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Guide to the Administrative Papers of the Chancellor Harry Woodburn Chase

New York University Archives

Collection processed by Phyllis A. Klein, 1978. Finding aid amended by Nancy Greenberg, 2007.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 18, 2022
Finding aid written in English

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Creator: New York University. Office of the Chancellor
Title: Records of the Office of the President (Harry Woodburn Chase)
Dates [inclusive]: 1933-1951
Abstract: Harry Woodburn Chase was Chancellor at New York University from 1933-1951. Prior he had been with the University of North Carolina and the University of Illinois. Chase was a firm believer in the value of general education, the important role of education in safeguarding democracy, freedom of expression, academic freedom, racial and religious tolerance, awareness of international affairs, and Negro education. He was involved in numerous organizations, namely: the Lotos Club, Trinity Church, the American Committee for Christian German Refugees, the Metropolitan Opera Association, the Federal Committee on the Older Worker, the New York State Committee for the Retail Trade Minimum Wage Board, and Memorial Hospital. These papers contain speeches, correspondence, and ephemera from the period of his Chancellorship. Much of the material deals with University life during World War II.
Quantity: 23 Linear Feet in 85 boxes
Language: Materials are written in English
Call Phrase: RG.3.0.5