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The Shimer College Collection is an archive of documents related to the history of Shimer College. It is housed at the Regional History Center in Dekalb, Illinois, on the campus of Northern Illinois University. Materials are accessible for public reading during the hours of the Regional History Center; the reading room is located on the 4th floor of Founders Library on the Northern Illinois University campus.

HoldingsEdit

Series IEdit

Box 1Edit

Folders 1-6 Histories and Biographies, 1853-1954

Box 2Edit

Folders 1-2 Girls, Cattle and Cowboys, 1941

Box 3Edit

Folder 1 Stockholders, Questions & Answers, 1853-1962
See Documents copied into Seminary stock book
Folders 2-4 F.A. Wood School Books, 1838-1849
Folder 5 F.W. Shimer Correspondence, 1853-1897
Folder 6 Frances Shimer Estate, 1911-1924
Folder 7 Broadsides, Programs, Postcards, 1852-1899
Folder 8 Correspondence, 1858-1893

Box 4Edit

Folder 1 Reunion Society, Minutes, 1859-1915
Folder 2 Literary Diary, 1855
Folder 3-4 Autograph Albums, 1856
Folder 5 Lyceum Minutes, Roster, 1855-1856
Folder 6 Mt. Carroll Missionary Society, 1868-1872
Folder 7 Clippings, 1871-1880
Folder 8 Autograph Album, 1885
Folder 9 Friends of M.C.S., 1888
Folder 10 N.W. Baptist Women College Society, 1889-1900

Box 5Edit

2 volumes Rinewalt Correspondence, 1849-1882
Folder 1 Rinewalt Correspondence, 1843-1896

Box 6Edit

Folder 1 Correspondence, 1900-1903, 1928
Folder 2 By-laws, Articles of Incorporation, 1896, 1942
Folders 3-4 Transfer to University of Chicago, Correspondence, 1896-

1904

Folders 5-6 University of Chicago Relationship, Correspondence, 1947-

1966

Folder 7 Benefactors, 1920's
Folder 8 Officers, Trustees, 1897-1946, 1968
Folders 9-12 Board of Trustees, Minutes, 1927-1944, Creditor's Committee,

1978-1980

Folder 13 Advisory Committee, 1945

Series IIEdit

Box 6Edit

Folders 14-19 Presidency, Candidates, 1930-1939
Folders 20-28 President's Office, Correspondence, 1924-1934

Box 7Edit

Folders 1-14 President's Office, Correspondence, 1935-1944
Folder 15 Report of a Survey of Frances Shimer College, 1944
Folder 16 Advancing Education -- From School to College, 1953
Folder 17 Shimer College; A Report on the State of the College, 1958
Folders 18 Shimer's Case for Becoming an Episcopal College, 1959
Folder 19 Association of Episcopal Colleges, 1965-1966
Folders 20-21 Foundation for Episcopal Colleges, 1962-1969
Folder 22 Administrative Organization, Procedures, 1953, 1961
Folder 23 Illinois Commission, Non Public Higher Education, 1968
Folder 24 General Information, 1975
Folder 25 Faculty Information, 1946-1947
Folders 26-27 Faculty, Minutes, 1905-1930


Box 8Edit

Folders 1-8 Faculty, Minutes, 1936-1975
Folder 9 Faculty Constitution Committee, 1965-1973
Folder 10 Education Policies Committee, 1963-1974
Folder 11 Committee of Faculty Function and Structure, 1965-1966
Folders 12-13 Faculty, Roster, Conditions of Service, 1960-1970
Folders 14-15 Faculty, Curriculum, 1960-1977
Folders 16-18 Library, Financial Records, 1935-1953
Folders 19-22 Library, Reports, 1923-1959
Folders 23-28 Library, New Book Lists, 1943-1973
Folder 29 Library, Articles, 1960-1969

Box 9Edit

Folder 1 Library, Bills, 1973-1976
Folder 2 Library, Interlibrary Loan, 1972-1975
Folders 3-4 Library, Title II A, Infopass, 1973-1976
Folders 5-7 Student Registers, 1853-1896
Folder 8 Student Rosters, 1885-1889
Folder 9 Student Address Lists, 1963-1968


Box 10Edit

Folder 1 Student Address Lists, 1968-1972
Folder 2 Student Handbooks, Constitution, 1959-1967
Folders 3-5 Student Placement, Comprehensive Exams, 1951-1967

Series IIIEdit

Box 10Edit

Folders 6-7 International Relations Club, Minutes, Correspondence, 1935-

1952

Folder 8 Art Club, 1937-1945
Folders 9-19 Programs, 1862-1975, n.d.
Folder 20 Alumnae Association, Minutes, 1881-1889
Folders 21-23 Alumnae Correspondence and Programs, 1942-1950
Folders 24-27 Alumnae News, 1933-1968
Folder 28 Alumnae Dinners, 1946
Folder 29 Alumnae Associations, by place, 1940-1951

Box 11Edit

Folders 1-16 Alumnae Associations, by place, 1946-1951
Folders 17-19 Correspondence, 1930-1951
Folders 20-23 Public Relations, Publications, Correspondence, 1940-1950
Folders 24-25 Advertising, Rates, Ads, 1946-1948
Folders 26-27 Publicity, Releases, Clippings, 1946-1970
Folder 28 Recruitment Representatives, 1949
Folders 29-30 Veterans, Job Information, 1946-1947
Folder 31 Photography, Movies, 1946-1947
Folders 32-34 Post Office, Printing, Correspondence, Rates, 1932-1951
Folders 35-36 Scholarship, Endowment Programs, 1949
Folders 37-42 Public Relations Programs, 1947-1949
Folders 43 Baptist Correspondence, Publications, 1948-1950

Series IVEdit

Box 12Edit

Folders 1-6 Scrapbooks, Clippings, 1926-1937


Box 13Edit

Folders 1-7 Scrapbooks, Clippings, 1938-1941


Box 14Edit

Folders 1-4 Scrapbooks, 1941-1956


Box 15Edit

4 volumes Religion and Social Service League, Scrapbooks, 1951-1955
Oversize 1 volume Scrapbook, 1931-1937
Oversize 1 volume "Air Tour to Mexico" Scrapbook, 1941


Box 16Edit

v. 1 Shimer faculty portraits, 1879-1896 (13)
v. 2 Frances W. Shimer portrait, n.d. (1)
v. 3-8 Campus Scenes, 1895-1905 (53)BOX FOLDER DESCRIPTION 7


Box 17Edit

v. 1 Mrs. E.A. Demmon, tin type, n.d. (1)
v. 2 Identified group portraits, 1895-1917 (8)
v. 3-7 Campus Scenes, 1890's (43)
v. 8-12 Biographical portraits, 1890's (22)
v. 13 Student activities, 1913-1928 (13)
v. 14-17 May Fete, 1916-1947 (28)
v. 18 Club and group photos, 1937-1939 (14)
v. 19 Students, 1924-1931 (6)
v. 20 Class photos, 1929, 1930, 1938 (5)
v. 21 Students, 1932-1938 (16)
v. 22-27 Student and staff portraits, 1940's (71)
v. 28-29 Art Department, 1940's (31)
v. 30 Library, 1949 (3)
v. 31 Infirmary, 1947 (4)
v. 32 Campus Buildings, 1947 (7)
v. 33 Bennett Hall, 1947 (4)
v. 34 Sports, 1940's (16)
v. 35 Riding Stable and Club, 1947-1949 (13)
v. 36 Dad's Day, 1947-1950 (4)


Box 18Edit

v. 1-3 Students, 1940's (27)
v. 4-5 Theater, 1940-1941 (17)
v. 6 Dramatic Club, 1928-1946 (8)
v. 7 Graduates, 1952-1956 (13)
v. 8 Campus Scenes, 1953 (9)
v. 9-11 Student activities, 1953 (33)
v. 12 Buildings, 1955 (9)
v. 13 Faculty portraits, 1954-1955 (20)
v. 14-17 Biographical photos, 1953 (21)
v. 18-28 Alumnae portraits, 1864-1916 (101)
v. 29 Alumnae, 1935 (6)

Box 19Edit

v. 1-24 Unidentified ambrotypes, n.d. (24)


Box 20Edit

v. 1 Unidentified ambrotypes, n.d. (1)
v. 2-7 Unidentified negatives, n.d. (50)
v. 8-10 Unidentified prints, n.d. (35)

Series VEdit

Box 21Edit

Folder 1 Business reports, 1855-1907, 1954, 1966
12 volumes Ledgers, journals, 1896-1906

Box 22Edit

10 volumes Ledgers, 1900-1911

Box 23Edit

7 volumes Ledgers, 1911-1918

Box 24Edit

7 volumes Ledgers, 1918-1926

Box 25Edit

8 volumes Cashbooks, 1900-1909

Box 26Edit

8 volumes Cashbooks, 1909-1917

Box 27Edit

7 volumes Cashbooks, 1917-1924


Series VIEdit

Box 28Edit

Folder 1 The Seminary Bell, 1860-1861
Folder 2 The Oread, 1869-1895
Folder 3 Annual Calendar, 1896-1912
Folder 4-10 Frances Shimer Record, 1909-1934


Box 29Edit

Folders 1-9 Frances Shimer Record, 1934-1960
Folders 10-27 The Record, yearbook, 1938-1959
Folders 28-29 Acropolis, 1960-1961
Folder 30 Recondite, 1965
Folder 31 Frances Shimer Handbooks, 1944-1949


Box 30Edit

Folders 1-4 Shimer College Handbooks, 1960-1978
Folders 5-7 Shimer College Bulletin, 1945-1976
Folder 8 Excalibur, 1966-1967
Folder 9 Mt. Carroll Seminary, 1894-1895
Folder 10 Frances Shimer Academy booklets, 1901-1905

Box 31Edit

Folder 1 Frances Shimer booklets, 1930s
Folder 2 Frances Shimer booklets, 1943-1947
Folder 3 Frances Shimer booklets, 1950-1957
Folder 4 Frances Shimer booklets, 1960s
Folder 5 “Shimer College Report on Entering Students”, 1966
Folder 6 Shimer College, booklets, n.d.
Folder 7 Frances Shimer College pamphlets, n.d., 1976
Folder 8 “General Reading Programs” Upper and Lower Division, n.d.
Folder 9 Bridging the Gap Between School and College, 1953
Draft report by the Fund for the Advancement of Education
Folder 10 Song books and musicals, 1911-1923
Folder 11 poems and stories- booklets, 1900-1905, 1950
Folder 12 Kathryn Gray McFarland- In Memory, 1924
Folder 13 History pamphlets, n.d.
Folder 14 The Divinity School News, 1941
Folder 15 Fortieth Annual Reunion, 1893
Folder 16 Christmas Greetings, n.d.
Folder 17 Diary, Frances Wood Shimer, January 1, 1852-August 24, 1853, October 12, 1854 (photocopy)

Box 32Edit

Folder 1 Diary, Frances Wood Shimer, Memorandum of Events from Starting from Mt. Carroll on December 30, 1890, December 30, 1890-May 7, 1891 (photocopy)
Folder 2 Reminiscences of Frances Wood Shimer, 1897-1898 (photocopy)
Folder 3 Printing cards (7)
Folder 4 scenic “postcards” Los Angeles (2)
Folder 5 scenic “postcards” Utah (7)
Folder 6 Printing plate of lecture hall, n.d.

OversizeEdit

Drawer 17, Folder 7 Documents, Ads, 1853-1931 (8)


ProfilesEdit



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