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Gilbert White presidential papers

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Gilbert Fowler White came to Haverford in 1946 and, at 35 years old, he was the youngest academic president in the country. White had received a PhD in geology from the University of Chicago in 1942 while serving as a researcher and advisor on land and water conservation with the government. White worked with the American Friends Service Committee in child-feeding and refugee relief in France during the war, spending a year interned by the Germans after the defeat of France. On his return to the United States he administered Quaker activities in India and China and consulted with the U. S. Military Government in Central Europe. White was a convinced Quaker, having been first inspired as an undergraduate by a Rufus Jones lecture at Chicago.

White had written that "When I met with the Board of Managers prior to the appointment, I said that I would have not the slightest interest in Haverford unless it could be made into a distinctive instrument of Quaker education." During his presidency the quantity and quality of faculty increased. There were innovations in the curriculum, including requiring a set of "general courses" to provide a "breadth of outlook," the senior seminar to consolidate the previous years' education, and course expansion and revision including Russian studies, French, English Literature, Philosophy of Science, and Biology. The cultivation of alumni helped the endowment to more than double, allowing for increases in salary, scholarship, and library funds. White was lauded for leading all the improvements with "intellectual strength….indomitable integrity…and spiritual insight."

White resigned in 1955 to return to teaching and researching geology, having decided that he and his wife would "be more useful and find more satisfaction in the resources world." In his final annual report, he offered the frequently quoted advice for Haverford's future: "Keep it small; keep it Quaker; cultivate the inquiring mind; find good men with courage and integrity; then back them." White would become the "father of floodplain management" and a leader in the environmental movement. He remained actively involved with the Society of Friends. White died in 2006.

This is a very small selection of material from White's administration and provides little documentation of White's successful nine and a half years presidency. With the exception of the "Letters" file and a few files transferred from other presidents' papers, the method of acquisition is unknown.

The most complete file is the three binders of texts and notes for White's speeches, from the beginning to the end of his presidency, to Haverford students, alumni, Quaker and other schools, Friends, civic, government, and professional organizations. White spoke about education, particularly Quaker education, the Korean War and other world affairs, military conscription, natural resources, technology and society, and moral and spiritual values (for an interesting glimpse at White's philosophy on nature and faith , see his statement on Edward R. Murrow's broadcast of "This I Believe," 1951/52).

The Correspondence files, 1946 and 1955, consist of letters to White and his responses on his appointment and resignation. While much of it is routine, the 1946 correspondence does reveal some of the expectations held for the future of Haverford, and includes some letters from White's fellow war prisoners. The 1955 file attests to the high esteem held for White and the success of his tenure, as do the letters of appreciation written for the December 1955 Haverford News. The minutes of the monthly meetings of Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Haverford College presidents (College Cooperation file) document the efforts to coordinate academic and administrative programs. A few files deal with discussions on curricular changes (Committee on Curriculum & College Planning, Courses—English, Psychology). A small file on War Emergency is indicative of the threat of the Korean War to Haverford, one outcome of which was the creation of the Graduate Curriculum in Social and Technical Assistance for which there is also a file. The series of Letters are items written by prominent men and women in the United States and abroad. Most of the other files are sparse in size and content.

Files that were continued into Hugh Borton's presidency have been noted in the inventory.

The Spirit and the Intellect: Haverford College, 1833-1983 (Haverford, PA, 1983)

Haverford News, December 12,

1955 Proceedings of The American Philosophical Society v. 152, no. 3, September 2008, http://www.amphilsoc.org/sites/default/files/proceedings/1520310.pdf

The "Letters" of prominent figures were transferred by White's secretary during his presidency. Some files were found in the Provosts records and some small files were transferred from other presidential papers. There is no indication of how or why many files came to the Archives.

See collection HC.MC-816 for Gilbert F. White Papers relating to his World War II service with the American Friends Service Committee.

Files were found in the Provost records after the initial processing was completed. These were integrated into the existing order and are indicated by "File located in Provost Records transfer" in the Repository Processing Note.

Processed by Linda Stanley. Reboxing and additional description completed by Cole Hannah (Class of 2024) in summer 2022.

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Collection Inventory

93704. Academic Council Minutes, 1945-1957. 1 folders.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 foldersReviews of academic standing of students including changes in majors, granting degrees, rescheduled exams, changes in course load.

93706. Alumni: Alumni Secretary—Cooper , 1947-1966. See Borton Papers, 1947-1966.
93707. Arts and Service, 1948-1949, 1955. 1 folders.
Box 1
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1 foldersCorrespondence, reports and memoranda on work camps organized by the Society of Friends, and 1955 efforts to establish a weekend work camp academic credit program.

93708. Asian Studies, 1952-1965: See Borton Papers, 1952-1965.
93709. College Cooperation: Counseling; studies of students, 1947-1950. 0 folders.
Box 1
Physical Description

0 foldersMemoranda and preliminary report on psychological exam of three-college student council members as part of a "study of the normal."

93710. College Cooperation: Exchange of students, 1949-1956. 1 folders.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 foldersMemoranda on program of courses exchanged between Haverford, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and University of Pennsylvania; with agreement for half tuition for children of faculty.

93711. College Cooperation: Institutional Service Unit, 1947-1952. 1 folders.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 foldersMemoranda and reports on summer program for Haverford, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Cheyney College to serve as attendants at Norristown State Hospital.

93705. College Cooperation—Library, 1942-1962. 1 folders.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 foldersMemoranda on efforts to develop cooperative library operations with Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore.

Related Materials

See Borton Papers, Three College Cooperation

Physical Description

4 foldersMinutes of monthly meetings of Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Haverford College presidents includes reports and discussions on: appointments, individually and joint; faculty salaries and benefits; academic programs, individually and joint; and other shared concerns. Indexed.

Minutes Index.
Box 1
Minutes, 1944-1947.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains the Series 1 minutes of monthly meetings of Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Haverford College presidents, and includes reports and discussions on appointments, individually and joint; faculty salaries and benefits; academic programs, individually and joint; and other shared concerns.

Minutes, 1948-1950.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Minutes of monthly meetings of Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Haverford College presidents includes reports and discussions on: appointments, individually and joint; faculty salaries and benefits; academic programs, individually and joint; and other shared concerns.

Minutes, 1951-1955.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

Minutes of monthly meetings of Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore, and Haverford College presidents includes reports and discussions on: appointments, individually and joint; faculty salaries and benefits; academic programs, individually and joint; and other shared concerns.

Physical Description

3 foldersMinutes and memoranda (almost entirely Committee on Curriculum) on committee oversight of course changes and general curriculum issues, including: requirements for basic courses and for major concentration, 1949; possible adjustments necessary to meet conscription program, 1950; Senior year course to integrate previous years' learning; honors program and graduate program, 1954; and "progression" curriculum.

Committee on Curriculum and College Program, 1947-1950.
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Committee on Curriculum and College Program, 1951-1953.
Box 1
Committee on Curriculum and College Program, 1954-1957.
Box 1
83844. Corporation—Annual Meeting, 1946-1956. 1 folders.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 foldersVery small file of memoranda on improvements to annual meeting proceedings and notices of meetings.

83845. Corporation—Standing Nominating Committee, 1947-1955. 1 folders.
Box 1
Physical Description

1 foldersSmall file of minutes and correspondence on nominations to Board of Managers and corporation.

General

"When I met with the Board of Managers prior to the appointment, I said that I would have not the slightest interest in Haverford unless it could be made into a distinctive instrument of Quaker education."—Whitney

"After much soul searching, Anne and I finally decided that we felt a deeper concern for Quaker education than we did for geography."—Ullman

Physical Description

4 foldersLetters congratulating White on his election to the Haverford presidency with his responses. The correspondence is primarily with friends with whom he worked at the American Friends Service Committee and at the government agencies involved in natural resources programs. Although much of the correspondence is routine, there are some substantive remarks. White's well-wishers express concern about restoring Quakerism to Haverford to which White makes assurances. There are letters from fellow prison-mates at Baden Baden and an exchange with his presidential predecessor Felix Morley.

Correspondence: A-F, 1946.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from friends and peers congratulating Gilbert F. White on his election to the Haverford presidency. Also included in the folder are his responses to the letters. Letter writers include E. Ackerman, Horace M. Albright, Oscar L. Altman, Edwin G. Arnold, Charles S. Ascher, Frank Aydelotte, F.J. Bailey, Wes Bailey, Norwood E. Band, Howard K. Beale, W. Bergen, S.W. Boggs, Donald L. Bower, Paul Braisted, Charles Daniel Brodhead, A.J. Brombaugh, W. W. Cadbury, Mrs. Christiani, Gerhard Colm, Morris L. Cooke, Alfred E. Crawford, Mary S. Cunningham, Charles D. Curran, Par Danforth, Robert H. Dann, Rod, William Davlin, Edith Dewees, Lewis Dexter, Theodore A. Distler, Thomas E. Drake, Brent S. Drane, Robert Duncan, Max Dunlap, Gerald E., Charles W. E., J. Passmore Elkinton, Errol T. Elliot, Guy Emerson, Arthur Engel, Marguerite Ermen, Frank M. Eshleman, Edward W. E., John Scott Everton, John H. Ferguson, Elliot Field, Robert M. Field, G. James Fleming, Robert Haines Frazier, Hans Froelicher, Meigs O. Frost, and G. Keith Funston.

Correspondence: G-L, 1946.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from friends and peers congratulating Gilbert F. White on his election to the Haverford presidency. Also included in the folder are his responses to the letters. Letter writers include Ivor Griffith, Charles W. Gilkey, Charles W. Gamble, John A. Gilmore, Martin Gleisner, Adrien E. Gory, N.C. Grover, Lois Gunden, Stanley Hamilton, Richard L. Harkness, Hunt, Robert W. Hartley, Robert L. Hayes, Marolon H. Hepp, B.M. Hiatt, David Hinshaw, Irving Hollingshead, Jack Hoet, Olcott L. Hooper, Ray Houston, Stewart S. Howe, Joe Howell, Betty Jacob, Joe Jaenicke, Robert Livingston Johnson, Samuel W. Jones, Robert Jones, Rufus M. Jones, Wilbert G. Katz, Wilhelmine Kegelmann, John Kemler, V.O. Key, Jr., Jane King, Louis Koenig, Mrs. John Kraft, Sceva Bright Laughlin, Grace Leaf, John A. Lester, Griffith Levering, Edward H. Levi, William Draper Lewis, Caroline L., Mrs. C. F. Lo, and Dean P. Lockwood.

Correspondence: M-R, 1946.
Box 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from friends and peers congratulating Gilbert F. White on his election to the Haverford presidency. Also included in the folder are his responses to the letters. Letter writers include Joseph W. Martin, Raymond E. Maxwell, Dave McClelland, Roy McCorkel, James L. McConnaughy, Richard H. McFeely, William McKee, Dudley Meek, William B. Meldrum, W. O. Mendenhall, Charles L. Miller, Helen Beck Moore, Ken Morgan, Felix Morley, Bernice T. Morris, Charles G. Muller, Otto Munk, William I. Myers, John W. Nason, Lene andOtto Neuburger, Milton Newman, Christian Newswanger, Lindsley Noble, Samuel B. Norris, C. McKim Norton, L. G. Oakley, Lawrence J. MacGregor, Austin L. Patrick, Leo Perlis, William Phillips, Reginald Price, Malcolm Proudfoot, Gerald D. Rahill, G. Read, Henry Regnery, Eleanor R. Reppert, Jonathon R. Rhoads, Margaret Richardson, John K. Rose, Milton C. Rose, and Henry G. Russell.

Physical Description

7 foldersLetters on White's resignation from the presidency from alumni, colleagues, students, parents, and faculty, with White's replies. The letters to White express "shock," deep regret," and other distress at White's departure, express great appreciation for his work at Haverford, and best wishes for his return to teaching and research. Although much of the correspondence is routine, there are some substantive remarks. Includes a telegram from Dwight D. Eisehnhower.

Correspondence: A-C, 1956.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from friends and peers regarding the resignation of Gilbert F. White as president of Haverford College. Letter writers include John T. Acton, Alison E. Aitchison, Maurice L. Albertson, Horace Albright, Russell G. Allen, Donald D. Amussen, Florence Andrews, Edwin G. Arnold, Manuel J. Arsenio, John Ashmead, Jr., Robert C. Atmore, Larry A., Bart Bailey, Moses Bailey, Walter C. Baker, Nancy Bakke, Stringfellow Barr, J.F. Barretts, M. Beard, Robert H. Bedrossian, John A. Behnke, Philip W. Bell, Tom A. Benham, Richard Bernheimer, Martha H. Biehle, Hugh Burton, Chuck and Deanie Boteler, Walter G. Bowerman, Burns Brodhead, Bob Brown, Thomas Brown, Paul C. Busy, John Burge, Burns, Meredith F. Burrill, John H. Bush, George Butler, Victor Butterfield, Henry J. Cadbury, Dick Cameron, James Carey, Harry J. Carman, Mrs. Harvey Carr, D. D. Carroll, Joseph R. Carson, Beth and Steve Carey, Channing Comfort, John W. Charles, Rodney Clurman, S. M. Cone III, Mrs. Forrest D. Comfort, Edith Comfort, Morris L. Cooke, Daniel M. Coxe, Alfred R. Crawford, Robert T. Curran, George B. Cressey, N. Curtis, and Forest and Edith C.

Correspondence: D-G, 1956.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from friends and peers regarding the resignation of Gilbert F. White as president of Haverford College. Letter writers include Donald Disbrow, Theodore A. Distler, Charles Dolland, Thomas Drake, Henry S. Drinker, Mrs. Henry S. Drinker, H. K. Dugdale, T. P. Dunn, William R. Dunton, Jr., George Barnes Edgar, William Edgerton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Thomas W. Elkinton, Arthur Evans, Francis C. Evans, Harold Evans, Henry G. Evans, Alexander Ewing, Wilma B. Fairchild, Ed Faltermayer, Jim Felstiner, John H. Ferguson, Frank W. Fetter, Henry H. Fetterman, Curt Fey, Elliot Field, Gifford P. Foley, Cola and Wolfgang Frangler, Robert W. Freeman, Hans Froelicher, Ed, Douglas, Bill, Frank, John W. Gardner, Milton and Martha Gordon, Edward L. Gordy, Jean Gottmann, Laurence M. Gould, Roger L. Greif, Ernest S. Griffith, Frank T. Gucker, J. Jarden Guenther, Bart Gummere, and R. Gummere.

Correspondence: H-K, 1956.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from friends and peers regarding the resignation of Gilbert F. White as president of Haverford College. Letter writers include J. Parker Hall, Winfield Hall, V. and Bernard Halpern, Harry L. Hansen, William Y. Hare, Richard Harkness, Pireson Harris, George F. Harrison, Walter Morris Hart, Robert W. Hartley, Alan W. Hastings, Ruby Haworth, Timothy P. Haworth, Samuel P. Hayes, Nichols Hazelwood, Douglas Heath, Irwin and Jan Hedger, Richard H. Heindel, Richard Hillier, Charles E. Hires, Jr., Harrison S. Hines, Garrett S. Hoag, Byron S. Hollinshead, Mr. and Mrs. John B. Holt, John R. Hoopes, Henry Hornik, Stewart S. Howe, Hubert F. Howson, Donald Hudson, James Hudson, Bill H., Jeremy M. Innes, Mrs. Milton Isay, Robert James, Gerald S. Jeremias, Eric Warner Johnson, Lewis M. Johnson, Victor L. Johnson, T. O. Jones, Wilmot R. Jones, Harry E. Jordan, Arthur R. Kane, Kaufman Ray Katz, Bill Kaye, John Kemler, Mary Alice and Ed Kimball, Natalie B. Kimber, Homer K., William H. Kirkland, Mrs. Martin A. Klaver, Louis B. Kohn II, Clemens on Koschembahr, and Karl G. Kumm.

Correspondence: L-M, 1956.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from friends and peers regarding the resignation of Gilbert F. White as president of Haverford College. Letter writers include June Lee, W. M. Leeds, Philip L. Leidy, H.M. Leppard, B. L. Lester, John A. Lester, Ben Leuchter, J. C. Leukhardt, Griffith P. Levering, Henry Carvill Lewis, Bob L., R. McAllister Lloyd, Benjamin S. Loewenstein, George Loft, Robert Logan, Robert M. Lucas, Earle Ludgin, William E. Lunt, John, Jonathan, Hans, Ruth and Irvin Poley, Berry, Wallace T. MacCaffrey, Robert MacCrate, Newell Mack, Helen Magee Marshall, Joseph Martin, George B. Mathues, Ruth O. McCarn, David C. McClelland, Cushman McGiffert, Arch McKinlay, Don Mead, Willard Mead, William B. Meldrum, Mr. and Mrs. David Miller, Harold V. Miller, Joseph L. Miller, Ruth Weir Miller, George B. Mohlenhoff, Mary Moon, Dale H. Moore, Hugh W. Moore, Urban Moss, Warren D. Mullin, and Edwin S. Munger.

Correspondence: N-R, 1956.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from friends and peers regarding the resignation of Gilbert F. White as president of Haverford College. Letter writers include John W. Nason, Roland C. Neuhaus, Jocelyn Neuhaus, Leo Michelin, Lindsay Nobel, Samuel Nock, Nicholas Norton, Robert Noyes, Edwald B. Nyquist, Cletus, Raymond, Rodney, Peter and Polly Olmsted, Mary Packard, Malte P., Barrett Parker, Chauncy G. Paxson, James Perkins, Harry P., John Phillips, George B. Pitts, Jr., Edmund T. Price, Roy Randall, James M. Read, Bruce Reeves, Henry Regnery, Ira D. Reid, Legh W. Reid, Herbert W. Reisner, William Reitzel, J.E. Rhoads, Chandler J. Rhoades, John F. Rich, Tom and Margaret Ritchie, R. Roberts Richie, Russell W. Richie, Leo Riordan, Charles A. Robinson, John Roche, John Rose, Peter Rosenbaum, David R. Rosenthal, Edward Rosewater, and Emory Ross.

Correspondence: S-T, 1956.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from friends and peers regarding the resignation of Gilbert F. White as president of Haverford College. Letter writers include Peter Stettenheim, Ralph S., Carl M. Sangree, The Sangeuts, Charles S., Paul Sassaman, Sally and Henry Scattergood, Henry Scattergood, Leon B. Schachter, Andrew J.W. Scheffey, Carl A. Scheid, James A. Schnaars, Roy Schuckman, Walter I. Seligsohn, Hershel Shanks, Frederick C. Sharpless, G. Norris Smith, H. Royer Smith Jr., Paul Smith, Ruth Smith, Harold. E. Snyder, Anne Somers, H. M Somers, Dan Stanislawski, M. C. Stayer, Francis M. Stifler, J. Tyson Stokes, Francis C. Stokes, Joseph Stokes, Jr., S. Emlen Stokes, P. R. Stott, Frederick H. Strawbridge, George K. Strode, Helen M. Strong, Jack Strotbeck, Robert M. Strozier, H. T. Sulcer, Richard M. Sutton, Alfred J. Swan, John S., Tom, Ken Tannenbaum, Howard M. Teaf, Daniel D. Test, Jr., Henry M. Thomas, Jr., Robert C. Thomson, Jr., J. Arnold Todd, Alice T., David Trumper, and Charles Tyroler II.

Correspondence: V-Z, 1956.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from friends and peers regarding the resignation of Gilbert F. White as president of Haverford College. Letter writers include Albert N. Votaw, Henry J. Vaux, A. F. Voeleut, James Wallace, John G. Wallace, Francis R. Walton, Douglas Waples, William Watson, William Webb, Edward Weeks, G. Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. W. Brinton Whitall, Gilbert Fowler White, Nelson A. White, Robert M. White, Norman Whitney, Derwent Whittlesey, Stacey H. Widdicombe, John R. Wilcox, John S. Williams, Paul W. Williams, Gordon Willis, William Mintzer Wills, Albert H. Wilson, Evan Wilson, Rayly Winder, Thomas Wistar, Samuel C. Withers, Bobby and Elinor K. Wolf, Paul Weiss, Abel Wolman, James Wood, Thomas A. Wood, Richard R. Wood, Connie and Tom Woodward, Clifford Worthing, F. Howell Wright, L. Wylie, Llewellyn P. Young, Tom Zimmerman, and Andrew J. Zweifler.

93715. Courses: Chemistry, 1941-1961. See Borton Papers, 1941-1961.
93713. Courses: Chemistry (Premedical), 1948-1951. 1 folders.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 foldersMiscellaneous correspondence and memoranda on premedical program at Haverford and alumni in medical profession.

93714. Courses: English, 1952-1956. 1 folders.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 folders, 1952-1956: Reports on experimental freshman course in Reading and Writing on Human Values, evaluation program for the English Department, and public speaking, letters on controversy over writing exercise using an article "the Problem of Medical Care," and other memoranda on appointments and curriculum.

93716. Courses: Mathematics, 1953-1963. See Borton Papers, 1953-1963.
93717. Courses: Music, 1944-1961. See Borton Papers, 1944-1961.
93718. Courses: Physical Education, 1947-1962. See Borton Papers, 1947-1962.
93719. Courses: Physical Science, 1947, 1950. 1 folders.
Box 2
Physical Description

1 foldersSmall file of memoranda on proposed science courses and dispute over laboratory fees.

93720. Courses: Physics, 1947-1963. See Borton Papers, 1947-1963.
93721. Courses: Political Science, 1949-1963. See Borton Papers, 1949-1963.
93722. Courses: Social Science, 1949-1960. See Borton Papers, 1949-1960.
93723. Engineering, 1944-1963. See Borton Papers, 1944-1963.
Physical Description

4 foldersInformation provided to Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools Evaluating Committee and Committee report; only flaw was with Library operations.

Evaluation: Data for Commission , 1953.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains data on Haverford College presented for consideration of the Commission of Institutions of Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Evaluation: Data for Commission Annexes, 1953.
Box 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains material and information on the annexes of Haverford College.

Evaluation: Commission Report Copy 1, 1953.
Box 2
Evaluation: Commission Report Copy 2, 1953.
Box 3
93724. Expansion, 1942-1964. See Borton Papers, 1942-1964.

93725. Faculty: Academic Freedom and Tenure, 1949-1950, 1957. See Borton Papers, 1949-1950, 1957.
93726. Faculty Housing: General, 1949-1955. 1 folders.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 foldersMemoranda on policies for allocating faculty housing, leasing, and rent rates.

Physical Description

2 foldersAnnual budgets with memoranda.

Finance Budget, 1947-1952.
Box 3
Finance Budget, 1952-1957.
Box 3
93728. Geography 32, 1953-1955. 1 folders.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 foldersCorrespondence on field trip plans for course taught by White.

Physical Description

2 foldersMemoranda of the Committee on Graduate Students on applications to graduate program and on the Graduate Curriculum in Social and Technical Assistance.

Graduate Program, 1946-1954.
Box 3
Graduate Program, 1955-1957.
Box 3
93729. Hoag, Gilbert T., 1945-1952. 1 folders.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 foldersCorrespondence on appointment as Dean, including difficulties with his release from Office of War Information, memoranda on some dean's office matters and Hoag's leave and death.

83851. Inauguration, 1946. 1 folders.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 foldersMemoranda on White's appointment and arrangements for inaugural program, with "Report on Round Table Conference on General Education" held on the occasion of the inauguration.

83852. Leeds Fund, 1943-1955. 1 folders.
Box 3
Physical Description

1 foldersCorrespondence with Morris Leeds on allocations of his contributions, with a memorial edition of the Haverford Bulletin.

Physical Description

7 foldersLetters to President White from prominent people in the United States and abroad. There are letters from members of Congress, Cabinet officers, members of Parliament, ambassadors, public officials, writers, educators, sports figures, etc. They refer mostly to invitations to visit the Haverford College campus and to speak at the Philips Lectures, Collection Meetings, and other events.

Material Specific Details

The letter writers incclude: Leonard Bernstein Herbert Block Niels Bohr Margaret Bourke-White Chester Bowles ("I may run for the Senate," 1955) William F. Buckley, Jr. Al Capp Clifford P. Case Aaron Copland William O. Douglas John Foster Dulles Erich Fromm George Keenan Fiske Kimball Max Lerner Anne M. Lindbergh Henry Cabot Lodge Thurgood Marshall Margaret Mead (for contextual analysis see Coll. #811, Fall 2004, Marisa Wilairat) James A. Michener Lewis Mumford Edward R. Murrow Harold Nicolson Nigel Nicolson Robert Oppenheimer James Reston Branch Rickey Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Eric Severied Ben Shahn Fulton Sheen Margaret Chase Smith Harold Stassen Norman Thomas E. B. White Frank Lloyd Wright

Letters A-B.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

This folder includes letters to President White from prominent people in the United States and abroad. Letter writers include Raymond Pace Alexander, George V. Allen, Norman Angel, Albert C. Barnes, Daniel Bell, Eric Bentley, Leonard Bernstein, L. Biermann, Herbert Block, Niels Bohr, Jorge Bolet, Margaret Bourke-White, Chester Bowns, Sir John Boyd Orr, Edward C.G. Boyle, Aleksandar Bozovic, William T. Brewster, Jr. Joze Brilej, Detlev W. Bronk, Paul E. Brown, William F. Buckley Jr., and Paul M. Butler.

Letters C-D.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

This folder includes letters to President White from prominent people in the United States and abroad. Letter writers include Harry P. Cain, James Callaghan, Al Capp, Clifford P. Case, Emanuel Celler, Wallace E. Chadwick, Dr. S. Chandrasekar, Abram Chasins, M.D. Brok Chisholm, R.K. Christenberry, Lucius D. Clay, Matthew J. Connelly, Aaron Copland, Andrew Cordier, Charles A. Coulson, B.S. Cunningham, William O. Douglas, Thomas Drake, and John Foster Dulles.

Letters E-H.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

This folder includes letters to President White from prominent people in the United States and abroad. Letter writers include Fritz Eichenberg, Milton S. Eisenhower, B.F. Fairless, M.B. Folsom, Lukas Foss, Sir Oliver Franks, Erich Fromm, Keith G. Funston, Walcott Gibbs, Francois Goguel, Douglas R. Hartree, Gail A. Hathaway, Thomas C. Hennings Jr., Christian A. Herter, Paul G. Hoffman, John Jay Hopkins, Douglas Horton, and Hu Shih.

Letters J-L.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

This folder includes letters to President White from prominent people in the United States and abroad. Letter writers include Benjamin F. James, Sir Gladwyn Jebb, Charles S. Johnson, Mordecai W. Johnson, Walter H. Judd, Martin Kane, Estes Kefauver, Walt Kelly, George Kennan, Fiske Kimball, Alan G. Kirk, Russell Kirk, Sara N. Kosanovic, J.A. Krug, Arthur Larson, Frank C. Laubach, George M. Leader, Max Lerner, Anne M. Lindenbergh, and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.

Letters M-N.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

This folder includes letters to President White from prominent people in the United States and abroad. Letter writers include Salvador de Madariaga, Charles Malik, Patrick Murphy Malin, Thomas Mann, Jacques Maritain, Thurgood Marshall, Augustus May, Samuel K. McConnell Jr., James P. McGranery, Margaret Mead, James A. Michener, Tatsuo Morito, Wayne Morse, Lewis Mumford, Francis D. Murnaghan, Edward R. Murrow, Harold Nicolson, Nigel Nicolson, Philip Noel-Baker, and Vernon D. Northrop.

Letters O-S.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

This folder includes letters to President White from prominent people in the United States and abroad. Letter writers include Cletus Oakley, Irving S. Olds, Robert Oppenheimer, Bromley G. Oxam, Frank Pace Jr., Jose Padin, Erwin Panofsky, Andre Philip, Jacob S. Potofsky, James Reston, Branch Rickey, Victor Riesel, Andrew C. Ritchie, James H. Robinson, Howard A. Rusk, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Erwin Schuller, Eric Sevareid, Ben Shahn, Vincent Sheean, Fulton Sheen, Francis Cardinal Spellman, George P. Skouras, Margaret Chase Smith, John Philip Sousa III, Paul-Henri Spaak, Duncan J. Spaeth, Harold E. Stassen, and Michael Stettler.

Letters T-Z.
Box 3
Scope and Contents

This folder includes letters to President White from prominent people in the United States and abroad. Letter writers include Hugh S. Taylor, Norman Thomas, J. Tinbergen, A.W. Tucker, Shun-ichi Uchida, Harold H. Velde, C.S. Venkateswaran, Peter Viereck, Elizabeth Gray Vining, Sylvester L. Weaver, Edward Weeks, E.B. White, Amos Wider, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert R. Young, and Kenneth Younger.

Physical Description

2 foldersResponses to the request of the Haverford College News editor for statements on White for a commemorative issue on his retirement from college and foundation presidents, politicians, diplomats, alumni, Board members, and friends of the College.

Letters of Appreciation: A-E.
Box 4
Scope and Contents

This folder contains responses to the request of the Haverford College News editor for statements on Gilbert F. White for a commemorative issue on his retirement from college and foundation presidents, politicians, diplomats, alumni, Board members, and friends of the College.

Letters of Appreciation: F-T.
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Scope and Contents

This folder contains responses to the request of the Haverford College News editor for statements on Gilbert F. White for a commemorative issue on his retirement from college and foundation presidents, politicians, diplomats, alumni, Board members, and friends of the College. Letter writers include Gerald Freund, Alexander Hamilton Frey, Albert L. Furth, John W. Gardner, Harrison Hires, Paul G. Hoffman, Robert M. Hutchins, Elmore Jackson, Robert L. Johnson, Mary Hoxie Jones, Lawrence A. Kimpton, Benjamin S. Loewenstein, Robert W. McEwan, John W. Nason, P.J. Noel-Baker, Catherine Overton, Louis O. Quam, Jonathan E. Rhoads, Courtney Smith, Harold E. Snyder, Douglas Steere, S. Emlen Stokes, Jan Timberpen, and A.W. Tucker.

93730. Library, 1947-1960. See Borton Papers, 1947-1960.
93731. Library—Budget, 1946-1961. See Borton Papers, 1946-1961.
93732. MacIntosh, Archibald, 1942-1965. See Borton Papers, 1942-1965.
83853. Miscellaneous, 1947-1952. 1 folders.
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1 foldersSmall file of correspondence and reports on class of 1898 fiftieth reunion and other college business.

93733. Philips Visitors—General, 1951-1965. See Borton Papers, 1951-1965.
93735. Psychology—Human Relations, 1948-1951. 1 folders.
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1 foldersMemoranda on course to provide "a broad approach to interpersonal relations, using principally the conceptual tools of psychology but also calling on sociology and other social sciences," with course Case Reports."

93734. Publications: Haverford Review, 1942-1951.
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, 1942-1951: Correspondence and memoranda on two iterations of a publication: as an alumni magazine, 1942-1945; as a Quarterly of Social Philosophy, 1946-1951.

83855. Relief and Reconstruction, 1946-1951. 1 folders.
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1 foldersNewsletter from Douglas Steere reporting on activities of Haverford's World War II Relief and Reconstruction Program graduates.

83856. Resources and Development Committee, 1952. 1 folders.
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1 foldersMemoranda on need for a building fund campaign ("Million Dollar Building Fund") for a dormitory, building improvements, and indoor athletic facilities.

Physical Description

3 foldersTexts and notes for speeches to Haverford students, alumni, Quaker and other schools, Friends, civic, government, and professional organizations from the beginning to the end of his presidency. White spoke about education, particularly Quaker education (see especially "Friends Education" draft, July 26, 1954), the Korean War and other world affairs, military conscription, natural resources, technology and society, and moral and spiritual values. 3 binders.

Speeches, 1946-1951.
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Speeches, 1948-1954.
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Speeches, 1954-1955.
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93736. Teacher Training, 1948, 1952-1953. 1 folders.
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1 foldersMemoranda and correspondence on establishing a Summer Institute for High School Teachers (in order to use summer facilities) to enlarge teachers' knowledge of certain subjects; and participation in Harvard's Master of Education program.

93737. Three-College Cooperation—General, 1934-1963. See Borton Papers, 1934-1963.
83858. War Emergency, 1946-1951. 1 folders.
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1 foldersCorrespondence and memoranda on holding a summer session for veterans, 1946, and reaction to the Korean War and the possibility of conscription.

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