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Department of History, Oral History Office records

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Identifier: A021
Overview Wayne Anderson, a lecturer in the Northeastern University Department of History, introduced the oral history program as an independent study course at the graduate level in 1977. From 1977 to 1990, Anderson and his students participated in a variety of oral history projects, which generally focused on themes of regional interest. For example, between 1978 and 1990, projects included interviews with Massachusetts residents regarding the following topics: a race-related shooting within a...

Jewish Renaissance Project oral histories

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Identifier: M104
Overview The Jewish Renaissance Project (JRP) began in 2000 as an optional project for Northeastern University students minoring in Jewish Studies. The JRP requires students to undertake a service-learning module, such as working with the elderly to record their life histories or with the Anti-Defamation League, in association with a four-credit course of the student's choice. Miriam Fogelson was a Northeastern student who interviewed George Kaiser and Maurice Amdur as part of a Jewish Renaissance...

Office of Alumni Relations records

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Identifier: A004
Overview In the early 1900s, alumni activities at Northeastern University were organized by each department. In 1927 William C. White, who later became Executive Vice President of Northeastern University (NU), was appointed the first Alumni Secretary. Rudolf O. Oberg replaced White in 1929 as Alumni Secretary of the Day Colleges. Oberg expanded the role of organizing alumni events and furthering alumni relations, and due to his efforts, an alumni office was created in 1943, with Oberg as Director of...