Administrative Correspondence Series, 1890-1953
Scope of the Administrative Correspondence Series
Correspondents include the University President, Assistant Deans, various committee chairmen, the College Medical Officer, faculty, colleagues, parents, students, alumni, local and national business leaders, prospective students, secondary school administrators, and the general public. Materials consist primarily of handwritten and typed correspondence, telegrams, and thank you notes.
In much of the correspondence, the Deans offer advice and support to parents who were concerned with the welfare of their sons. In addition, a significant part of the correspondence consists of answers to questions regarding admission to the College, entrance examinations, academic standing, financial aid, career advice, job recommendations, the work of the Administrative Board, disciplinary action, and enforcement of College rules and regulations.
There are no more files in the Administrative Correspondence series after 1953. After this date, the Subject Files Series holds this type of correspondence.
Special Restriction on Access
Extent230 cubic feet (670 boxes)
- From the Collection: Harvard College (1780-). Office of the Dean. (Organization)
Part of the Harvard University Archives Repository
Holding nearly four centuries of materials, the Harvard University Archives is the principal repository for the institutional records of Harvard University and the personal archives of Harvard faculty, as well as collections related to students, alumni, Harvard-affiliates and other associated topics. The collections document the intellectual, cultural, administrative and social life of Harvard and the influence of the University as it emerged across the globe.
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