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Creator: Erickson, Robert, 1901-1989
Title:Robert Erickson papers
Dates:1922-1984 (bulk 1922-1926)
Call Number:M29
Location:71/3
Volume:0.50 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:The collection comprises .5 cubic feet spanning the years 1922-1984. The bulk of the material dates from Robert Erickson's undergraduate years at Northeastern University, 1922-1926, and consists of a scrap book and loose memorabilia. The collection highlights Erickson's career at Northeastern and provides an insight into student life during the 1920's. Included are photographs, newspaper clippings about University events and activities, programs from school musicals, the Beta Gamma Epsilon newsletter and pledge materials, ticket stubs from football games, and autographs and notes from friends. The collection also includes football ticket stubs, commencement programs, newspaper clippings and a letter from the Dean of the College of Business Administration from Erickson's years at Boston University, 1929-1930. Other material includes a certificate and photographs documenting his alumni activities for Northeastern University, 1965 and 1984.
Historical Note:Robert Erickson (1901-1989) was born in Fitchburg, MA and graduated from Northeastern University's School of Engineering in 1926. He earned an M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University in 1930. While attending Northeastern, he was known as the most active man in his class. He was a member of the student senate, played drums in the school orchestra, and was an enthusiastic participant in his fraternity, Beta Gamma Epsilon.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Erickson, Robert, 1901-1989

  • Beta Gamma Epsilon (Northeastern University)
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Class of 1926

  • College student government
  • College students -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Greek letter societies

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Peter Rawson, October 1998