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Alumni Graduation Record Card Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 51/18

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of index cards that document the credits, majors, courses taken, and graduation dates of alumni, spanning 1923 through 1958. Given the liberal annotations on the cards, they were likely used to track the degree progress of undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences and ultimately filed away upon the students’ graduation. Many of the cards also contain home addresses and specific curricular information such as grades of individual courses and whether or not the student in question graduated with honors.

The exact information contained on the cards varies by time period, and there are no cards for the years 1937 through 1948. Cards from the 1920s, for example, only identify the calendar year of graduation and do not separate BA students from BS students. Cards from the 1950s, however, separate BA and BS students as well as students who graduated in June of a particular year from those who graduated in August of the same year.

Dates

  • 1923-1936, 1949-1958

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

9.00 cardfiles

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of index cards that document the credits, majors, courses taken, and graduation dates of alumni, spanning 1923 through 1958.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These record cards were transferred to the Northwestern University Archives at an unknown date from the College of Arts and Sciences or the Office of the Registrar.

Processing Information

Emily Davidson, July 2014.
Title
Guide to the Alumni Graduation Record Card Collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635