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Randolph Sinks Foster (1820-1903) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 3/3

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.

Dates

  • 1857 - 1949

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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

Unknown.

Processing Information

David Schieber; June 2011.
Title
Guide to the Randolph Sinks Foster (1820-1903) Papers
Author
David Schieber
Date
June 2011
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