Friends and associates of Earl W. Hayter
Dr. Hayter served NIU from 1936 until his retirement in 1969. He was instrumental in establishing the University Archives and was appointed University Historian at which time in 1974 he completed his book, Education in Transition: The History of Northern Illinois University, 1899-1974. In 1984 the Regional History Center was named in honor of Dr. Hayter. He was instrumental in setting the priorities for the Department of History in 1959 and through his advice and counsel helped achieve national recognition for the department.