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Eleanor A. Ludwig Papers

An inventory of her papers at the Syracuse University Archives


Creator: Ludwig, Eleanor A.
Title: Eleanor A. Ludwig Papers
Dates: 1943-1993
Size: 1 box (0.5 linear foot)
Abstract: Materials documenting Ludwig's involvement with Syracuse University after her graduation
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010


Eleanor "Ellie" Ludwig was an alumna of Syracuse University who taught mathematics at University College and was director of Alumni Relations at Syracuse University. She earned her B.A. in 1943 and her master's degree in 1945. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity and remained involved after her time as a student, serving as treasurer of the Chi Corporation from 1946 to 1995.

Ludwig was heavily involved with alumni organizations. She served as director of the Office of Alumni Relations for over 20 years and remained involved in the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Central New York after retirement. Ludwig received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 1973, the Arents Pioneer Medal in 1990, and the Eggers Award in 2005. In 1974 she was cited as the Post-Standard's Woman of Achievement for Citizenship.

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Scope and Content Note

The Eleanor A. Ludwig Papers spans from 1943 to 1993 with a majority of materials from the early 1970s. The collection includes pages of a scrapbook, which were removed from their binder for preservation, documenting Ludwig's accomplishments and community involvement from 1953 to 1975. Also included in the collection are Ludwig's diplomas, certificates of achievement and photographs of her at events.

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Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

The University Archives holds a portrait file and clipping file on Eleanor A. Ludwig.

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Selected Search Terms


Ludwig, Eleanor A.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


Alumni and alumnae.
Higher education.

Types of material

Clippings (information artifacts)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Eleanor A. Ludwig Papers,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Eleanor Ludwig's cousins, Cynthia Maxwell Curtin and Paul Curtin, donated the majority of the collection to the University Archives in 2013. Lil O'Rourke donated one of the certificates to the University Archives in 2013.

Processing Information

Materials were rehoused in a new box.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Nicole Wright
Date: September 2019
Revision history:

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Folders are arranged alphabetically.

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Box 1 Clippings 1973-1974
Box 1 Certificates 1968, 1973
Box 1 Diplomas 1943, 1945
Box 1 Photographs 1978, 1993, undated
Box 1 Scrapbook 1953-1975 (5 folders) Pages were removed from their orginal binder for preservation.

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