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Creator: 50th Anniversary Committee.
Title:50th Anniversary Committee records
Dates:1946-1948
Call Number:A31
Location:29/1
Volume:0.70 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents the planning and events of the 50th Anniversary Year of Northeastern University celebrated between September 1947 and October 1948.  Minutes, reports, and correspondence, produced primarily by the Faculty Committee, are in a single folder, arranged chronologically.  The collection includes invitations and programs from events.  In addition a scrapbook prepared by the committee documents each event.
Historical Abstract:On November 5, 1943, the Northeastern University Corporation voted to celebrate the University's 50th Anniversary from September 1947 through October 1948.  On January 24, 1946, the Board of Trustees established a committee to plan the anniversary celebrations.  The Central Committee for the 50th Anniversary was chaired by Robert G. Dodge and included three subcommittees: Staff Committee, Alumni Advisory Committee, and Faculty Committee.  The Faculty Committee was chaired by Milton J. Schlagenhauf, Director of Admissions, who was named Chairman and Director of the Anniversary.  The events planned by the Committee included the dedication of the Carl S. Ell Student Center, a lecture series, and convocation and banquet.
Arrangement:Alphabetical.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Dodge, Robert Gray, 1872-1964.
  • Schlagenhauf, Milton J.
  • Ell, Carl Stephens, 1887-1981.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). 50th Anniversary Committee.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Anniversaries, etc.
  • Ell Student Center (Northeastern University).


Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Alison Brown, 1999 April