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Collection Overview
Title: 50th Anniversary Committee records
Call Number:A31
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.
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


October 5, 1947Dedication of the Student Center
October 8Dedication of the Bacon Memorial Chapel
November 20Headmasters-Faculty Dinner
January 31, 1948Commencement Exercises
April 3Meeting of the Mass. Schoolmasters' Club
April 15Business Conference and Dinner
May 15Open House
June 15School of Law Dinner
June 18Gold Star Memorial Service
June 19Alumni Day
June 20Commencement Exercises
October 2Convocation and Banquet
October 3Radio Program on WBZ
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1Banquet and Convocation10/2/1948
1Business Conference and Dinner4/15/1948
1Commencement, 1/31/1948 and 6/20/1948 (2 folders)1948
1Dedication of Student Center10/5/1947
1Gold Star Memorial Service6/18/1948
1Headmasters-Faculty Dinner11/20/1947
1Meeting of the Massachusetts Schoolmasters' Club4/3/1948
1Minutes, Reports, and Correspondencen.d.
1Open House5/15/1948
3Radio Program: Phonograph Recording10/3/1948
1Radio Program: Transcript10/3/1948
1School of Law Dinner6/15/1948