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February 14, 2008 Memorial

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Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

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THE VICTIMS

EVENTS OF FEBRUARY 14, 2008

CONDOLENCES

REMEMBERING AND MEMORIALS

RECOVERY

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS

REMEMBRANCE EVENTS

COLE HALL

KISHWAUKEE HOSPITAL

RELATED ISSUES

CAMPUS SECURITY, GUN CONTROL AND CAMPUS SHOOTINGS

KAZMIERCZAK



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Collection Overview

Title: February 14, 2008 Memorial, 2008-2012

Predominant Dates:2008-2012

ID: RHC/UA/54/

Extent: 29.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The February 14, 2008 Memorial Collection is unique among the University Archives Collections in that it documents an event, and the effect of that event on the Northern Illinois University Community.  This collection is divided into twelve series: The Victims; Events of February 14, 2008; Condolences; Remembering and Memorials; Recovery; Scholarship Funds; Remembrance Events; Cole Hall; Kishwaukee Hospital; Related Issues; Campus Security, Gun Control and Campus Shootings; and Kazmierczak.

The first series is devoted to the memory of the victims of the shooting which occurred on the NIU campus on February 14, 2008.  Included here are articles and information about the five students who died that day: Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Juliana Gehant, Ryanne Mace, and Daniel Parmenter, as well as duplicate diplomas that were awarded posthumously.  Also included here is information on the students who were wounded in the attack that day.

Series II, the largest series in this collection, documents the events of February 14, 2008.  It is divided into four sub-series: Administrative Materials; Press Coverage; Video/TV Coverage; and Oral Histories, and First Person Accounts and Reports.  The administrative materials include the campus alerts that went out minutes after the event, communications from President John Peters, departmental impact statements, and the “2/14/08 Forward” binder of materials which touch on various aspects following the shooting including counseling, public affairs, and rescheduling of classes and other events.  Also found here is the NIU Report [2010] on the Shooting and the Response of NIU and other Public Safety and Emergency Responders.  The sub-series on press coverage includes coverage by the NIU student newspaper, The Northern Star, local, state, national, and international newspapers, as well as magazine articles and on-line stories.  CD’s and DVD’s of press conferences, and newscasts make up the bulk of the next sub-series, but also included is footage of the vigils and memorial services which occurred on the Northern Illinois University campus.  The final sub-series contains oral history recordings by Dr. E. Taylor Atkins History 497 and 597 classes, as well as “Story Corps” interviews, and other written and recorded descriptions by faculty, staff, students, and members of the DeKalb Police Department on what they experienced that day.

Condolences of various kinds are included in Series III.  They are divided into five sub-series: real cards and letters; on-line condolence pages; condolence books; newsletter and magazine articles containing tributes and condolences; and e-mail messages.  In addition to sympathy cards and letters, there are handmade cards by students of various ages, coloring sheets, and resolutions.  The NIU Remembers web site contains condolences from the local community, educational institutions, public officials as well as the public at large, not only from the United States, but also from a number of foreign countries.  The condolence books come primarily from other universities, but include one from a hospital, junior high students, and the M.I.T. and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Joint Program.  There is also a memorial scrapbook assembled by an NIU staff member.  The e-mail messages, too, encompass a wide range of people, from ordinary citizens, to legislators.  Facebook, MySpace, and blogs are also found here.  It should be noted that the administration, faculty, staff and students from Virginia Tech sent numerous forms of condolences to corresponding members of the NIU community.

The fourth series deals with Remembering and Memorials.  There are eight sub-series: Memorial Services; Memorial Sites; Articles, Stories and Poetry; the “Forward-TogetherForward” Logo, Posters, and Ribbons; Artwork; the Quilt Project; Music and Videos; and Photographs.  In addition to the NIU Memorial Services and Events, a number of local churches held services and vigils, as well as at Virginia Tech and a cathedral in Salzburg, Austria.  Information about the Memorial Room first located in Altgeld Hall and later moved to the Holmes Student Center is here, as well as about the Memorial Garden and sculpture near Cole Hall.  A number of people affected by the events of February 14, 2008 chose to express their feelings by writing poetry, articles, or even a book.  Within hours of the tragedy a logo that became identified with NIU and its desire to survive and move forward was created.  The use of this logo and other NIU trademarks is discussed.  Remembrance ribbons were made by individuals and groups on campus, and worn throughout the spring semester.  In addition to an article about the ribbons, a selection of ribbons is housed with the artifact portion of this collection.  Several works of art were created, a watercolor painting by Tatum Haag, and a large watercolor mural by Charlotte Rollman’s Art Classes.  The University College and Designers Association, also sponsored a “Campus Violence” Poster Project.  The next subseries deals with the NIU Library Memorial Quilt Project, and contains brochures, correspondence, participation forms, and photographs of the completed quilt sections, as well as photos depicting the creation and piecing together of the quilt.  Some members of the community expressed their feelings musically, which is the theme of the next sub-series. The words to NIU’s Alma Mater were revised, and new songs were written.  CD’s, DVD’s and a video are also found here.  The last sub-series contains thousands of photographs that were taken of the NIU campus, and the DeKalb and Sycamore area to document the tragedy, the support, and the hope of the community.  Of particular note is the “Huskies on Parade” selection of photographs which shows the various “Huskie” dog statues that were painted by individuals from on and off campus and sold to benefit the Forward, Together Forward Scholarship Fund.

Series V contains materials dealing with Recovery.  Included here are messages from President Peters, articles on recovery assistance and events, tips for teaching, counseling support, the comfort/therapy dogs, free hugs, prayer shawls, and support from groups beyond campus.

The sixth series contains information on the scholarships established to remember the victims of February 14th, later known as the “Forward, Together Forward Scholarships.”  Information on the recipients of these scholarships will be added yearly.  In addition, articles on various fund-raising events and activities, such as baseball games, concerts, and the “Huskies on Parade” to benefit the scholarships are found here.

Information on annual remembrances of the tragedy are found in series seven.  A schedule of events for the first anniversary “NIU Remembers,” as well as brochures for various activities, and articles from many newspapers, including The Northern Star, are found here.  The second year “Day of Reflection,” was a more modest event.

The fate of Cole Hall is documented in Series VIII.  Located here are newspaper articles, correspondence, survey results, petitions, e-mail comments, and the “Preserve NIU’s Cole Hall” Facebook site.

Kishwaukee Hospital played a critical role following the campus shootings.  Documents relating to the hospital’s response, plus messages and thank you materials displayed in the hospital are found in series nine.

A wide variety of materials are found in Series X which deals with Related Issues.  Included here are a “Healing Huskies” poster; information on “Huskies United;” stories and information about the Regional History Center’s task to document the tragedy of February 14, 2008; NIU’s relationship with Virginia Tech; the USFA report on the DeKalb Fire Department’s Response on February 14, 2008; awards received for coverage of the event by Public Affairs, Northern Television, WNIU/WNIJ, the response by President Peters, and campus social workers; articles on managing stress and helping children cope after school shootings; as well as internet articles from the Christian Science Monitor relating to good and evil. Campus Security, Gun Control and Campus Shootings are discussed in many articles found in series eleven.  Especially noteworthy is the book edited by NIU’s Brian Hemphill and Brandi Hephner LaBanc, Enough is Enough: a Student Affairs Perspective on Preparedness and Response to a Campus Shooting.  Articles about NIU’s Police Chief Don Grady are located here, in addition to the Campus Security Task Force Report to the Governor, and stories on emergency alert systems, the NIU graffiti threat of April 22, 2008, the February 19, 2010 shooting outside Stevenson Hall, and the murder of Antinette “Toni” Keller on October 14, 2010.  The Westboro Baptist Church planned to protest at the NIU memorials, and funerals of the students.  Correspondence and messages dealing with those protests and hate speech are also found in this series.

The last, and smallest, series deals with Steven Kazmierczak, the man who committed the shootings and then took his own life on February 14, 2008.  There are print and on-line articles about Kazmierczak and his girl friend Jessica Baty. Esquire Magazine published a detailed investigative report about him in August 2008.  An article published in Criminology & Public Policy co-written by Dr. Jim Thomas, Kazmierczak, Leaf and Stone in 2006 is also included here.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2008

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The February 14, 2008 Memorial Collection is unique among the University Archives Collections in that it documents an event, and the effect of that event on the Northern Illinois University Community.  This collection is divided into twelve series: The Victims; Events of February 14, 2008; Condolences; Remembering and Memorials; Recovery; Scholarship Funds; Remembrance Events; Cole Hall; Kishwaukee Hospital; Related Issues; Campus Security, Gun Control and Campus Shootings; and Kazmierczak.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: The materials in this collection will be available for scholarly, educational and journalistic purposes only, and will not be available for random browsing.   We will consider all specific requests for access and use.  Visitors interested in looking at the memorial items will be able to view the artifacts through the photographs and the website.  The 10 oversize memorial panels from NIU’s Martin Luther King Commons, where people recorded their messages of grief and hope, have been preserved.  They can be viewed on the February 14, 2008 Memorial website, http://www.february14.niu.edu/, which has the capability of “zooming in” to read the messages.  The panels sent to NIU by Virginia Tech can be viewed in the same fashion.  Many of the articles from the various campus memorials were also able to be saved, and are also being preserved by the Center. PLEASE NOTE: SOME OF THE MEDIA MATERIALS REQUIRE  PERMISSION TO USE APPROVAL FROM THE ORIGINATING AGENCIES OR MEDIA OUTLETS.

Acquisition Method: The University Archives acquired the materials in the February 14, 2008 Memorial Collection from offices and departments all across the Northern Illinois University Campus, as well as from outside individuals and organizations who recognized the importance of this event to the history of the University.

Other Note: The 10 oversize memorial panels from NIU’s Martin Luther King Commons, where people recorded their messages of grief and hope, have been preserved.  They can be viewed on the February 14, 2008 Memorial website, http://www.february14.niu.edu/, which has the capability of “zooming in” to read the messages.  The panels sent to NIU by Virginia Tech can be viewed in the same fashion.

Other URL: http://www.february14.niu.edu/


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: THE VICTIMS],
[Series II: EVENTS OF FEBRUARY 14, 2008],
[Series III: CONDOLENCES],
[Series IV: REMEMBERING AND MEMORIALS],
[Series V: RECOVERY],
[Series VI: SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS],
[Series VII: REMEMBRANCE EVENTS],
[Series VIII: COLE HALL],
[Series IX: KISHWAUKEE HOSPITAL],
[Series X: RELATED ISSUES],
[Series XI: CAMPUS SECURITY, GUN CONTROL AND CAMPUS SHOOTINGS],
[Series XII: KAZMIERCZAK],
[All]

Series III: CONDOLENCES
Sub-Series A: Real Cards and Letters
Box 16
Folder 1: President's Office - Correspondence and Condolences Received from Colleges and Universities, February 14-March 7, 2008
Folder 2: President's Office - Correspondence and Condolences, February 15, March 18, 2008
Folder 3: President's Office - Condolence Cards, February-March 2008
Folder 4: President's Office - Cards and Letters of Sympathy, February-April 2008
Folder 5: Handmade Sympathy Cards for President Peters made by Students
Folder 6: Cards from Salem Baptist Church Sunday School, Chicago, Illinois, sent  February 16, 2008
Folder 7: Sympathy and mass Intention Cards, Leeza Spiegl, Brooklyn, NY
Folder 8: President's Office - Correspondence and Religious Items sent in Response to February 14th
Box 17
Folder 1: Condolence Cards sent to President Peters for NIU Community, from Kent State University, Stark, Ohio
Folder 2: ACCESS Department, Signed Page of Condolences from Tutoring  Center at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Folder 3: Access-Ability Resources Center, Condolence Cards Received
Folder 4: Administration and Outreach, Condolence Message to Anne Kaplan
Folder 5: Admissions Office - Sympathy Cards and Letters
Folder 6: Admissions Office - Card and Letters from Students at Saint Bede  Academy, Peru, Illinois
Folder 7: Alumni Relations, Condolence Cards and Letters, February-March 2008
Folder 8: Athletic Training Program, Letter and Condolence Message from Athletic Training Faculty and Students at Illinois State University,  Normal, Illinois
Folder 9: Athletic Training Program, Sympathy Card from Athletic Training  Program at Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois
Folder 10: Community Relations, Letter from Community Relations at Blacksburg  Middle School, Virginia
Folder 11: Counseling Office NIU - Condolence Cards from Faith Lutheran Church, Huntington Beach, California
Folder 12: Education College, Condolence Messages from Indiana University,  South Bend
Folder 13: English Department, Letter to Students by Acting Chair; Messages of Encouragement that were posted in Reavis Hall, February 25,  2008
Folder 14: External Affairs, Condolence Letter from Farmington Hills, MI
Folder 15: Foundation, Condolence Cards and Letters, February 2008
Folder 16: Foundation, Messages from 4th Grade at Harold Drummer School,  Sandwich, Illinois
Folder 17-23: Founders Memorial Library, Condolence Cards and Messages received  by Several Faculty and Staff
Folder 24: Graduate School, Condolence and Medals from the Blue Hat Rotary  Club of London, Canada; and Thank You Cards from Lindsay and  Linda Ullman
Folder 25: Greek Community, Sympathy Cards and Letters from Various Schools
Folder 26: Panhellenic Council, Card and Letter from Panhellenic Association of  Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Folder 27: Holmes Student Center, Condolence Cards from Joliet Junior College
Folder 28: Latino Resource Center, Condolence Letters
Folder 29: Provost Office, Condolence Letters from Lake Erie College; and Condolence Letters and Responses, February-April 2008
Folder 30: Psychology Department, Condolence Correspondence; Condolence  given in an Article on NIU Snowmobile Team in Michigan Tech  magazine, Spring 2008
Folder 31: Student Affairs, Condolence Letters and Anonymous Message
Folder 32: Student Affairs, Sympathy Cards from many
Folder 33: Student Association, Condolence Cards, Letters, Resolutions and  Handwritten Messages
Folder 34: Student Government, Letter from Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa
Folder 35: Student Services, Condolence Cards and Notes
Folder 36: University Archives, Message from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Condolence Card from Shreveport, Louisiana
Folder 37: University Health Services, Condolence Cards, Letters, E-mails and  Coloring Sheets
Folder 38a: Northern Star, Condolence Cards, Lettes, E-mails, and Flowers, etc., (includes Virginia Tech)
Folder 38b: Thank You letter sent by Northern Star to those who sent support, February 28, 2008
Folder 39: Operating Staff Council, Condolence Card and Letter
Box 18
Folder 1: DeKalb School District, Student Colored  "Welcome Back" Sheets [sample from those given out at Holmes Student Center], February  25-26, 2008
Folder 2: DeKalb School District, Student Colored  "Welcome Back" Sheets [sample from Student Involvement and Leadership Development]
Folder 3: DeKalb School District, Coloring Sheets with Personal Messages
Folder 4: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets [sample]
Folder 5: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets and other Large Handmade  Cards
Folder 6: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, Brooks Elementary School
Folder 7: Welcome Back Letters written by 3rd Grade Students, Brooks  Elementary School
Folder 8: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, Chesebro Elementary School
Folder 9: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, Clinton Rosette Middle School [these sheets are different from the other schools]
Folder 10: Cards of Support and Condolence by Clinton Rosette Middle School  Students [from Counseling and Student Development Center]
Folder 11: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, Cortland Elementary School [sample from Student Involvement & Leadership Development]
Folder 12: Handmade Sympathy Cards made by 4th Grade Students, Cortland  Elementary School [from Student Affairs]
Folder 13: Handmade Sympathy Messages from Cortland Elementary School Students
Folder 14: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, DeKalb High School [from Holmes Student Center]
Folder 15: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, Huntley Middle School
Folder 16: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, Jefferson Elementary School
Folder 17: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, Lincoln Elementary School
Folder 18: Handmade Messages of Sympathy and Support from 4th Grade  Students at Lincoln Elementary School, DeKalb, Illinois
Folder 19: Handmade Cards from 5th Grade Students at Lincoln Elementary  School, DeKalb, Illinois
Folder 20: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, Littlejohn Elementary School
Folder 21: Condolence Letters from Littlejohn Elementary School, DeKalb, Illinois
Folder 22: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, Tyler Elementary School
Folder 23: DeKalb School District Coloring Sheets, Wright Elementary School
Box 19
Folder 1: Handmade Cards of Support by Southeast Elementary School  Students, Sycamore, Illinois
Folder 2: Sympathy Cards created by Students at Sycamore Middle School 3-4
Folder 3-4: Handmade Cards of Sympathy and Support from 5th Graders at  Bardwell School, Aurora, Illinois
Folder 5: Messages of Support from madison Accelerated Middle School,  madison, Illinois
Folder 6: Condolence Letters from Thompson Junior High, Oswego, Illinois 7-8
Folder 7-8: Handmade Cards by Students at North Boone Middle School, Poplar Grove, Illinois
Folder 9: Handmade Cards by Laura Gascon, and Roscoe [IL] Middle School  Students
Box 20
Folder 1-2: Handmade Sympathy Cards and Letters from Bateman Elementary  School, Chicago, Illinois [some are in Spanish]
Folder 3: Handmade Sympathy Cards, Loyola University, Chicago
Folder 4: Letter from Student Organizations at Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
Folder 5: Sympathy Card from Eastern Illinois University Health Service Staff, Charleston, Illinois
Box 21: Box from the College of DuPage Containing: A Program of the College of DuPage’s Day of Remembrance, and Speeches; Signed Condolence Book; Pen; CD and Photocopies of  Photographs; Copies of the Courier, College of DuPage Student  Newspaper for; Memorial Button and  Ribbon; and a College of DuPage - Foundation Paperweight, February 25,  2008; February 25,  2008; February 22 & 29, 2008
Box 22
Folder 1: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Letter Regarding Memorial Banner sent by Bravo Company, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
Folder 2: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Handmade Cards from Virginia Tech Students
Folder 3: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Condolence Cards received by Admissions Office
Folder 4: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Condolence Card received by Bursar's Office
Folder 5: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Condolence Cards received by Communications Department made by Virginia Tech Communication Skills Students
Folder 6: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Condolence Message received by Geography Department
Folder 7: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Condolence Letter received by Publications Office from Virginia Tech
Folder 8: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Sympathy Cards received from The Fashion Merchandising and Design Society of Virginia Tech
Folder 9: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Educational Technology, Delivery Slip of Flowers from Virginia Tech
Folder 10: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Registration and Records, Card with Flowers from Virginia Tech
Folder 11: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Condolence Card from Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Central Pennsylvania Chapter
Folder 12: Virginia Tech Connects with NIU: Virginia Tech Condolence Panels, CD's (2), and information
Box 23
Folder 1: Condolence Cards from the University of Alaska, Anchorage
Folder 2: Condolence Card from Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado
Folder 3: Condolence Letters from Indiana University, Bloomington
Folder 4: Letter from Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, Indiana
Folder 5: Sympathy Cards from St. mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana
Folder 6: Condolence Letters from Students at Neil Armstrong Elementary  School, Bettendorf, Iowa
Folder 7: Sympathy Letter from the College of Notre Dame of maryland
Folder 8: Handmade Cards by Students at Holy Name School, Camden, New Jersey
Folder 9: Condolence Letters from Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
Folder 10: Letter and Large Handmade Card signed by Staff and Students at the College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio
Folder 11: mass Card from Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania
Folder 12: Sympathy Cards from Temple, University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Folder 13: Handmade Cards from West Chester University, Pennsylvania
Folder 14: Condolence Messages from 5th Grade Students, Kenrose Elementary,  Nashville, Tennessee
Folder 15: Handwritten Messages from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
Folder 16: Letter and Photograph of Condolence Banner from Texas A&M  University, Galveston
Folder 17: Sympathy Cards from the University of North Texas TALONS
Folder 18: Letter from Price's Fork Elementary School, Blacksburg, Virginia
Folder 19: Handmade Cards from the Student Peace Alliance, Monticello High  School, Charlottesville, Virginia
Folder 20: Handwritten Messages from University of Wisconsin - madison
Folder 21: Handmade Condolence Cards from University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Folder 22: Miscellaneous Condolence Cards, Handmade by Students
Folder 23: Construction Paper Cards from Unknown Children
Folder 24: Cards and Note from Employees of Booz Allen Hamilton, Arlington, Virginia
Folder 25a: United Campus Ministries/Wesley Foundation, Condolence Cards and  Messages, February 2008
Folder 25b: Lutheran Campus Ministry, Condolence Cards and Messages, February- April 2008
Folder 26: Cards that came with Flowers, and Fruit Basket
Folder 27: Photographs of Condolences sent to NIU, Displayed for Newspaper  Reporters in the Regional History Center/University Archives [CD & photos]
Box 24
Folder 1: Drawings from Young Children, School Unknown
Folder 2: Large Handmade Condolence Card from University of Wisconsin -  Oshkosh
Folder 3: Large Handmade Condolence Card from Twin Lakes Church College  Group, Aptos, California
Folder 4: Large Handmade Condolence Cards from Mickey Cox Elementary  Campus Club, Clovis, California
Oversize 1: Handmade and Signed Condolence Card from Mayville College, Tennessee
Box 25
Folder 1: U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Barack Obama Submit Senate  Resolution 458: Expressing the Condolences of the Senate..., February 25, 2008
Folder 2: J. Bradley Burzynski, Illinois Senate, Introduced Senate Resolution  0572, March 6, 2008
Folder 3: Robert W. Pritchard, State Representative, Introduced House  Resolution 1019 on Shooting of 2/14, February 22, 2008
Folder 4: Bound Condolence Resolution from Mayor Richard M. Daley and the  City of Chicago, March 12, 2008
Folder 5: Bound Condolence Letter from Doctor Vasti Torres, ACPA President
Folder 6: Condolence Resolution from Student Government, University of New  Mexico - Albuquerque
Folder 7: Letter of Support from St. Ambrose University Residence Life Staff, to NIU Residence Hall Staff, February 21, 2008
Oversize 1: Letters and Resolution of Condolence from Student Government,  Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, February 18 & 21, 2008
Oversize 2: Framed Resolution of Condolence from University of maine Student  Government, February 19, 2008
Sub-Series B: On-line Condolence Pages
Box 26
Folder 1: NIU Remembers Web Site: Condolences from Community, Local Schools, Educational Organizations, and Public Officials
Folder 2: NIU Remembers Web Site: Condolences from Colleges and Universities
Folder 3-8: Condolences from Guest Book on Legacy.com, February 14-18, 2008
Box 27
Folder 1-4: Condolences from Guest Book on Legacy.com, February 19, 2008 -  November 11, 2010
Folder 5: Index of Condolences [up to July 10, 2008]
Folder 6: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Condolence Pages, February 15-24, 2008
Sub-Series C: Condolence Books
Box 28
Volume 1-2: Condolence Books from NIU Memorial Room, signed primarily by  Students, Alumni, and their Families (2 volumes), (2009-2010)
Box 29
Volume 1: Memorial Scrapbook compiled by mary Bernardin, Graduate Placement Officer, NIU Career Services (1 volume)
Box 30
Folder 1: Vicky Vosburgh, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Note Concerning  Condolence Books for the Families  2-4
Folder 2-4: Condolence Books from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Folder 5: Condolence Book from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Folder 6: Condolence Book from Western Illinois University - Quad Cities
Folder 7: Condolence Booklet from 7th & 8th Grade Students, Santa maria del  Popolo School, Mundelein, Illinois
Folder 8: Condolence Book from M.I.T. and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Joint Program in Oceanography
Folder 9: Postcard Book of  "Images of Virginia Tech" with Messages of Support Written on each Card, Given to the College of Engineering by Virginia Tech Students
Folder 10: Condolence Booklet from Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Box 31
Volume 1: Handmade Condolence Book from Westmoreland County Community  College, Youngwood, Pennsylvania (1 volume)
Volume 2: Condolence Book from Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois (1 volume)
Box 32
Volume 1: Condolence Book from Lake Forest College, Illinois (1 volume)
Volume 2: Condolence Book from Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park  Ridge, Illinois (1 volume)
Volume 3: Condolence Book from Appalachian State University, North Carolina (1 volume)
Box 33
Volume 1: Condolence Book from University of Florida (1 volume), March 8, 2008
Sub-Series D: Newsletter and magazine Articles Containing Tributes and Condolences
Box 34
Folder 1: Barb Wire, DeKalb High School Newsletter, March 2008
Folder 2: DeKalb County Hospice, Bereavement Care Newsletter, May/June 2008
Folder 3: Gordon Flesch Company Newsletter, Issue 1, 2008
Folder 4: Social Work Networker, March 2008
Folder 5: Gospel Express magazine, Condolence Letter, February 22, 2008
Sub-Series E: E-mail Messages
Box 34
Folder 6: NIU Ribbon Prayer Chain, February 21, 2008
Folder 7: Gov. Rod Blagojevich Press Release - Flags at Half-staff, February 15, 2008
Folder 8: Richard Durbin, U.S. Senate,  "Tragedy at Northern Illinois University,", February 25, 2008
Folder 9: Pamela Althoff, State Senator, Condolences for NIU, February 2008
Folder 10: American Federation of Teachers extends Condolences, February 15, 2008
Folder 11: Illinois Higher Education, Condolence Message, February 15, 2008
Folder 12: Ken Kaczynski, President of School District U-46 Board of Education,  E-mail to mark McGowan, Public Affairs, February 18, 2008
Folder 13: Orthodox Christian Fellowship offers Condolences and Assistance, February 25, 2008
Folder 14: Presbyterian Church sends Condolences, February 15, 2008
Folder 15: Waubonsee Community College -  "We Remember,", February 2008
Folder 16: Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville - Chancellor Vaughn  Vandegrift's  "Reflections on the Northern Illinois University Tragedy,", February 25, 2008
Folder 17: New Mexico State University - Gathering to Support NIU, February 2008
Folder 18: Admissions Office, Messages from many Including Virginia Tech, and Hubbard High School Students
Folder 19: Operating Staff Council, E-mail received from Virginia Tech Staff Senate, February 22, 2008
Folder 20: NIU Society for the Advancement of management, Condolence E-mail from Ryan Lilly, Virginia Tech, February 18, 2008
Folder 21: Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, E-mails received February 14-15,  2008
Folder 22: University Libraries, E-mails received; also Photograph of Flowers sent by Virginia Tech, February 14-March 4, 2008
Folder 23-28: Music Department E-mail that had been Posted on Large Sheets of Paper for All to Read
Folder 29: John R. Alexander, Center for Latino and Latin American Studies, E-mail received, February 15-25, 2008
Folder 30: Kenton Clymer, History Department, E-mail from Daniel Thorp, Virginia Tech, February 15, 2008
Folder 31: Aaron Funsinn, Student Association Member, E-mail Condolences, February 15, 2008
Folder 32: Kristi and John Gordon, NIU Employees, E-mails received, February  15-24, 2008
Folder 33: Jerry Johns, Retired NIU Professor, E-mails received, February 14-16, & 25, 2008
Folder 34: maria Krull, Northern Star Advisor, E-mail from Italy, February 15, 2008
Folder 35: Amy Levin, Professor of English, E-mail, February 14-21, 2008
Folder 36: E-mail on Condolence Gifts Received
Folder 37: E-mail Concerning Flag that Flew over Pentagon that was sent to NIU
Box 35
Folder 1-12: Facebook - Pray for NIU Students and Families
Folder 13: Facebook - Pray for the Students of NIU
Folder 14: Facebook - Pray for NIU Students, Photos from DeKalb Natives
Folder 15: Facebook - NIU Alumni Association, and NIU and VT Students Against  Violence
Folder 16: Facebook - Support NIU Victims, and Wisconsin Support
Folder 17: Facebook - All Poetry: Poems about the Shooting
Folder 18: Facebook - Miscellaneous
Box 36
Folder 1-2: MySpace
Folder 3-9: Blogs about Shooting
Folder 10: Larry Arnhart [NIU Department of Political Science] Blog: Darwinian  Conservatism by Larry Arnhart, February 15-22, 2008
Folder 11: Stephen Karlson [NIU Department of Economics] Blog: Cold Spring Shops, Spring Semester 2008
Folder 12: markos Moulitas [NIU Alumnus] Blog: Daily Kos, February-March 2008
Folder 13: Musing's Musings, Blog [Michael Spires, NIU Sponsored Projects  Office], February 17, 2008-February 14, 2010
Folder 14: Street Prophets - Update on the NIU Shootings, February 15, 2008
Folder 15: Patriot Missive - NIU Shooting: My Alma mater Finds its Place in Infamy, February 14-16, 2008
Folder 16: The Huffington Post - Blog Entries by Josh Horwitz [Executive Director  of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence],  "The Same Old Story," on  NIU Shooting, August 4, 2008
Folder 17: CLTV Local News -  "NIU: Together Forward," and other stories  relating to NIU, February 15-18, and May 15, 2008
Folder 18: WIFR.COM: NIU Shootings - Post Your Thoughts, February-July 2008
Folder 19: Blogs - Miscellaneous
Folder 20: Campus Crusade for Christ's,  "NIU Together Forward" Pages, February  23, 2008

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[Series I: THE VICTIMS],
[Series II: EVENTS OF FEBRUARY 14, 2008],
[Series III: CONDOLENCES],
[Series IV: REMEMBERING AND MEMORIALS],
[Series V: RECOVERY],
[Series VI: SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS],
[Series VII: REMEMBRANCE EVENTS],
[Series VIII: COLE HALL],
[Series IX: KISHWAUKEE HOSPITAL],
[Series X: RELATED ISSUES],
[Series XI: CAMPUS SECURITY, GUN CONTROL AND CAMPUS SHOOTINGS],
[Series XII: KAZMIERCZAK],
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