Northwestern

Genieve L. Doering (1904-1980) Student Handbook Edit

Summary

Identifier
31/6/101

Dates

  • 1925-1926 (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.50 Boxes (Whole)

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  • 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.

  • Scope and Contents

    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.

  • 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)

  • Conditions Governing Access

    No restrictions.

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Processing Information

    Tim Garrett; September 1, 2010.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

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