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School of Commerce and Finance records

 Collection
Identifier: A041

Overview

In 1896 the Evening Institute of the Boston YMCA was established to provide night classes for men working during the day.  Courses in business and finance were offered beginning in 1907, and in 1910 the School of Commerce and Finance of the Boston YMCA was officially incorporated.  In the following year, the school was accorded degree-granting privileges.  In 1916 Northeastern College was created to oversee the activities of the many separate schools.  Thereafter, the business department of the Evening Institute of the YMCA was incorporated and changed its name to Northeastern College, School of Commerce and Finance of the Boston YMCA.  The year 1922 saw two changes: the School became co-educational, and Northeastern College became Northeastern University.  In 1928 the School of Commerce and Finance was renamed the School of Business, and in 1960 the evening School of Business was dissolved. University College assumed responsibility for evening business classes, in cooperation with the day College of Business Administration. 

Dates

  • 1910-1927 (bulk 1911-1924)

Creator

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.

Chronology

  • 1896 Evening Institute of Boston YMCA created
  • 1907 School of Commerce and Finance (SCF) established
  • 1910 SCF incorporated
  • 1911 SCF accorded degree-granting privileges
  • 1916 Northeastern College of Boston YMCA created
  • 1922 SCF accepts female students; Northeastern University College of Business Administration established
  • 1928 SCF renamed School of Business
  • 1960 Merger of College of Business Administration and School of Business
1896
Evening Institute of Boston YMCA created
1907
School of Commerce and Finance (SCF) established
1910
SCF incorporated
1911
SCF accorded degree-granting privileges
1916
Northeastern College of Boston YMCA created
1922
SCF accepts female students; Northeastern University College of Business Administration established
1928
SCF renamed School of Business
1960
Merger of College of Business Administration and School of Business

Extent

0.35 cubic feet (1 container)

Language

English

System of Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Physical Location

29/3

Bibliography

  • Frederick, Antoinette. "Northeastern University: An Emerging Giant: 1959-1975." Boston, MA: Northeastern University, 1982.
  • Marston, Everett C. "Origin and Development of Northeastern University, 1898-1960." Boston, MA: Northeastern University, 1961
Title
Finding aid for the School of Commerce and Finance Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Shaina Marrus
Date
April 2000
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