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Inaugural Committee records

 Collection
Identifier: A027

Scope and Content Note

This collection documents the work of the inaugural committees and the inaugural ceremonies for presidents Knowles, Ryder, Curry, and Freeland.  It is arranged alphabetically by folder title, then chronologically within.  Invitations, programs, congratulatory certificates, and inaugural address texts from each of the four inaugurations are included.  The committee work for the Curry and Freeland Inaugurations is well documented, while the work for the Knowles and Ryder Inaugurations is less well documented.  The collection contains video footage of the Ryder and Curry ceremonies (Boxes 4, 8), and audio recordings of the Knowles inauguration (Box 1).  Other material of note includes print-outs of the first inaugural Web site, for President Freeland's inauguration (Box 9).

Related materials can be found in collections A1 (President Speare: Box 2, Folder 19; Box 5, Folder 68), A2 (President Ell: Box 2, Folders 22-27; Box 5, Folder 111; Box 9, Folder 154; Box 16,  Folder 254; Box 17 Folders 255-257; and Box 31, Folder 542), and A14 (Motion Picture Collection: Boxes 2, 12, and 17; Video of President Knowles Inauguration).

Dates

  • 1959-1997

Creator

Language of Materials

This collection is entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.

Chronology

  • March 20, 1917 Frank Palmer Speare Inaugural Chair: Arthur Stoddard Johnson, Chairman of the Board, Boston Young Men's Christian Association.
  • November 19, 1940 Carl Stephens Ell Inaugural Chair: Robert Gray Dodge, Chairman of the Board, Northeastern University Board of Trustees.
  • September 8, 1959 Asa Smallidge Knowles Inaugural Chair: Milton J. Schlagenhauf, Director of Public Functions, Professor, Northeastern University School of Business.
  • October 28, 1975 Kenneth Gilmore Ryder Inaugural Chair: Kenneth W. Ballou, Dean of University College, Northeastern University Adult Education Programs.
  • December 1, 1989 John Anthony Curry Inaugural Chair: Eugene M. Repucci, Jr., Senior Vice-President of Development, Northeastern University.
  • January 17, 1997 Richard Middleton Freeland Inaugural Chair: Vincent J. Lembo, Northeastern University Counsel and Secretary, Board of Trustees.
March 20, 1917
Frank Palmer Speare Inaugural Chair: Arthur Stoddard Johnson, Chairman of the Board, Boston Young Men's Christian Association.
November 19, 1940
Carl Stephens Ell Inaugural Chair: Robert Gray Dodge, Chairman of the Board, Northeastern University Board of Trustees.
September 8, 1959
Asa Smallidge Knowles Inaugural Chair: Milton J. Schlagenhauf, Director of Public Functions, Professor, Northeastern University School of Business.
October 28, 1975
Kenneth Gilmore Ryder Inaugural Chair: Kenneth W. Ballou, Dean of University College, Northeastern University Adult Education Programs.
December 1, 1989
John Anthony Curry Inaugural Chair: Eugene M. Repucci, Jr., Senior Vice-President of Development, Northeastern University.
January 17, 1997
Richard Middleton Freeland Inaugural Chair: Vincent J. Lembo, Northeastern University Counsel and Secretary, Board of Trustees.

Extent

2.50 cubic feet (11 containers)

Overview

Northeastern University's Inaugural Committee organizes and manages the induction ceremony of University presidents. There have been six presidential inaugurations in the history of Northeastern: 30 March 1917 - Frank Palmer Speare; 19 November 1940 - Carl Stephens Ell; 8 September 1959 - Asa Smallidge Knowles; 28 October 1975 - Kenneth Gilmore Ryder; 1 December 1989 - John Anthony Curry ; 17 January 1997 - Richard Middleton Freeland.

Overview

This collection documents the work of Northeastern University's inaugural committees and ceremonies for presidents Knowles, Ryder, Curry, and Freeland. Invitations, programs, congratulatory certificates, and inaugural address texts from each of the four inaugurations are included. The committee work for the Curry and Freeland inaugurations is well documented, while the organizational work for the Knowles and Ryder inaugurations is less well documented. The collection contains video footage of the Ryder and Curry ceremonies, and audio recordings of the Knowles inauguration.

System of Arrangement:

The collection is arranged in one chronological sequence.

Physical Location

28/3, FF3/D4
Title
Finding aid for the Inaugural Committee Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Ken Risley; updated by Hanna Clutterbuck
Date
March 1999
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
92 Snell Library
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US