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Collection Overview

Title: Student Papers, 1871+

Predominant Dates:1900-1980

ID: RHC/UA/38/

Extent: 35.0 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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).

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Use Restrictions: The Regional History Center holds all property rights; literary rights - except for marked copyrighted materials - are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Method: The personal and academic papers contained here offer a glimpse of student life at Northern from the turn of the century to the present.


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Series I.
Box A
Folder 1: Mary L. Bates, (1871-1971)
Genealogy Charts, Correspondence, Certificates, Photographs
Folder 2: Lynn O'Connell, 1981
Ceramic Notebook
Folder 3-4: Mollie Brezer, 1901-1906
Diary; Photographs (subjects include Northern Illinois State Normal School- NISNS)
Folder 5: Elaine Burstatte
NIU memorabilia from the 1930's.  (4) four identified photographs of student life.
Folder 6: Mabel Carney, 1912, 1926
Publication
Folder 7: L. G. Cody
Photographs (subjects include the Class of 1901-1904, Northern Illinois State Normal School-NISNS) Campus)
Folder 8: Alice Darnell, 1910
Three Great Periods in the History of Art
Folder 9: Edwin Eide
Photographs (subjects include Campus Buildings, Stone Gate, Freshman Stone Bench)
Folder 10: Dorothy Ellis
NIU Memorabilia from the 1940's.  (25) twenty-five items in all including Social Activity programs, Alpha Psi Omega and Kappa Delta Pi records, and (8) eight Play photographs.
Folder 11: Mary Vance Garretson
Photographs (subjects include Garretson Northern Illinois State Normal School -NISNS Halloween Party)
Folder 12: E. P. Gibson, 1968
Correspondence; Photographs (subjects include Northern Illinois State Normal School -NISNS) students, the Stone Gate, 1915-1916)
Folder 13: Lena Gross, 1902
Photographs (subjects include Northern Illinois State Normal School-NISNS) students, Women's basketball team)
Folder 14: Gertie M. (Barber) Latimer, 1901-1902
Letters, Memoirs of Northern Illinois State Normal School (NISNS)
Folder 15: Phillip Madden, 1900
Photographs of Campus Scenes
Folder 16: Wilma (Gilmore) McCrossen, 1965
Correspondence
Folder 17: Irene McKay
Photographs (subjects include campus scenes, the Castle, John W. Cook, Lagoon, McMurry Hall, Williston Hall)
Folder 18: Vicki J. Munch, 1899-1970
The Development of the Department of Physical Education for Women at Northern Illinois University
Folder 19: Harry Nelson, 1914-1918
Correspondence, Photographs
Folder 20: Ethel Phillips Owens, 1904; no date
Photographs (subjects include men's track and basketball team; Campus Gates)
Folder 21-22: Laura H. Pearson, 1974-1976; no date
Correspondence; Photographs (subjects include Northern Illinois State Normal School-NISNS students, the Rickard House)
Folder 23: Robert Scarry, 1970, 1973
Publication
Folder 24: G. P. Smith
Geography Workbook, Study of the Campus
Folder 25: Lois Springer, (1977)
Correspondence
Folder 26: James Webster, 1895
Paper, An Inquiry Concerning the Site Selection for Northern Illinois State Normal School (NISNS)
Oversize 1: Joseph Ilika
A Mini Social History of Northern Illinois State Teachers College (NISTC) in WW II, contains scrapbook pages and clippings
Box B
Folder 1: Janet Hawthorne, 1960-1964
NIU memorabilia, programs, clippings, and homecoming banner
Folder 2: Irene Klemmedson, 1928-1930.
Poetry book, song books, activity programs, clippings
Folder 3: Janet Sue Johnson, circa 1993
Photograph and related story
Folder 4: William Schmidt, 1943-1948
Programs and publications
Folder 5: Lillian Shanahan Boynton, 1920-1923
Photographs of McMurry Training School, Northern campus and DeKalb area
Folder 6-7: Tina Reithmayer, 1978-1980
Theater & Arts programs, resident hall information, and campus brochures
Folder 8: Bernice Sheddon, circa 1922-1927
Photograph album, includes autographs and memorabilia
Folder 9: Martha L. Jenks (Ball), 1940-1945
Two stories relating to her life at Northern Illinois State Teachers College (NISTC)
Folder 10: Elizabeth Riotto, 1970-1973
Tests and syllabuses for History & Political Science classes, Douglas Hall and other memorabilia
Folder 11: Charlotte A. Flanders, circa 1929
Northern Illinois State Teachers College (NISTC) Christmas Card, printed by the Industrial Arts Department
Folder 12: Vivian Irene Gates, 1914-1917
Scrapbook of photographs and memorabilia of Northern Illinois State Normal School (NISNS), includes autographs & addresses of classmates
Folder 13: Betty H. Davis Hollingsworth, circa 1938-1940
Memorabilia from Davis' years at Northern Illinois State Teachers College (NISTC)
Folder 14: Dorothy Willrett, 1949
1943 Norther autographed (includes some faculty) VA Subsistence Allowance form
Folder 15: Sarah Stiles Parker, 1926-1927
Memorabilia from Stiles' years at Northern Illinois State Teachers College (NISTC), includes dance programs, &  two photos
Folder 16: Smith, Ed, 1967
Where to, Black Man? An American Negro's African Diary
Folder 17: Phillips,  Cora May, 1909-1910
Boarding Club girls, Princeton, Illinois, and Photo Album (Northern Illinois State Normal School-NISNS) Campus, Dadd's family members)
Folder 18: Murra, Fim & Mary Bayley, 1902-1905
Photographs
Folder 19: Holderness, Kathryn, circa 1927
1927 Norther, autographed and annotated, and one small photograph of Altgeld Hall
Folder 20: King, Ruth F., 1922
Norther, autographed (includes some faculty)
Folder 21: Ackert, James E., 1965, 1952, 1956
Educational Reminiscences (includes Northern Illinois State Normal School(NISNS) 1899-1903); Letter; Publications
Folder 22: Marshall, Jeanie M., 1903
Norther, several postcards and photographs pasted inside covers
Folder 23: Schroer, David/Diane, 2005-2009
Articles relating to discrimination against transgender individuals  [1977 graduate]
Folder 24: Ptacek, Robert A. (Bohumil), 1940,  1941; January 2010
Homecoming Programs, biographical of 1942 page with Ptacek; article from Czechoslovak sketch; photocopy of Ptacek in uniform;  photocopy Life Journal
Folder 25: McMenamin, Joe & Barbara, 1952; 1955; circa 1980's
[graduated 1955 & 1957] photographs of 1952 Homecoming Parade; Altgeld Hall; May Fete and Graduation; and Joe & Barbara
Folder 26: Spottiswood, Jacob
"Free Temetra!: The AFT, NIU, and the controversial campaign to reinstate one of the campus' most controversial figures." [Senior Thesis, 2011]
Box C
Folder 1: Schlottman, Charlotte, 1919
Folder 2: Hinsch, Dr. Gertrude, 2010
Folder 3: Larson, Gertrude, 1915-1916

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