Incoming Correspondence of Dean Briggs 1890-1927., 1890-1927.
Scope of the Incoming Correspondence of Dean Briggs
Special Restriction on Access
Extent230 cubic feet (670 boxes)
History relating to the Incoming Correspondence of Dean Briggs
By 1902, the heavy physical and emotional strain of the office, in addition to ever-increasing administrative tasks, led Briggs to resign as Dean of Harvard College due to health reasons. Subsequently he was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, serving until 1925. This post required less hands-on administration, but allowed Briggs to continue to provide leadership and guidance to the College's younger administrators and to act as a liaison between Presidents Eliot and Lowell and the wider University community. In addition to his duties as Dean of the Faculty, from 1903 to 1923 Briggs served as President of Radcliffe College, working to create closer ties between Radcliffe and Harvard University.
- From the Collection: Harvard College (1780-). Office of the Dean. (Organization)
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