Records of the President of Harvard University, Abbott Lawrence Lowell
- Harvard University. President's Office. (Organization)
Conditions on Use and Access
Extent82 cubic feet (244 document boxes, 11 volumes)
The Lowell Presidency
The expansion of Harvard's campus under Lowell was also signifcant. This was due both to the purchase and construction of the Harvard student housing known as the "river houses" and to the construction of many other buildings. In addition, Lowell oversaw the establishment of the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and the Society of Fellows.
While Lowell was an outspoken advocate for academic freedom of speech, his administration was also marked by controversy over efforts to limit the enrollment of Jews and policies to exclude students of color from campus housing.
Groups of Records
- General Correspondence (UAI 5.160)
- Index to the General Correspondence (UAI 5.160.2)
- Letter books (UAI 5.160.9)
- Subject Files
- ___National Education Association Annual Convention in Boston, 1909-1910 (UAI 5.160.8)
- ___Harvard Surgical Unit records, ca. 1917 (UAI 5.160.7)
- ___Admission, 1922-1923 (UAI 5.160.6)
- ___Special report ... concerning ... personnel, 1939 (UAI 5.161)
- Additional records or "Supplement" ( UAI 5.160.5 )
- Harvard University. President's Office. Records of the President of Harvard University, Abbott Lawrence Lowell, 1909-1933 : an inventory and index
- EAD ID
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