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William J. Froehlig Papers

Identifier: 31/6/120

Scope and Contents

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.


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


Conditions Governing Access

Folder 4 may contain sensitive materials; consultation with University Archivist required prior to use.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location 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.


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Language of Materials



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


The papers of William Froehling are organized into: clippings; and correspondence and dishonored checks.

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).

Guide to the William J. Froehlig Papers
Rachel Riemenschneider
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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