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Ira D. Anderson (1907-1993) Papers

Identifier: 12/1/2

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Scope and Contents

The Ira D. Anderson Papers fill one and a half boxes and span the period 1936 to 1993. The bulk of the material falls within the years 1936-1948. They are mostly teaching files with one folder of biographical materials and two of correspondence.

The biographical materials include curricula vitae and clippings. The correspondence consists almost exclusively of letters of recommendation. These are arranged alphabetically by subject.

All of the teaching files pertain to the School of Business Retail Service Scholars Program. These include records of the Advisory Committee, the annual "Christmas Bulletin" (containing news items about alumni and students), several drafts of a contract between Northwestern and Marshall Field's, and lists of student correspondence, arranged chronologically by class and alphabetically by student.


  • 1936 - 1993


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


2 Boxes

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Ira D. Anderson joined the faculty of Northwestern University in the School of Commerce in 1937, and together with Delbert Duncan, established the Graduate Internship program in Retailing and Advertising. Anderson's papers fill one and a half boxes and include mostly teaching files from the period prior to his administrative work in the School of Business.


Series are arranged alphabetically. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject. Teaching files are arranged alphabetically, with student correspondence arranged chronologically by class and alphabetically by student.

Method of Acquisition

The materials were accessioned on 6/1/83 (accession #83-100) after transfer from KGSM upon separation from the Hartzfeld Papers, Series 12/4/1, and on 6/23/89 (accession #89-98) upon separation from Dean John Barr’s records.

Related Materials

See also 12/1/11: Records of the Associate Dean of The School of Business, Ira D. Anderson.

Separated Materials

Approximately four linear inches of material was transferred to other papers and records in the Archives. Small amounts of duplicate and extraneous material were discarded.

Processing Information

A previous version of this collection combined these papers with Series 12/2/11 and was processed by Michaeline Mary Rojek, 1989. Re-processed by William K. Beatty, 1994.

Guide to the Ira D. Anderson (1907-1993) Papers
William K. Beatty
January 1994
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US