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Papers of Abbott Lawrence Lowell, 1861-1945, 1953 and undated

Collection Identifier: UAI 15.896
Overview: Abbott Lawrence Lowell (1856-1943), lawyer, historian, and philanthropist, was president of Harvard University from 1909 to 1933. Lowell was an important figure in American education and public life. He was an acknowledged expert on world politics and political theory. Lowell’s concern for the public’s interests occupied much of Lowell’s time and his sense of duty led him to take part in many public discussions including support for United States membership in the League of Nations after World...

Recording of a radio address given by Abbott Lawrence Lowell on the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, February 17, 1932

Collection Identifier: HUG 4532.20
Overview: Abbott Lawrence Lowell 1856-1943) was president of Harvard University from 1909 to 1933. Politically, Lowell was strongly opposed to appeasement in foreign affairs and argued for a stronger international reaction against Japanese aggression in China during the 1930s. On February 17, 1932, speaking as a private citizen, Lowell made a radio address to the nation supporting United States participation in a League of Nations economic boycott of Japan as punishment for its invasion of Manchuria. The...