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Guide to the Records of the Office of the Chancellor (Elmer Ellsworth Brown) RG.3.0.4

New York University Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Collection processed by Processed by Tom Frusciano 1989, Revised by Maggie Williams 1991.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 02, 2018
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The Elmer Ellsworth Brown administrative papers measure 47 linear feet in 94 boxes and date from 1900 to 1937.

This collection includes the administrative records from the office of the president/chancellor, the highest administrative and academic office at New York University at the time. Chancellor Elmer Ellsworth Brown's term at NYU began in 1911 and ended in 1933, when he was name Chancellor Emeritus. Brown died in 1934.

Researchers interested in the growth and evolution of a metropolitan university will find a wealth of information in this collection. Subjects addressed in the collection include changes in the ideological and bureaucratic development of higher education in the 1910s and 1920s; the relationship of NYU to the city, community, and nation; and how the University handled anti-Semitism and racism.


Series I and II are arranged alphabetically.

This collection is divided into 2 series:

  • I. Administrative Files
  • II. Miscellaneous Correspondence