Northwestern University

Trade Cloth – $50.00

ISBN 978-0-8101-2800-2
Publication Date
March 2012
Page Count
320 pages
Trim Size
8 x 11

Northwestern University

A History

This beautifully illustrated history of Northwestern University is now available in an updated edition. Published originally in 2000 in celebration of the sesquicentennial tribute, the book now includes a new chapter covering the years of Henry Bienen’s presidency and a new foreword by the current president, Morton Schapiro. From the school’s earliest days—a time of precarious financial conditions, a lack of students, and the struggle of building a campus in the wilderness that became Evanston—to the current era, with a leading endowment, top students, and three thriving campuses, the book chronicles Northwestern’s fascinating history, from the effort to found “an institution of the highest order” to the rise of a modern research university. With historical and contemporary photos, this entertaining history brings to life the wonderful stories of the students, faculty, and alumni who have made Northwestern a world-class institution.
About the Author

Jay Pridmore is a writer and critic who has published widely on Chicago architecture and history, most recently Northwestern University: The Campus Guide (2009). He lives in the Chicago area.