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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Norman Wait Harris Foundation Records 1923-1956

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Norman Wait Harris Foundation. Records

Dates:

1923-1956

Size:

11.5 linear feet (23 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

The Norman Wait Harris Foundation Records contains correspondence, minutes, questionnaires, financial records, reports, contracts, programs, and drafts of lectures. Material relates primarily to the annual Harris Institute, which sponsored conferences and public lectures on international affairs. Also includes documents relating to the establishment of the Foundation.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Norman Wait Harris Foundation. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Norman Wait Harris Memorial Foundation is a trust fund, given to the University of Chicago in 1923, for the promotion of knowledge of an interest in international affairs. The original grant was given by Harris' children, Albert W., Normal Dwight, Hayden B., Stanley G., and Pearl Harris Maclean, through the bequest of his widow, Emma Gale Harris. A standing Committee of the Harris Foundation was set up to apply the provisions of the trust. The two main projects laid out by the trust were the annual Harris Institutes, composed of a private round table and a series of public and teaching in international relations. In 1931, the latter function was given discrete administrative existence as the inter-departmental Committee on International Relations, offering a regular program of studies and granting higher degrees. The Harris Committee held thirty-two consecutive annual Institutes, from 1924 to 1956, with only one omission (1934). After the 1956 Institute, it was decided that the intention of the trust might be better served by discontinuing the Institutes and applying the fund to a program of occasional public lectures by visiting experts.

Scope Note

The Norman Wait Harris Foundation Records contains correspondence, minutes, questionnaires, financial records, reports, contracts, programs, and drafts of lectures. Material relates primarily to the annual Harris Institute which sponsored conferences and public lectures on international affairs. Also includes documents relating to the establishment of the Foundation.

The Harris Foundation Records are divided into two Series, Series I: General Papers and Series II: The Institutes of the Harris Foundation.

Related Resources

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: General Papers of the Harris Foundation

Box 1   Folder 1

Letters and documents relating to the establishment of foundation

Box 1   Folder 2

Committee of the Harris Foundation, minutes, November 3, 1926, to June 23, 1938.

Box 1   Folder 3

Committee of the Harris Foundation, minutes, December 5, 1938, to November 23, 1949.

Box 1   Folder 4

Committee of the Harris Foundation, minutes, December 18, 1952, to February 24, 1954.

Box 1   Folder 5

Committee of the Harris Foundation, internal correspondence, University correspondence

Box 1   Folder 6

Committee of the Harris Foundation, general correspondence, Academie Serbe des Sciences - Farmer.

Box 1   Folder 7

Committee of the Harris Foundation, general correspondence, Gallagher - Lindale Boys Ranch.

Box 1   Folder 8

Committee of the Harris Foundation, general correspondence, Mallory - Zimmern.

Box 1   Folder 9

Committee of the Harris Foundation, letters and documents relating to establishment of Institute evaluation project.

Box 1   Folder 10

Committee of the Harris Foundation, questionnaires for Institute evaluation project, with replies, A - L.

Box 2   Folder 1

Committee of the Harris Foundation, questionnaires for Institute evaluation project, with replies, M - Z and unidentified.

Box 2   Folder 2

Committee of the Harris Foundation, annual appraisal reports, 1950 - 1952.

Box 2   Folder 3

Committee of the Harris Foundation, financial records, 1929, 1939 - 1949.

Box 2   Folder 4

Committee of the Harris Foundation, financial records, 1949-1950

Box 2   Folder 5

Committee of the Harris Foundation, financial records, 1951-1953

Box 2   Folder 6

Committee of the Harris Foundation, financial records, 1953-1954

Box 2   Folder 7

Committee of the Harris Foundation, financial records, 1954-1955.

Box 2   Folder 8

Committee of the Harris Foundation, bibliographies of potential Institute participants.

Box 2   Folder 9

Harold Ford, "The Norman Wait Harris Memorial Foundation Institutes, 1923-1947," 1948

Series II: Institutes of the Harris Foundation

Box 3   Folder 1

First Institute (1924), Round Table proceedings

Box 3   Folder 2

First Institute (1924), external correspondence; program of the First Institute.

Box 3   Folder 3

Second Institute (1925), Round Table proceedings.

Box 3   Folder 4

Second Institute (1925), publication contract; Institute program.

Box 3   Folder 5

Third Institute (1926), Round Table proceedings

Box 3   Folder 6

Third Institute (1926), Round Table proceedings

Box 3   Folder 7

Third Institute (1926), correspondence, publication contracts; Institute program.

Box 4   Folder 1

Fourth Institute (1927), Round Table proceedings.

Box 4   Folder 2

Fourth Institute (1927), correspondence, publication contract; Institute program.

Box 4   Folder 3

Fifth Institute (1928), Round Table proceedings (2 vols.)

Box 4   Folder 4

Fifth Institute (1928), publication contract, Institute program.

Box 5   Folder 1

Sixth Institute (1929), Round Table proceedings (3 vols.)

Box 5   Folder 2

Sixth Institute (1929), publication contract; Institute program.

Box 6   Folder 1

Seventh Institute (1930), Round Table proceedings (2 vols.)

Box 6   Folder 2

Seventh Institute (1930), publication contract; Institute program

Box 6   Folder 3

Eighth Institute (1931), Round Table proceedings, Vol I.

Box 7   Folder 1

Eighth Institute (1931), Round Table proceedings, Vol II.

Box 7   Folder 2

Eighth Institute (1931), correspondence, publication contract; Institute program.

Box 7   Folder 3

Ninth Institute (1932), Round Table proceedings.

Box 7   Folder 4

Ninth Institute (1932), correspondence, publication contract; Institute program.

Box 8   Folder 1

Tenth Institute (1933), Round Table proceedings (2 vols.)

Box 8   Folder 2

Tenth Institute (1933), publication contract; Institute program.

Box 8   Folder 3

Eleventh Institute (1935), Round Table proceedings.

Box 9   Folder 1

Eleventh Institute (1935), external correspondence, A -Embassy of USSR.

Box 9   Folder 2

Eleventh Institute (1935), external correspondence, Everhard - Krejoi.

Box 9   Folder 3

Eleventh Institute (1935), external correspondence, Lingelbach - Yakhantoff.

Box 9   Folder 4

Eleventh Institute (1935), documents relating to selection of Round Table participants.

Box 9   Folder 5

Eleventh Institute (1935), documents relating to organization of Round Table and lectures; extracts of Round Table proceedings; documents relating to distribution of Round Table proceedings; Institute program; miscellaneous documents relating to finances of Institute.

Box 9   Folder 6

Eleventh Institute (1935), Round Table proceedings, 1st and 2nd sessions, original drafts with corrections.

Box 9   Folder 7

Eleventh Institute (1935), Round Table proceedings, 3rd and 4th sessions, original drafts with corrections.

Box 9   Folder 8

Eleventh Institute (1935), Round Table proceedings, 5th session, original drafts with corrections.

Box 10   Folder 1

Eleventh Institute (1935), Round Table proceedings, 6th session, original drafts with corrections.

Box 10   Folder 2

Eleventh Institute (1935), Round Table proceedings, 7th session, original drafts with corrections.

Box 10   Folder 3

Eleventh Institute (1935), Round Table proceedings, 8th session, original drafts with corrections.

Box 10   Folder 4

Eleventh Institute (1935), Round Table proceedings, 9th session, original drafts with corrections.

Box 10   Folder 5

Twelfth Institute (1936), Round Table proceedings.

Box 10   Folder 6

Eleventh Institute (1936), publication contract; Institute program.

Box 11   Folder 1

Thirteenth Institute (1937), Round Table proceedings.

Box 11   Folder 2

Thirteenth Institute (1937), publication contract; Institute program.

Box 11   Folder 3

Fourteenth Institute (1938), Round Table proceedings.

Box 11   Folder 4

Fourteenth Institute (1938), correspondence, publication contract; Institute program.

Box 11   Folder 5

Fifteenth Institute (1939), Round Table proceedings.

Box 11   Folder 6

Fifteenth Institute (1939), external correspondence, A - Z

Box 11   Folder 7

Fifteenth Institute (1939), correspondence--internal

Box 11   Folder 8

Fifteenth Institute (1939), Documents relating to Round Table participants, Foundation Dinner guests, distribution of Round Table proceedings, organization of Round Table; miscellaneous documents relating to administrative and financial aspects of Institute.

Box 12   Folder 1

Sixteenth Institute (1940), Round Table proceedings.

Box 12   Folder 2

Sixteenth Institute (1940), correspondence

Box 12   Folder 3

Sixteenth Institute (1940), documents relating to Round Table participants; documents relating to Foundation dinner

Box 12   Folder 4

Sixteenth Institute (1940), documents relating to organization of Round Table; notes and extracts from Round Table; administrative and financial documents; publication contract; Institute program.

Box 12   Folder 5

Seventeenth Institute (1941), Round Table proceedings.

Box 12   Folder 6

Seventeenth Institute (1941), external correspondence, A - B.

Box 12   Folder 7

Seventeenth Institute (1941), external correspondence, C - F.

Box 12   Folder 8

Seventeenth Institute (1941), external correspondence, G - I.

Box 12   Folder 9

Seventeenth Institute (1941), external correspondence, J - M.

Box 13   Folder 1

Seventeenth Institute (1941), external correspondence, N - S.

Box 13   Folder 2

Seventeenth Institute (1941), external correspondence, T - Z.

Box 13   Folder 3

Seventeenth Institute (1941), correspondence with Coordinator of Commercial and Cultural Relations between American Republics, Council of National Defense.

Box 13   Folder 4

Seventeenth Institute (1941), internal correspondence, general and relating to Foundation dinner.

Box 13   Folder 5

Seventeenth Institute (1941), internal correspondence, relating to printing and publication.

Box 13   Folder 6

Seventeenth Institute (1941), documents relating to distribution of Round Table proceedings.

Box 13   Folder 7

Seventeenth Institute (1941), correspondence and documents relating to Round Table participants.

Box 13   Folder 8

Seventeenth Institute (1941), carbon copy of George Fielding Eliot's lecture.

Box 13   Folder 9

Seventeenth Institute (1941), correspondence and documents on administrative and financial matters, Institute program.

Box 14   Folder 1

Eighteenth Institute (1942), correspondence and documents on Foundation dinner.

Box 14   Folder 2

Eighteenth Institute (1942), Round Table acceptances

Box 14   Folder 3

Eighteenth Institute (1942), Round Table regrets, internal correspondence regarding participants.

Box 14   Folder 4

Eighteenth Institute (1942), Round Table outlines and parts.

Box 14   Folder 5

Eighteenth Institute (1942), program material, distribution lists.

Box 14   Folder 6

Eighteenth Institute (1942), press notices; publicity.

Box 14   Folder 7

Nineteenth Institute (1943), correspondence

Box 14   Folder 8

Nineteenth Institute (1943), invitations declined and accepted

Box 14   Folder 9

Nineteenth Institute (1943), program organization; correspondence and documents relating to "Voices from Unoccupied China."

Box 14   Folder 10

Twentieth Institute (1944), invitations declined and accepted

Box 14   Folder 11

Twentieth Institute (1944), correspondence and documents relating to organization of Round Table and lectures.

Box 14   Folder 12

Twentieth Institute (1944), correspondence and documents relating to printing of programs, lectures, proceedings, notices and publicity.

Box 15   Folder 1

Twenty-first Institute (1945), Round Table proceedings.

Box 15   Folder 2

Twenty-first Institute (1945), external correspondence

Box 15   Folder 3

Twenty-first Institute (1945), internal correspondence

Box 15   Folder 4

Twenty-first Institute (1945), invitations

Box 15   Folder 5

Twenty-first Institute (1945), correspondence and documents on administrative and financial matters.

Box 15   Folder 6

Twenty-second Institute (1946), external correspondence

Box 15   Folder 7

Twenty-second Institute (1946), internal correspondence

Box 15   Folder 8

Twenty-second Institute (1946), documents on program publicity

Box 15   Folder 9

Twenty-second Institute (1946), correspondence and documents relating to lecture copyright

Box 15   Folder 10

Twenty-third Institute (1947), external correspondence, A-L

Box 15   Folder 11

Twenty-third Institute (1947), external correspondence, M - Z.

Box 15   Folder 12

Twenty-third Institute (1947), internal correspondence

Box 16   Folder 1

Twenty-third Institute (1947), Round Table materials

Box 16   Folder 2

Twenty-third Institute (1947), correspondence and documents relating to printing of lectures; lecture copyright agreements; Twenty-fourth Institute (1948), Round Table proceedings.

Box 16   Folder 3

Twenty-fourth Institute (1948), external correspondence, A - E.

Box 16   Folder 4

Twenty-fourth Institute (1948), external correspondence, F - O.

Box 16   Folder 5

Twenty-fourth Institute (1948), external correspondence, P - Z.

Box 16   Folder 6

Twenty-fourth Institute (1948), internal correspondence

Box 16   Folder 7

Twenty-fourth Institute (1948), Round Table material

Box 17    Folder 1

Twenty-fourth Institute (1948), correspondence and documents relating to publication of lectures; copyright agreements.

Box 17    Folder 2

Twenty-fifth Institute (1949), external correspondence, A - C

Box 17    Folder 3

Twenty-fifth Institute (1949), external correspondence, D - F

Box 17    Folder 4

Twenty-fifth Institute (1949), external correspondence, G - K

Box 17    Folder 5

Twenty-fifth Institute (1949), external correspondence, L - Q

Box 17    Folder 6

Twenty-fifth Institute (1949), external correspondence, R - S

Box 17    Folder 7

Twenty-fifth Institute (1949), external correspondence, T - Z

Box 17    Folder 8

Twenty-fifth Institute (1949), correspondence and documents, administrative and financial, on program arrangements.

Box 17    Folder 9

Twenty-fifth Institute (1949), South Asia in World Today, original papers.

Box 18   Folder 1

Twenty-fifth Institute (1949), South Asia in World Today (public lectures), correspondence and documents relating to publication.

Box 18   Folder 2

Twenty-sixth Institute (1950), Round Table proceedings.

Box 18   Folder 3

Twenty-sixth Institute (1950), c, A - G.

Box 18   Folder 4

Twenty-sixth Institute (1950), external correspondence, H - L.

Box 18   Folder 5

Twenty-sixth Institute (1950), external correspondence, M - Z.

Box 18   Folder 6

Twenty-sixth Institute (1950), correspondence and documents on program arrangement, administration and finance.

Box 18   Folder 7

Twenty-seventh Institute (1951), external correspondence, A - F.

Box 18   Folder 8

Twenty-seventh Institute (1951), external correspondence, G - H.

Box 19    Folder 1

Twenty-seventh Institute (1951), external correspondence, I - N.

Box 19    Folder 2

Twenty-seventh Institute (1951), external correspondence, O - S.

Box 19    Folder 3

Twenty-seventh Institute (1951), external correspondence, T - Z.

Box 19    Folder 4

Twenty-seventh Institute (1951), correspondence and documents relating to program arrangements, administration and finances.

Box 19    Folder 5

Twenty-eighth Institute (1952), Round Table proceedings. (corrected and revised draft, Book I)

Box 20    Folder 1

Twenty-eighth Institute (1952), Round Table proceedings (corrected and revised drafts, Book II and sessions--I)

Box 20    Folder 2

Twenty-eighth Institute (1952), Round Table proceedings (corrected and revised drafts of sessions--II).

Box 20    Folder 3

Twenty-eighth Institute (1952), Round Table proceedings (corrected and revised drafts of sessions--III).

Box 20    Folder 4

Twenty-eighth Institute (1952), Round Table proceedings (corrected and revised drafts of sessions--IV).

Box 20    Folder 5

Twenty-eighth Institute (1952), Round Table proceedings (corrected and revised drafts of sessions--V).

Box 21    Folder 1

Twenty-eighth Institute (1952), external correspondence, A - I.

Box 21    Folder 2

Twenty-eighth Institute (1952), external correspondence, J - R.

Box 21    Folder 3

Twenty-eighth Institute (1952), external correspondence, S - Z.

Box 21    Folder 4

Twenty-eighth Institute (1952), correspondence and documents relating to program arrangements, administration and finances; Twenty-ninth Institute (1953), Round Table proceedings.

Box 21    Folder 5

Twenty-ninth Institute (1953), correspondence and documents relating to program arrangements, administration and finances; Thirtieth Institute (1954), Round Table proceedings.

Box 21    Folder 6

Thirtieth Institute (1954), drafts of papers of participants, with accompanying correspondence.

Box 22    Folder 1

Thirtieth Institute (1954), external correspondence,A - L.

Box 22    Folder 2

Thirtieth Institute (1954), external correspondence,M - Z.

Box 22    Folder 3

Thirtieth Institute (1954), correspondence and documents relating to program arrangements, participants, administration and finances; Thirty-first Institute (1955), Round Table proceedings.

Box 22    Folder 4

Thirty-first Institute (1955), invitations sent

Box 22    Folder 5

Thirty-first Institute (1955), external correspondence

Box 22    Folder 6

Thirty-first Institute (1955), correspondence and documents relating to program arrangements, participants, administration and finances.

Box 22    Folder 7

Thirty-first Institute (1955), ancillary documents on Institute program.

Box 23    Folder 1

Thirty-second Institute (1956), Round Table proceedings.

Box 23    Folder 2

Thirty-second Institute (1956), public lectures.

Box 23    Folder 3

Thirty-second Institute (1956), external correspondence

Box 23    Folder 4

Thirty-second Institute (1956), texts of papers and lectures delivered by Institute participants.

Box 23    Folder 5

Thirty-second Institute (1956), correspondence and documents relating to program arrangements, participants, publicity, administration and finances.