David W. Fraser papers
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David Fraser was the 12th President of Swarthmore College (1982-1991). Trained as a physician with an emphasis on epidemiology, Fraser is also known as an advocate of liberal arts education, a scholar of public health, and an artist in traditional methods of textile construction. He joined Swarthmore College in 1982 after working at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and resigned from Swarthmore in 1991 to head the Social Welfare Department at the Aga Khan Secretariat.
David W. Fraser was born in Abington, Pennsylvania in 1944. A member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), he attended the Quaker-affiliated George School before moving on to receive a B.A. from Haverford College (1965) and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School (1969). Fraser began working at the Centers for Disease Control in 1975, and while working there, he gained national prominence in 1976 when he led the field team that discovered the cause of Legionnaires' Disease. He also led the CDC team that first ascertained the role of tampons in causing Toxic Shock Syndrome. Fraser remained active in the field of medicine throughout his career, publishing numerous papers in medical journals and chapters in medical texts, serving on an Institute of Medicine committee on AIDS public health strategy, and consulting on epidemiology, international health, and related topics. Fraser is also an expert on traditional weaving techniques, particularly weft twining. A practicing fiber artist himself, Fraser has lectured and published articles and books on traditional weaving, and is a scholar affiliated with the Textile Museum in Washington, DC, and the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Fraser served as President of Swarthmore College from 1982 to 1991. In that period, he oversaw a number of changes to the curriculum, including an increasing focus on teaching modes of inquiry rather than straight facts; a greater emphasis on writing, leading to the formation of the Writing Associates program; and some changes to the college's honors program. During his tenure, concentrations in women's (now gender and sexuality) studies, computer science, and German studies were added; majors in theater and Asian studies were approved; and a dance program was added to the music department. Fraser spearheaded intercollegiate efforts to increase minority student and faculty representation in higher education, to keep eligibility for federal financial aid separate from registrant status for military selective service, and to enhance cultural exchange between undergraduate Soviet and American students.
After David W. Fraser left Swarthmore College in 1991, he accepted a position heading the Social Welfare Department at the Aga Khan Secretariat. He continues to serve as a consultant in the arenas of higher education, epidemiology, and material culture.
Fraser and his wife, Barbara Gaines Fraser, had two children together.
This collection of David Fraser papers, 1971-2007 (bulk 1982-1991), includes records from Fraser's time as President of Swarthmore College. Major topics include the construction of the Blue Route (I-476), financial aid, National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities, and senior staff retreats. Also to be found in the collection are: biographical information and newspaper clippings about Fraser; printed materials from his inauguration as Swarthmore College President; texts of speeches, remarks, and interviews given by Fraser; memoranda released by Fraser to the campus community; and more.
Perhaps the most substantial part of the collection is a series of journals that Fraser maintained from 1981 (working for the CDC), through his time at Swarthmore and Aga Khan, ending in 2007. Fraser's typical practice was to record notes in chronological order on the right side of each spread, sometimes returning to add notes and information to the left side of each spread. The inside cover of each journal features an index compiled by Fraser.
The bulk of materials were retrieved from Records Storage Room in Parrish with the permission of the President's Office, 2015.
The journals were gifted by David Fraser in 2019.
In 2015, these boxes were retrieved for review by the Swarthmore College Archives. Files were roughly in alphabetical order, so it is clear that many of the original boxes were missing.
This collection was processed by Constance Hawley under the supervision of Celia Caust-Ellenbogen in 2016.
In 2019, the journals were processed by Consolee Hitayezu and added to the collection.
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Toxicology protocol, Clinical trials, Doctor Finkel, Task force meeting, Infant feeding task force, Feldman, NASA, Egypt, Israel, John Abbott, National Cancer Institute, Foege's Task force on infant feeding, Micheal Hensley
John Feeley, Roger Feldman, Wilkinson, Public Health, College education, Nancy Burkin, Egypt Israel trip, George Schmid, Swarthmore search committee, childhood immunization, Reflections on curriculum, George Peck
Jim Feeley,Wilkinson, ISL planning meeting, DBD staff meeting, legionellosis, American College of Epidemiology, Cancer, George Peck, Eugene M Lang, Vice President search, Barbara Feeley, Endowment spending, Faculty meeting, Landis' staff meeting, Property committee planning meeting, Lang professorship selection committee, Budget meeting, Ann Sloane
Board of Managers meeting, Blue Route committee, Clerk Kerr, Kaori Kitao, President staff meeting, Lang professorship, Tri-college cooperation,Budget Planning meeting, Bill Spock, Termination criteria, Staff retreat, Bill Lee, Legionnaires' disease, Thomas McCabe, Eugene Lang, Investment committee, Ann Sloane, Hans Mueller, Staff retreat
Provost search, Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Eugene M Lang, Blue Route, Secretary, Alumni Visits (Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Mateo, Portland), Department reviews (Math, english, Philosophy, Physical education, engineering, political science, psychology, economics, physics, art, chemistry, education, astronomy, religion, modern languages, bloom: linguistics, history, biology)
Alumni visits (Seaford Delaware, Manhasset, Old Greenwich, Boston), Boston trip, Provost search, Blue route committee, Student loan reading, Budget draft, staff meeting, COFHE (Consortium on Financing Higher Education), Philadelphia Chamber of commerce, Mark Kelley, Environmental Epidemiology Seminar, Jim England
Vice President search committee, Departmental meetings ( Economics, Mathematics, History, Astronomy, Education, Physics, Physical education, music, art, religion, english literature, engineering, sociology/anthropology), Alumni visits (Chicago, Indianapolis, Cleveland), Vice president candidates (Crooker, Smith, Dahlberg, Fecher, Cullen, Peterson, Bovinette, Gubins), Consortium on Financing Higher Education, Sawmill, Expenses,Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee, Fungus, Virginia green, textiles/baskets
Vice President Search (Ransmeier, Dillon, Hart), Albert Oliver Program board meeting, Aydelotte Fund, Budget, campaign, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, Brookelyn museum, Jack Lenor Larsen, John Nason, Black students at Swarthmore, Carol Gilligan, Alumni (Swarthmore Today, Black alumni weekend, Ann Arbor, AGB dinner), Computing vice chair,Sociology/Anthropology vice chair, Hugh Lacey agreement, History department chair, Ester Mertz, college presidents
USA for Africa, AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type B)vaccine trial, History chair, Jerry Woods, Humanities center, COFHE (Consortium on Financing Higher Education) board, Consortium on Financing Higher Education president meeting, American Museum of Natural History, Analysis of chilkat pieces, Brooklyn museum, Textile museum, Eleanor Tulman Hancock, Troutbeck seminar, Global EIS evaluation, Foundations (Olin, Dana, Keck, ARCO/Atlantic Refining Company), Board members, Columbia college, Minneapolis Alumni, Oberlin conference, Oliver foundation, Swarthmore today, departmental meetings ( Economics, Mathematics, History, Astronomy, Education, Physics, Physical education, music, art, religion, english literature, engineering, sociology/anthropology), William Poole, Arthur Synder, Dean Freed, Jerome Kolhberg, John Roberts
Alumni groups (Houston, Austin, Dallas, Boulder, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco), Foundations (Andrew Mellon, Jessie Noyer), Ethical Investment committee, Departmental meetings (Psychology, Philosophy, Modern Languages, Biology), Computing conference, COFHE (Consortium on Financing Higher Education), AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), Thailand/Indonesian FETP, Staff retreat, Learned colleagues, CPT (Curricular Practical Training), Epidemics and History lecture, Reviews (Diane Watson, Christy Fusco), South Africa research consortium, Minority recruitment/retention conference, Foundation Kresge
Alan Quint, Esther Mertz, Black recruitment conference, Indonesia FETP, Swarthmore Today, National Academy of Science/Institute of Medicine, AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome), Jerry Kohlberg, Department chair lunches ( English literature, Modern languages, Psychology), Presidency, presidency review committee, COFHE (Consortium on Financing Higher Education), Twining (Smithsonian, Mattiebell Gittinger, Clint Smith/Pat Fiske, University museum director, Textile museum Museum of American Indian history, University press), Foundations (Hewlett, Keck, Luce, Dana), Flu Vaccine Trial, Neat bias, Learned colleagues, department chair meeting (Political Science, Biology, History, Physics/Astronomy, Religion)
Twelve colleges, college presidents, Senior interviews, Why stay? (Kendall Landis, Jim England, Janet Smith Dickerson, Christy Ann Fusco) Department chairs, Oliver foundation, Minority conference, Overseas study, Moscow/Vienna trip, Propaganda definition, Twining (Textile museum, Peabody museum), USA for Africa, U Pa. research training task force, AGB (Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities), Alumni Indonesiantrip, Department Chair meetings (Mathematics, English, Sociology/Anthropology, Modern Languages, Education, Physical Education, Art, Psychology, Computer Science, Engineering)
AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) testimony, Religion vice chair, Alaska Haemophilus InfluenzaeFlu trial, Minority Conference Task Force, COFHE (Consortium on Financing Higher Education), faculty grievance procedure, Staff retreat, Department chairs, David Bates, pre medical education survey, Nankai University, citizenship papers, Department chairs (Religion), Oliver foundation, Textile Museum
Honorary degree committee, Department meetings (Sociology/Anthropology, Modern Languages, Engineering, Physics, Physical Education), Alumni gatherings (Richmond), COFHE (Consortium on Financing Higher Education) board, President report on minorities, Financial aid policy, Twining (Museum schedule, Smithsonian, ITeye foundation, Southwest museum, John Topham, Peabody museum, university museum, AMNH (American Museum of Natural History), @TM (Textile museum), Formosan Aboriginal Cultural Village, Book expenses), Textile Museum, Foundations (Ford, Oliver), Music's credit card
Institute of Medicine (IOM),Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Textile Museum, USSR-US (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - US) exchange, Provost search, Department chairs (Physics, linguistics, computer science, mathematics, physical education, biology, classics, art, modern languages, chemistry, political science, history, english, sociology/anthropology, psychology, philosophy, engineering), Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence, Twining (Lowie), Nancy Kolhberg, Jerry Kohlberg, James W England, Ford Foundation, Organizations
Vassar review, Middle States review, Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence, Twelve college group, Textile museum, Twining, James W England, CPT (Curricular Practical Training), Tea and cookies (class of 1988 faculty), vice president search, consultants, Culpeper foundation, David Law, Harvard Medical/Dental Schools (HMS), Al Roth, Carole Deddy
Vice president search, Foundations (RW Johnson, Pew), ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices), Center for Infectious Diseases (CID) Scientific Advisory Board, Kenyah Anderson, Committee on Faculty Procedures (COFP), Committee on Staff Procedures (COSP), David Law, CPI [Consumer Price Index?], Epidemiology course, Lee Willing, LD, Senior staff retreat, Minority faculty/new positions
USSR-US (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - US), ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices),Department chairs (Music/Dance, Physics, education, physical education, political science, religion, linguistics, computer science, mathematics, biology, classics, art, modern languages, chemistry, history, english literature, economics, sociology/anthropology, psychology, philosophy, engineering), Tea and cookies ( 1989 tenure class), Legionelle WHO (World Health Organization) conference, vice president search, Textile museum, Honorary degrees,Committee on Staff Procedures (COSP), Epidemiology course, Bonus rationele, Alumni gathering ( Austin/Texas, Denver/Boulder Colorado, Indianapolis, Boston Massachusetts, Cleveland Ohio, Saint Louis Missouri), Jennie Keith, Swarthmore culture, COFHE (Consortium on Financing Higher Education) presidency, Board governance, Middlebury accreditation, Minority consortium, Johns Hopkins, Kaiser foundation, Athletic department staffing, CPT (Curricular Practical Training), Doctor Douglas Mann
Vice president search, ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices), Strategic Planning, Center for Infectious Diseases (CID), El Salvador, Institute of Medicine (IOM) forum, Pew, Middlebury accreditation, Desiderata, Havard visiting committee, Textile museum, Minority Consortium, Biology 41: Epidemiology, A guide to Weft twining, Mission statement, Nissan, Kaiser, Public space/Performing Arts Center oversight, English department, Committee on Faculty Procedures (COFP), Mid-American Conference (MAC), Three college president, Douglas Mann, Kendall Landis, Consultants
American Collegiate Consortium, Minority consortium, Jerry Kolhberg, Jacob Jose, Keck foundation, Honorary degrees, Harvard medical school, Nissan, Winn Dixie, Textile museum, University of Pennsylvania, Department meetings (Education, Physics/Astronomy, Modern language, economics, religion, english literature, linguistics, political science, history, sociology/anthropology, computer science, art, chemistry, classics, mathematics, engineering, philosophy, biology, psychology), Consultants
Biology, Curriculum Practical Training (CPT), Investment committee, Financial committee, ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices), Kyger lecture, EGF, Winn Dixie, Young alumni board candidates (Alex Curtis, Barbara Klock), Textile museum, George O'Bannon, Consultants
Managers, ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices), Textile museum, 42 Rue de Bretagne, BGF contracts, Restaurants/Game Perks, Medical center committee, Consultants, Cruise company
AKUMC (Aga Khan University Medical College), Aga Khan Health Services Pakistan (AKHS,P), Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKES,P), HH, Aga Khan Foundation, Taj Mitha, Yolanda Missou-Gershman, MCC, Science at Aga Khan University, Gretchen Handwerger, Pat Cronin, Convocation speech, Aiglemont Management Board, Didier Lefort, AKHB/P, Micheal Curtis, George Herdy, BOT, Nadim Khan, Aga Khan Education Services Kenya (AKES,I), Aga Khan Health Services India (AKHS, I), Chancellors commission, Scholarship analysis, Rockefeller foundation, Aga Khan Foundation USA, Aga Khan Education Services Kenya (AKES,K), Aga Khan Health Services Kenya (AKHS,K), Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania (AKHS,T), Aga Khan Education Services Tanzania (AKES,T), Word 5, Lotus 1-2-3, BGF, Reckman, Surveillance, Studies, World Bank,
HH, Aga Khan Foundation, Aiglemont Management Board, Aga Khan Education Services India (AKES,I), Aga Khan Health Services India (AKHS, I), Aga Khan Housing Boards India, Aga Khan Education Services Pakistan (AKES,P), Uganda,Aga Khan University Board of Trustees, Aga Khan University dean search, ethics committee, Scholarship review, Aga Khan University admissions, MCC, Nursing, CC, PHC director search, World Bank, East African hospital services plan, Essential National Health research, surveillance symposium, rural-built environment, Mottahedah, International conference on management/sustainability of PHC programs, Jeannie Dissette, Mid-year review, Aga Khan Foundation, RAF, Development Network Coordination committee, Tajikistan, Salzburg seminar, Drawers of Water, Logistics regression, BGF, Syria
HH, Aiglemont Management Board, Aga Khan Education Services India (AKES,I), Aga Khan Health Services India (AKHS, I), Aga Khan Housing Boards India, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Aga Khan Education Services Pakistan (AKES,P), Bangladesh, Syria, Nurse consultant, PHC director, Hospital director, Aga Khan University dean search, Jim Bartlett, Chancellor's commission, MCC, Institute for Education Development, Didier Lefort, World Bank, East Africa hospitals services plan, Scholarship review, Salzburg seminar, rural-built environment, Welfare, MG, Compensation comparability survey, Amin Ahmed, Phillips Academy, Joe McCormick, Task Force on child survival, Gujarat, Aga Khan Foundation UK, Kenya, Tanzania, INCLEN, Aga Khan Health Services Pakistan (AKHS,P)
World Development Report, Tajikistan, Aga Khan Health Network committee, Aga Khan University Rector/dean, Chancellor's commission, Andover, Syria, HH, Scholarship committee, Aga Khan Education Services Kenya, Aga Khan Health Services Pakistan, Aga Khan Health Services Pakistan, AC, Aga Khan University, Aga Khan Foundation, Social Welfare Department (SWD) budget meeting, Aga Khan Education Services India, Aga Khan Health Services India, Aga Khan Housing Board India, Aga Khan Housing Board Pakistan, endowment policy, INCLEN, East Africa nursing institution, UNESCO, Tools for Quality Management, Aga Khan Education Services Uganda, Aga Khan Education Kenya, Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania, Aga Khan Education Services Tanzania, Annual review, YC, J Robert Buchanan, BRAC,International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh, Aiglemont Management Board, Regional network program, Charles Correa
Aga Khan Health Network committee, Aiglemont Management Board (AMB), Chancellor's commission, Mid-year review, Aga Khan Hospital-Dar es Salaam, Prince Aly Khan Hospital (PAKH), Aga Khan Foundation, Aga Khan Education services conference, social services access strategy, INCLEN, Electronic offices, IUB, UNESCO, Travel record, International Health lunch meeting
Tajikistan, U Khorog planning, Education fund, East Africa health position, social survey of Jamat, 1996-2000 plan, mid-year review, Aga Khan Foundation board, social services access study, water and sanitation, Aga Khan University Board of Trustees, Aga Khan Development Network administrative structure, Social Welfare Department (SWD) budget meeting, Kenya, Social Welfare Department health officer search, Social Welfare Department head search, Susan Opper, International Health Lunch group, Travel budget, Foundation planning, Eliz McCormick, Jerry Kohlberg, Clark Foundation, Neil Austrian, YC,Shams Kassim Lakha, Carnegie corporation, BRAC university consultancy, BRAC office expenses, BRAC travel expenses, INCLEN, INCLEN travel expenses, Philadelphia School of Public Health, Pew, China Medical Board, Stone Schroeder, museums, textile museum, French retirement, Bertelesmann Foundation, JBM, UNICEF, Rockefeller foundation
BRAC study, Official Development Assistance(ODA), Textile museum board meeting, Elizabeth McCormick, INCLEN Program committee, INCLEN board, SEACLEN meeting, Brian L. Strom, Seth Berkley, Lincoln Chen, Alice Ilchman, Paul Stolley, Alex Shakow, Harrison spencer, Peter Goldmark, Leanne Kaslow, Ted Mast
University of North Carolina, University of Toronto, McMaster University, University of Pennsylvania, NewcastleUniversity, Roger Glass, Julia Walsh, INCLEN board, Aga Khan University, David Bell, Harrison Spencer, Micheal Phillips, Nicholas Wright, Wellcome Trust, Merck, Rockefeller foundation, USAID, Gadjah Mada University, Trivandrum, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), INCLEN XV, Vietnam, South Africa, Child Health Research Group, Capacity Building subcommittee, Textile museum, Investing in health research and development, Clark Foundation
INCLEN board, Research subcommittee, Capacity Building subcommittee, South Africa, Child Health Research Project(CHR), USAID, Kenya Clinical Epidemiology Units, Kampala Clinical Epidemiology Units, Harare Clinical Epidemiology Units, Latin Clinical Epidemiology Units, Global meeting, Vietnam, Charas Suwanwela, Thai Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Center (Thai CERTC), Textile museum board, Lloyd Cotsen, Alice Wallace, Joel I. Ward, W Leonard Braddon, Merck, Global forum for health research, UNICEF, Eugene Garfield, George School
Global meeting Subcommittee, Research subcommittee, Capacity building subcommittee, AFRICLEN, ChinaCLEN, LyonCLEN, INCLEN talk, INCLEN goals, INCLEN Board, USAID, Infectious diseases planning, Emerging infections, Inter-American Development Bank, Pew, Roy Schwarz, Sarah McFarlane,Pan American Health Organization(PAHO),Institute for Scientific Information(ISI), Jane Hughes, Jonathan M. Mann, SK, Scott Holstead, David Ballard, Lincoln Chen, Demissie Habte, Gordon Conway, Jannes Gibson, Kerr White, Charles Lawrence III, Georgine Cochu, Textile Museum, Paula Wehmiller, School health, University of Pennsylvania press, Edward/Dillwyn Parrish, Jim Tulloch, Sue Fisher-Hoch, Elizabeth McCormick,Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency(SIDA), David Nabaro, Dana Papageorge,Danish International Development Agency(DANIDA), World Health Organization(WHO)
INCLEN Board, Khon Kaen University, Christian Medical College Vellore, Chennai Medical College,Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Government Medical University Nagpur, IndiaCLEN Infectious Diseases Initiative(IIDI), Fogarty, Program committee, Global meeting Subcommittee, Capacity building subcommittee, USAID, World Bank, The Lancet,Department for International Development (DFID), Textile Museum, Carnegie Corporation, David Brandling Bennett, Aaron Feverstein, George School. Haverford, China Medical Building, Calico Museum, National Institute of Design Ahmedabad, Jennifer Bol, Joe Downing, Electrician/Dennis Warburton
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA/SAREC), World Health Organization,Global Forum for Health Research (GFHR), International Conference of Health Research for Development committee, NORAD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,UmeåUniversity, University of Yaounde, Clinical High-Risk(CHR), University of Health, REsearch subcommittee, Best prospects, Evaluation, Budget snafu, INCLEN evaluation, Malaria, Neonatal mortality conference, Gates, Governance, Textile museum board, textile museum space building, Diana Myers, TedTsai, Vanderbilt University, Warry Hull, Roger Glass, Bill Conklin, Mack Lipkin, Cattleman's, Hewlett, Pedelstein, Aga Khan Development Network, Tommy Robbins, BWC, Viropharma, Mark stemhoft, ABMAC, Stan music
INCLEN board, World Health Organization, Wellcome Trust, World Bank, Fogarty Grant, USAID, University of North Carolina,National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Malaria, INCLEN evaluation, Elizabeth McCormick, Gates, Clinical High-Risk (CHR),Danish International Development Agency(DANIDA),The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), Gibney Funds tracking, Global outbreak alert and response meeting, Textile museum board, Lloyd Cotsen, Textile museum finance committee, Harry Greenberg, Aga Khan University, Cattleman's, Stan music, Tom Kissinger, Harrison Spencer, Virginia Harvey, Tharparkar/Sindh, Gujarat, Hotels in New Delhi, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania
International Conference for Health Research for Development Committee (ICHRD),TheRobert Wood JohnsonFoundation Health & Society Scholars (RWJF HSS)program, TheRobert Wood JohnsonFoundationprize, Mathematica, Russ Wiley, Asian University for Women,Textile museum board, Cattleman's, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Myanmar, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mildred Sparks, Pennswood Village board, Propulsid litigation
Asian University for Women, University of Pennsylvania Public Health, PV board, TheRobert Wood JohnsonFoundationepisodes, TheRobert Wood JohnsonFoundation Health & Society Scholars (RWJF HSS)program,,Textile museum board, Chin textiles(Susan Conway), LD consulting (Los Angeles, Ohio), Chin project