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Name of Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
Title:Northeastern University Motion Picture collection
Date:1934–1976
Reference Code:A14
Location Code:24/1
Extent:1.35 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:The collection consists of motion picture reels documenting life at Northeastern University. Included are films of the groundbreaking and construction of Richards Hall, Dodge Hall, Cabot Physical Education Center, Hayden Hall, Ell Student Center, and Churchill Hall. Also included are films of the naming of the Cabot and Ell buildings, President Knowles' inauguration, and President Ell's Alumni Testimonial Dinner. Each reel has been copied to VHS format. There are four master VHS copies for the collection, and one use copy for each reel or subject.
System of Arrangement:The finding aid is ordered by reel number.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Ell, Carl Stephens, 1887–1981.
  • Knowles, Asa Smallidge, 1909–1990.
  • Meserve, George H., Jr.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.).
  • Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Boston.

  • Cabot Physical Education Center (Northeastern University).
  • Churchill Hall (Northeastern University).
  • College buildings.
  • College life films –– Massachusetts –– Boston.
  • College students –– Massachusetts –– Boston.
  • Dodge Hall (Northeastern University).
  • Ell Student Center (Northeastern University).
  • Hayden Hall (Northeastern University).
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) –– Buildings.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) –– Students.
  • Richards Hall (Northeastern University).

Conditions Governing Access:The collection is unrestricted.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:Copyright restrictions may apply.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Dominique Medal, August 2011