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Alpha Epsilon Phi (Omicron Chapter) Records

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Identifier: 31/6/12
Abstract The Omicron (Northwestern University) chapter of Alpha Epsilon Phi opened on April 2, 1921, the first Midwest outpost of the sorority. This collection consists of three and one-half boxes and five oversized scrapbooks containing mainly photographs, but also including clippings, ephemera, and some correspondence pertaining to the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority. These materials span the years from 1929 to 1968 but are scattered and mainly represent the chapter's membership, house activities, and...

Records of the Associated Student Government

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Identifier: 31/5/1
Abstract The Records of Northwestern University's Associated Student Government are contained in 31 boxes. The original collection spans the years 1969 to 1998; several additions extend the coverage to 2007. The bulk of the records consist of Senate legislation and minutes, as well as the work of smaller committees. The records are divided into several subseries: Organic Documents, Legislation, Minutes and Agendas, Membership Records, Committees.

Edith W. Cooke (1888-1975) Scrapbook

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Identifier: 31/6/81
Abstract The Edith W. Cooke scrapbook spans the years 1907 through 1913 with the bulk of the materials dating from 1910 through 1911. It offers a glimpse into the social life of a young woman on campus during those years, and especially highlights the activities of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. The materials include invitations, dance cards, party favors and name tags from many social events on campus, including those held by the sorority. The scrapbook also contains several pages of calling...

Dance Cards

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Identifier: 31/6/52
Abstract This collection consists of dance cards from events spanning the years 1903 - 1935. The majority of dance sponsors were fraternities and sororities. However, there are also dance cards from Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Prom in addition.

Hermit and Crow Collection

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Identifier: 31/6/126
Abstract Hermit and Crow was an all-male theatre organization that was active at Northwestern University from 1914 until roughly 1924. The Hermit and Crow Collection is a sparse aggregation of all materials relating to the group from the Northwestern University Archives general files. The collection is predominantly clippings from various newspapers, clippings from the Northwestern yearbook (Syllabus), and songbooks and programs from the group's shows.

Records of Hillel at Northwestern University

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Identifier: 31/6/95
Abstract The Hillel organization was founded in Champaign, Illinois, in 1923 and ten years later was established at Northwestern University. Hillel engages Jewish students by providing cultural and community opportunities at the University and abroad.

Mayde Joss (1900-1987) Photographs

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Identifier: 31/6/174
Overview Mayde Joss served as housemother for Northwestern's chapter of Phi Delta Theta, a fraternity located the campus of Northwestern University, from 1947 to 1973. The Mayde Joss collection consists of 33 small format black-and-white photographic prints and 13 35mm color slides. The photographs appear to date from the late 1940s or early 1950s, Joss’s early years as housemother for Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Records of the Mee-Ow Show

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Identifier: 31/6/77
Abstract The Mee-ow Show, an annual Northwestern University student-run comedy revue and improvisation show, was created as an alternative to NU's long-running student-produced Waa-Mu Show. The first Mee-ow Show was performed in spring, 1974. The records span the years 1974-2004, with a significant portion of the material from the first show. Records vary from year to year, and may include scripts, programs, audition flyers and forms, budget information, clippings and cast information.

Men's Interhouse Council Records

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Identifier: 31/6/2
Abstract The Men's Interhouse Council (MIC) was an organization of representatives from each of Northwestern University's “open,” or independent, men's housing units, hence, it served as a counterpart to the Interfraternity Council. This series consists of records of the Men's Interhouse Council. Among the records are copies of constitutions, beginning with the one adopted on March 10, 1932, and including a number of subsequent revisions.The MIC records also include minutes of meetings held between...

Mortar Board (Northwestern University Chapter) Membership Records

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Identifier: 31/6/43
Abstract Mortar Board was founded at Syracuse, New York, in 1918 as a national college honorary society for senior women. In 1921, members of Cap and Tassel, a senior women's honorary at Northwestern University, petitioned Mortar Board for a local chapter, which was granted. The records of the Northwestern chapter of Mortar Board fills two and one-half boxes and dates between 1922 and 1965. It consists of membership records maintained on index cards. Cards feature the names (sometimes both maiden and...

Northwestern Students for a Better Environment

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Identifier: 31/6/100
Abstract The Northwestern Students for a Better Environment records cover the activities of a group of students and faculty at Northwestern University to gain regional and national attention in their fight against pollution. The collection contains mainly flyers and posters, press releases, publications, clippings, and materials on the "Project Survival", "Earth Day" and "Sun Week." The collection spans the years from 1969 through 2010.

Northwestern University Evening Student Council (N.U.E.S.C.) Presidents' Records

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Identifier: 31/6/18
Abstract This series, filling one half-size box and spanning the years from 1963 through 1969, is comprised of records generated and maintained by presidents and other officers of the Northwestern University Evening Student Council (N.U.E.S.C.).

Records of the Northwestern University Outing Club

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Identifier: 31/6/78
Abstract The Northwestern University Outing Club was founded by Ellie Reed Lewis in the fall of 1965. The purpose of the club was to encourage students to get involved in a variety of outdoor activities. The NUOC also by encouraged students to gain leadership skills and to become environmental activists. The Records of the Northwestern University Outing Club fill one box and span the years 1965 to 1980. The materials consist of committee records and newsletters and are arranged chronologically.

Records Of NUBIA

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Identifier: 0/24/1
Abstract NUBIA (Northwestern University Black-Wimmin In Action) was established in October 1990 to address the needs of African-American women--faculty, staff, and students--at Northwestern University. The records of NUBIA, filling one box and spanning the years 1990-2001, document the foundation and major activities of the organization. They consist of organizational documents, meeting agendas and minutes, membership lists, activities announcements and handouts, general and activities-related...

Records of the Panhellenic Association

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Identifier: 31/6/60
Abstract This series, filling two boxes, spans the dates 1913 to 1998, with the bulk of the records dating between 1970 and 1985. Materials included cover organizational records, clippings, minutes, activity records, publications, and records related to Student Government.

Philomathia Society (1868-1917) Minute Books

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Identifier: 38/4
Abstract The Philomathia Society Minute Books record the minutes of this Northwestern Academy literary society from its inception on May 8, 1868, to its final meeting on May 4, 1917, with a break of over 11 years, from February 1893 to September 1904. Philomathia, meaning “love of learning,” was founded to “supplement the routine of school-work by providing an opportunity for original thinking and expression,” according to an essay in the 1907 Academy annual, The Bear (p.38). The Society met on an...

Records of Trig Cremation

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Identifier: 31/6/102
Abstract This collection documents Northwestern's annual Trig Cremation ceremonies, which began in the 1870s as students conducted a spring-time ritual centered around the burning of their hated trigonometry textbooks. Over the years the ceremony turned into a student-produced musical. The collection contains clippings, and written histories of the Trig Cremation (1880-1936), as well as programs, handbills, and songbooks from ceremonies (1877-1912).

Rogers Debating Society (1897-1913) Minute Book

 Collection — Volume: 1
Identifier: 31/6/10
Abstract This series consists of the minutes of the Rogers Debating Society from September 1904, to March 1913.

Records of the Student Governing Board

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Identifier: 31/6/14
Abstract This series comprises minutes, correspondence, memoranda and reports of Northwestern University's Student Governing Board (SGB) for the years 1932-1960. Also included are scattered reports by SGB committees, SGB brochures, and newspaper clippings from 1941 to 1960. The minutes span the years from 1937 to 1960. Typically, the minutes record discussions of special extracurricular campus events, cheerleaders, the Model United Nations, elections procedures, gambling on campus, cheating on tests,...

Records of the Student Senate

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Identifier: 31/6/15
Abstract The Records of Northwestern University's Student Senate (1960-69; replacing the Student Governing Board (1933-1960) and itself replaced by the Associated Student Government (1969- )), include complete minutes, memoranda, committee reports, correspondence, brochures, press releases and newspaper clippings.

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