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Harper Happenings Collection

 Collection
Identifier: AC027
The collection consists of newsletters in standard and oversized formats issued by Harper College.

Dates

  • 1966-1972

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 oversize box) ; 11 1/2" w x 17" l x 3 1/2" h

Overview

The collection consists of Harper newsletters issued under the titles Junior College District 301 Newsletter, William Rainey Harper College Newsletter, Harper Newsletter, and Harper Happenings. The newsletters document the formation and growth of the College during the first few years after its founding.

Biographical / Historical

Soon after it was founded by referendum in 1965, Harper College, or Junior College District 30, as it was known then, began publishing a newsletter documenting its progress and campus news of note. Early issues described the search for a site and the acquisition of the Jayne property, the hiring of administrators, consultants and architects, the application for accreditation, and the formation of various committees and sub-committees. Barrington was incorporated into Harper College District #512 in 1967, and the college held its first classes in a temporary location on the campus of Elk Grove High School. It was an exciting time for Harper, as early enrollment exceeded expectations, and construction began on the main campus. Enrollment continued to climb sharply in 1968 and beyond. In 1971, Harper College was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. A special edition of Harper Happenings was issued April 30, 1971 (vol. 6, no. 3) to commemorate the milestone.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in date order.
Title
Harper Happenings Collection
Status
completed
Author
Julia Olsen Spataro and Bridget T. Lerette
Date
2018 May 23
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Harper College Archives Repository

Contact:
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