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Vice President For Development and University Relations Office


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Administrative Information

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Development Office - Pre 1986

Corporate Relations

Vice President for Development and University Relations

Addendum 1

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Collection Overview

Title: Vice President For Development and University Relations Office, 1960-2011

Predominant Dates:1968-1991

ID: RHC/UA/14/

Extent: 15.25 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 00/00/1950

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Office of the Vice President for Development and University Relations Collection contains three series.  The first series, Development Office, consists of the office's newsletter, Corporate Commentary, and records from the various organizations the office oversees, including Parents for Northern and the Huskie Club.  The second series, Corporate Relations, contains correspondence and subject files from that office, including Business and Industry for Northern, DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation, and Illinois Research and Development Corridor.  The third series, Vice President for Development and University Relations Office, contains correspondence and subject files including records relating to the Northern Star, WNIU, and Alumni Relations.

Researchers should also consult the following collections in the University Archives for offices reporting to the Vice President for Development and University Relations: Publications Office, NIU Foundation, WNIU-FM, Alumni Association, Public Information Office.  Of special interest to the researcher is a history of the NIU Foundation in Box 4, Folder 13.  There is also an oral history series on the history of the foundation available in the archives.

Collection Historical Note

The Alumni Executive Secretary handled fundraising of all kinds until 1965 when the secretary's duties were divided and assigned separate directors.  At that time a Director of Development was appointed to oversee fundraising from corporate and community sources.  In 1972 the Development Office as a separate unit in the university's administration was established.  It coordinated the activities of the Parents for Northern organization and the Huskie Club.  In addition, the Development Office put out a newsletter, called Corporate Commentary, which kept businesses informed of the university's activities and research.

A Parents' Club was organized in 1965, which became the NIU Parents' Association in 1968.  Dues from the association's members provided the funds for several scholarships.  In 1976 Parents for Northern was organized.  Its primary purpose was to increase communication

between the university and students' parents.  In addition to raising funds, Parents for Northern sponsored Parents' Day for several years.

George "Chick" Evans, the university's athletic director, organized the Booster Club in 1955.  Individuals from the community were offered memberships which included season tickets to university football and basketball games.  Dues were used to fund the athletic grants-in-aid program.  After Evans retired in 1968, his successor, Robert Brigham, reorganized the Booster Club into the Huskie Club.

Beginning May 1, 1986, the position of Vice President for Development and University Relations was created with Thomas Montiegel serving as the first officer.  Reporting to the Vice President of Development and University Relations are the Director of Development (includes Annual Giving, Corporate Relations, Prospect Research and Alumni Relations), the NIU Foundation Controller, and the Assistant to the Vice President who oversees Publications, Printing, Public Information, Periodicals, Records and Systems, and Northern Public Radio (which includes WNIU-FM, WNIJ-FM and NIRIS).

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Acquisition Method: Records from the Office of the Vice President for Development and University Relations came to the University Archives in several installments beginning in the 1950's.  There are no restrictions on access to these records.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Series I.: Development Office - Pre 1986],
[Series II.: Corporate Relations],
[Series III.: Vice President for Development and University Relations],
[Addendum 1],

Series III.: Vice President for Development and University Relations
Box 50
Folder 1-12: Correspondence, 1991
Folder 13: Alumni Association Board, 1991
Folder 14: Alumni Relations: Phoenix Trip, November 1986
Folder 15: Alumni Relations: Florida Trips, 1987, 1988
Folder 16: Alumni Presidents', "Fly Around,", April 5, 1988
Folder 17: Development & Alumni Relations, Support Function Review,, Fiscal Year 1988
Box 51
Folder 1-2: Interesting and VIP Alumni, Alumnae (up to 1973)
Folder 3: Parents Day, 1986-1989
Folder 4: Homecoming, 1986-1989
Folder 5-8: Football, 1987-1991
Folder 9: Annual Fund Disbursement, 1987-1992
Folder 10: Athletic Dept. Reception, Rochelle, February 7, 1989
Folder 11: Athletic Meeting, Park Hyatt, March 12, 1991
Folder 12: Huskie Club Correspondence, 1986-1988
Folder 13: Huskie Club, Financial Statements, 1987-1988
Folder 14: Board of Regents Presentation, December 1, 1988
Folder 15: Foundation Board, 1989-1990
Folder 16: NIU Foundation, General Membership Lists, 1986-1989
Box 52
Folder 1: Chambers of Commerce Mailing List, 1987
Folder 2: Regional Association Lists, 1991
Folder 3: Realtors/Developers List, no date
Folder 4: President's Theatre Patrons, 1988-1991
Folder 5: University Viewbook, 1986-1987
Folder 6: City of DeKalb: Community Profiles, 1986-1988
Folder 7: City of DeKalb: Economic Data Base, 1988
Folder 8: City of DeKalb: Site Information, circa 1988
Folder 9: DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, 1986-1991
Folder 10: DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, 1987-1991
Folder 11: Greater DeKalb Partnership, 1988
Folder 12: DeKalb Economic Development, 1988
Folder 13: DeKalb Tourism Council, 1988
Folder 14: DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), 1987- 1988
Folder 15: Sycamore Chamber of Commerce, 1989
Folder 16: Illinois Resource Network (IRN), Reports & Related Material, 1986
Folder 17: IRN/NIU Spring Proposal, 1987
Box 53
Folder 1: IBHE, Scope Committee, 1988-1990
Folder 2: IBHE Meeting, Decatur, September 5, 1990
Folder 3: Rockford Site Selection, IBHE Data, 1989-1990
Folder 4: Rockford Site Advisory Committee, 1990-1991
Folder 5: Rockford RFP Advertising Campaign, 1990-1991
Folder 6: Rockford Advertising Campaign, 1991
Folder 7: White Paper (Education Funding), News Clips, 1987-1988
Folder 8: White Paper (Education Funding), Related Information, 1988
Box 54
Folder 1: College-Based Advancement Programs, Survey Responses, 1989
Folder 2: Cooperative Education List, 1990
Folder 3: College of Business Advisory Council, Promotion Committee, 1988
Folder 4: College of Business Candidates/Campaign, 1991
Folder 5: Foreign Language Scholarship Grants, 1992
Folder 6: Geology Advisory Council, 1985-1986
Folder 7: Off Campus Coordinating Committee, 1988-1990
Folder 8: West Suburban Regional Academic Consortium, WSRAC Studies, 1986-1987
Folder 9: University Master Plan, Sasaki Associates, 1986-1988
Folder 10: Kishwaukee Hall, 1989, 1991
Folder 11: N.I.U. Foundation Center (Palmer Building) Remodeling Program, 1987
Folder 12: WNIU Broadcast Center, 1989-1991
Folder 13: Wirtz House, 1988-1990
Folder 14: Wirtz Quadrangle Planning, 1985-1986
Box 55
Folder 1: Publications Policy Committee, 1987-1989
Folder 2: Northern Star: Publications Board Internal Policies, no date
Folder 3: Northern Star: Publications Board Financial Materials, 1984-1988
Folder 4: Northern Star: Publications Board Blue Ribbon/AdHoc, 1986-1988
Folder 5: Northern Star: Publications Board Minutes, 1987-1989
Folder 6-7: Northern Star: Publications Board, 1988-1991
Folder 8: Northern Star: Stricklin Report, 1985
Folder 9: Northern Star: Correspondence & Related Material, 1986-1987
Folder 10: Northern Star: Task Force on Discrimination, 1987
Folder 11: WNIU: Personnel Searches, and Issues, 1986-1991
Folder 12: WNIU: Community Advisory Board, 1986-1988
Folder 13: WNIU: Dennis West Study, 1988
Box 56
Folder 1: Manufacturing Sciences Center, 1986-1987
Folder 2: Marden Licensing Agreement, 1986
Folder 3: Technology Commercialization Center, Grant, 1986
Folder 4-5: Technology Commercialization Center, 1986-1988, 1990
Folder 6: Superconducting Super Collider, 1987-1989
Folder 7: United Way Fund Drive, 1988-1990
Folder 8: Wurlitzer Research Park Discussions, 1989-1991
Folder 9: Vice President for Development, Budget Materials, 1990-1992
Folder 10: Vacation and Sick Leave Policies, 1985, 1990
Folder 11: Personnel Issues, 1972, 1977
Box 57
Folder 1: Director, Corporate Relations, Candidates, 1987
Folder 2: Assistant Director, Corporate Relations, Candidates, 1990
Folder 3: Affirmative Action Search Committee, 1987
Folder 4: Assistant Alumni Director Search, 1991
Folder 5: Athletic Director Search, 1987
Folder 6: Associate Athletic Director for Development and Communications, 1988
Folder 7: Huskie Club, Assistant Athletic Director/Fund Raising Search, 1985- 1987
Folder 8: Rosborough, Jim, 1989
Folder 9: Employee Wellness & Assistance Program Candidates, 1990-1991
Folder 10: Computer Analyst, 1987
Folder 11: Director of Facilities Development & Construction Search, 1988-1989
Folder 12: Vice President Student Affairs, Search, 1990
Folder 13: Barnett, Ronald (Supervisor-Printing), 1986-1988
Folder 14: Chapman, Horace (Director Development Research & Special Activities), 1986
Folder 15: Dembinski, Patricia (Editor/Liaison IRN), 1984-1988
Folder 16: Kimball, Olive M. (Director, University-Industry Research Programs), 1984-1985
Folder 17: Monroe, Jeff (City Council Candidate), 1989
Folder 18: Orth, Darlene (Dev. & Alumni Relations, Typing Clerk), 1985-1987
Folder 19: Parfitt, Rebecca, 1984-1988
Folder 20: Scott, Gary J., 1984
Folder 21: Schumacher, Dorin (Director, Corporate Relations), 1985-1986
Folder 22: Zalud, Jim, 1986

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[Series II.: Corporate Relations],
[Series III.: Vice President for Development and University Relations],
[Addendum 1],

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