Student Papers, 1871+
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Brief Description: These records include student notebooks, exams, research papers, literary works, some correspondence, and photographs.  Some of the personal papers pre-date the establishment of the university.  The series is arranged by surname of the student, although not strictly alphabetically.  The papers are organized into two subseries.  The first subseries contain only a few items per student.  The second subseries contains more substantive materials for each students.  Researchers seeking material relating to students should consult additional University Archives collections, especially Student Publications (UA 36), Student Activities (UA 35), and Alumni Association (UA 8).
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/UA/38/
Volume: 35.0 Linear Feet
Rights/Use Restrictions: The Regional History Center holds all property rights; literary rights - except for marked copyrighted materials - are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes:   The personal and academic papers contained here offer a glimpse of student life at Northern from the turn of the century to the present.