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Name of Creator:New England College of Pharmacy
Title:New England College of Pharmacy records
Reference Code:M15
Location Code:72/1, 73/4
Extent:5.50 cubic ft. (17 boxes)
Scope and Content Abstract: The records of the New England College of Pharmacy document the institution's founding and administrative and educational programs from 1939 to 1973. Records include meeting minutes, by-laws, accreditation materials, budget materials, newspaper clippings, student records, faculty information, curriculum materials, publications, correspondence, reports to educational review boards, alumni lists, planning materials, and school seals.
Historical Abstract:In 1927, Constantine Meriano founded the Meriano School of Pharmacy in Boston. The institution was officially incorporated in 1940 as the Boston School of Pharmacy. In 1941, the Board of Trustees initiated a four-year curriculum, and in 1943 the Massachusetts Legislature authorized the Trustees to grant the degree of Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Students enrolled in a rigorous academic program that included course work in anatomy, biology, chemistry, pharmacy, physics, business, law, and English. On January 25, 1949, the Board of Collegiate Authority approved a second name change to the New England College of Pharmacy (NECP). The New England College of Pharmacy was accredited by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education with a Class "C" ranking in 1952, a Class "B" accreditation in 1957, and a Class "A" accreditation ranking in 1958. In 1960 the New England College of Pharmacy commenced merger negotiations with Northeastern University. In September 1962 the New England College of Pharmacy relinquished its status as an independent educational institution and formed the basis of the Northeastern University College of Pharmacy.
Language and Scripts:Materials entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:The collection is organized into six series: Series 1. Corporation and Board of Trustees; Series 2. Office of the Dean; Series 3. Office of Admissions and Enrollment; Series 4. Office of Alumni/Development Programs; Series 5. Commencement; Series 6. Seals.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Meriano, Constantine

  • Boston School of Pharmacy
  • Meriano School of Pharmacy
  • New England College of Pharmacy
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). College of Pharmacy

  • Pharmacy colleges -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Pharmacy -- Study and teaching -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Conditions Governing Access:Personnel and student records (box 3, folders 62 and 65; box 4, folders 78, 85, 93, and 101; box 9, folders 153-156; box 10; microfilm in boxes 15 and 16; and box 17) are restricted for 75 years from their date of creation.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Meg Moughan, October 1997; Updated by Irina Tsiklik, August 2010 and Migyeong Geum, October 2012.