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Collection Number: 03429

Collection Title: Harry Woodburn Chase Papers, 1911-1956.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 200 items)
Abstract Harry Woodburn Chase (1883-1955), a native of Massachusetts, was professor, 1910-1918, and president, 1919-1930, of the University of North Carolina; president of the University of Illinois, 1930-1933; and later chancellor of New York University. The collection includes letters received upon the occasions of Chase's becoming chancellor of New York University, upon his retirement, and at his death. Also included are carbon copies of papers, articles, and addresses, 1911-1956, by and about Chase, compiled by Louis R. Wilson, 1959.
Creator Chase, Harry Woodburn, 1883-1955.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Harry Woodburn Chase Papers, #3429, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mrs. Harry Woodburn Chase of Abington, Pa., June 1958.
Received from Louis R. Wilson of the University of North Carolina, August 1960.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Harry Woodburn Chase (1883-1955), a native of Massachusetts, was professor, 1910-1918, and president, 1919-1930, of the University of North Carolina; president of the University of Illinois, 1930-1933; and later chancellor of New York University.

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The collection includes the correspondence of Harry Woodburn Chase relating to his becoming chancellor at New York University, 1933, and his retirement, 1950-1951. There are also letters of condolence addressed to his wife upon his death, 1955. In addition there are scattered letters from Henry Smith Pritchett, Edmund E. Day, Elihu Root, Harold O. Voorhis, and Thomas John Watson, and two addresses by Herman Harrell Horne introducing Chase. Also included are carbon copies of papers, articles, and addresses, 1911-1956, by and about Chase, compiled by Louis R. Wilson, 1959.

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Contents list

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Photographs (PF-3429/1)

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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