Randolph Sinks Foster (1820-1903) Papers
Scope and Contents
The Randolph S. Foster Papers fill one half-size box and span the years 1857-1949. They consist of biographical materials, one letter from Foster, and later correspondence relating to Foster.
The Biographical Materials consist of book excerpts relating to the life of Randolph Foster, including excerpts from Classic Town, History of Northwestern, and an Alumni Newsletter from 1928.
One folder holds a handwritten letter from Foster to “M. Andrews,” dated December 29, 1851, asking Andrews to return to Evanston. The letter is difficult to read, but there is a typewritten copy of the letter included in the file.
Another correspondence folder contains letters written by the University to relatives of Foster, and vice-versa, in an effort to acquire pictures and archival material relating to Foster.
- 1857 - 1949
Conditions Governing Access
There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.
Language of Materials
Randolph Sinks Foster (1820-1903) was a Methodist minister and served as the third president of Northwestern University, from 1857-1860. The Randolph S. Foster Papers fill one half-size box and span the years 1857-1949. They consist of biographical materials, one letter from Foster, and later correspondence relating to Foster.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
David Schieber; June 2011.
- Guide to the Randolph Sinks Foster (1820-1903) Papers
- David Schieber
- June 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository
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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US