Frank Palmer Speare, Northeastern University’s first president, oversaw the Northeastern’s growth from a modest evening institution into a major institution of higher education.

This exhibit celebrates Speare’s contributions to Northeastern as well as his career as an educator, while highlighting the collections of the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections. It is divided into three sections: Biography, Career, and Beyond.

Bronze Plaque of Frank Palmer Speare
Students exiting building
House at Merrymount
Vantine, Warren Kay
President Frank Palmer Speare stands with a group to present King Husky I