Archives/4. Faculty, Staff, and Board Members
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Overview Albert M. Donley was the Assistant Librarian, Archivist, and Associate Director of the Northeastern University Libraries from 1953 to his retirement in 1982. Prior to his work at NU, Donley was a librarian at the Dedham Public Library from 1951 to 1953 and a Library Assistant at the Holyoke Public Library from 1947 to 1949. Donley received a Bachelor's Degree in History and Literature from the American International College in 1949 and a Master's Degree of Library Science from Syracuse...
Overview In 1979 Asa Knowles, President of Northeastern University, hired Boston-area freelance writer Antoinette Frederick to write the second volume of the official history of Northeastern University. The work took two years to complete and was published in 1982 under the title "Northeastern University An Emerging Giant: 1959-1975." She again collaborated with Knowles for the 1986 publication, "Shawmut: 150 Years of Banking, 1836-1986." Frederick returned to Northeastern University in 1990...
Overview Arnold E. Daum graduated from Northeastern University in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and taught in Northeastern's University College from 1954 to the late 1980s. During World War II, Daum served as lieutenant commander in the United States Navy and was awarded the Bronze Star. In 1954, after serving in the Navy for 14 years, he retired and began teaching at Northeastern as an adjunct professor. He taught Marketing Management, Sales Management, Advertising...
Overview Asa S. Knowles (1909-1990) was President of the Associated Colleges of Upper New York (1946-1948), Vice-President of University Development at Cornell University (1948-1951), President of the University of Toledo (1951-1958), and President, later Chancellor, at Northeastern University (1959-1981). He was also on the board of directors of Shawmut Bank of Boston, N.A. from 1961 to 1989(?) and on the board of directors of Shawmut Corporation from 1965 to 1989(?). Knowles wrote a history of Shawmut...
Dates: 1836-1990 (bulk 1920-1983)
Overview Bernard "Bunny" Solomon was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1923. A member of Northeastern University's Class of 1946, he served in Europe in World War II, returning home to a position in his father's lingerie manufacturing business. He became an active Democrat and was appointed State Purchasing Agent under Governor Foster Furcolo in 1957. Solomon resigned his position in 1960 and became a vice president of the Stop & Shop Companies. In 1982, he left Stop & Shop to become the vice...
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Overview Beverly C. Dunn, Jr., a mathematician and high-frequency physicist, was born on November 16, 1917. He received a Bachelor's degree magna cum laude, a Master's degree, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. After graduating in 1940, he became an instructor there. He was the Assistant Director of the Naval Electronics Research Laboratory and of the Harvard University Applied Science Laboratories. Dunn became a consultant on mathematical methods of solving scientific problems. He taught courses...
Overview Carl Stephens Ell was the second President of Northeastern University from 1940 to 1959. He was born in Staunton, Indiana on November 14, 1887, son of Jacob and Alice (Stephens) Ell. His education included an A.B. in 1909 from DePauw University, a S.B. in 1911 and M.S. in 1912 in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Ed.M. in 1932 from Harvard University. He married Etta May Kinnear on June 10, 1913 and had one daughter, Dorothy. He began teaching at...
Overview Catherine Louise Allen was born in Columbus, Georgia in 1909. She began her career as an educator in Georgia schools in 1936. After receiving a master's degree from Columbia University, she was appointed professor of physical education and recreation at the University of Tennessee in 1941. During World War II, Allen served as director of special activities in the Pacific region for the Red Cross from 1944 to 1946. After the war, she returned to Tennessee to teach until 1955, when she moved to...
Overview Charles Harold Berry (1889-1965) was a professor of mechanical engineering at Northeastern University from 1955-1964. He taught at Cornell University from 1913-1918 and at Harvard University from 1928-1955. His work focused on thermodynamics and the steam power industry. He was also a technical engineer of power plants for the Detroit Edison Company and associate editor of Power magazine.
Dates: 1879-1963 (bulk 1917-1963)
Overview Charles Joseph Collazzo (CJC) was a professor of marketing in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University, ca. 1962-1984. He was also an alumnus of Northeastern University (College of Liberal Arts, 1943) and a World War II veteran. CJC served on many University committees, including the Graduate Council, ca. 1979-1981; the Library Operations Committee in the 1970s and 1980s; the Library Planning Committee, ca. 1980-1984; and the Search Committee for the Director and Dean...
Overview Dana C. Chandler, Jr., noted African American artist, activist, and educator, was born in Lynn, Mass. in 1941. He was educated in Boston Public Schools, and earned a B.S. in Teacher Education from the Massachusetts College of Art. Chandler participated in the black integrationist movement since his high school years. Chandler joined the black nationalist movement in the 1960s, after witnessing police brutality against a group of peaceful welfare protestors. Chandler has used his art to educate...
Dates: 1973-1991 (bulk 1977-1979)
Overview David L. Wilmarth graduated from Northeastern University's College of Liberal Arts in 1949. In 1960, he returned to the University as an Associate Professor in Earth Sciences. He retired in 1986.
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Dates: ca. 1958
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Dates: ca. 1960-1993
Overview Doris Shalit Oberg graduated from the infirmary as a dental hygienist in 1933 and remained an active member of the Alumni Association, planning reunions until her death on March 19, 1993. She also attended the Museum of Fine Arts School of Art and remained affiliated there. She was an active member of the Quincy Historical Society from 1954, and she served as both vice-president and first female president of the organization in 1982. She was married to Mr. Rudolph Oberg, former director of...
Overview Dwight Parker Robinson was born around 1868. He graduated from Harvard University in 1890 and received an S.B. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1892. He was appointed to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Committee of Professional Conduct in 1927. He was the first president of the American International Shipbuilding Corporation and was the president of the Dwight P. Robinson and Company, which later merged with other companies to become United Engineers and...
Overview Edward L. Bernays, "Father of Public Relations" was born in Vienna in 1891. He studied at Cornell and became a member of the United States Committee on Public Information in 1918. In 1919, Bernays opened a public relations firm, and in 1923 wrote the seminal book on public relations: Crystallizing Public Opinion (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1923) [call number HM261 .B4]. On June 17, 1989, Bernays received an Honorary Doctorate in...
Dates: 1982-1998 (bulk 1993-1995)
Overview Eugene M. Reppucci, Jr. received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University in 1960 and a Master of Education degree in 1965. Reppucci was also awarded an honorary degree in 1995. Reppucci was appointed the Assistant Director of Development at Northeastern in 1962 and remained in that department until 1995 when he retired as Senior Vice President of Development.
Overview Everett C. Marston was born in Maine in 1903. After graduating from Colby College in 1924, he moved to Boston to work for Houghton Mifflin. In 1927 he started teaching English at Northeastern University. After spending four years on the Northeastern faculty, he enrolled in Harvard and earned his Masters in English in 1934. He achieved the rank of professor at Northeastern in 1946. In addition to his teaching duties, he was also involved with the student body. He was the first advisor for the...
Dates: ca. 1930-1970
Overview Born in Ilion, New York, F. Andre Favat (FAF) earned his A.B. from the State University of New York at Albany in 1959 and received his master's and doctoral degrees in education from Harvard University. In 1969 he joined Northeastern University as assistant professor of English education in the Department of Instruction. He became an associate professor in 1972. As a member of Northeastern University's faculty, FAF was the chair of the Undergraduate and Curriculum Committee and the coordinator...
Overview Frank Palmer Speare (FPS), the first president of Northeastern University (NU), was a leading figure in the field of education. During his 43 years at NU, the institution developed from a small school to one of the nation's largest private universities. FPS was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts on March 31, 1869. He graduated from Bridgewater State Teachers' College in 1889. From 1896 to 1916 he served as the Educational Director of the Evening Institute of the Boston YMCA. In 1916 the...
Overview Gerald H. Herman, professor and administrator at Northeastern University, was born in 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. He received his Bachelor's degree in 1965 from Hunter College and his Master's degree in 1967 from Northeastern University, and was appointed to his first teaching position at Northeastern in 1967 as an instructor in the History Department. His focus as a historian has been modern and contemporary European cultural and intellectual history, focusing on the relationships between the...
Overview Educator and civil rights activist Gregory C. Coffin was born in 1926 in Meriden, Connecticut and raised in Rye, New York. He earned a BA from Harvard University, an Ed.M. from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Connecticut. He married Nancy Stackpole Coffin in 1950. The couple had four children. Coffin taught at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts for three years before becoming principal of Woodstock Academy in Connecticut. He also...
Dates: 1966-2002 (bulk 1966-1975)
Overview Harold A. Garabedian (HAG) was born in 1898 in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Tufts College in 1919, then took a job with the John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company as an actuary. He was promoted to vice-president and consultant in 1961 and retired from the John Hancock in 1963. During 1963, HAG, along with Byron K. Elliot, president of the John Hancock, and Asa Knowles, then president of Northeastern University (NU), developed the Graduate School of Actuarial Science (GSAS) at...
Overview Harold Hamilton Kerr served as a member of Northeastern University's Corporation (1942-1963), Board of Trustees (1945-1963), and Committee on Development (1945-1963). In recognition of his services, Northeastern University named the faculty center at 96 The Fenway in honor of Kerr on October 28, 1975. He also served as president, treasurer, and director of Boston Gear Works, Inc., in 1940-1947. In addition, he was a member (1937-1947) and vice-president (1940-1944) of the National Metal...
Overview Harold R. Raemer, a professor of electrical engineering, was born on April 26, 1924. He received a B.S. in physics, an M.S. in mathematics, and, in 1959, a PhD in physics from Northwestern University. From 1952 to 1963, Raemer worked in industrial laboratories as a research engineer. In 1963, he came to Northeastern University as an associate professor of electrical engineering, and was appointed professor in 1966. Raemer was chair of the Electrical Engineering Department from 1966-1977, and he...
Overview Harvey "Chet" Krentzman graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Engineering in 1949. He received his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1952, and in 1954 he established the Advanced Management Associates, Inc., a management company providing consultant services to small businesses. In 1959 he was invited to start the Small Business Institute at the Northeastern University Office of Adult and Continuing Education. From the 1960s through the early 1980s, he ran a number of...
Overview Professor Irene Nichols was an Assistant Professor of Psychology in Education in the Foundations of Education program at Northeastern University from 1964 to 1969, Associate Professor of Psychology in Education from 1969 to 1986, and Associate Professor of Education from 1986 to 1999. In 1972, Nichols was elected the first woman chair of the Agenda Committee of the Faculty Senate at Northeastern. She also chaired several other University committees, including the Faculty Senate Academic Policy...
Overview Mechanical engineer Israel Katz devoted much of his career to educating present and future engineers. He spent 25 years at Northeastern University as a student, administrator, and faculty member. Katz entered Northeastern in 1937 after graduating from the Boston Trade School and earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with honors in 1941. After obtaining additional engineering degrees at MIT and Cornell University, he remained at Cornell as a staff member, devoting some...
Overview In June 1974, Judge W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. found the Boston School Committee guilty of willful segregation and called for forced busing of students from Roxbury and other predominantly African-American neighborhoods, to predominantly white schools, including Hyde Park, South Boston, and Charlestown High Schools. Before the ruling, students were assigned to schools based on where they lived. As a result, schools were segregated based on the population of the students in the area. While in many...
Dates: 1905-ca. 1990 (bulk 1974-1976)
Overview African American politician and educator Joseph David Warren was born to Geroldine McDaniel Warren and Harold H. Warren in Harlem, New York on April 2, 1938. In 1979, he organized what became known as the "Warren Commission," a political advocacy group that worked to improve the social and economic conditions of minority groups and to ensure that their needs were represented in the Massachusetts and federal governments. Warren served as a political aide and advisor to Michael S. Dukakis during...
Dates: 1972-2003 (bulk 1980-1990)
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Dates: ca. 1977-1989
Overview Larry Blumsack received his BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1960, and his MS in Communications/Theatre from Emerson College in 1965. A founding member of the Theatre Department at Northeastern, Blumsack went on to serve as co-director of the drama department at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts before embarking on a twenty-plus year career as a theater critic for a number of Boston area publications.
Dates: 1955-2006 (bulk 1960-1995)
Overview Michael Meltsner has taught at Northeastern University School of Law since 1979. He earned his A.B. from Oberlin College in 1957 and his LL.B. / J.D. from Yale University in 1960. From 1961-1970 Meltsner worked as First Assistant Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and was co-director, along with Jack Greenberg, of the National Office for the Rights of the Indigent (NORI), a paper office within the Legal Defense Fund. Since 1970, Meltsner has taught and served...
Dates: 1961-2008 (bulk 1978-2004)
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Overview A leader and scholar of physical education, Minnie Lynetta Lynn was born in Pennsylvania in 1902. After receiving her bachelor's degree from Oberlin College in 1928, she taught physical education in Cleveland grade schools until 1930, when she assumed the directorship of health and physical education at McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio, a position she held until 1941. Lynn received a master's degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1937 and earned a PhD from the University of...
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Overview Doris Oberg attended many university functions with her husband, Rudolf O. Oberg, and took pictures. Rudolf Oberg was a member of Northeastern University Class of 1926. He was director of Alumni Affairs at Northeastern University for over 25 years and worked there for nearly 50 years. Rudolf Oberg died in 1973, and Doris Oberg died in March 1993.
Dates: ca. 1945-1973
Overview Robert Arnold Feer, former Director of Graduate Studies in History at Northeastern University, was born in Brookline, Mass. in the late 1920s. He earned a Bachelor's degree in 1950, Master's degree in 1951, and Ph.D. in 1958 from Harvard University. In 1963, Feer came to Northeastern, where he developed the Department of African-American Studies. Feer died on September 22, 1970. In 1973, the Northeastern University History Department instituted the Feer Award, a monetary prize offered to the...
Dates: 1945-1969 (bulk 1958-1969)
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Dates: 1966-2014-(bulk 1980-2014)
Overview Rudolf O. M. Oberg graduated from Northeastern University in 1926 with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Oberg worked for several engineering firms before returning to Northeastern in 1928 to teach engineering. In 1929, he succeeded William White as the Alumni Secretary of the Day College. Oberg increased alumni involvement at Northeastern University through social and fund-raising activities. In 1943, an official Alumni Relations Office was created, and Oberg was named director....
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Dates: ca. 1975-2002-(bulk 1992-2002)
Overview 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...
Overview William Morgan Fowler, Jr. was born on July 25, 1944 in Clearwater, FL. He received his B.A. from Northeastern University in 1967, married Marilyn Louise Noble on August 11, 1968, and received a Master's degree in 1969 and a Ph. D. in 1971 from University of Notre Dame. Fowler was a history professor at Northeastern University from 1971 until 1998, when he resigned as the History Department Chair to become the Director of the Massachusetts Historical Society for 8 years. In 2006, he returned to...