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James Creese Letters to Thomas H. English

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Creese, James, 1896-1966.

James Creese (Princeton Class of 1918) joined the army during World War I, serving as a Second Lieutenant in artillery. Following the war, Creese returned to Princeton, earning a master's degree in 1920. Creese served as secretary to the American Scandinavian Foundation (1922-1928) prior to being appointed vice-president of Stevens Institute of Technology (1928-1945). In 1945, Creese left Stevens Institute of Technology to become president of Drexel Institute of Technology, a position that he held until 1963.

The collection consists of approximately 175 letters by Creese (Princeton Class of 1918) to his Princeton classmate and friend Thomas H. English, who became a professor of English at Emory University, Georgia. Creese's letters span the years from 1918 to 1965, covering his career as secretary to the American Scandinavian Foundation (1922-1928), vice-president of Stevens Institute of Technology (1928-1945), and president of Drexel Institute of Technology (1945-1963). Also present are a few notes by his wife, Margaret Creese, and others to English, and a memorial upon Creese's death.

Arranged chronologically.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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Manuscripts Division
Finding Aid Date
2008
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Collection Inventory

James Creese Letters to Thomas H. English I, 1918-1926. 1 folder.
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1 folder

James Creese Letters to Thomas H. English II, 1927-1944. 1 folder.
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1 folder

James Creese Letters to Thomas H. English III, 1945-1965. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Letters to Thomas H. English: Obituary and Memorial for Creese, 1966. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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