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Creator:Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of the Registrar.
Title: Office of the Registrar records
Dates: 1920-2005 (bulk 1950-1975)
Call Number:A89
Location:32/3
Volume:2.55 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection is comprised of records detailing Office of the Registrar activities across the University, mostly pertaining to enrollment figures and administration of final examinations. Memoranda, committee minutes, class schedules, academic calendars, curriculum plans, Registrar's reports, and enrollment reports are included. Information about the formation of the Honors Program and its requirements can be found in Box 2. The University's efforts to change the academic calendar are well documented through proposals, correspondence, and sample calendars. Of special interest are documents relating to grade analysis and final examinations.
Historical Abstract:Prior to 1960, Northeastern University was divided into separate schools, each with its own Office of the Registrar. In 1960, the Office of the Registrar of the Basic Colleges introduced a data processing system and began to look at the possibility of bringing together all of the registrars. Merging of these individual offices began in 1963 with Lincoln College and continued through the 1960s with the addition of four new basic colleges between 1960 and 1966. By 1978 all sections of Northeastern University were under the direction of the combined Office of the Registrar.
Arrangement:Organized alphabetically by subject.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Administration
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Curricula
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Enrollment
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Office of the Registrar

  • Universities and colleges -- Administration
  • Universities and colleges -- Enrollment

Restrictions:Administrative records are closed for 25 years from their date of creation and student records are close for 75 years, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Processor: Finding aid prepared by Ellen Lassiter, November 2005; updated by Anna J. Cook, May 2010.