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Name of Creator:Ell, Carl Stephens, 1887-1981
Title:Carl Stephens Ell papers
Reference Code:M02
Location Code:73/1, FF1/D1
Extent:4.00 cubic ft. (8 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract:The collection documents the personal interests and activites of Carl Stephens Ell. It includes correspondence, diplomas and certificates, biographies, newspaper clippings, honors and awards, annual reports, a scrapbook, and various personal objects from Carl Stephens Ell's office.
Historical Abstract:Carl Stephens Ell was the second President of Northeastern University from 1940 to 1959. He was born in Staunton, Indiana on November 14, 1887, son of Jacob and Alice (Stephens) Ell. His education included an A.B. in 1909 from DePauw University, a S.B. in 1911 and M.S. in 1912 in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Ed.M. in 1932 from Harvard University. He married Etta May Kinnear on June 10, 1913 and had one daughter, Dorothy. He began teaching at Northeastern in 1910, and remained affiliated with the university until his death on April 17, 1981.
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Arrangement:Organized into two series: I. Subject files; II. Material Culture.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Ell, Carl Stephens, b. 1887.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Presidents.

  • College presidents -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
  • Engineers -- Massachusetts -- Boston.

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the University Archivist.
Related Materials:

Office of the President (Ell) records (A02)

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Abigail Schoolman, April 1996