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Office of the President (Curry) records

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Identifier: A072
Overview John A. Curry (JAC), the fifth president of NU from 1989 to 1996, was involved with NU as an alumnus and administrator for 25 years before his inauguration. During JAC's tenure as president, NU faced drastic budget cuts due to a dramatic decline in enrollment. He streamlined operations by laying off nearly 200 employees, creating a leaner upper administration, freezing wages and hiring, merging programs, restructuring debt, and creating revenue-generating initiatives, which enabled him to...
Dates: 1967-2002; Majority of material found within 1989-1995

Office of the President (Ell) records

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Identifier: A002
Overview Carl Stephens Ell (CSE) was the second president of Northeastern University from 1940 to 1959. During his tenure as President, CSE was responsible for the accreditation of several of NU's academic programs and the rapid expansion of the physical plant. His other positions at NU included instructor at the Co-operative School of Engineering of the Boston YMCA (1910-1912), Head of the Department of Civil Engineering (1912-1917), Assistant Dean of the School of Engineering (1914-1917), Dean of...
Dates: 1883-1974

Office of the President (Knowles) records

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Identifier: A003
Overview Asa Smallidge Knowles (ASK) was the third president of Northeastern University (NU) from 1959 to 1975. Under ASK's leadership, NU expanded its academic offerings, and all of its programs were accredited. Enrollment doubled, and the number of resident students increased dramatically. NU's physical plant grew to include five campuses, and its financial assets experienced significant growth. Between 1967 and 1972, NU faced various student protests concerning student rights, the Black Power...
Dates: 1935-1984

Office of the President (Ryder) records

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Identifier: A019
Overview Kenneth Gilmore Ryder (KGR), the fourth president of Northeastern University (NU) from 1975 to 1989, began his career at NU in 1949 as an instructor of history and government. He was promoted to assistant professor in 1953 and to associate professor in 1956. In 1957, KGR gave up his teaching responsibilities to assume a succession of administrative positions: Dean of Administration (1958-1966), Vice President of University Administration (1967-1970), and Executive Vice President (1971-1975)....
Dates: 1955-2005

Office of the President (Speare) records

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Identifier: A001
Overview Frank Palmer Speare (FPS) was named the Educational Director of the Evening Institute of the Boston YMCA in 1896. He transformed the loosely organized school into an institute for higher learning that eventually became Northeastern University (NU). He oversaw the launching of several of NU's early schools: the evening law school, the now-defunct automobile school, the evening polytechnic schools, the school of commerce and finance, and the co-operative engineering school. In 1916 the Evening...
Dates: 1896-1951

Office of the Provost records

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Identifier: A022
Overview The provost of Northeastern University is the chief academic officer of the university and reports to the president. The provost provides leadership for all curricular, instructional, and faculty development matters and governs the budgeting, administering, evaluating, and planning of the academic aspects of university life. Created in 1948, the Office of the Provost has expanded with the university's size and adapted to its evolving academic priorities. Over the years the office has grown...
Dates: 1937-2014

Office of the Registrar records

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Identifier: A089
Overview Prior to 1960, Northeastern University was divided into separate schools, each with its own Office of the Registrar. In 1960, the Office of the Registrar of the Basic Colleges introduced a data processing system and began to look at the possibility of bringing together all of the registrars. Merging of these individual offices began in 1963 with Lincoln College and continued through the 1960s with the addition of four new basic colleges between 1960 and 1966. By 1978 all sections of...
Dates: 1920-2000; Majority of material found within 1950-1975

Office of University Administration records

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Identifier: A034
Overview Northeastern University (NU) President Asa S. Knowles created the Office of University Administration in 1960 by merging the Office of Academic Affairs and Dean of Administration in order to manage the growth NU experienced throughout the 1950s. Kenneth G. Ryder, whom Knowles had appointed Dean of Administration two years earlier, headed the new office. University Administration managed academic and administrative support services, including research, admissions, the registrar, and...
Dates: 1951-1989

Office of University Development records

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Identifier: A010
Overview Asa S. Knowles, Northeastern University's (NU) third president, created the Office of University Development (OUD) in 1959 to increase NU's resources through fundraising activities and campaigns. These activities include Planned Giving, which encourages bequests, annuities, trusts, and life income agreements; Corporation and Foundations, which promotes capital gifts and grants from corporations, foundations, and other organizations; Alumni and Friends, which manages donations from former...
Dates: 1920-2001

Office of University Photography slides

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Identifier: A011
Overview

This collection contains nine slide shows and accompanying audio cassettes developed for the Office of Admissions, Alumni Relations, Northeastern Corporation meetings, Founders Day, and National Council meetings.

Dates: 1982-1988

Paul F. Perkovic papers

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Identifier: M096
Overview

Paul F. Perkovic, a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts and member of the gay community, actively supported a number of gay and lesbian organizations in the greater Boston area during the late 1970s through the early 1990s.



Dates: 1974-1994

Paul M. Levenson papers

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Identifier: M056
Overview Paul M. Levenson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University in 1940. He was an engineer with Platt Construction Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts for 17 years before and after serving in the Navy during World War II. Later, he became vice president of the Boston construction firm, J. Slotnick Company. In 1977, he retired from the Cambridge firm, Carol R. Johnson Associates. In addition, he was president and director of the Blue Hill Credit Union,...
Dates: 1878-2001

Persistent Poverty Project records

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Identifier: M127
Overview The Boston Foundation was created in 1915 as the Permanent Charity Fund by brothers Charles E. and Charles M. Rogerson to relieve hardship in Boston brought on by World War I. After the war, the Fund expanded its scope of activity to include community activism and involvement on a wider scale. In 1964, Albert Stone, Jr., left the Fund $20 million in his will, allowing the Fund to support special projects in Boston neighborhoods in addition to its other grant-making activities. In 1985, the...
Dates: 1985-2002

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society records

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Identifier: A043
Overview Northeastern University was granted a charter for the national honor society Phi Kappa Phi in 1963. Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi recognizes scholarship in all areas of academic endeavor. The Northeastern chapter was established as part of the effort to strengthen the College of Liberal Arts. The society co-sponsored with NU's Council on Research and Scholarship the first Scholarship Day held on May 11, 1978, during which regular classes were replaced with special colloquiums addressing...
Dates: 1962-1996

Phyllis M. Ryan papers

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Identifier: M094
Overview Phyllis Milgroom Ryan (1927-1998) began her career as a political activist while a student at Northeastern University. Following her graduation from Northeastern University in 1950, she worked as a psychiatric social worker in the Massachusetts state mental health system. In 1951, she married William J. Ryan, Jr. with whom she shared a passion for social justice and collaborated in political action for the next several decades. By the early 1960s Phyllis M. Ryan served as a media advisor and...
Dates: 1959-1988; Majority of material found within 1961-1988

Police news collection scrapbooks

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Identifier: M004
Overview

The scrapbooks consist entirely of newspaper clippings from major Boston newspapers, concerning news items related to or involving police. Please note that newspaper clippings from August to December 1962 are missing from the collection.

Dates: 1961-1968

Puerto Rican Entering and Settling Service records

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Identifier: M081
Overview

The Puerto Rican Entering and Settling Service was founded in 1961 to assist recent Puerto Rican immigrants to the Boston area with English and cultural adjustment. The program ended in 1975 and was taken over by Traveler's Aid.



Dates: 1969-1999; Majority of material found within 1971-1975

Reproductive Rights National Network records

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Identifier: M137
Overview The Reproductive Rights National Network was an umbrella organization that connected about 50 feminist affiliates between 1978 and 1984, when it dissolved due to lack of funding. While the national organization collapsed, the Boston affiliate survived until 1995. The Network developed out of a socialist project in Chicago during the late 1970s, when activists took a proactive approach to the abortion debate in the wake of Roe v. Wade. In 1978, Reproductive Rights National Network formed to...
Dates: 1969-1995; Majority of material found within 1980-1995

Reserve Officers' Training Corps records

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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

Robert A. Feer papers

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Identifier: M059
Overview Robert Arnold Feer, former Director of Graduate Studies in History at Northeastern University, was born in Brookline, Mass. in the late 1920s. He earned a Bachelor's degree in 1950, Master's degree in 1951, and Ph.D. in 1958 from Harvard University. In 1963, Feer came to Northeastern, where he developed the Department of African-American Studies. Feer died on September 22, 1970. In 1973, the Northeastern University History Department instituted the Feer Award, a monetary prize offered to the...
Dates: 1945-1969; Majority of material found within 1958-1969

Robert B. MacGregor papers

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Identifier: M134
Overview

Robert B. MacGregor graduated from Northeastern University's College of Engineering in 1947. MacGregor was an industrial engineering major and a Lieutenant in the United States Naval Reserve from 1942-1946, as well as a member of the Camera Club.



Dates: 1947

Robert C. Campbell papers

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Identifier: M117
Overview Robert C. Campbell (RCC) was born on April 12, 1920 and graduated from Northeastern University (NU) with an honors degree in Business Administration in 1943. During his time at NU, he was a member of Gamma Phi Kappa, the Sigma Society, the Class Executive Council, and the United States Marine Corps Reserves. He did his Co-op work at R.L. Polk and Co., Weil, Pearson and Co., and the First National Bank of Boston. He was inducted into the NU Golden Graduates Society in 1993. In the 2005 NU...
Dates: 1939-1993

Robert Erickson papers

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Identifier: M029
Overview

Robert Erickson (1901-1989) was born in Fitchburg, MA and graduated from Northeastern University's School of Engineering in 1926. He earned an M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University in 1930. While attending Northeastern, he was known as the most active man in his class. He was a member of the student senate, played drums in the school orchestra, and was an enthusiastic participant in his fraternity, Beta Gamma Epsilon.



Dates: 1922-1984; Majority of material found within 1922-1926

Robert J. Markell papers

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Identifier: M057
Overview Engineer and television producer Robert Joseph Markell was born in Boston on April 12, 1924. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1944 and an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in 1965 from Northeastern University. Markell worked for the Grumman Aircraft Company in 1944-1946 and as a civil engineer and architect in Boston until 1948. In 1948, he became a student at the Art Students League in New York City. From 1949 to 1959, Markell was a scenic designer at CBS-TV, and from 1959 to...
Dates: 1967-1968

Ronald W. Bailey oral history collection

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Identifier: M153
Overview In 1989 and 1990, Milton Derr, Mel King, and Byron Rushing, three prominent members of Boston's African American community, were interviewed about their lives and work in preparation for a book by Ronald W. Bailey with Diane Turner and Robert Hayden, entitled Lower Roxbury: A Community of Treasures in the City of Boston. Milton Derr, a painter, illustrator and retired teacher, was born in 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He moved to Boston to study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and...
Dates: 1989-1990

Roxbury Multi-Service Center records

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Identifier: M109
Overview RMSC is a social service agency modeled after the 19th century settlement house where all client services were located under one roof. It began as a three-year demonstration project in 1964 to provide services to the Roxbury and North Dorchester neighborhoods of Boston. From its inception, the mission of RMSC has been to offer programs and services designed to empower the residents of Roxbury and North Dorchester to become economically and socially self-sufficient. RMSC was originally funded...
Dates: 1965-2002

Rudolf O. M. Oberg papers

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Identifier: M046
Overview Rudolf O. M. Oberg graduated from Northeastern University in 1926 with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Oberg worked for several engineering firms before returning to Northeastern in 1928 to teach engineering. In 1929, he succeeded William White as the Alumni Secretary of the Day College. Oberg increased alumni involvement at Northeastern University through social and fund-raising activities. In 1943, an official Alumni Relations Office was created, and Oberg was named...
Dates: 1916-1976

Samuel H. Becker papers

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Identifier: M007
Overview

Samuel H. Becker graduated from Northeastern University Evening School of Law in 1936, earning a Bachelor of Law degree.



Dates: 1925-1962

Sara R. Ehrmann papers

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Identifier: M039
Overview Sara R. Ehrmann (1895-1993) was a Boston-area civic leader best known for her work as an opponent of capital punishment. Ehrmann's career as a capital punishment abolitionist began in 1925 when her husband Herbert B. Ehrmann became an associate counsel for Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists convicted of murder and condemned to death. Sara Ehrmann was a key leader of the Massachusetts Council for the Abolition of the Death Penalty (1928-1969) and the American League to...
Dates: 1845-1993; Majority of material found within 1924-1988

School of Commerce and Finance records

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Identifier: A041
Overview In 1896 the Evening Institute of the Boston YMCA was established to provide night classes for men working during the day.  Courses in business and finance were offered beginning in 1907, and in 1910 the School of Commerce and Finance of the Boston YMCA was officially incorporated.  In the following year, the school was accorded degree-granting privileges.  In 1916 Northeastern College was created to oversee the activities of the many separate schools.  Thereafter, the business department of...
Dates: 1910-1927; Majority of material found within 1911-1924

School of Education records

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Identifier: A039
Overview Northeastern University's College of Education was formed in 1953 as a result of the growing need for elementary and secondary school educators in the United States. By 1967, it employed 22 faculty members and included five specialized departments. Enrollment in the College of Education peaked in 1970 with over 1,300 undergraduate and 1,001 graduate students and 55 full-time faculty members. In 1980, responding to a decline in enrollment and a decreased need for teachers, the College of...
Dates: 1958-2001; Majority of material found within 1963-1985

School of Law course materials

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Identifier: A009
Overview Northeastern University School of Law, the first evening law program in Boston, was founded in 1898 as a series of evening courses offered by the Boston Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).  These courses were introduced by Frank Palmer Speare, the Educational Director of the Evening Institute of the Boston YMCA, and later, the first president of Northeastern University. The Evening School of Law, which attracted students who worked during the day and who could not afford tuition to...
Dates: 1929-1951

School of Law records

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Identifier: A044
Overview The Northeastern University School of Law is recognized for training attorneys to practice law in the public sector. Founded by the Boston Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in 1898 as a series of evening courses, it was the first evening law program in Boston. In 1904, the program was incorporated as the Evening School of Law of the Boston YMCA with the power to grant the Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree. Its primary goal was to prepare students for the Massachusetts Bar Examination....
Dates: 1960-2011

School of Law records

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Identifier: A006
Overview The Northeastern University (NU) School of Law is recognized for training attorneys to practice law in the public sector. Founded by the Boston Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in 1898 as a series of evening courses, it was the first evening law program in Boston. In 1904, the program was incorporated as the Evening School of Law of the Boston YMCA with the power to grant the Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree. Its primary goal was to prepare students for the Massachusetts Bar Examination....
Dates: 1900-1998

School of Law Student Council records

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Identifier: A046
Overview

The School of Law (Evening Division) Student Council met for the first time in the spring of 1947 and continued meeting until 1953, when the School of Law closed.



Dates: 1947-1953

School of Nursing records

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Identifier: A112
Overview In 1997, the College of Nursing merged with the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, continuing its graduate and undergraduate programs as the School of Nursing within Bouvé. The merger was intended to raise the profile of health sciences programs at Northeastern and to improve opportunities for collaboration across the health sciences. In 1995, the College of Nursing, along with the Boston-based Center for Community Health Education and Research (CCHER), founded the Health Careers Academy, a...
Dates: 1994-2006

Sigma Epsilon Rho Honor Society records

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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

Sister Courage records

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Identifier: M123
Overview Sister Courage was an all female, volunteer collective newspaper dedicated to providing a forum where women could contribute their experiences and ideas while developing feminist theory. This non-profit feminist newspaper was founded in 1974 by 40 women to address issues such as health, day care, housing, union organization, and employment. The goals of the newspaper were to improve communication among Boston area women's groups, develop feminist theory and strategy, and analyze the way...
Dates: 1974-1980

Sociedad Latina, Inc. records

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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

Somerville Women's Educational Center, Inc. records

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Identifier: M026
Overview The Somerville Women's Educational Center (SWC) was founded in 1976 and incorporated the following year. It emerged from an idea of the planning group of the Somerville Women's Fair, and in the fall of 1976, 40 women met to form committees to organize the Center. Several groups and projects evolved out of the Center, including the Matching Services Project, the Mothers Group, and the Women's Chorus. One of SWC's largest projects was the Somerville Women Against Rape. A combination of...
Dates: 1975-1983; Majority of material found within 1977-1981

Sondra Gayle Stein papers

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Identifier: M093
Overview Sondra Gayle Stein was a member of several organizations in Boston, Massachusetts that addressed women's rights and concerns, including the Abortion Action Coalition and the Coalition for Women's Safety. The Abortion Action Coalition began in 1977 to oppose the Doyle-Flynn anti-abortion amendment, which would have cut state funding for abortions. The Abortion Action Coalition also focused on issues of birth control, maternity leave, teen pregnancy, and child care. The Abortion Action...
Dates: 1977-1990

Sports Information Office scrapbooks

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Identifier: A008
Overview The scrapbooks comprise newspaper clippings, from Boston and regional newspapers, concerning the activities of the Northeastern University Department of Athletics.  Also included are programs from Northeastern University sports events.  One of the scrapbooks is specifically on the NU Crew program from 1964 to 1973.  The rest of the scrapbooks contain information on a variety of NU sports, including basketball, football, and track.  Please note that the general sports scrapbooks from June...
Dates: 1959-1973

Staff Council records

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Identifier: A061
Overview Northeastern University president Asa Knowles formed the NU Staff Cabinet, as the Staff Council was originally known, in January 1975 out of two existing organizations, the Women's Cabinet and the Technician's Group. The purpose of the Staff Cabinet was to promote harmonious working relationships among the administration, faculty, and weekly payroll staff; exchange information between staff and the university administration; organize social activities and foster friendly extracurricular...
Dates: 1962-1994; Majority of material found within 1977-1990

Student Activities Office records

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Identifier: A045
Overview Student extracurricular activities at Northeastern University began in 1917 with the publication of the senior yearbook, the Cauldron. The Department of Student Activities was formed in 1921 and was comprised of a publicity division, the athletic association, and miscellaneous divisional activities. The Division of Music was added later, and by 1925 included a Band, Concert Orchestra, Glee Club and Dramatic Club. The Student Council began in the 1920s. By 1959, the Department of Student...
Dates: 1941-2010; Majority of material found within 1980-1995

Student Government Association records.

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Identifier: A114
Overview The Student Council was created in 1921 as a vehicle for student participation in University affairs. It originally comprised the officers of the senior and junior classes, and the members of the Student Activities Committee which was also created in 1921. In the 1960s, the Council became more active as a mediating body between students and University administration, and it was involved in student implementation of draft resistance counseling, dissemination of abortion and birth control...
Dates: 1940-2008; Majority of material found within 1980s-2000s

Student Homophile League of Boston newsletters

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Identifier: M090
Overview The Student Homophile League of Boston was organized in 1969 by an MIT student, Stan Tillotson. The group assisted gay, Boston-area, college students in the process of coming out. The Student Homophile League of Boston provided a safe place for gay students to meet and performed educational outreach in the heterosexual community. Initially an informal group, the Student Homophile League of Boston eventually elected a president and formed various committees. One political action committee,...
Dates: 1970

The Boston Area Feminist Coalition records

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Identifier: M121
Overview The Boston Area Feminist Coalition (BAFC) was founded in the summer of 1981 when local feminists became frustrated with the fragmentation they were witnessing in the Women's Movement. The founders of the Feminist Coalition felt that even though many local groups were working toward the same goals, they operated too independently of one another to be successful. BAFC founders, Nancy Wheeler, Diane Raymond, Sara Freedman and Pam Chamberlain, wanted to provide a forum for these separate groups...
Dates: 1981-1983

The Coalition to Take Back the Night records

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Identifier: M142
Overview In 1978 a group of women from Boston area community organizations gathered to organize demonstrations opposing acts of intimidation and violence against women. The group modeled itself after an international protest movement known as “Reclaim the Night,” which began in Belgium in 1976 when women attending the International Tribunal on Crimes Against Women walked through the streets carrying candles to protest the continuation of violence against women. Protesters in San Francisco held the...
Dates: 1978-1991

The Justice George Lewis Ruffin Society records

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Identifier: M124
Overview

The George Lewis Ruffin Society was founded in 1984 in response to dwindling numbers of minority police officers in the Boston Police Department. Its goals are to create greater understanding and communication between minority communities and the criminal justice system through annual convocations, events, courses, workshops and "The Long Road to Justice" traveling exhibit which documents the history of African Americans in Massachusetts.



Dates: undated, 1848-2009; Majority of material found within 1984-2005

The Oral History Center records

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Identifier: M073
Overview In 1978, Cindy Cohen began "From Hearing My Mother Talk," an oral history project involving interviews with 11 women in Cambridge, Massachusetts on the theme of transitions in women's lives. Cohen received funding from the Cambridge Arts Council, which published her work in 1979. This oral history project inspired Cohen to initiate the "Cambridge Women's Oral History Project" in 1980. Its success led to multiple related projects, including "Let Life Be Yours," "Transitions in Women's Lives,"...
Dates: 1978-1998

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United South End Settlements 3
Volpe, John A. 3
Abortion Action Coalition 2
American League to Abolish Capital Punishment 2
Ammarell, Natalie 2
Anderson, R. Wayne, 1941-1991 2
Annie E. Casey Foundation 2
Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff 2
Bell, Derrick A. 2
Bentsen, Lloyd 2
Bernstein, Samuel J. 2
Beta Gamma Epsilon. Northeastern University Chapter 2
Boston Housing Authority 2
Boston Intercollegiate Lesbian and Gay Alliance 2
Boston Redevelopment Authority 2
Bouvé, Marjorie, 1879-1970 2
Bromfield Street Educational Foundation 2
Burke, Barbara 2
Cambridge Eviction Free Zone (Cambridge, Mass.) 2
Carmichael, Stokely 2
Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project (Mass.) -- History 2
Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project (Mass.) -- Maps 2
Chandler, Dana, Jr. 2
Clinton, Bill, 1946- 2
Committee for Cambridge Rent Control (Cambridge, Mass.) 2
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