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Name of Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) Centennial Office.
Title:Centennial Office records
Date:1990–1998 (bulk 1992–1997)
Reference Code:A36
Location Code:29/2, 33/4, FF2/D5, Rolled Storage
Extent: 10.30 cubic ft. (15 boxes, 1 rolled tube)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents the planning process for Centennial events and activities, although it does not contain much information about the activities themselves.  The collection also contains information about research conducted by staff of the Centennial Office, including banner options and an investigation on the status of graduates and relatives of the Class of 1902.  It also contains materials relating specifically to the One Hundred Fund granting process and the Oral History Project conducted by the Centennial Office.
Historical Abstract:Plans for Northeastern University's centennial celebration began in 1990. In 1992, the plans formally took shape under the direction of NU President John A. Curry, assistant director of University Relations Barbara Burke and History Department Chair William M. Fowler. The planning ultimately spanned nine years and culminated with a large celebration that included a concert by the Boston Pops and an appearance by actress Shirley Jones, who is best known for her starring role in the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family.”
Language and Scripts:Materials are entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Organized into 5 series: 1. Committee; 2. Subject Files; 3. One Hundred Fund; 4. Oral History Project; and 5. Realia.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Amico, Sal.
  • Angus, Robert B.
  • Barrs, James T.
  • Berig, Leon.
  • Bernstein, Samuel J.
  • Blackman, Eugene, 1922–
  • Bryan, Robert W.
  • Burke, Barbara.
  • Connolly, John.
  • Connolly, Mary Lou.
  • Cooperstein, Ida.
  • Corsano, Nicholas D., 1904-2003
  • Crotty, Phillip.
  • Deltano, Edmund.
  • DeRoche, Joseph B.
  • Devlin, Charles M.
  • Essigmann, Martin W.
  • Fabrizi, Benedetto, 1921–
  • Ferretti, Alfred J., 1896–
  • Flynn, Mary R.
  • Foster, Arthur R.
  • Fowler, William M., 1944–
  • Freilich, Morris.
  • Fullingotn, Norbert.
  • Galmarino, Alberto.
  • Garfield, Mildred C., 1899–
  • Grinold, Jack.
  • Haskins, George.
  • Hawley, Charlene M.
  • Herman, Gerald.
  • Howell, David M.
  • Jordan, John W.
  • Joslyn, Clyde F.
  • Kaplan, Mort S.
  • Karlsson, Britta.
  • Katz, Israel, 1917 –
  • Keith, Mildred F.
  • Kitchin, Charles.
  • Landry, Edward B.
  • Lee, Frank.
  • Levin, Jack.
  • Long, Juanita O.
  • Luttgens, Kathryn.
  • MacDonald, Elizabeth A.
  • MacDonald, Gilbert.
  • MacKey, Alan.
  • Malchman, Lawrence.
  • Maloof, Nancy.
  • Marcotte, Alfred G., 1926–
  • Marsh, Frank E.
  • Martel, Ronald, 1947–
  • McCabe, Philip R.
  • McEneaney, Thomas J.
  • McShane, Clay.
  • Meloy, William H.
  • Melvin, Jessie.
  • Mitchell, Verdaya.
  • Moran, Timothy, 1918–
  • Morse, Patricia.
  • Motley, J. Keith, 1956–
  • Norvish, Franklin, 1910?–
  • Nowak, Welville B., 1921–
  • Ollen, Richard.
  • Pattison, Samuel.
  • Pendleton, Philip W., 1921–
  • Pinkham, Thomas.
  • Reppucci, Eugene, 1937–
  • Roberts, Helen H.
  • Roberts, William B.
  • Robinson, Edward.
  • Robinson, Raymond H.
  • Rochefort, J.Spencer.
  • Rosenberg, Vivian.
  • Ross, Brenda B.
  • Rowlands, Jeanne.
  • Rubin, Morton.
  • Sawin, George.
  • Schneiderman, Eva.
  • Serenyi, Peter.
  • Shaw, Stanley.
  • Shepard, Robert.
  • Slavin, Albert.
  • Solano, Kenneth C.
  • Soloman, Bernard.
  • Spears, Donald R.
  • Thompson, Warren H.
  • Vetstein, Harvey.
  • Viola, Alfred.
  • Viola, Joy Winkie.
  • Vozella, Robert E.
  • Weiss, Karl.
  • Willett, Edward R.
  • Wiren, Jacob, 1919–
  • Wooldridge, Roy L.
  • Zotos, John.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Centennial Office.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Oral History Project.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Class of 1926.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Class of 1939.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Class of 1937.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)––Alumni and alumnae.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)––Anniversaries, etc.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)––Faculty.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)––History.

  • Oral History

Conditions Governing Access:The collection is unrestricted.
Technical Access:The collection includes one 3 ½ inch diskette produced by the Exhibits Committee. It contains minutes, budgets, memos, and exhibit notes. It is formatted for a Mac computer.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Maria R. Estorino, Marietta Carr, October 1999, January 2009