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Guide to the Carrie M. Walkup Diaries, 1861-1922
Three volumes of journals kept by Carrie M. Walkup, a student at Northwestern Female College in the 1860s. The journals provide insight into student life and rules as well as information on being a student during the Civil War, the Copperhead convention, and the Presidential election of 1864.
Guide to the Jenny Knauss Papers, 1950-2005
Jenny Knauss, a member of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, worked primarily on women’s education, health issues and day care. She also served as the director of the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health for two decades, from 1983-2002. The Jenny Knauss Papers consist of personal material and...
Guide to the Northwestern University Settlement Association General Administrative Records, 1892-1995
The Northwestern University Settlement Association was founded in 1891 in a poor, primarily immigrant neighborhood on the near northwest side of Chicago to improve conditions and to help its residents through its clubs and classes, social events, camping programs, and relief and emergency service...
Guide to the Otto L. Heinle (1901-1977) Papers, 1918-1977
The Otto Ludwig Heinle Papers, which fill twenty-one and one-half boxes, consist of biographical materials, personal correspondence, materials relating to Heinle's education and materials pertaining to his teaching career. The current arrangement of the papers reflects the meticulous care which H...
Guide to the Robert Kennicott (1835-1865?) and Henry M. Bannister (1844-1920) Papers, 1857-1905
The Kennicott-Bannister Papers constitute a small but valuable collection, especially for the historian of American science. The bulk of the collection consists of the letters and diaries of the two explorers between 1857 and 1873. The papers of Henry Bannister are more complete than those of his...
Guide to the William Deering (1826-1913) Family Papers, 1845-1983
The history of William Deering family and the lives of many of the family's individual members have been well chronicled in numerous sources. This series reflects a portion of the family's long service and generosity on behalf of Northwestern University.