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SUB-SERIES Identifier: UAIII 5.33

Correspondence of Dean Briggs, 1890-1927., 1890-1927.

Scope of the Correspondence of Dean Briggs

This subseries consists of the incoming and outgoing correspondence files of Dean Le Baron Russell Briggs who served as Dean of Harvard College from 1891 to 1902. It includes information about the administration of the College, development of policies and processes for the consistent application of the College rules, and the work of the Administrative Board. Correspondents include President Eliot, administrative officers, faculty, students, parents, local businessmen, perspective students, and colleagues at other universities. Dean Briggs did not keep a separate series of general subject files, so included among these files are reports, disciplinary records, student grades, meeting minutes, memoranda, and notes. Also includes information about admissions, examinations, the elective system, loans, scholarships, and in particular, Briggs' personal concern for the academic, mental, physical, and financial welfare of undergraduates.


  • 1890-1927.

Physical Description

26 cubic feet (78 boxes)

Special Restriction on Access

Selected folders below are restricted for 80 years. See Reference Staff for details.


230 cubic feet (670 boxes)


Organized into two sub-subseries: incoming and outgoing correspondence files, which reflect the manner in which Dean Brigg's and his staff originally maintained the records.


Repository Details

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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