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Name of Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of University Advancement. Corporations and Foundations.
Title:Corporations and Foundations records
Reference Code:A55
Location Code:30/2-3, 32/4, 33/2, 34/4, 35/1, 35/3
Extent:53 cubic ft. (59 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:The collection not only documents the activities of the office, such as the solicitation, negotiation, and receipt of gifts, but also illuminates the Northeastern University programs, buildings, and funds that the gifts established or benefited. Of note are records relating to Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sports in Society, the School of Law, the Snell Library building, Bouvé College, the Cabot Athletics Cage, the College of Nursing, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Engineering. Also of special interest are personalized notes scattered throughout the collection that testify to the beneficial impact Northeastern University had on donors' lives. Records include correspondence, memoranda, donor agreements, wills, bequests, newspaper clippings, and building plans.
Historical Note:Northeastern University's Office of University Advancement was established in 1959 and includes the division of Corporations and Foundations, which promotes capital gifts and grants from corporations, foundations, and other organizations. Its efforts have resulted in funding for new buildings, expanded academic offerings, professorships, and scholarships at Northeastern University.
System of Arrangement:The collection is arranged in one alphabetical sequence by donor name or Northeastern University program.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Endowments
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Funds and Scholarships
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Advancement. Corporations and Foundations
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Benefactors
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Buildings

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 Maureen Mahoney and Archives Staff August 2002. Updated by Ellen Lassiter March 2006, May 2006, July 2006, May 2007. Updated by Abigail Cramer May 2011. Updated by Migyeong Geum October 2012.