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Creator:Landry, Edward B.
Title:Edward B. Landry papers and memorabilia
Dates:1921-1978
Call Number:M76
Location:67/4, 68/4
Volume:1.50 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Scope and Content Note:The collection documents Edward B. Landry's college experiences and provides insight into student life at Northeastern University in the late 1920s and into alumni activities in the 1940s and 1970s. The student life materials include correspondence, booklets, pledge guidelines for students, and bylaws for Student Council, as well as memorabilia, including armbands, corncob pipes, dance cards, hats, and a marshal's baton used at the 1928 College of Engineering commencement. Of particular note is the freshman beanie, required attire for all freshman students of the Class of 1929. The alumni materials document Northeastern University's fiftieth anniversary celebration and Landry's work on behalf of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Alumni Club. The collection also includes photographs of several alumni gatherings at which Northeastern presidents Carl S. Ell, Asa S. Knowles, and Kenneth G. Ryder were present, and an 8mm film taken at a gathering of the Class of 1929 in 1973.
Historical Note:Edward B. Landry attended Northeastern University as a member of the Class of 1929, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, and later earning another B.S. in Engineering from Northeastern in 1935. While a student, Landry was active in student government, serving on the Student Council, and was president and vice president of his class. After graduation, he was active in alumni affairs, founding the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Alumni Club and serving as its president. Edward B. Landry died October 2, 2000.
Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Landry, Edward B.

  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Alumni and alumnae
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Alumni and alumnae -- Washington, D.C. -- Societies, etc.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Anniversaries, etc.
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). Class of 1929
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Collectibles
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Insignia
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.). School of Engineering
  • Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.) -- Students

  • College students -- Recreation
  • Engineering students -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Greek Letter societies

Restrictions:The collection is unrestricted; however, a use copy must be made in order to view the film.
Processor:Finding aid prepared by Molly Overholt, May 2002