Project Staff

Candace Ruby, M.A. Public History ’16

Project Alumni

This online exhibit was created in 2006 as a project of the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department in celebration of Veterans’ Day and in conjunction with the dedication of the NU Veterans’ Memorial. The exhibit provides a brief overview of university support of and student involvement in the U.S. military during and after the major wars and conflicts of the 20th century. The exhibit highlights the experience of veterans from World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War through excerpts from oral histories conducted by students in Northeastern’s Oral History Program. Additionally, three of the veterans interviewed, Charles Armour, Frank Feirman, and Donald MacDonald, were Northeastern students.

This version builds upon the design, text, and archival materials presented in the original. Contributors for the original exhibit included:
Conception, design, project management, and website construction: Marisa Hudspeth, former Assistant Archivist
Writing, image and document selection: Marisa Hudspeth, former Assistant Archivist, and Hanna Clutterbuck, Simmons College MLS Graduate Student.
Oral history selection, transcription, and digitization: Kyle Bernard, Northeastern University Co-op student.
Editing: Joan D. Krizack, former University Archivist and Head, Special Collections Department
Scanning: Kyle Bernard, Northeastern University Co-op student

Credit and Copyright

Citing this project

Northeastern at War: A History of NU Student Involvement in the U.S. Military. Online exhibit. Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections, Boston, Massachusetts.

Copyright and licensing

Northeastern University holds the copyright for some, but not all, of the texts and photographs exhibited on this site. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at to obtain reproductions of the materials and to inquire about copyright.

CERES: Exhibit Toolkit

This project was created on a customized WordPress instance using the CERES: Exhibit Toolkit. These tools, as well as archival, hosting, and support systems, are provided by the Northeastern University Library Digital Scholarship Group. The DSG specializes in the Digital Humanities and helps faculty, staff, and students in the Northeastern community showcase their projects to the public.