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Author: University of Chicago. Office of the President.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Database:WorldCat
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Contains primarily administrative correspondence of the first three presidents of the University of Chicago: William Rainer Harper (1891-1906), Harry Pratt Judson (1906-1923), and Ernest DeWitt Burton (1923-1925). The collection documents the founding of the University prior to its opening in October, 1892, the creation of its institutional structure, and the roles of key figures in its establishment, including John  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Trevor Arnett; Ernest DeWitt Burton; John Dewey; Frederick Taylor Gates; Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed; Charles Richmond Henderson; William Rainey Harper; Harry Pratt Judson; John D Rockefeller, Jr.; Albion W Small; Marion Talbot; George E Vincent; Trevor Arnett; Ernest DeWitt Burton; John Dewey; Frederick Taylor Gates; Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed; William Rainey Harper; Charles Richmond Henderson; Harry Pratt Judson; John D Rockefeller, Jr.; Albion W Small; Marion Talbot; George E Vincent
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: University of Chicago. Office of the President.
OCLC Number: 52250110
Description: 35.5 linear ft.
Other Titles: Presidents' papers, 1889-1925

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Contains primarily administrative correspondence of the first three presidents of the University of Chicago: William Rainer Harper (1891-1906), Harry Pratt Judson (1906-1923), and Ernest DeWitt Burton (1923-1925). The collection documents the founding of the University prior to its opening in October, 1892, the creation of its institutional structure, and the roles of key figures in its establishment, including John D. Rockefeller, Sr.; Thomas W. Goodspeed; Frederick W. Gates; and William Rainey Harper. Records include faculty appointments, memoranda, reports, petitions, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia. Topics relate to admissions, financial matters, funds, buildings, academic departments, libraries, curriculum, faculty terms of employment, the professional schools, trustees, the University's relationship with the city of Chicago, the impact of World War I on the University, and student life. Correspondents include John Dewey, Albion Small, George Vincent, Charles Henderson, Marion Talbot., and many others.

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