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History Sources

These published and online histories of the University, schools and departments are all available in the Northwestern University Archives.

Histories of the University

  • Jay Pridmore, Northwestern University, A History (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2012)
  • Jay Pridmore, Northwestern University: Celebrating 150 Years (Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2000)
  • Harold F. Williamson and Payson S. Wild, Northwestern University, A history, 1850-1975 (Evanston: Northwestern, 1976)
  • A Pictorial History of Northwestern University, 1851-1951 (Evanston/Chicago: N.U. Press and Northwestern University Syllabus, 1951)
  • Arthur H. Wilde, Northwestern University, A History, 1855-1905 (New York: the University Publishing Society, 1905)
  • Estelle Frances Ward, The Story of Northwestern University (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1924)
  • Robert D. Sheppard and Harvey B. Hurd, History of Northwestern University and Evanston (Chicago: Munsell Publishing Co., 1906)

Histories of schools and departments

  • Leslie B. Arey, Northwestern University Medical School, 1859-1979 (Evanston and Chicago: Northwestern University, 1979) (fully digitized)
  • Clifton O. Dummett and Lois Doyle Dummett, Culture and Education in Dentistry at Northwestern University, 1891-1993 (Chicago: Northwestern University Dental School, 1993)
  • Matt Golosinski, Wide Awake in the Windy City: Celebrating a Century of Excellence at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, 1908-2008, Northwestern University Press, 2008.
  • Michael W. Sedlak and Harold F. Williamson, The Evolution of Management Education, a history of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 1908-1983 (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1983)
  • Lynn Miller Rein, Northwestern University School of Speech: a history (Evanston: Northwestern University, 1981)
  • James A. Rahl and Kurt Schwerin, Northwestern University School of Law - a short history (Chicago: Northwestern University School of Law, 1960)
  • Alice W. Snyder, Inventing Medill, a history of the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 1921-1996 (Evanston: Northwestern University, 1996)
  • Morris E. Fine, editor, Tech, the early years; an anthology of the history of the Technological Institute at Northwestern University from 1939 to 1969
  • Morris E. Fine and Mark E. Seniw, eds., Tech Anthology II: . . . from 1970-2000 (Evanston: McCormick Schoolof Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, 1995 and 2001)
  • Jay Pridmore, A Century of Excellence: Engineering at Northwestern, 1909-2009 (Evanston: Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2009)
  • Heather Rebstock, Advancing Music for a Century: The First Hundred Years of Northwestern University's School of Music (Evanston: Northwestern University, 2002)
  • Northwestern University Library, Deering Library: An Illustrated History, Northwestern University Press, 2008

Athletics, theater, architecture

  • Walter Paulison, The Tale of the Wildcats, A Centennial History of Northwestern University Athletics ([Evanston Ill.] N Men's Club, Northwestern University Club of Chicago, Northwestern University Alumni Association, 1951)
  • Kirk W. Morledge, To the Memories: A History of the Northwestern University Waa-Mu Show, 1929-1980 (Evanston: Northwestern University, 1980)
  • Jay Pridmore, Northwestern University, An Architectural Tour (NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2009)