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COLLECTION Identifier: HUGFP 147

Papers of Elliott Perkins, 1934-1985.

Overview

Elliott Perkins earned his Harvard A.B. in 1923 and Harvard Ph.D. in 1936. He taught history at Harvard from 1937 to 1969 and served as Master of Lowell House from 1940 to 1963. The collection consists primarily of correspondence documenting Perkins' professional and personal life.

Dates

  • 1934-1985.

Creator

Conditions on Use and Access

This collection is open for most research uses by permission of the Harvard University Archives. Certain correspondence files may contain Harvard University student records; these records are restricted for 80 years from the date of the record. Contact the Reference Staff of the Harvard University Archives for details.

These papers are stored in an off-site facility. Researchers are advised to contact Reference Staff of the Harvard University Archives for more information concerning retrieval of material.

Extent

4 cubic feet (12 boxes)
The collection consists primarily of correspondence documenting Perkins' professional and personal life.

Biographical Note

Elliott Perkins earned his Harvard A.B. in 1923 and Harvard Ph.D. in 1936. He taught history at Harvard from 1937 to 1969 and served as Master of Lowell House from 1940 to 1963.

Series in the Collection

  1. General correspondence, 1934-1985
  2. Lowell House, 1940-1960
  3. Students, 1947-1982
  4. Writings
  5. Mementos and Personal Papers, 1940-1985
  6. Photographs

Acquisition Information

  1. 8893; received 1980 May 29 from Elliott Perkins
  2. 11387; received 1988 April 29 from Elliott Perkins
  3. 14463; received 2001 December 10 from Lowell House
  4. 14561; received 2002 May 17 from James H. Perkins, Jr.

Related Materials

In the Harvard University Archives
  1. Letter from Elliott Perkins to David R. Wood, 1974 September 15 (HUM 118).
  2. Letters from Elliott Perkins to William R. Tyler, 1940-1960 (HUGB P367.8).
  3. Records of Lowell House: Master’s records, 1929-1963 (Accession number: 14462).

General note

This document last updated 2011 December 14.

Processing Information

Processed March 2002 by Barbara Meloni.
Link to catalog
Title
Perkins, Elliott, 1901-1985. Papers of Elliott Perkins : an inventory
EAD ID
hua05002

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.

Contact:
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