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Howard McClenahan Collection on World War I Belgian Relief

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Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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McClenahan, Howard, 1872-1935

Howard McClenahan (Princeton Class of 1894) joined the Princeton University faculty as an instructor in physics in 1897 and became a full professor in 1906. In 1912, McClenahan was appointed dean of the College, a position which he held until he resigned in 1925 to assume the position of secretary of the Benjamin Franklin Memorial and Franklin Institute Museum.

The collection consists of correspondence, articles, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of McClenahan (Princeton Class of 1894) relating to his trip to England, Holland, and Belgium in 1914-1915 on a mission sponsored by Princeton University to examine and report on the amount and effectiveness of civilian relief provided for Belgium. Also present are several copies (1913-1914) of his Princeton class publication "The '94 War Cry" and miscellaneous clippings (1917) about life at Princeton.

In addtion, there are letters to McClenahan from James Bryce Bishop, Herbert E. Pyle, A. E. Shipley, and others, as well as some official documents (1914-1920).

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The contents list was compiled by Rafael Abrahams in July 2010.

Publisher
Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Correspondence, 1914-1915. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALsS, LsS, typed and copied letters and telegrams.

Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, 1915-1919. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALsS, LsS, typed and copied letters and telegrams.

Physical Description

1 folder

Speech and articles, 1915. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Typed extract from speech made by McClenahan at Columbus, Ohio. Friday, March 26, 1915. Article titled "Belgium--Happy or Unhappy?" published in the New York Sun, November 7, 1915. Printed article titled "Dean McClenahan's Report on the Belgians".

Physical Description

1 folder

Journals, undated. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

2 leather-bound journals

Physical Description

1 folder

Newspaper clippings and The '94 War Cry, 1913-1921. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings 1915-1921, mostly regarding Princeton, Belgium, and the War. 6 issues of The '94 War Cry, official publication of the Class of 1894, Princeton Universty, from December 1913 and February to June 1914.

Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence, certificate of citizenship, 1914-1921. 1 folder.
Scope and Contents

ALsS, LsS, typed and copied letters and telegrams. Certificate of citizenship with photograph, 1914.

Physical Description

1 folder

Scrapbook, 1912-1919. 1 box.
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings. Also includes pamphlet with Rules and Regulations for the Reunion Trophy of Princeton University, 1912.

Physical Description

1 box

Print, Suggest