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School of Speech National High School Institute Student Application Records

 Collection
Identifier: 20/24
Filling forty-five boxes and spanning the period 1961–1980, this series is comprised of student application records of the School of Speech's National High School Institute. Included are detailed admission application forms which record biographical information, third party evaluations of personality characteristics, and high school course grades for each applicant. Occasional health statement forms and infrequent program evaluation forms also may be found in the records.

The records are arranged chronologically by class year and then alphabetically according to student surname. For the period 1961–1965 multiple application forms and related materials are foldered together in groups. From 1966 through 1980 each student's application materials are foldered individually. Beginning with the 1978 records, folders on rejected applicants are arranged alphabetically following each year's alphabet.

The addition to the National High School Institute records fills seven boxes and consists of student application records for the summers of 1973 and 1983–1990. The application records are comprised of admission application forms, third party evaluations of personal characteristics, and high school transcripts. Many files contain evaluations of the students achievements while at the National High School Institute. Occasional correspondence pertaining to the individual applicants also may be found among the records.

Foldered individually according to the student's surname. the additions are first arranged chronologically by year, Within each year the files are organized according to the program of study (radio/television/film, theatre arts, and forensics) and then alphabetically according to the student's surname. The exception is the Engineering Sciences Division, which is arranged alphabetically according to the student's surname in groups of more than one year.

Addition 1, Boxes 46-51 Included in these additions are the 1981 student application records of the School of Speech's National High School Institute. The additions fill six boxes and are comprised of detailed admission application forms, third party evaluations of personal characteristics, and high school transcripts for each applicant. Occasional correspondence and related documentation pertaining to individual applicants also may be found among the records.

Foldered individually according to student surname, the additions are arranged first into two categories: files relating to students admitted to study, and to students not admitted, wait listed, or who declined admission. Within each of these categories the files are organized according to program of study (radio-television-film, forensics, and theatre arts), then by applicant's gender, and finally alphabetically according to applicant's surname.

Addition 2, Boxes 52-64 Included in these additions are the 1982–1983 student application records of the School of Speech's National High School Institute. The additions fill 13 boxes and are comprised of detailed admission application forms, third party evaluations of personal characteristics, and high school transcripts for each applicant. Occasional correspondence and related documentation pertaining to individual applicants also may be found among the records.

Foldered individually according to student surname, the additions are arranged first into two categories: files relating to students admitted to study, and to students not admitted, wait listed, or who declined admission. Within each of these categories the files are organized according to program of study (radio-television-film, forensics, and theatre arts), then by applicant's gender, and finally alphabetically according to applicant's surname.

Addition 3, Boxes 65-71 Included in these additions are the 1984 student application records of the School of Speech's National High School Institute. The additions fill seven boxes and are comprised of detailed admission forms, third party evaluations of personal characteristics, and high school transcripts for each applicant. Occasional correspondence and related documentation pertaining to individual applicants may also be found among the records.

Foldered individually according to student surname, the additions are arranged first into two categories: files relating to students admitted to study, and to students not admitted, wait listed, or who declined admission. Within these categories, the files are then organized alphabetically according to the applicant's surname.

Addition 4, Boxes 72-77 Included in these additions are the 1985 student application records of the School of Speech's National High School Institute. The additions fill six boxes and are comprised of detailed admission application forms, third party evaluations of personal characteristics, and high school transcripts for each applicant. Occasional correspondence and related documentation pertaining to individual applicants also may be found among the records.

Foldered individually according to student surname, the additions are arranged first into two categories: files relating to students admitted to study, and to students not admitted, wait listed, or who declined admission. Within each of these categories the files are organized according to program of study (radio/television/film, theatre arts, and forensics), then by applicant's gender (in the case of the radio/television/film material only), and then alphabetically according to applicant's surname.

Addition 5, Boxes 78-94 The addition to the National High School Institute records fills seventeen boxes and consists of student application records for the summers of 1986, 1988, and 1989. The application records are comprised of admission application forms, third party evaluations of personal characteristics, and high school transcripts. Many files contain evaluations of the students achievements while at the National High School Institute. Occasional correspondence pertaining to the individual applicants also may be found among the records.

Foldered individually according to the student's surname, the additions are first arranged chronologically by year (1986, 1988, and 1989). Within each year the files are organised according to the program of study (radio/television/film, theatre arts, and forensics) followed by files relating to students not admitted, wait listed, or who declined admission, and then alphabetically according to the student's surname.

Addition 6, Boxes 95-101 The addition to the National High School Institute records fills seven boxes and consists of student application records for the summers of 1973 and 1983–1990. The application records are comprised of admission application forms, third party evaluations of personal characteristics, and high school transcripts. Many files contain evaluations of the students achievements while at the National High School Institute. Occasional correspondence pertaining to the individual applicants also may be found among the records.

Foldered individually according to the student's surname. the additions are first arranged chronologically by year, Within each year the files are organized according to the program of study (radio/television/film, theatre arts, and forensics) and then alphabetically according to the student's surname. The exception is the Engineering Sciences Division, which is arranged alphabetically according to the student's surname in groups of more than one year.

Dates

  • 1961-1980

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.

Extent

101.00 Boxes

Abstract

The Speech Program’s section of the National High School Institute is the largest division in the High School Institute at Northwestern. High school students who participate in the summer institute spend five weeks at Northwestern. The Institute was established at Northwestern in 1930 and is the oldest in the country. Included are detailed admission application forms which record biographical information, third party evaluations of personality characteristics, and high school course grades for each applicant. Occasional health statement forms and infrequent program evaluation forms also may be found in the records.

Arrangement Note

The records are arranged chronologically by class year and then alphabetically according to student surname. For the period 1961–1965 multiple application forms and related materials are foldered together in groups. From 1966 through 1980 each student's application materials are foldered individually. Beginning with the 1978 records, folders on rejected applicants are arranged alphabetically following each year's alphabet.

Method of Acquisition

These records were transferred to the University Archives between 1978 and 1984 (Accessions # 78–126, 81–76, 82–91, 84–47).

Related Materials

See also series 20/10, National High School institute Records.

Processing Information

Erik Goldstrom and Bryon Dickens; March 30, 1984.
Title
Guide to the School of Speech National High School Institute Student Application Records
Author
Erik Goldstrom and Bryon Dickens.
Date
06/03/1986
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