Ira D. Anderson (1907-1993) Papers
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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
- Anderson, Ira Dennis, 1907-1993 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
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.
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.
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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