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Genieve L. Doering (1904-1980) Student Handbook

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/101

  • Staff Only
The Genieve L. Doering Student Handbook provides a unique and very personal view of student life at Northwestern in the early 20th century. Each year, Northwestern University students received a Student Handbook—a small (3 x 5) cloth-bound book, published by the campus University Christian Associations. The Handbooks comprised an introductory message from President Walter Dill Scott, information regarding Northwestern's campus, history, and organizations, as well as a substantial quantity of advertisements for Evanston businesses. Doering used the calendar supplied in the handbook as a diary, reflecting on different happenings during her freshman year at Northwestern. Common topics are the outcomes of athletic events, events with friends, and the stresses of academic life.

Note: The University Archives holds an extensive collection of blank student handbooks, dating from the late 19th century to the present. The handbooks are among the many resources held by the Archives to document student life over the years. Other resources include yearbooks, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, records of student groups, and personal papers of alumni.

Dates

  • 1925-1926

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

0.50 Boxes

Abstract

The Genieve L. Doering Student Handbook provides a unique and very personal view of student life at Northwestern in the early 20th century. Each year, Northwestern University students received a Student Handbook—a small (3 x 5) cloth-bound book, published by the campus University Christian Associations. The Handbooks comprised an introductory message from President Walter Dill Scott, information regarding Northwestern's campus, history, and organizations, as well as a substantial quantity of advertisements for Evanston businesses. Doering used the calendar supplied in the handbook as a diary, reflecting on different happenings during her freshman year at Northwestern. Common topics are the outcomes of athletic events, events with friends, and the stresses of academic life.

Arrangement Note

The collection is comprised of a single student handbook.

Method of Acquisition

Susan Cunningham donated Doering's Student Handbook to the Northwestern University Archives in August 31, 2010 (Accession 10-161)

Processing Information

Tim Garrett; September 1, 2010.
Title
Guide to the Genieve L. Doering (1904-1980) Student Handbook
Author
Tim Garrett
Date
07/08/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354