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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the James Parker Hall, Jr. Papers 1923-1926

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Hall, James Parker, Jr. Papers

Dates:

1923-1926

Size:

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

James Parker Hall, Jr., early student, businessman, University of Chicago treasurer. The James Hall Parker, Jr. papers consist of three Student Handbooks of the University of Chicago from 1923 to 1926.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Hall, James Parker, Jr. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

James Parker Hall was born on February 26, 1906. His father, James Parker Hall, Sr., was an authority on constitutional law and was dean of the University of Chicago Law School from 1904 to 1928. Hall Jr. attended University High School, and began at the University of Chicago in September 1923. He received a Ph.B on June 14, 1927. While at the University of Chicago, Hall was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. Hall left Chicago for Harvard University, where he received a masters degree in finance from the Harvard Business School.

Hall was president of the University of Chicago Alumni Club of New York and a member of the Alumni Foundation Board. He was appointed Treasurer of the University of Chicago in 1946 after seventeen years of experience on Wall Street in securities, investment banking, and stock and bond brokerage businesses. He was head of research and statistical analysis at Clark, Dodge and Company, and was also associated with A. Iselin and Company from 1933 to 1935 and with J. Seligman and Company from 1929 to 1933.

Hall married Frances Lewis. The couple had three sons.

Scope Note

The James Hall Parker, Jr. papers consist of three Student Handbooks of the University of Chicago from 1923 to 1926.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Student Handbooks

  • Students' Handbook of the University of Chicago, Vol. XV, 1923-1924
  • Students' Handbook of the University of Chicago, Vol. XVI, 1924-1925
  • Students' Handbook of the University of Chicago, Vol. XVII, 1925-1926