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Collection Overview
Title: Day Colleges Executive Committee records
Call Number:A87
Volume:.30 cubic feet (1 manuscript box)
Arrangement:Organized into one chronological series by academic year.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • MacDonald, Gilbert G.
  • Melvin, Harold W.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Students
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) Day Colleges

  • Universities and colleges -- Administration

Restrictions:Records are closed for 75 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Ellen M. Lassiter, 2005 February

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes minutes of the Committee's meetings and interim reports which are interfiled chronologically. Both document various personal petitions, scholastic and disciplinary probation sentences, withdrawal petitions, and hearings for rescheduling exams.

Historical Note

The Executive Committee of Northeastern University's Day Colleges was made up of the dean of each school (Business Administration, Education, Engineering, and Liberal Arts), the Dean of Students, the Dean of Freshmen, and beginning in 1957, the Dean of Women. Along with these administrators, a variety of department chairmen and professors all served on the committee. Harold W. Melvin, Dean of Students, served as the Chairman from 1952 to 1958, when Gilbert G. MacDonald, pervious Dean of Freshmen, took over. The Executive Committee oversaw all petitions, student infractions, and academic issues of the four colleges. The Day Colleges and the Evening Programs reported to separate directors who reported to the President. These entities merged in 1961, eliminating the need for a specific Day Colleges Executive Committee.

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1Executive Committee Reports (9 folders)1952-1961