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COLLECTION Identifier: HUGB S833.5

Thomas W. Stephenson diaries

Overview

The Thomas W. Stephenson diaries, 1934-1940, 1981-1987, document his experiences both as a Harvard undergraduate (1934-1937) and as a senior administrator at the University (1981-1987). The five diaries also detail Stephenson's life immediately following his graduation from Harvard (1937-1940) while pursuing his AM and serving as Assistant Athletic Director at Harvard.

Dates

  • 1934-1940, 1981-1987

Creator

Researcher access

The Thomas W. Stephenson diaries are open for research.

Extent

0.52 cubic feet (2 document boxes)
5 Volumes

The Thomas W. Stephenson diaries document his experiences both as a Harvard undergraduate (1934-1937) and as a senior administrator at the University (1981-1987). The five diaries also detail Stephenson's life immediately following his graduation from Harvard (1937-1940) while pursuing his AM and serving as Assistant Athletic Director at Harvard. News clippings and photographs are also pasted into volumes. Each volume is 200-300 pages in length.

Biograhical note on Thomas W. Stephenson

Thomas Wilson Stephenson (1915-2010), Harvard College Class of 1937, was Director of Corporate Gifts in the Harvard University Development Office (1981-1982), Director of Corporations and Foundations in the University (1982-1985), Assistant to the Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development (1984-1987), and General Secretary for the 350th Anniversary Celebration (ca. 1984-1986). As a student at Harvard, Stephenson was a member of the varsity basketball team. Following his gradaution with an AB in 1937, Stephenson pursued AM studies at Harvard and while simultaneously serveing as Assistant Athletic Director.

Arrangement

The diaries are arranged in chronological order.

Former call number

Formerly classified as HUD 934.82.

Related Materials

In the Harvard University Archives:

  1. Harvard University. Development Office. Records of the Development Office, 1949-1984 (UAV 323.xx)
  2. Harvard Athletic Association. Correspondence relating to publicity and advertising, 1929-1942 (UAV 170.95.3)

Inventory update

This document last updated 2022 April 22.

Processing Information

This finding aid was created by Jennifer Pelose in January 2021.

Information in this finding aid was assembled from container management data. Titles were transcribed from the inside covers of Stephenson's diaries., except those in square brackets. The collection was not re-examined.

Title
Stephenson, Thomas Wilson. Thomas W. Stephenson diaries, 1934-1940, 1981-1987 : an inventory
Author
Harvard University Archives
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
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EAD ID
hua02021

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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