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Name of Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Institutional Research
Title:Office of Institutional Research records
Date:1977-2006
Reference Code:A126
Location Code:36/2
Extent:2.85 cubic ft. (5 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:This collection contains reports, plans and surveys about Northeastern University. Topics include admissions, student life, housing, parking, and employee relations. College and department profiles are available in this collection. Reports, studies, and statistics were produced by the Office of Institutional Research and Data Administration or firms hired by the office. Monthly and Annual Key Indices reports, Admissions profile reports, and NU fact sheets are a few of the publications contained in this collection. Run of Fact Sheets and Fact Books are available in Northeastern University Publications.
Historical Abstract:The Office of Institutional Research and Data Administration collects data for and about Northeastern University. Overseen by the Office of the Provost, the statistics the Office compiles are used to analyze and improve the institution as a whole, in order to better benefit students, faculty, alumni, staff and the outside community. Prior to being called the Office of Institutional Research and Data Administration, or OIR, the Office went through several name changes. From the years 1959-1961, it was referred to simply as the Research Office. Then in 1961, under the auspices of Dean Martin W. Essigmann, overseer of Electronics Research Project (ERP), it expanded and absorbed the Research Office to become the Office of Research Administration until 1971. At that time, the main objective of the office was to assist faculty and staff with contracts and grants. From 1971-1987, it was renamed the Office of Institutional Research, and, from 1988-1992, it was the Office of Marketing and Institutional Research and Planning. In 1992, Director of Marketing and Institutional Research, Marjorie E. Wiseman, felt that name did not properly reflect the full scope of responsibilities the office held, therefore petitioned for the name to be changed back to the Office of Institutional Research. Throughout all of the name alterations, the Office has consistently created the University's Fact Books, Fact Sheets, and many other statistical publications which reference many aspects of Northeastern University. Today the office continues to gather data in order to better improve the University.
Language and Scripts:Materials in this collection are entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically by topic.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Alumni and alumnae
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Funds and scholarships
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)--Students
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Institutional Research
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Institutional Research and Data Administration
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Marketing and Institutional Research and Planning
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of Research Administration
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Research Office


Conditions Governing Access:Records are closed for 25 years from their date of creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:Received on July 5, 2012 and August 27, 2012.
Accruals:Future accruals are expected.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Sonja Drotar, 1 May 2014