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Division of Cooperative Education records

Identifier: A086


In 1909, Northeastern University (NU) became the second college in the nation to adopt a cooperative plan of education. In that year the Boston YMCA Evening Institute opened its Cooperative Engineering School, offering daytime programs. The cooperative program was later adopted by the Day School of Business, and the program continued to grow as new units were founded with a cooperative component. By 1928, a separate Department of Cooperative Education was established. As interest in cooperative education expanded, so did the department's services. In 1965, the department grew into the Division of Cooperative Education, providing research, consulting, and outreach services. The division continued to administer NU cooperative students while offering cooperative education experiences abroad. In 2004, the division consists of the Department of Cooperative Education, International Coop, and Career Services.


  • Creation: 1922-1972


Conditions Governing Access:

Records are closed for 75 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use:

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


0.30 cubic feet (3 containers)



System of Arrangement:

The records are organized alphabetically by employer name on the microfilm reels.

Physical Location


Finding aid for the Division of Cooperative Education Records
Finding aid prepared by Jessica M. Parr
2004 December
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US