Alumni Graduation Record Card Collection
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.
- 1923-1936, 1949-1958
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Office of the Registrar (Organization)
- Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). College of Arts and Sciences (Organization)
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 email@example.com or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.
Language of Materials
This collection consists of index cards that document the credits, majors, courses taken, and graduation dates of alumni, spanning 1923 through 1958.
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.
Emily Davidson, July 2014.
- Guide to the Alumni Graduation Record Card Collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US