College students--Illinois--Evanston--Societies and clubs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.).
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.
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...
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).
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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,...
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.
Abstract These thirty-three volumes comprise a complete set of the financial accounts of official student activities and clubs for the years 1937/38 to 1968/69. Each volume consists of a set of twelve monthly financial statements for the student funds, bound in the front of the accounts ledger. The accounts ledger records in a chronological daybook fashion the receipts and expenditures of various student activities and organizations.
Abstract Waa-Mu is a musical review created and performed by Northwestern students since 1929. The series consists of photographic prints and other images documenting most Waa-Mu Shows from the period 1929-1991. Images appear in a variety of physical formats and sizes; nearly all are black-and-white. The vast bulk of the prints is the work of skilled professional photographers; some photographs are by talented Northwestern students while a small percentage appears to be the product of less proficient...
Abstract Northwestern's Waa-Mu Show, the musical revue that helped to launch the careers of dozens of Broadway and Hollywood performers, has been a campus tradition since 1929. The goal of the annual show is to celebrate all aspects of musical theater and highlight the talents of undergraduate student performers. The Records of the Waa-Mu Show are organized chronologically by year and listed under the name of the show for each year. The files typically include correspondence, thank you and...
Abstract The Women's Self-Government Association Scrapbook spans approximately the years 1926 to 1933 and provides a wide overview of the organization's responsibilities and activities throughout this period, predominantly with newspaper clippings from the Daily Northwestern. There are over sixty pages of newspaper clippings dealing with most aspects of the WSGA: including the setting and implementation of house rules, the requirements to attend away games, the...