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Western Civilization course notes

Identifier: A106


Beginning in the 1972-1973 academic year, Northeastern's history department offered a two-semester course in Western Civilization that surveyed “the major ideas and institutions of Western Civilization” from ancient times to the present. Faculty-prepared course note packets were compiled for each unit and included selections from primary and secondary sources, study questions, and summaries of major themes covered. These course packets were published by Northeastern beginning in 1972 and in use, sometimes in revised form, into the early 1980s. The Western Civilization course, as it was described in the 1972-73 course catalog, continued to be offered through the 1988-1989 academic year.


  • 1972-1982


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is unrestricted.


0.35 cubic feet (1 container)

System of Arrangement:

Arranged in one alphabetical sequence by editor.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition:

This collection has been created by combining the materials donated by Barbara Millner, 11 July 2001, with Western Civilization course notes found in the unprocessed Faculty Reprints collection, acquired 1 August 1994.


  • Northeastern University, Undergraduate Catalog 1972-1973.
  • Northeastern University, Northeastern University Bulletin: Course Descriptions and Curriculum Guide 1975-1976.
  • Northeastern University, Basic Day Colleges Course Descriptions and Curriculum Guide 1988-1989.
Finding aid for the Western Civilization Course Notes
Finding aid prepared by Anna J. Cook; updated by Caitlin Birch
January 2009, January 2014
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02115 US