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Guide to the Personal Papers of Henry Mitchell MacCracken
 MC 15  MC 15

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
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Creator: MacCracken, Henry Mitchell, 1840-1918
Title: Henry Mitchell MacCracken Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1852-1910
Abstract: In 1891 Henry Mitchell MacCracken became chancellor of New York University. During MacCracken's tenure as chancellor, he and the Council established and expanded the university's schools and departments, improved academic standards, increased enrollment, enlarged the physical plant, and effectively managed the University's finances by securing large private donations from benefactors such as Helen Gould, the daughter of Jay Gould, Mrs. Russell Sage, and Mrs. John Stewart Kennedy. MacCracken also conceived the idea for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1900. The personal papers of Henry Mitchell MacCracken, 1852-1910, contain biographical sketches, correspondence, published and unpublished sermons, articles, and speeches, financial and real estate records, family diaries, account books, and notebooks
Quantity: 5.0 linear feet 5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Location note: New York University Archives
Call Phrase: MC 15