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Abstract During Daniel Bonbright’s 54-year career at Northwestern University (1856-1902), he taught Latin, served as University Librarian, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and interim President from 1900-1902. He was instrumental in shaping the University’s early curriculum, establishing the Library, and getting University Hall built. This sparse collection of his papers offers an overview of his life and legacy.
Abstract In 1964, the central administration at Northwestern University established the Committee on Educational Policies (CEP). This committee was composed of nine members appointed by the president from a list of nominees, submitted by the General Faculty Committee. The members of CEP were chosen from a wide array of academic departments. The initial committee was formed to balance the decision-making of the administration and of the faculty in academic and budgetary decisions. In a directive to the...
Abstract This series is comprised of the General Files maintained by Joe W. Miller, Dean of Special Events, which span the period from 1943 to 1976, although the bulk of the records emanated from the latter part of 1960's and early 1970's. The records are arranged according to three broad categories: General Subject Files, Schools, Departments and Buildings and Student Activities and Organizations.
Abstract Lawrence Dumas was assistant professor at the Biological Science Department at Northwestern University since 1970, was appointed associate professor in 1975 and full professor in 1980. Dumas also served as chair of the department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Cell Biology and dean of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, before he became University Provost. This collection fills 58 boxes and spans the years from 1953 through 2008. It contains biographical materials, teaching,...
Abstract The Fred Dow Fagg, Jr., Papers are arranged in 58 sections. The first section includes biographical material and the others are based upon the manner in which administrative records were maintained in the Vice-President's office. The largest amounts of material can be found in the sections for Administration, Business Office (many items related to the budgets for 1939-46), College of Liberal Arts, Faculty, Graduate School, Medical School, Navy, Schools of Commerce, Education, and Law, Student...
Abstract The Franklyn Bliss Snyder Vice-President and Dean of Faculties Papers are arranged in 48 sections dealing primarily with Administration, Board of Trustees, College of Liberal Arts, Faculty, Medical School, School of Commerce, School of Education, and the School of Law. Most of the material consists of routine correspondence and official reports, as well as some unofficial reports to Snyder and memoranda he made of meetings and phone conversations. The series reflects some of the problems and...
Abstract On April 8, 1939 it was recommended that a standing committee be created to represent the several faculties and Senate before the Board. Further, it recommended that the committee be democratically elected from the four upper academic ranks of the faculty, that its first task would be to consider the revised statutes and that it should be called the General Faculty Committee. The General Faculty Committee was then authorized by the Senate "to consider any matters of general university policy on...
Abstract The Abram Harris Family Papers span two generations of the Harris Family. The first, that of Abram, Sr., is represented here by the period from 1897 to 1935 during which Abram reached the peak of his productive career as an administrator in secondary, higher, and religious education. The generation of Abram, Jr., is represented here primarily by the period from 1929 to 1947, from shortly before the last of his three marriages to the end of these papers.
Abstract Joseph Cummings was President of Northwestern University from 1881-1890. This sparse collection of papers consists of correspondence, biographical information (including genealogy and memorial materials), and two sermons.
Abstract The Oliver Marcy Papers comprise biographical materials; correspondence; copies of articles and addresses by Marcy; and materials relating to the Northwestern University Museum of Natural History. Marcy's correspondence concerns a variety of subjects, including his early career as a science teacher at Wilbraham Academy and at Amenia Seminary; his career as a faculty member and his two separate terms as Acting President of Northwestern; Northwestern's faculty and administration, campus life, and...
Abstract The Joe Miller Papers contain five boxes and span the years 1924-1979. The collection contains biographical information, materials relating to his early life in Ottumwa, Iowa, and two important events in his Northwestern career: the 25th Waa-Mu show in 1956, and Miller's retirement in 1975. Two scrapbooks complete the collection.
Abstract This series contains payroll record cards for Northwestern University faculty, staff and administrators from the period 1904-1930. The card format is 3 x 5" pre-printed stock with spaces for individual's name, address, department, appropriations, number of payments as well as additional remarks. Each card notes a University employee's name and title, if any, and the department or building in which he or she was employed. Each employee's pay delivery address is given as well. The address may be...
Abstract Arnold R. Weber had a long history in academia prior to his election at Northwestern. His teaching career began at M.I.T., where he was an Assistant Professor of Industrial Relations from 1957-58. He went on to hold positions at University of Chicago, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Colorado. In 1984 he accepted the presidency at Northwestern University. He was known for role in addressing budget issues and his forceful leadership style. These papers cover a wide range of subjects...
Abstract The Records of the Associate General Counsel consists of fifty-five boxes relating to Martha P. Mandel's time at Northwestern University—first as Assistant General Counsel, and then as Associate General Counsel. The first twenty-four boxes are correspondence files. The folders in these boxes contain Mandel's communications with faculty, law firms, and other universities concerning her work. The folders are arranged chronologically, and in backwards chronological order within each folder. ...
Abstract This series, comprising sixteen boxes, is the administrative files of the Vice President and Business Manager, William Kerr. Kerr became the business manager on February 1, 1954, succeeding Harry L. Wells, who later retired from his vice presidency on September 1, 1954. Kerr became the vice president and business manager on October 11, 1954. He remained in the position until his retirement, August, 1980. The vice president and business manager's role was overseeing the operations of the...
Abstract Arthur T. Schmehling (1914- ) was associated with Northwestern University for forty-one years, beginning with his employment in the budget department in 1936. During the years that followed, he assumed broader responsibilities, serving progressively as Director of Student Finance, Manager of Accounting Records, Assistant Business Manager, Controller (1963-1969), and, from 1969 until his retirement in 1977, as Vice-president and Controller. Schmehling also served as a director of the...
Abstract Henry Wade Rogers was born October 10, 1853 in the small town of Holland Patent, New York. After serving as a law professor for 2 years and Dean of the Law School at the University of Michigan for 5 years, Rogers became President of Northwestern University in 1891. As President, Rogers instituted many changes that shaped the future of the University, including uniting all professional schools under the power of the Board of Trustees, pushing for co-education, and insisting on supporting...
Abstract The Walter Dill Scott Papers provide a partial view of a pioneering psychologist interested in the classification of military and industrial personnel and a fairly comprehensive portrait of the administrative role of a university president who sought to integrate the disparate components of a university in crisis and develop for it a national reputation. They also illustrate some of the problems faced by an American university during the Depression. The Walter Dill Scott Papers are arranged in...
Abstract Franklyn Bliss Snyder joined the Northwestern faculty in 1909 as an instructor in English. Snyder took a particular interest in the Scottish poet Robert Burns, publishing in 1932 The Life of Robert Burns and, later, Robert Burns: His Personality, His Reputation and His Art. In 1934, he was promoted to Dean of the Graduate School, taking over the role from James A. James. Among the more important roles Snyder played outside the University were his memberships on the Commission on School Board...
Abstract This series, which fills 47 boxes, is comprised of topically organized subject and correspondence files of Northwestern University President Robert H. Strotz (1970-1986). These records are filed as they were received, alphabetically by folder title. Full processing of these records is planned.
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