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Creator: Frederick, Antoinette.
Title:Antoinette Frederick papers
Dates:1970-1991
Call Number:M40
Location:70/4
Volume:2.0 cubic ft. (4 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:This collection documents the research and writing of the third volume of the official history of Northeastern University, "Northeastern University Coming of Age: The Ryder Years, 1975-1989," written by Antoinette Frederick and published in 1995.  It includes the author's notes, interviews, transcripts, drafts, and correspondence between Frederick and University officials assisting with the project.  The collection includes tape recorded interviews with Barbara Burke (Assistant to the President), June Chase-Dillon (Assistant Dean of Administration), John A. Curry (Executive Vice-President), and Kenneth G. Ryder (President).  Drafts of each chapter were sent to several University officials and their comments are included among the folders labeled "Draft - Chapter."  None of Frederick's hand-written notes are dated, although the majority of the research work was done between 1990 and 1991.
Historical Note:In 1979 Asa Knowles, President of Northeastern University, hired Boston-area freelance writer Antoinette Frederick to write the second volume of the official history of Northeastern University.  The work took two years to complete and was published in 1982 under the title "Northeastern University An Emerging Giant: 1959-1975."  She again collaborated with Knowles for the 1986 publication, "Shawmut: 150 Years of Banking, 1836-1986."  Frederick returned to Northeastern University in 1990 to compile the third volume of the University's official history, "Northeastern University Coming of Age: The Ryder Years, 1975-1989," which was published in 1995.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Burke, Barbara
  • Chase-Dillon, June
  • Curry, John A. 1934-
  • Ryder, Kenneth G., 1924-


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

Restrictions:Records are closed for 25 years from the date of their creation, unless researchers have written permission from the creating office.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Alison Brown, June 1999