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Hugh M. Hulburt (1917-1987) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 22/4/6

  • Staff Only
The Hugh M. Hulburt Papers fill nineteen and one-half boxes and are arranged in nine subseries: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, teaching files, administrative files, research and consulting files, professional organizations files, speeches, and publications.

The biographical materials include personnel security questionnaires, curricula vitae, a partial bibliography, and various activity and travel records.

The education files all relate to Hulbert's graduate work at the University at Wisconsin and include lecture notes, reading notes, and research materials. These files are arranged alphabetically according to topical headings.

General correspondence deals with Hulburt's teaching, consulting, writing, and speaking and is arranged chronologically. Subject correspondence, arranged topically, includes letters between Hulbert and several individuals; recommendations; and material pertaining to Hulburt's work on a committee investigating a protest lodged by a Northwestern doctoral candidate, Richard G. Rawlins.

The teaching files contain syllabi, schedules, examinations, grade records, student papers, and correspondence. While one folder relates to a course Hulburt taught at Catholic University, the rest of the files pertain to Northwestern courses and are arranged sequentially by course number.

The administrative files consist of materials pertaining to Hulburt's service on several Northwestern University and Technological Institute committees. The files are topically arranged.

Research and consulting files relate primarily to the American Institute of Chemical Engineers with which Hulburt was active for over a decade. These files are organized alphabetically by topical headings.

The speeches, arranged in folders alphabetically by title or topic, consist mostly of technical presentations delivered before scientific colleagues. When a speech was later published, pertinent material has been filed with the publication.

Publications comprise about one quarter of the collection and are arranged alphabetically by title. The publications files include notes, handwritten and typed drafts, reprints, and related correspondence.

Dates

  • 1938-1987

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection. Box 5, Folders 8–15; Box 6, Folder 1 through Box 9, Folder 10; and Box 9, Folder 14 may be used only with permission of the University Archivist.

Extent

22.00 Boxes

Abstract

Hugh McKinney Hulburt held several academic positions as well as working as a consultant at several private companies including his role as director of research at the Chemical Construction Corporation. In 1963 Hulburt accepted an appointment at Northwestern University as professor of chemical engineering. He chaired the department of chemical engineering from 1964 to 1970. 1980 he was associate dean of Northwestern's Graduate School and served as associate dean for planning and development of the Technological Institute. The papers are arranged in nine subseries: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, teaching files, administrative files, research and consulting files, professional organizations files, speeches, and publications. The papers cover Hulburt's academic and professional roles.

Arrangement Note

The Hugh M. Hulburt Papers fill nineteen and one-half boxes and are arranged in nine subseries: biographical materials, education files, correspondence, teaching files, administrative files, research and consulting files, professional organizations files, speeches, and publications. The education files are arranged alphabetically according to topical headings. The teaching files are arranged sequentially by course number. The administrative files are topically arranged. Research and consulting files are organized alphabetically by topical headings. The speeches are arranged in folders alphabetically by title or topic. Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.

Method of Acquisition

The University Archives acquired the papers of Hugh Hulburt in five accessions during 1987 (Accessions #87–15, #87–55, #87–85, #87–136, and #87–146.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been removed to the University Archives' photographic collection. Two linear inches of correspondence concerning the Special Lectures Committee of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers were sent to the office of the Institute in New York. Approximately twenty-five linear inches of general university material not specifically relating to Hulburt were transferred to the University Archives' general files. Approximately forty linear inches of duplicates and fifty-five linear inches of extraneous materials were discarded.2 AB's Photographs separated from the papers, filed in Room 111B in Cabinet A

Processing Information

William K. Beatty; July-October, 1987.
Title
Guide to the Hugh M. Hulburt (1917-1987) Papers
Author
William K. Beatty
Date
01/07/1987
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354