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|Name of Creator:
||Nichols, Irene A.
||Irene A. Nichols papers
||5.75 cubic ft (6 boxes)
|Scope and Content Abstract:
||The collection documents Irene Nichols's involvement with Northeastern
University's students, faculty, and curriculum as well as her work
outside the University on radical student activity, educational theory,
and organizations like the Urban Schools Collaborative and UNICEF.
The collection documents issues at Northeastern including the unionization
and tenure of faculty members, student behavior during the 1960s and
1970s, and radical faculty activity during the same period. The collection
also reflects Nichols's non-teaching activities including involvement
with student activism on campus and the publication of the THORN
newsletter. Records include minutes, agendas, correspondence, reports,
and notes that document Nichols's involvement in a variety of groups
including the American Association of University Professors (AAUP),
the Northeastern University Committee on Academic Honesty, the University
Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, and the Institute for the Interdisciplinary
Study of Education.
||Professor Irene Nichols was an Assistant Professor of Psychology
in Education in the Foundations of Education program at Northeastern
University from 1964 to 1969, Associate Professor of Psychology in
Education from 1969 to 1986, and Associate Professor of Education
from 1986 to 1999. In 1972, Nichols was elected the first woman chair
of the Agenda Committee of the Faculty Senate at Northeastern. She
also chaired several other University committees, including the Faculty
Senate Academic Policy Committee, and she was a marshal during student
protests to prevent police from clashing with students. Outside of
her University responsibilities, Nichols was involved with organizations
such as the New England Educational Research Organization and the
Urban Schools Collaborative.
|Language and Scripts:
||The collection is entirely in English.
|System of Arrangement:
||Organized in four series: 1. American Association of
University Professors; 2. Northeastern University Faculty Senate;
3. Northeastern University Committees and Activities; and 4. Subject
|Subjects and Contributors:
- American Association of University Professors
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Committees
- Urban Schools Collaborative
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- College of Education
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Administration
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass) -- Faculty
- Education--Study and teaching (Higher) -- Massachusetts -- Boston
- Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Urban Schools Collaborative
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements
- College teachers -- United States
- College teachers -- Tenure
|Conditions Governing Access:
||Files containing staff and student information are restricted for
75 years from the date of their creation. For more information, see
the University Archivist.
|Immediate Source of Acquisition:
||This collection was received as part of the College of Education
records deposit starting in 1997.
||College of Education records (A39); Faculty Senate records (A35);
Boston Bouvé College records (M41).
||Finding aid prepared by Ellen Lassiter, May 2007; updated by Hanna
Clutterbuck, August 2008.