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DOCUMENTING THE CAREERS OF NORTHWESTERN FACULTY: Materials Sought by the University Archives

  • BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL: Resumes, vitae, bibliographies, biographical and autobiographical sketches, chronologies, genealogies, newspapers clippings, memoirs and financial records
  • CORRESPONDENCE:
    • Official: outgoing (copies and/or drafts) and incoming letters and memoranda generated in the course of conducting university business
    • Professional: outgoing and incoming letters relating to all facets of one’s academic career, including correspondence with colleagues, publishers, professional organizations and students
    • Personal: letters to and from friends, relatives and business associates
  • DIARIES, NOTEBOOKS AND APPOINTMENT CALENDARS
  • CLASSROOM MATERIAL:Lecture notes, syllabi, course outlines, reading lists, examinations, student papers and evaluations
  • RESEARCH FILES: Outlines, research designs, raw data, notes, analyses and reports of findings
  • DEPARTMENTAL AND COMMITTEE RECORDS: Agenda, minutes, reports, correspondence and related material
  • DRAFTS AND MANUSCRIPTS OF ARTICLES, BOOKS, REVIEWS AND SPEECHES
  • PUBLISHED ARTICLES AND MONOGRAPHS
  • AUDIOVISUAL MATERIAL: Tapes of lectures, speeches, discussions, interviews; videotapes and motion pictures
  • PHOTOGRAPHS: Prints, negatives and slides
  • MEMORABILIA
  • NOTE: This list is by no means definitive or exhaustive. It is intended as a general approximation of materials which reflect and illuminate the careers of Northwestern University faculty members. Materials not specifically cited above which contribute toward documenting faculty careers are, of course, welcome.

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