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Technological Institute Dedication Committee

 Collection
Identifier: 22/3/4
The records of the Technological Institute Dedication Committee consist of four boxes of materials relating to the opening ceremonies of the Technological Institute on June 15-16, 1942. The records reflect the work of an honorary committee and a working committee appointed to carry out the ceremony planning. The materials relating to the Honorary Advisory Committee include committee lists, letters of acceptance, letters of regret, and replies to the acceptance letters.

The Working Committee was divided into subcommittees including: Arrangements, Budget (no records exist), Program, and Public Relations. The Arrangements subcommittee planned program participants' housing and the university and college delegates' itineraries. The Program subcommittee planned for the attendants' registration, the dedicatory exercises, addresses, convocations, luncheons, and the University President's reception on June 15. Correspondence and planning notes relating to the duties of these two subcommittees are present. The Public Relations subcommittee corresponded with representatives of universities and colleges, educational foundations, and political leaders to invite them to the dedication. All preparations for designing and mailing invitations were handled by the Public Relations subcommittee. Letters of regret from those who could not attend are included here.

Miscellaneous items include materials relating to the cornerstone ceremony in 1940 and news clippings of the 1942 dedication.

Addition, Box 1

The addition to the Technological Institute Dedication Committee consists of one box of materials relating to the opening ceremonies of the Technological Institute's new building addition held on October 10-11, 1963.

The records reflect the work of the Dedication Committee and its chairman, Burgess H. Jennings. Correspondence inviting representatives of corporations, government, professional societies, and universities to attend the dedication is included. Other materials included are invitation lists, minutes and related materials, lists of participants and guests, University press releases, program arrangements, and correspondence with the scheduled speakers for the ceremonies. Miscellaneous items present are dedication announcements, receipts of expenditures, and a few items of correspondence.

Dates

  • 1940-1943; 1962-1963
  • 1962 - 1963

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

5 Boxes

Abstract

The records of the Dedication Committee of Northwestern University's Technological Institute consist of four boxes of materials relating to the opening ceremonies on June 15-16, 1942. The records reflect the work of an honorary committee and a working committee appointed to carry out the ceremony planning. The materials relating to the Honorary Advisory Committee include committee lists, letters of acceptance, letters of regret, and replies to the acceptance letters. An addition concerns the opening ceremonies for the Technological Institute's addition held on October 10-11, 1963.

Arrangement

The records of the Technological Institute Dedication Committee are arranged by subcommittee name (Honorary Advisory, Working, Arrangements, Program, Public Rewlations), plus a group of miscellaneous materials. The addition consists of a single sequence of folders with no discernable sub-arrangement.

Method of Acquisition

The University Archives acquired the Technological Institute Dedication Committee records from the Technological Institute during 1974 and accessioned as #74-28.

Separated Materials

One-half box of the records of Ovid Eshbach, Dean of the Technological Institute, 1943-1955, and 1.5 boxes of general administrative records of the Technological Institute, 1941-1963.

Processing Information

Tyler O. Walters, February 10, 1989. Addition processed by Tyler O. Walters, February 24, 1989.
Title
Guide to the Technological Institute Dedication Committee
Author
Tyler O. Walters
Date
10/02/1989
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