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Please join the Regional History Center (RHC) at their open house on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in celebration of American Archives Month, the opening of the activism exhibit, as well as the Center’s inaugural year of participation in Chicago Open Archives. The exhibit focuses on how and why people in...
Nurses from the 1940s
NIU’s Regional History Center will host a reception Thursday, Oct. 15, in conjunction with its current “The Doctor Will See You Now: The History of Medical Science in Northern Illinois Communities” exhibition. In celebration of American Archives Month, the exhibit focuses on education, practice and public and mental health in northern Illinois from 1845 until...
You Are What You Eat
NIU’s Regional History Center invites all faculty, staff, students and the public to a grand opening reception for “You Are What You Eat: Cookbooks as Ingredients to Shape Identity and Community.” The event will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Room 400 of Founders Memorial Library. Light refreshments will be...
Former Northern Illinois University first lady Barbara Cole Peters recently published the second volume of a four-part book series titled “Women at Northern, The First Fifty Years, Our Witnesses to History.” It is now available at the University Bookstore inside the Holmes Student Center. The series is the product of Peters’ research of student newspapers,...
Rob Glover. Photo by Victoria Stewart.
If you walk into the archives of the Sycamore History Museum, you will see shelves and shelves of neatly organized and indexed files and boxes. Finding the materials you are looking for takes only seconds thanks to volunteer archivist and NIU graduate Robert Glover, who overhauled and modernized the museum’s archives while he was still...
An old classroom
Nine panels of old photographs depicting NIU’s rich history greeted visitors to the Carl Sandburg Auditorium for the inauguration of President Doug Baker. Called “Made by History,” the photo exhibition covers topics such as the physical campus, colleges, student life, athletics, prominent visitors, “communiversity” and, of course, NIU presidents. Wade Duerkes, a photographer for NIU...
Barbara Cole Peters
Northern Illinois University first lady Barbara Cole Peters recently published the first of a four-part book series called “Women at Northern: Our Witnesses to History,” the result of her research of student newspapers, essays, poems, letters and annual yearbooks from the archives held at NIU’s Regional History Center. Volume I tells stories of the earliest...
The former Finnish Majakka Hall is located at 1021 State St. in DeKalb.
A research report compiled and presented by an NIU sociology professor and her student research team to the Landmark Commission of DeKalb and the DeKalb City Council has prompted the granting of historic landmark status to the former Finnish Majakka Hall. The current occupant of the building at 1021 State St. is the non-profit organization,...
Founders Memorial Library
NIU’s Cindy Ditzler and Joan Metzger are the 2012 recipients of the Spotlight Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during SAA’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, August 6‒11, 2012. The Spotlight Award recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the profession...
Photo of stack of moving boxes
Wait, outgoing faculty members! Don’t throw out those academic articles, faculty publications and class syllabi from years past! They might be junk to you, but they could be treasures to NIU. Archivists at the university-based Regional History Center are encouraging the hundreds of professors and staff members who are retiring within the next few months...
The Regional History Center at NIU is inviting the public to a grand opening reception for its exhibit: “BUY LOCAL: The evolution of advertising in northern Illinois commerce.” Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the exhibit will be located in the Founders Memorial Library foyer. A reception to mark the grand opening will be held from 4...
Civil War exhibit
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, the Regional History Center at Northern Illinois University has created an exhibit titled “Vestiges of a Nation Divided: The Civil War’s Impact on Northern Illinois.” The exhibit, which is entirely online, features items from the Regional History Center’s archives, including letters, political...
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