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Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass). Division of Cooperative Education.
Title: Division of Cooperative Education records
Call Number:A86
Volume:0.30 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The records comprise the employment records of Northeastern University co-operative education students between 1902 and 1972, on microfilm. The records include the name, telephone number and address of the firm, the student's name, year and major, the type of work, dates of the co-op, wages, and remarks. The records from the 1920s and 1930s include some comments from NU co-op advisors regarding the placement of students.
Historical Abstract:In 1909, Northeastern University (NU) became the second college in the nation to adopt a cooperative plan of education. In that year the Boston YMCA Evening Institute opened its Cooperative Engineering School, offering daytime programs. The cooperative program was later adopted by the Day School of Business, and the program continued to grow as new units were founded with a cooperative component. By 1928, a separate Department of Cooperative Education was established. As interest in cooperative education expanded, so did the department's services. In 1965, the department grew into the Division of Cooperative Education, providing research, consulting, and outreach services. The division continued to administer NU cooperative students while offering cooperative education experiences abroad. In 2004, the division consists of the Department of Cooperative Education, International Coop, and Career Services.
Arrangement:The records are organized alphabetically by employer name on the microfilm reels.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Division of Cooperative Education
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Center for Cooperative Education
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Cooperative Education Research Center

  • Education, Cooperative
  • Industry and education

Restrictions:Records are closed for 75 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
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Processor:Finding aid prepared by Jessica M. Parr, 2004 December