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50th Anniversary of Undergraduate Women records

Identifier: A030
Overview In 1943 Northeastern University enrolled women in its undergraduate day divisions for the first time.  In May 1993 NU's Women's Studies Program and Office of University Relations organized events to celebrate the 33 women who enrolled in 1943 and honor all the undergraduate women of Northeastern.  As part of Undergraduate Women at Northeastern University Month, the 50th Anniversary of Undergraduate Women celebration included three major events: a reunion for the women who enrolled in 1943, a...
Dates: 1943-1947; 1993

African American Institute records

Identifier: A081
Overview In February 1969, Northeastern University's African American students submitted a proposal to establish the Afro-American Institute and a Black Studies Department. Students envisioned that the Afro-American Institute would provide an academic, cultural, and political base for black students on campus. Northeastern University's Board of Trustees approved setting up the Afro-American Institute in the Forsyth Annex and appointed Charles Turner director. At the Norfolk House in John Eliot...
Dates: 1967-2001

Bachelors' thesis collection

Identifier: A013

The collection contains theses written by undergraduate engineering students at Northeastern University between 1914 and 1953.

Dates: 1914-1953

Center for Continuing Education records

Identifier: A040
Overview Northeastern University's (NU) Center for Continuing Education (CCE) offered a variety of credit and non-credit evening classes for students and professionals. The Office of Adult and Continuing Education (OACE) opened in 1960 under the direction of Dr. Albert E. Everett. OACE was comprised of four departments: Bureau of Business and Industrial Training, Special Programs in Cooperation with Civic Groups, Special Programs in Cooperation with Professional and Trade Groups, and State-of-the-Art...
Dates: 1961-1996

Citywide Educational Coalition records

Identifier: M130
Overview In 1972, Mary Ellen Smith, Hubert Jones, Francis Parkman, Clyde Miller and other citizens, parents, and community activists met to find a way to participate in the process of choosing a superintendent of the Boston Public Schools. The Coalition sought input from large numbers of neighborhood residents and organizations to help develop "Community Agenda for the Boston Public Schools," an outline of questions and issues to use during the interview process. Although unsuccessful in choosing a...
Dates: 1972-2001

Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education records

Identifier: A076
Overview Northeastern University's Department of Rehabilitation and Special Education was formed in 1966 as a result of the growing need for specialized educators. The Vocational Rehabilitation Administration Regional Research Institute at Northeastern University and rehabilitation-related academic degree programs were combined to form the Department within the College of Education. Under the first director, Dr. Reuben J. Margolin, the Department trained educators of children with learning,...
Dates: 1956-1977; Majority of material found within 1967-1976

Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts records

Identifier: M043

Founded by Elma Lewis in 1950, the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts was established to meet the social, cultural, and artistic needs of Boston's African American community. Lewis's goal was to foster the arts, not only in the local Roxbury-Dorchester community, but also in the African American community at large. The Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts offered education in art, dance, drama, music, and costuming to pre-school children, school-aged children and adults.

Dates: 1954-1992

Escuelita Agueybana Day Care Centers records

Identifier: M116
Overview In 1976, a group of parents living in Villa Victoria in the South End met to discuss the need for day care in their neighborhood. These parents, who were in the process of becoming economically self-sufficient, established Escuelita Agueybana, the first bilingual day care center in Massachusetts to serve primarily Hispanic children and their families. With funding from the City of Boston Public Welfare Department and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) acting as its fiscal agent, the center...
Dates: 1978-1996

Harvey C. Krentzman papers

Identifier: M034
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...
Dates: 1953-2005

Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE) records

Identifier: M188
Overview For 40 years from 1971-2011 the Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation (HOPE) was a prominent community based organization with regional offices in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, Massachusetts. HOPE offered a variety of educational and health and human services programs for the Latino community of Massachusetts in the areas of college readiness, health promotion, prevention education, technology training, and workforce and leadership development. Program highlights included an annual...
Dates: 1957-2012; Majority of material found within 1982-2011

Institute of Taxation records

Identifier: A057
Overview The Institute of Taxation (IT) existed ca. 1955-1965 under the auspices of the Northeastern University College of Business Administration, with ties to the Division of Continuing Education. In the 1950s and 1960s, IT presented a series of tax forums as an opportunity for continuing education for local tax professionals. The Federal Tax Forums and Federal Tax Institutes were presented in conjunction with the professional accounting societies of New England. The Massachusetts Tax Forums were...
Dates: 1955-1965

James W. Fraser (collector) photograph collection

Identifier: M066
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...
Dates: 1905-ca. 1990; Majority of material found within 1974-1976

John A. Volpe papers

Identifier: M067
Overview John Anthony Volpe, born the son of Italian immigrants in 1908, was a successful Massachusetts businessman and accomplished public servant. He served as Commissioner of Public Works in Massachusetts in 1953, was appointed Federal Highway Commissioner under Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957, was elected Governor of Massachusetts three times (in 1960, 1964, and 1966), was appointed Secretary of Transportation under Richard Nixon in 1969, and was appointed Ambassador to Italy in 1972. While Governor...
Dates: 1943-1983

John Ross papers

Identifier: M070
Overview John Andrew Ross was an accomplished African-American composer, organist, choral conductor, and jazz musician. Born in Boston on December 15, 1940, Ross became the music director at the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts in 1970. Working with the school and its parent organization, the National Center of Afro-American Artists, he lead two widely recognized music ensembles, the Voices of Black Persuasion and the Contra-Band. Starting in 1970, Ross became the musical director of the highly...
Dates: 1963-2006

La Alianza Hispana records

Identifier: M055
Overview La Alianza Hispana was begun in 1968 by Ana Maria Rodríguez, teacher of English as a second language at the Winthrop Elementary School in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Noticing the impoverished conditions of her Latino students, Rodríguez, along with fellow teacher Betsy Tregar, started meeting at Denison House in Roxbury with Latino parents to begin addressing their needs. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the Latino community of Boston became very active in the city's civic, social, and...
Dates: 1960-1999; Majority of material found within 1975-1995

Lowell Institute School records

Identifier: A026
Overview The Lowell Institute School was founded at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1903 as the School for Industrial Foremen. It provided low-cost, continuing education to industrial foremen seeking to enhance their professional skills. The school offered two tuition-free evening programs: the Mechanical Course and the Electrical Course. Over time, the school's admission standards became more rigorous and its curriculum expanded, but it continued to offer two-year programs in mechanical...
Dates: 1883-2008

Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. records

Identifier: M101
Overview Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Incorporated (METCO, Inc.) is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1966 to eliminate racial imbalance by busing children from Boston and Springfield to suburban public schools in 38 suburban communities. The program was created more than three decades ago by educational collaborators, parents, and suburban citizens from metropolitan Boston and Boston's suburbs as a voluntary desegregation program. Its mission is "to provide, through...
Dates: 1961-2005; Majority of material found within 1966-1995

Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists records

Identifier: M044

Established in 1969 as a division of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists is an art museum dedicated to the education, promotion, exhibition, and collection of African, Caribbean, and Afro-American fine arts worldwide.

Dates: 1966-1998

National Center of Afro-American Artists records

Identifier: M042

The National Center of Afro-American Artists was founded by Elma Ina Lewis in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1968. The Center's founding was a response to concerns over a lack of a comprehensive, national institutional center for African American artists.

Dates: 1924-1998

Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Service-Learning records

Identifier: A052
Overview The Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Service-Learning (OEOP/SL) at Northeastern University (NU) was established in the 1993-94 academic year. Holly M. Carter, whose career at NU began in 1973, became dean of the OEOP/SL. The OEOP/SL was charged with: 1) coordinating University-wide community service-learning initiatives; 2) serving as a clearinghouse for internal and external community service-learning resources and information; 3) developing initiatives in community...
Dates: 1984-2000

Reserve Officers' Training Corps records

Identifier: A038
Overview Northeastern University's (NU) Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) division was formed in January 1951 with two units, the Corps of Engineers and the Signal Corps. ROTC trained young men (and later young women) to become officers in the United States Army by providing both academic instruction and physical training. ROTC enrolled 886 men in its inaugural year, and by the end of the decade, membership had reached 2,800. By the early 1960s, the NU ROTC program had become the largest in the...
Dates: 1949-1981; Majority of material found within 1951-1969

Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society records

Identifier: A033
Overview The Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society at Northeastern University was established on April 11, 1927 in the School of Commerce and Finance (renamed the School of Business in 1928) to encourage academic success, promote the advancement of its members, and support high moral, professional, and scholastic ideals. The fraternity suffered a period of near inactivity between 1940 and 1950, but was revived in 1951. In 1957, the bylaws were rewritten to reflect the School of Business's incorporation...
Dates: 1955-1991

Sociedad Latina, Inc. records

Identifier: M136
Overview Sociedad Latina de South Boston, a cultural, social, and recreational organization, was founded in 1968 by Jorge Rivera, David Rideout, John Carroll, and Lynn Minna to promote cultural, social, and recreational activities of the small Latino population in the South Boston neighborhood. In 1981, the organization changed its name to Sociedad Latina and moved to Tremont Street in the Mission Hill neighborhood. Since its inception, Sociedad Latina has worked with Latino youth to promote...
Dates: 1968-2007; Majority of material found within 1985-1999

University College records

Identifier: A050
Overview Northeastern's University College was founded in 1960. With an open admissions policy, its mission was to educate adult students with previous work experience, part-time students working toward an undergraduate degree, and full-time students who had varied scheduling requirements. Soon after its founding, the school began offering courses at satellite campuses. Enrollment was 4,000 in 1960, grew to 12,000 by 1975, peaked at 14,000 in 1980, and then declined to 10,700 in 1989 and 7,500 in...
Dates: 1960-2005

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts records

Identifier: M139
Overview The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, (a community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans and other people of color to enter into the economic and social main stream), began its work in 1917 when a group of citizens led by Eugene Kunkle Jones met to discuss ways to help the growing number of black migrants from the South and immigrants from the West Indies find housing and employment in Boston. Once established, it became an affiliate of the National Urban League and...
Dates: 1953-2007; Majority of material found within 1985-2000

William Joseph Mulcahy, Jr. papers

Identifier: M051

William Joseph Mulcahy, Jr. attended Northeastern from 1963-1968, graduating from University College with a Bachelor of Science degree.

Dates: 1963-1967

Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) records

Identifier: M185
Overview The Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) was founded in 1986 to increase the number and diversity of women in the Massachusetts labor movement and increase women's effectiveness as organizers in their unions and community organizations. Through a variety of educational programs, WILD sought to prepare women leaders on all fronts. In addition to leadership development workshops, WILD also offered workshops addressing barriers their participants might face, particularly racism...
Dates: 1971-2003; Majority of material found within 1987-2003

Women's School (Cambridge, Mass.) records

Identifier: M023
Overview The Women's School was established in 1971 by 20 women who were involved with the Women's Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school was founded as an alternative source of feminist education, and its ideologies were based on socialist feminism. The school was operated by a collective and classes were taught by volunteers. All collective members, students and teachers were women. Registration fees were kept low so that all women would be able to participate. In 1973, the collective...
Dates: 1971-1992

Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Boston records

Identifier: M013
Overview The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Boston was the first YMCA chapter in North America. It was founded in 1851 by Captain Thomas Valentine Sullivan (1800-1859), an American seaman and missionary. He was influenced by the London YMCA and saw the association as an opportunity to provide a "home away from home" for young sailors on shore leave. The Boston chapter promoted evangelical Christianity, the cultivation of Christian sympathy, and the improvement of the spiritual,...
Dates: 1833-2015; Majority of material found within 1851-1980

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