Daniel Bonbright Papers
The Daniel Bonbright Papers fill one half-width box and consist of material spanning the years 1847 to 1951, with the majority of papers concentrated in the years 1847-1902. This sparse collection includes varied biographical items concerning Bonbright’s family and upbringing (including his early personal acquaintance with the poet Emily Dickinson) as well as personal and academic correspondence. The later materials within the collection (post-1920) are correspondence and inquiries written about Bonbright, which have been included in these papers. In addition are clippings and printed articles relating to his long professorial career (e.g. copies of University Catalogues in which he appears). Materials pertaining to his time as President of Northwestern University from 1900-1902 include original pamphlets of the President’s Annual Reports issued during his administration and news accounts of his appointment.
- Other: Majority of material found in 1847-1902
- Bonbright, Daniel, 1831-1912 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
During Daniel Bonbright’s 54-year career at Northwestern University (1856-1902), he taught Latin, served as University Librarian, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and interim President from 1900-1902. He was instrumental in shaping the University’s early curriculum, establishing the Library, and getting University Hall built. This sparse collection of his papers offers an overview of his life and legacy.
Source of Acquisition
This collection is comprised of material accumulated by the Northwestern University Archives.
- Guide to the Daniel Bonbright Papers
- Emily Davidson
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard