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Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Faculty Wives.
Title:Faculty Wives records
Dates: n.d., 1941-1971
Call Number:A05
Location:22/4
Volume:0.6 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The bulk of Northeastern University's Faculty Wives collection comprises Annual Reports of the Officers, 1941-1969. Also included are materials concerning the disbanding of the organization, newspaper clippings, scholarship records, and scrapbooks relating to the activities of the Faculty Wives.
Historical Abstract:Northeastern University's (NU) Faculty Wives was formed in 1941 to promote social contact among the wives of the university's rapidly expanding faculty. Etta Ell, the wife of NU's second president, Carl Ell, founded Faculty Wives. The organization sponsored back-to-school celebrations, holiday fund-raising parties, and spring luncheons. Money received from fund-raising activities supported student scholarships, building funds, and campus improvement activities. The Faculty Wives disbanded in 1970.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence by subject.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Faculty Wives.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.).--Funds and scholarships.

  • College teachers' spouses--Massachusetts--Boston--Women.

Restrictions:Student records (box 2, folder 76) are closed for 75 years from the date of creation.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Meg Moughan, updated by Abigail Schoolman, January 1996, April 1996