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Collection Overview
Title: Vivian Rosenberg oral history
Location Code:57/2
Reference Code:M158
Extent:0.15 cubic feet (1 box)
Scope and Content Note:This collection includes an interview of Vivian Rosenberg by Judith Koncz. It includes a copy of Rosenberg's resume, the interview outline sheet, the interview contents sheet, and the audio cassette of the interview.
Biographical Note:Vivian Rosenberg, a Northeastern University librarian, was born in Boston, Massachusetts. She lived in Brookline, Massachusetts until she married and moved to Brighton. As one of the few female students in her class, she graduated from Northeastern University in 1949. As a student, she worked at the Northeastern University library at the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) and, after graduating, she earned her Master's Degree in Education from Boston University. She worked as a substitute teacher in the Boston Public School system. She later accepted a library position offered to her by Myra White, the Northeastern University librarian. She began working at NU library in February 1952, where she received numerous commendations until her retirement in December 1991. Throughout her time at Northeastern she was instrumental in moving the library twice; once, from YMCA library to Dodge Hall and, the second time, from Dodge Hall to Snell Library.
Language and Scripts:The collection is entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Rosenberg, Vivian Alpern
  • Rosenberg, Vivian Alpern
  • Koncz, Judith

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Libraries

  • Library administration--Massachusetts
  • Oral history--Archival resources--United States

Conditions Governing Access:The collection is unrestricted.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:This collection was donated by Judith Koncz.
Finding Aids:An interview contents page in folder two.
Related Archival Materials: Centennial Office Records 1990-1998 (A36)/Series 4 (Boston, MA - November 1994)/Vivian Rosenberg Interview Transcript
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Irina Tsiklik, December 2008; updated by Caitlin Birch, January 2014

1945Enters Northeastern University as a student.
1949Graduates from Northeastern University.
1952Begins working at the Northeastern University Library.
1953Assists in moving the library from the YMCA to Dodge Hall.
1974Receives her Masters in Library Science from Simmons College.
1990Assists in moving the library from Dodge Hall to Snell Library.
1991Retires from Northeastern University Library.

Centennial Office Records 1990–1998, A36, Box 5, Folder 32

Vivian Rosenberg oral history, 1994, M158, Box 1, Folder 2

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1Audio Cassette of Interview1994 Jul 2
1Interview Documents1994 Jul 2