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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Roland Wendell Harrison Papers 1947-1963

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Harrison, Roland Wendell. Papers

Dates:

1947-1963

Size:

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Roland Wendell Harrison, biologist, professor, administrator. The Roland Wendell Harrison Papers contain professional correspondence and speeches, primarily relating to Harrison's involvement in professional organizations.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Harrison, Roland Wendell. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Harrison received his A.B. from Southern Methodist University in 1921, his B.S. from the University of Chicago in 1925, and his Ph.D. from Chicago in 1930.

Roland Wendell Harrison (1897-1964) was at the University of Chicago from 1937 to 1963, serving as Professor of microbiology, Dean of the Division of Biological Sciences, and Vice-President of the University.

Scope Note

The Roland Wendell Harrison Papers contain professional correspondence and speeches, primarily relating to Harrison's involvement in professional organizations. This collection of correspondence and speeches reflects the period after Harrison's appointment as Vice-President and Dean of the Faculties in 1947. Although most of Harrison's speeches reflect his administrative role, the correspondence is with the many organizations which must have interested Harrison as a professional biologist (the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Cancer Society); with the organizations with which he was even more intimately associated (National Advisory Dental Research Council and the Journal of Infectious Diseases), as well as with community organizations like the City Club of Chicago; and, increasingly, with those concerned with education, like the Journal of Higher Education.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

General Correspondence, A-B

Box 1   Folder 2

General Correspondence, C-G

Box 1   Folder 3

General Correspondence, H-J

Box 1   Folder 4

General Correspondence, K-M

Box 1   Folder 5

General Correspondence, N-R

Box 1   Folder 6

General Correspondence, S-T

Box 1   Folder 7

General Correspondence, U-Z

Box 1   Folder 8

Correspondence, American Dental Association

Box 1   Folder 9

Correspondence, Annual Review of Microbiology

Box 1   Folder 10

Correspondence, Chicago Medical Society,

Box 1   Folder 11

Correspondence, University of Chicago, 1947-1961.

Box 1   Folder 12

Correspondence, Institute of Administrative Officers of Higher Institutions, July 6, 1948, including, RWH's opening statement and speech: "The community Responsibilities of Institutions of Higher Learning."

Box 1   Folder 13

Correspondence, International Association for Dental Research-Chicago Section, 1949-1963.

Box 2   Folder 1

National Advisory Dental Research Council, 1948-1949.

Box 2   Folder 2

National Advisory Dental Research Council, 1950.

Box 2   Folder 3

National Advisory Dental Research Council, 1950.

Box 2   Folder 4

National Advisory Dental Research Council, 1950.

Box 2   Folder 5

National Advisory Dental Research Council, 1951-1953.

Box 2   Folder 6

National Advisory Dental Research Council, 1959

Box 2   Folder 7

National Advisory Dental Research Council, 1960.

Box 2   Folder 8

National Advisory Dental Research Council, 1961.

Box 2   Folder 9

National Advisory Dental Research Council, 1962.

Box 2   Folder 10

National Advisory Dental Research Council, 1963.

Box 2   Folder 11

Quadrangle Club Council, 1957-1959.

Box 2   Folder 12

Addresses and presentations

  • Award of Certificates, Executive Program School of Business, June 23, 1948
  • Retooling for Jobs Ahead, n.d.
  • The University as an Entity, Oct. 2, 1952
Box 2   Folder 13

Addresses and presentations

  • Inauguration of Dr. McCurdy as 5th President of George Williams College, Nov. 20, 1953
  • "Welcome,"20th Midwest Conference on Industrial Relations, May 14, 1954
  • "Welcome," Student orientation, Sept. 20, 1954
Box 2   Folder 14

Addresses and presentations

  • The 33rd Triennial Convention, Feb. 3, 1955
  • Where are Tomorrow's Scientists? U.S. Round Table May 22, 1955
  • Award of Certificates Executive Program, School of Business, June 8, 1955
  • "Welcome," Department of Education Open House, May 5, 1956
  • "Welcome," Assembly Honoring Award Winners from the Chicago Public Schools, May 17, 1956
Box 2   Folder 15

Addresses and presentations

  • Annual Dinner, School of Business, May 24, 1956
  • "Welcome," 2nd Annual Conference, National Organization on Legal Problems in Education, Oct. 11, 1956
  • Management Seminar Awards Dinner, June 14, 1956
  • Gas for Home and Industry-introduction, American Gas Association Convention, Oct. 9, 1956 [?]
  • School of Social Service Administration Graduating Class Luncheon, June 6, 1957
Box 2   Folder 16

Addresses and presentations

  • Management Seminar Award Dinner, June 12, 1957
  • "Welcome," Workshop of the National Retail Drygoods Association, June 17, 1957
  • Graduation Dinner-Program, June 18, 1957
  • Executive Development for Federal Personnel, n.d.
  • 20th Annual Reading Conference, July 1, 1957
Box 2   Folder 17

Addresses and presentations

  • International Conference on Control of Restrictive Business Practices, Jan. 13, 1958
  • Farewell Dinner for Harold C. Urey, May 9, 1958
  • Introduction of David D. Henry, July 30, 1958
  • Illinois State Committee of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Oct. 7, 1958
  • Introduction of George R. Hughes, lecturer, Annual Oriental Institute Dinner and Lecture, Oct. 15, 1958
Box 2   Folder 18

Addresses and presentations

  • Social Service Administration 50th Anniversary, Nov. 12, 1958
  • Memorial Service for William F. Ogburn, June 8, 1959
  • Nursing Education at the U of C, 2-Day Meeting on Nursing, June 25, 1959
  • Radio talk, Station WIND, Aug. 24, 1959
Box 2   Folder 19

Addresses and presentations

  • Greeting to Latin-American Educators, Jan. 25, 1960
  • Reception for new graduate students, Oct. 4, 1960
  • Dedication of U.C. High School Building, Oct. 27, 1960
  • E.B. Chain, Dec. 4, 1960
  • Dinner of Foundation for Emotionally Disturbed Children, Jan. 18, 1961
  • Honors Assembly, May 23, 1963