This online exhibit was designed in 2004 by Jessica M. Parr, archives assistant in the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Department. The online exhibit is based upon a past physical exhibit titled “Frank Palmer Speare (1869-1954): A Man for all Seasons” that was
organized by Karen Adler Abramson and Peter Rawson. Additional material has been added by Jessica Parr.


Archives and Manuscripts Collections

  • Office of the President (Speare) records. (A1).
  • Frank Palmer Speare papers, 1896-1951. (M1).
  • School of Law records, 1900-1996. (A6).
  • Huskiana Collection,1927-1992. (A20).

    Published Works

    Marston, Everett C. Origin and Development of Northeastern University, 1898-1960. Boston, MA: Northeastern University, 1961.

    Rhoads, Linda Smith, ed. Tradition and Innovation: Reflections on Northeastern University's First Century. Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press, 1998.

    This online exhibit is © 2004 Northeastern University. Excerpts from the site may be reproduced for non-commercial, educational use only, except where limited by other copyrights.

    Illustrations and Reproductions. Northeastern University holds the copyrights for some of the illustrations and textual images reproduced here. If you are interested in reproducing items, please contact the University Archivist. As with all copyrighted material, “fair use” guidelines of the applicable copyright laws may apply to educational or other non-commercial uses.

    Original Contributions. The narrative prose written especially for this online exhibition is copyrighted by Northeastern University. Portions of these texts may be quoted or excerpted for non-commercial, educational purposes, provided that such quotes are accurate and proper attribution is given.

    Citation and Attribution. This electronic exhibition as a whole may be cited as:

    “Frank Palmer Speare:; Educational Visionary,” the online edition of a Northeastern University Libraries exhibition. Boston: Northeastern University Libraries, 2004.
    URL: www.lib.neu.edu/archives/Speare/