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Name of Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Education.
Title: School of Education records
Date: 1958-2001 (bulk 1963-1985)
Reference Code: A39
Location Code: 57/2
Extent: 9.50 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract: The collection documents the growth of the School of Education at Northeastern from its inception as an independent department, through its associations with Boston-Bouvé College and the College of Arts and Sciences. The collection reflects the activities of individual departments and the School of Education faculty. Records include brochures, program descriptions, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, reports, handbooks, newsletters, course descriptions, accreditation reports, and agendas from committee, department, and School meetings. Topics include the merging of the School of Education with Boston-Bouvé College and then with the College of Arts and Sciences, the development of new education programs, student work, and faculty appointments.
Historical Abstract: 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 Education merged with Boston-Bouvé College forming the Boston-Bouvé College of Human Development Professions. In 1992, the education department moved to the College of Arts and Sciences and, in 1999, was renamed the School of Education. In the early 2000s, the graduate programs of the School moved to the College of Professional Studies.
Language and Scripts: The collection is entirely in English.
System of Arrangement: Organized in two series: Series 1. Administration; and Series 2. Programs.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Call, Russell J.
  • Goddu, Roland
  • Kaufman, Maurice
  • Meier, Joseph
  • Melnick, Susan L.
  • Nichols, Irene A.
  • Robinson, Holbrook C.
  • Tedesco, Paul H.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Education
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Education -- Curricula
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Graduate School of Education
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Administration
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Faculty
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Urban Schools Collaborative

  • Education -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Teachers -- Training of -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Conditions Governing Access: Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office. Records containing student information are closed for 75 years from the date of their creation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Records were transferred with the Archives by the School of Education from 1997 through 2003. Records were also transferred by the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Amy Bosworth, December 1999; updated by Hanna Clutterbuck, December 2008.