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Diplomas and Certificates Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 76/11/2
The Northwestern University Archives’ collection of diplomas and certificates dates between 1861 and 1974 and numbers 157 items.  The diplomas and certificates are nearly all in an oversize format.  The items relate almost entirely to Northwestern University alumni and faculty although Northwestern is not the degree or certificate granting institution in many cases.  For the most part the collection consists of academic diplomas but includes many non-academic certificates as well.  A considerable number of items within the collection are separations from manuscript holdings of the University Archives.

Dates

  • 1861-2001

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

157.00 items

Abstract

The Northwestern University Archives’ collection of diplomas and certificates dates between 1861 and 1974 and numbers 157 items.  The diplomas and certificates are nearly all in an oversize format.  The items relate almost entirely to Northwestern University alumni and faculty although Northwestern is not the degree or certificate granting institution in many cases.

Arrangement Note

The diplomas and certificates are alphabetized by surname of diploma or certificate recipient.

Method of Acquisition

Acquired at various times and from various sources.  Many items separated from manuscript collections held by the Northwestern University Archives.

Other Descriptive Information

An item-level list of the diplomas and certificates is maintained by University Archives Staff. The list of items is kept in the form of a Microsoft Excel database file. Contact University Archives for access.

The following categories of information are maintained:

name of recipient

name of granting institution or organization

type of degree, diploma, or certificate

item date.

Processing Information

Processors:  Nathan Youngblood and Michael Szajewski; July 25, 2007.
Title
Guide to the Diplomas and Certificates Collection
Author
Nathan Youngblood and Michael Szajewski
Date
01/07/2009
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