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Creator: Oberg, Doris.
Title:Oberg slide collection
Dates:ca. 1945-1973
Call Number:M72
Location:71/3
Volume:.30 cubic ft. (1 box)
Scope and Content Note:The collection contains approximately 400 slides documenting Northeastern University between 1945 and 1973. Most of the slides were taken by Doris Oberg, but a few were taken by Rudolf Oberg. The collection is described alphabetically according to the following themes, then chronologically: Athletics, Northeastern University Boston Campus, City of Boston, Events, Faculty, Mascot and Seal, Other Northeastern University Campuses, Presidents, and Student Activities. The collection is physically arranged numerically by the unique ID numbers assigned to each slide. Individual portraits of many of the university's faculty members largely date from 1949 to 1955. Most slides of Northeastern University buildings and student activities were taken after 1955. The slide numbers are indicated at the end of each title.
Historical Note:Doris Oberg attended many university functions with her husband, Rudolf O. Oberg, and took pictures. Rudolf Oberg was a member of Northeastern University Class of 1926. He was director of Alumni Affairs at Northeastern University for over 25 years and worked there for nearly 50 years. Rudolf Oberg died in 1973, and Doris Oberg died in March 1993.
Arrangement:Arranged alphabetically according to the following themes, then chronologically.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Ell, Carl Stephens, 1887-1981
  • Knowles, Asa Smallidge, 1909-1990
  • Parsons, Edward S.
  • Speare, Frank Palmer, 1869-1954
  • Oberg, Doris
  • Oberg, Rudolf O., 1905-1973


  • Commencement ceremonies -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Aerial views
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Alumni and Alumnae
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Anniversaries, etc.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Buildings
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Faculty
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Football
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Hockey
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Mascots
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Presidents
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Reserve Officers' Training Corps
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Sports
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Swimming

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Molly Overholt, April 2002