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Name of Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Engineering.
Title:College of Engineering records
Date:n.d., 1911-1996
Reference Code:A15
Location Code:24/1–2
Extent:7.85 cubic ft. (22 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:Spanning 1911–1996, the Northeastern University College of Engineering records document activities of the administration, departments, students, and researchers. Materials in the collection include annual reports, correspondence and memoranda, course and curriculum descriptions, research proposals and reports, photographs, and a film.
Historical Abstract:The Northeastern University's (NU) College of Engineering was founded in 1909, when the Evening Institute of the Boston YMCA began to offer day courses in engineering. In 1920, the Massachusetts Legislature authorized NU to grant bachelor of engineering degrees in chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Between 1939 and 1941, all programs gained accreditation by the Engineer's Council for Professional Development. By 1960, the College had become the largest undergraduate engineering program in New England. Beginning in 1948, graduate courses in engineering were offered in engineering. The Graduate School of Engineering was formed in 1958, and between 1961 and 1965, doctoral degrees were approved in the electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering programs. In 1948, the College also began participating in sponsored–research projects.
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System of Arrangement:Organized into 5 series: 1. Office of the Dean; 2. Departments; 3. Research; 4. Publications; and 5. Memorabilia.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Baker, Chester Packard.
  • Dolansky, Ladislav O.
  • Chang, Sze–Hou.
  • Golden, Kenneth I.
  • Klein, Robert D.
  • Nardone, Louis J.
  • Porter, Roland Guyer, 1894–1953.
  • Cochrun, Basil L.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Engineering.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Engineering––Accreditation.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Engineering––Curricula.
  • American Institute of Industrial Engineers.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Biomedical Engineering.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Chemical Engineering.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Civil Engineering.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Electrical Engineering.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Graduate School of Engineering.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Graphic Science.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Industrial Engineering.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.

  • Education, Cooperative.
  • College publications––Massachusetts.
  • Engineering schools––Massachusetts––Boston.
  • Engineering––Research––Massachusetts––Boston.
  • Communication––Research.
  • Women in engineering.

Conditions Governing Access:Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Kelcy Shepherd; update by Ellen Lassiter, January 1997; January 2006, January 1997