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Collection Overview
Title: Office of Conference and Event Planning records
Call Number:A47
Volume: 2.50 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents groundbreaking ceremonies, facility dedications, inaugurations, celebrations and memorials held from 1948 to 1995. There are records for over 40 major events and a folder that contains programs for 18 memorials held in honor of faculty and students between 1981-1993. Of special interest are the 50th Anniversary celebration to commemorate the admittance of women into Northeastern and the 75th Anniversary celebration of Northeastern's Cooperative Education program.
Historical Abstract:During the 1960s and early 1970s, the Office of the President was responsible for coordinating and overseeing all building dedications and major events. In the mid 1970s, this responsibility was transferred to the Office of University Functions, renamed the Office of Special Events when President Kenneth G. Ryder began his administration. During the 1990s, the Office of Special Events was renamed the Office of Conference and Event Planning.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Conference and Event Planning

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Anniversaries, etc
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Buildings

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Linda W. Hom, April 2001; updated by Abigail Cramer, November 2012.


1976-1979Paul F. Cowan
1980-2001Suzanne J. Leidel
2001-Kathleen Newberry

Frederick, Antoinette, "Northeastern University, Coming of Age: The Ryder Years 1975-1989". Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995, p. 217 and 299.

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1Arts, Tenth Year Anniversary of1990
1Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution Anniversary Celebration1986-1987
1Coop's 75th Anniversary (11 folders)1983-1985
1Diamond Anniversary (5 folders)1965-1976
150th Anniversary (of the establishment of Northeastern), WBZ Radio Program1948
150th Anniversary: Women at Northeastern University1992-1993
1Annual Staff Luncheon-Programs1976-1986
1Art: Permanent University Collection1987
1Baker, Chester P. Dedication1971
1Barletta Natatorium Dedication1969
1Baseball (Championship) Commemoration Ceremony1956
1Berkowitz, Abram Dedication1971
1Burlington Campus (2 folders)1963-1965
1Cahners Dedication1974
1Cargill Hall Dedication1983-1984
1Dana, Charles A. Research Center Building Dedication (2 folders)1965-1967
1Dockser Hall Dedication (2 folders)1967-1968
1Dodge Library (2 folders)1952, 1974
1Elliot, Byron K. Hall Dedication1971-1972
1Ell Student Center (4 folders)1963-1966
2Favat Learning Resources Center Dedication1977-1979
2Founders Day Celebrations (10 folders)1986-1990
2Frissora Chemistry Laboratories Dedication1972-1973
2Henderson House1981, 1987
2Henderson, Ernest III Lecture Hall Dedication1971, 1973
2Hurtig Hall (2 folders)1965-1970
2Kennedy Hall Dedication1989-1990
2Knowles, Asa S. (3 folders)1959-1975
4 Krentzman Quadrangle Dedication (2 VHS) ca. 1994
2Landsmark Incident Paintings Dedications1976
2Lane, George M. Health Sciences Dedication1976
2Lane, William D. Dean's Suite-School of Law Building1969-1972
2Marine Science Lab Dedication1968-1969
2Memorial Programs1981-1993
2Mott Outdoor Education Activities Center, Boston-Bouvé College1975-1976
3Mugar Life Sciences Building (2 folders)1958, 1962-1967
3Parsons Athletic Field Dedication1969-1973
3Reisman Biology Center1966
3Robinson Hall Dedication1965-1966
3Speare Hall1961-1964
3Stetson Hall (2 folders)1965-1967
3Stone, Robert G., Lecture Room Dedication1972
3Tyler, Chaplin Research Center Dedication1963
3Volpe Hall Dedication (2 folders)1971-1972
3Walden Way Dedication1994
3Warren Center (2 folders)1963-1967
3Warren, Henry E. Day1957, 1971-1972
3World War II and Northeastern University1995