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Overview In 1979 Asa Knowles, President of Northeastern University, hired Boston-area freelance writer Antoinette Frederick to write the second volume of the official history of Northeastern University. The work took two years to complete and was published in 1982 under the title "Northeastern University An Emerging Giant: 1959-1975." She again collaborated with Knowles for the 1986 publication, "Shawmut: 150 Years of Banking, 1836-1986." Frederick returned to Northeastern University in 1990...
Overview Plans for Northeastern University's centennial celebration began in 1990. In 1992, the plans formally took shape under the direction of NU President John A. Curry, assistant director of University Relations Barbara Burke and History Department Chair William M. Fowler. The planning ultimately spanned nine years and culminated with a large celebration that included a concert by the Boston Pops and an appearance by actress Shirley Jones, who is best known for her starring role in the 1970s sitcom...