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Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.).
Title:Northeastern University memorabilia
Dates:1914-2002
Call Number:A58
Location:30/1-2, FF4/D1
Volume: 8.45 cubic ft. (13 boxes)
Scope and Content Note: This collection comprises artifacts that were either presented to or created by Northeastern University (NU), including awards, flags, banners, medals, clothing, and jewelry. Some of the items have links to particular individuals or groups; others are representative of NU as a whole. Of special interest is a class sweater worn by a member of the Class of 1926. (The NU Photograph Collection contains photographs of a freshman class outing in 1922, in which all the students wear similar sweaters.) There is also a bowler hat used as a prize in several student fund-raising competitions in the late 1930s. The mounted university seals document the changing design of the NU seal. The jewelry includes two medallions that may have been worn by Edward S. "Putty" Parsons, NU Class of 1922, and a pin presented to graduates of the Boston YMCA Cooperative Engineering School, the first pins awarded to NU graduates. Additional NU memorabilia can be found in other collections in the University Archives.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Gryzmish, Reuben
  • Knowles, Asa Smallidge, 1909-1990
  • Persons, Edward S.
  • Speare, Frank Palmer, 1869-1954
  • White, Udell S. Redmond

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Center for Continuing Education
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Class of 1924
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Class of 1926
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Education
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Engineering
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Liberal Arts
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Law

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Awards
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Buildings
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Collectibles

Restrictions: The collection is unrestricted.
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Molly Overholt, May 2002. Updated by Eliana Wachs Cashman with the addition of accession Z96-081 in February 2008.