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Guide to the Administrative Papers of President James McNaughton Hester RG 3.0.7

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2641

New York University Archives

Collection processed by Collection processed by Rob Dishon, Jeane Mixon, and Darren W. Johnson. Additional processing by Erin Shaw.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 24, 2013
Description is in English.

Administrative Information


This collection of papers from the Office of the President during the administration of Dr. James McNaughton Hester came to the University Archives through four accessions made in 1978, 1979, 1980, and 1981, after initial inventories were completed by E. Frederick Knauth.

Composed of 43.5 linear feet of material contained in 87 Hollinger boxes, this collection of material spans the dates 1951-1975. The collection is in good condition. Numerous thermofaxed copies and newspaper clippings were photocopied onto acid-free paper and originals discarded.

A number of booklets, pamphlets, and large bulky reports were removed for storage separately. Some material is restricted. Numerous autographed letters were photocopied and the originals placed in the restricted access file. Also removed from this collection were a number of files concerning Board of Trustees members that were added to the Secretary's collection. Evaluations of various Deans have also been removed and stored separately for confidentiality. These two transfers took place as part of the inventories completed by Mr. Knauth.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

Some materials may be restricted. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:
New York University Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2641
Fax: (212) 995-4225

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Records of the Office of the President (Dr. James McNaughton Hester); RG 3.0.7; box number; folder number; New York University Archives, New York University Libraries.