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Student Life Chapin Hall Files

 Collection
Identifier: 31/6/7

  • Staff Only
This series consists chiefly of records of Chapin's financial transactions from 1968 to 1975. The ledger lists expenditures and receipts recorded in the vouchers and deposit slips. The folder of paid bills contains original receipts for selected expenditures for Chapin from 1969 to 1974. Treasurer's materials include instructions and information for properly keeping account records. Some of these materials originated from the Student Activities Office, some from Norris Center, and one letter was from an existing treasurer to advise future officers.

An additional folder contains unrelated information and regulations about the Hall, the constitution, and WEAA by-laws. A list of the 1973-1974 residents, a newsletter, and materials related to housing are also included.

The entries in the expenditure vouchers give some insight into what life for a Chapin woman might have been like. Money spent on events such as ski trips, parties, Easter egg hunt foods, refreshments for finals week, etc., demonstrated typical college entertainment of the day. Also, the Hall rules and regulations suggest the specific lifestyle for college women of the period–restrictions on male callers, dressing code, curfew hours, and the like.

Dates

  • 1968-1975

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

1.00 Boxes

Abstract

Chapin Hall was erected on University-owned property in 1901 with funds provided by Dr. O. K. Pearsons. Pearsons stipulated that the new dormitory at 726 University Place be put in the charge of the Women's Educational Association (WEAA) to house up to 60 financially disadvantaged women. This series consists chiefly of records of Chapin's financial transactions from 1968 to 1975.

Method of Acquisition

This series was withdrawn from the Northwestern University Archives general files and accessioned as #81-94.

Related Materials

Additional information about day-to-day experiences in Chapin's history can be found in the WEAA Subject File held by the University Archives and in the Evanston Historical Society's file on the WEAA.

Processing Information

Catherine M. Krane, May, 1981.
Title
Guide to the Student Life Chapin Hall Files
Author
Catherine M. Krane
Date
01/05/1981
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