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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the University of Chicago Central Administration Letterbooks 1927-1957

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Central Administration. Letterbooks

Dates:

1927-1957

Size:

39.5 linear feet (119 volumes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The University of Chicago Central Administration Letterbooks contain carbon copies of outgoing correspondence of university presidents, vice-presidents, and other officials, between the years 1927 and 1957. This correspondence covers academic and administrative matters.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Central Administration. Letterbooks, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The University of Chicago Central Administration Letterbooks cover the administrations of Max Mason (1925-1928), Robert Maynard Hutchins (1929-1951), and Lawrence A. Kimpton (1951-1960). Mason was the first President to come from outside the University. He oversaw a period of expansion, including the creation of a hundred new faculty positions, the completion of the hospitals, and a new football stadium. Under his successor, however, varsity football was eliminated; Hutchins sought to focus on cementing the University’s reputation for intellectual rigour, particularly at the undergraduate level, where he championed a liberal, non-specialized education. Despite his involvement with government projects on campus during wartime, notably the Manhattan Project, Hutchins was a defender of academic freedom who protected his faculty against post-war charges of communism. Kimpton’s administration was similarly ambitious, presiding over a controversial urban renewal project in Hyde Park to boost declining enrollment.

Scope Note

The University of Chicago Central Administration Letterbooks contain carbon copies of outgoing correspondence of university presidents, vice-presidents, and other officials, between the years 1927 and 1957. Each volume includes an index. The correspondence covers academic and administrative matters.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

University of Chicago. Office of the President. Mason Administration. Records

University of Chicago. Office of the President. Hutchins Administration. Records

University of Chicago. Office of the President. Kimpton Administration. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Volume 1

May 1-July 31, 1927

Volume 2

August 1-October 31, 1927

Volume 3

November 1-January 31, 1927-1928

Volume 4

February 1-April 30, 1928

Volume 5

May 1-July 31, 1928

Volume 6

August 1-October 31, 1928

Volume 7

November 1-January 31, 1928-1929

Volume 8

February 1-April 30, 1929

Volume 9

May 1-July 31, 1929

Volume 10

August 1-October 31, 1929

Volume 11

November 1-January 31, 1929-1930

Volume 12

February 1-December 31, 1930

Volume 13

January 1-April 30, 1931

Volume 14

May 1-August 31, 1931

Volume 15

September 1-December 31, 1931

Volume 16

January 1-March 31, 1932

Volume 17

April 1-June 30, 1932

Volume 18

July 1-September 30, 1932

Volume 19

October 1-December 31, 1932

Volume 20

January 1-March 31, 1933

Volume 21

April 1-July 8, 1933

Volume 22

July 1-September 30, 1933

Volume 23

October 1-January 31, 1933-1934

Volume 24

January 1-March 31, 1934

Volume 25

April 1-June 30, 1934

Volume 26

July 1-September 30, 1934

Volume 27

October 1-December 31, 1934

Volume 28

January 1-March 31, 1935

Volume 29

April 1-June 30, 1935

Volume 30

July 1-September 30, 1935

Volume 31

October 1-December 31, 1935

Volume 32

January 1-March 31, 1936

Volume 33

April 1-June 30, 1936

Volume 34

July 1-September 30, 1936

Volume 35

October 1-December 31, 1936

Volume 36

January 1-March 31, 1937

Volume 37

April 1-June 30, 1937

Volume 38

July 1-September 30, 1937

Volume 39

October 1-December 31, 1937

Volume 40

January 1-March 31, 1938

Volume 41

April 1-June 30, 1938

Volume 42

July 1-September 30, 1938

Volume 43

October 1-December 31, 1938

Volume 44

January 1-March 31, 1939

Volume 45

April 1-June 30, 1939

Volume 46

July 1-September 30, 1939

Volume 47

October 1-December 31, 1939

Volume 48

January 1-March 31, 1940

Volume 49

April 1-June 30, 1940

Volume 50

July 1-September 30, 1940

Volume 51

October 1-December 31, 1940

Volume 52

January 1-March 31, 1941

Volume 53

April 1-June 30, 1941

Volume 54

July 1-September 30, 1941

Volume 55

October 1-December 31, 1941

Volume 56

January 1-March 31, 1942

Volume 57

April 1-June 30, 1942

Volume 58

July 1-September 30, 1942

Volume 59

October 1-December 31, 1942

Volume 60

January 1-March 31, 1943

Volume 61

April 1-June 30, 1943

Volume 62

July 1-September 30, 1943

Volume 63

October 1-December 31, 1943

Volume 64

January 1-March 31, 1944

Volume 65

April 1-June 30, 1944

Volume 66

July 1-September 30, 1944

Volume 67

October 1-December 31, 1944

Volume 68

January 1-March 31, 1945

Volume 69

April 1-June 30, 1945

Volume 70

July 1-September 30, 1945

Volume 71

October 1-December 31, 1945

Volume 72

January 1-March 31, 1946

Volume 73

April 1-June 30, 1946

Volume 74

July 1-September 30, 1946

Volume 75

October 1-December 31, 1946

Volume 76

January 1-March 31, 1947

Volume 77

April 1-June 30, 1947

Volume 78

July 1-September 30, 1947

Volume 79

October 1-December 31, 1947

Volume 80

January 1-March 31, 1948

Volume 81

April 1-June 30, 1948

Volume 82

July 1-September 30, 1948

Volume 83

October 1-December 31, 1948

Volume 84

January 1-March 31, 1949

Volume 85

April 1-June 30, 1949

Volume 86

July 1-September 30, 1949

Volume 87

October 1-December 31, 1949

Volume 88

January 1-March 31, 1950

Volume 89

April 1-June 30, 1950

Volume 90

July 1-September 30, 1950

Volume 91

October 1-December 31, 1950

Volume 92

January 1-March 31, 1951

Volume 93

April 1-June 30, 1951

Volume 94

July 1-September 30, 1951

Volume 95

October 1-December 31, 1951

Volume 96

January 1-March 31, 1952

Volume 97

April 1-June 30, 1952

Volume 98

July 1-September 30, 1952

Volume 99

October 1-December 31, 1952

Volume 100

January 1-March 31, 1953

Volume 101

April 1-June 30, 1953

Volume 102

July 1-September 30, 1953

Volume 103

October 1-December 31, 1953

Volume 104

January 1-March 31, 1954

Volume 105

April 1-June 30, 1954

Volume 106

July 1-September 30, 1954

Volume 107

October 1-December 31, 1954

Volume 108

January 1-March 31, 1955

Volume 109

April 1-June 30, 1955

Volume 110

July 1-September 30, 1955

Volume 111

October 1-December 31, 1955

Volume 112

January 1-March 31, 1956

Volume 113

April 1-June 30, 1956

Volume 114

July 1-September 30, 1956

Volume 115

October 1-December 31, 1956

Volume 116

January 1-March 31, 1957

Volume 117

April 1-June 30, 1957

Volume 118

July 1-September 30, 1957

Volume 119

October 1-December 31, 1957