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William J. Froehlig Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/120

  • Staff Only
One folder containing biographical information in the form of Daily Northwestern articles as well as an article from Northwestern.

Folders 2-3 contain correspondence from the Northwestern University deans and the Northwestern University fraternities. The letters from the fraternities contain their standing orders for food to be delivered each night.

An addition, consisting of 41 dishonored checks given to Froehlig as payment for his sandwiches, as well as one more order from a fraternity, was added to the collection as folders 4-5.

Dates

  • 1959-2013
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1959-1971

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Access to Folder 4 requires the permission of the University Archivist.

Extent

0.50 Boxes

Abstract

Papers document the career of William Froehlig, known to a generation of Northwestern students as "The Sandwich Man," who paid for college by selling snacks to students and then continued the business until his retirement.

Method of Acquisition

William J. Froehlig donated the contents of folders 1-3  to the Northwestern University Archives on February 27, 2013 (Accession No. 13-46). Froehlig donated additional material, contained in folders 4-5, to the Northwestern University Archives on April, 2013 (Accession No. 13-69).
Title
Guide to the William J. Froehlig Papers
Author
Rachel Riemenschneider
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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