University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Geraldine Alvarez Papers 1926-1999

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Descriptive Summary


Alvarez, Geraldine. Papers




0.25 linear feet (1 box)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


Geraldine Alvarez was a University of Chicago alumnus who remained active in the university community throughout her life. This small collection consists of university memorabilia and class reunion materials.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Alvarez, Geraldine. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Geraldine Alvarez (University of Chicago, Ph.B. '34) was the wife of Luis Alvarez, a University of Chicago alumnus and winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1995, she was awarded an Alumni Service Citation by the university for her participation in various charitable organisations, including: the Alumni Cabinet, the Alumni Schools Committee, the University of Chicago Club of Metropolitan Chicago, the Women's Board, the Oriental Institute, and the Children's Research Foundation.

Scope Note

This collection consists of a single series, Student Activities, and is composed of University of Chicago memorabilia and class reunion materials.

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Box 1   Folder 1

Plaque of a Wyvern, n.d.

Box 1   Folder 2

Playbill for theatrical production of Uncle Tom's Cabin, staged at Mandel Hall, 1931

Box 1   Folder 3

Program for the fiftieth reunion of the University of Chicago's class of 1934, 1984

Box 1   Folder 4

Program for University of Chicago emeritus reunion for the classes of 1939 and 1944, 1999

Box 1   Folder 5

Program for University of Chicago reunion of 1989, program for the University of Chicago's 79th Annual Inter-Fraternity Sing, Program for the University of Chicago Alumni Awards, 1989

Box 1   Folder 6

The University of Chicago Songbook, which includes the university's alma mater and big ten fight songs, 1929