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Creator: Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). University College.
Title:University College records
Dates:1960-2005
Call Number:A50
Location:30/1, 30/4
Volume:1.35 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents Northeastern's University College and its academic programs. It includes administrative records, brochures, course materials, handbooks, student surveys, promotional materials, correspondence, and the 1962 yearbook "Memoro."
Historical Abstract:Northeastern's University College was founded in 1960. With an open admissions policy, its mission was to educate adult students with previous work experience, part-time students working toward an undergraduate degree, and full-time students who had varied scheduling requirements. Soon after its founding, the school began offering courses at satellite campuses. Enrollment was 4,000 in 1960, grew to 12,000 by 1975, peaked at 14,000 in 1980, and then declined to 10,700 in 1989 and 7,500 in 1996. The name of University College changed in 2003 to School of Professional Continued Studies.
Arrangement: Arranged alphabetically.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Viola, Joy W.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- University College
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Lincoln College
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Lowell Institute School

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Curricula
  • Continuing education -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Adult education -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Brittany Lehman, November 2005