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Technological Institute Personnel Files

 Collection
Identifier: 22/3/1
The Personnel Files of the Technological Institute comprise 6 boxes of records dating from 1902 to 1963, with the majority of records dating from the 1940s and 1950s. The records are in folders arranged alphabetically by surname and chronologically within each folder.

The majority of records are for members of the faculty of the Institute (includes graduate students teaching), but there are also some for other staff members. A file may include some or all of the following documents: vitas; forms for new faculty appointments, salary changes, resignations, payroll discontinuations and recommendations; correspondence regarding an individual's appointment or resignation; research questionnaires; and selective service affidavits. In addition some folders contain correspondence, telegrams, death notices, project notes and manuscripts. The involvement of the Technological Institute in World War II if reflected in many of these folders.

Material of a more public nature including newspaper clippings, printed and published materials and photographs, was removed from these records and incorporated into either the University Archives Biographical Files or Photographic Collection, both located in Room 110. See the Separation record for a list of photographs that were transferred to Room 110.

This addition to the Technological Institute personnel files consist of individual files on technological institute faculty, dating from 1941 to 1997. The folders are arranged in the boxes alphabetically by surname; dates indicate the length of faculty members' employment at Northwestern University.

Dates

  • 1902-1963
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1940-1950

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Boxes 1-11 of this collection are stored off-site and require 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.

The records may be consulted only with the permission of the University Archivist.

Extent

16.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Personnel Files of the Technological Institute date from 1902 to 1963. The majority of records are for members of the faculty of the Institute. A file may include some or all of the following documents: vitas; forms for new faculty appointments, salary changes, resignations, payroll discontinuations and recommendations; correspondence regarding an individual's appointment or resignation; research questionnaires; and selective service affidavits. In addition some folders contain correspondence, telegrams, death notices, project notes and manuscripts. The involvement of the Technological Institute in World War II if reflected in many of these folders.

Arrangement Note

The records are in folders arranged alphabetically by surname and chronologically within each folder.

Method of Acquisition

Transferred to the University Archives on January 20, 1978, together with Dean Harold B. Gotaas' Files.

Separated Materials

Photographs of:

Albert, Donald (1)

Baron, Frank M. (1)

Bailey, Joel F. (1)

Bower, Kendall (1)

Brownell, Arthur B. (1)

Bruno, Edwin C. (3)

Dahlstrom, D.A. (3)

Diggs, Donald R. (1)

Hathaway, Arthur S. (1)

Johnston, Herbert R. (1)

Jordan, George I. (2)

Kelly, Anthony (1)

Kimbark, Edward Wilson (1)

Knopf, William C. (1)

Lagaard, Maurice B. (2)

Larson, Edward W. (1)

Obert, Edward F. (3)

Rogers, Willard L. (1)

Sloma, Leonard V. (1)

Sommerman, George M.L. (1)

Stutzman, Leroy F. (9)

Sutherland, John B. (3)

Thompson, Loren H. (1)

Watson, Clarence E. (1)

Unidentified - (1)

Processing Information

Betsy Sheets and Elisabeth Wittman, August 1979.
Title
Guide to the Technological Institute Personnel Files
Author
Betsy Sheets and Elisabeth Wittman
Date
01/08/1979
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