1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

3.00 Boxes

Abstract

Arthur T. Schmehling (1914- ) was associated with Northwestern University for forty-one years, beginning with his employment in the budget department in 1936. During the years that followed, he assumed broader responsibilities, serving progressively as Director of Student Finance, Manager of Accounting Records, Assistant Business Manager, Controller (1963-1969), and, from 1969 until his retirement in 1977, as Vice-president and Controller. Schmehling also served as a director of the Northwestern University Press and of the Board of Student Publications.
This series reflects the range of Schmehling's responsibilities, and consists of correspondence, internal memoranda, financial reports, and meeting minutes. The correspondence and memoranda, some of which predate Schmehling's tenure at Northwestern, are scattered over the period 1922-1963.

Arrangement Note

All folders are arranged in alphabetical order by subject, and all records are arranged chronologically by date within folders.

Method of Acquisition

These records were transferred to the University Archives on February 7, 1979, as Accession no. 79-30.

Separated Materials

Two folders of financial reports, 1903-1944, were separated to form a separate series. Three linear inches of duplicates were discarded.

Processing Information

April Ames, April 1998
Title
Guide to the Records of the Vice President and Controller, Arthur T. Schmehling
Author
April Ames
Date
01/04/1998
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