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Office of the Secretary records, 1866-2004

Series X: Trustee Biographical Files, 1880-2001

This series of alphabetically arranged biographical files for former trustees of the University was received by the University Archives-Columbiana Library in the mid 1990s from the Office of the Secretary where they had been maintained over the years. Although these "biographical files" often do contain biographical information, the materials also reflect the duties and responsibilities given to various trustees over the years through routine correspondence about appointments to committees and similar matters. The files in this collection may contain press releases, biographical sketches, correspondence regarding appointments, resignations and meeting attendance, memoranda, meeting minutes, copies of resolutions, reports, alumni association voting records, newspaper clippings, drafts, memorial service materials (including speeches and obituaries), information regarding spouses, and CVs. For very early trustees (18th and early 19th c.) there is usually only an undated biographical sketch in their file. Some of the files contain particularly interesting or notable materials. The Dwight D. Eisenhower file is particularly rich with much correspondence (much original) between the Board of Trustees and Eisenhower concerning his election as president of the university, his concerns upon accepting that position, his leave of absence to help establish NATO in Europe, and his resignation in 1952 to become president of the U.S. There is also material dating from the 1980s and 1990s regarding the use of Eisenhower era materials by researchers and for a centennial exhibition at Columbia in 1990. In the Thomas A. Parkinson file there is correspondence and drafts of the letter to Nicholas Murray Butler urging his retirement as President of the University and outlining the benefits he would continue to receive. The John Pine file contains a list of materials (publications and other paper matter) sent to the University upon his death. The Thomas J. Watson file contains a transcript of his statement regarding Nicholas Murray Butler upon Butler's retirement in 1945. Robert Watt's file contains two reports of the Special Committee Appointed to Investigate the Government Aided Research Program of the University (1956, 1959).

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Box X.1 Folder 1 Abeel, John N., undated


Box X.1 Folder 2 Abeloff, Abram J., 1959-1960


Box X.1 Folder 3 Aldridge, Walter H., 1923-1927


Box X.1 Folder 4 Allen, Robert E., 1984-1988

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2039]


Box X.1 Folder 5 Arledge, Roone, 1999-2001

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2052]


Box X.1 Folder 6 Astor, John Jacob, undated


Box X.1 Folder 7 Auchincloss, Katharine L., 1974-1976, 1981

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2032]


Box X.1 Folder 8 Babbage, R. (Richard) G., 1932-1938, 1944


Box X.1 Folder 9 Bacon, R. (Rogers) H., 1929-1935


Box X.1 Folder 10 Baker, Stephen, 1924-1937


Box X.1 Folder 11 Bard, William, undated


Box X.1 Folder 12 Beach, Abraham, 1954, 1980

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2031]


Box X.1 Folder 13 Beach, G. (George) R., 1925-1930


Box X.1 Folder 14 Black, D. (Douglas) M., 1943-1965, 1977

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2028]


Box X.1 Folder 15 Blossom, Francis, 1935-1940


Box X.1 Folder 16 Bogue, M. (Morton) G., 1937-1945


Box X.1 Folder 17 Bryan, Frederick Van Pelt, 1961-1978

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2029]


Box X.1 Folder 18 Brown, Courtney C., 1976-1987, 1990

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2041]


Box X.1 Folder 19 Burden, William A.M., 1956-1977, 1984

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2035]


Box X.1 Folder 20 Butler, N. (Nicholas) M., 1929, 1940-1948


Box X.1 Folder 21 Buttenwieser, Benjamin J., 1959-1992

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2043]


Box X.1 Folder 22 Byers, M. (Mortimer) W., 1940-1945


Box X.1 Folder 23 Cahill, John T., 1965


Box X.1 Folder 24 Cardozo, B. (Benjamin) N., 1928-1930


Box X.1 Folder 25 Carlton, Newcomb, 1925-1930, 1953


Box X.1 Folder 26 Carrozza, Vincent A., 1987-1994

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2045]


Box X.1 Folder 27 Carty, Joseph P., 1977-1978

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2029]


Box X.1 Folder 28 Chambers, Frank W., 1949-1950


Box X.1 Folder 29 Chambers, Talbot Wilson, undated



Box X.2 Folder 30 Chrystie, Thomas L. (I), 1954


Box X.2 Folder 31 Chrystie, Thomas L. (II), 1972-1985, 1995

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2046]


Box X.2 Folder 32 Chrystie, Thomas W., 1952-1956


Box X.2 Folder 33 Coe, Edward B., undated


Box X.2 Folder 34 Cordier, Andrew W., 1969-1975, 1984-1987

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2038]


Box X.2 Folder 35 Coffee, Joseph D., 1978-1985

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2036]


Box X.2 Folder 36 Cornell, M. (Milton) L., 1930-1933


Box X.2 Folder 37 Coudert, F. (Frederick) R., 1923- 1953, 1986

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2037]


Box X.2 Folder 38 Coykendall, F. (Frederick), 1923-1954


Box X.2 Folder 39 Craigmyle, Ronald M., 1957-1963


Box X.2 Folder 40 Creighton, William, undated


Box X.2 Folder 41 Crosby, Ebenezer, undated


Box X.2 Folder 42 Crowley, Daniel F., 1969-1981, 1985

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2036]


Box X.2 Folder 43 Cutler, C. (Condict) W., 1939-1950


Box X.2 Folder 44 Desch, Carl W., 1971-1977

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2028]


Box X.2 Folder 45 Dodge, M. Hartley (1 of 2), 1923-1948


Box X.2 Folder 46 Dodge, M. Hartley (2 of 2), 1949-1961, 1973

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2024]



Box X.3 Folder 47 Donovan, William J., undated


Box X.3 Folder 48 Douglas, A. (Archibald), 1924-1943


Box X.3 Folder 49 Dunn, Gano, 1928-1933


Box X.3 Folder 50 Dwight, Arthur Smith, undated


Box X.3 Folder 51 Eisenhower, Dwight D., 1947-1953, 1980-1990

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2041]


Box X.3 Folder 52 Egbert, Lester, 1948-1962, 1981-1987

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2038]


Box X.3 Folder 53 Fackenthal, Frank D., 1945-1964, 1968


Box X.3 Folder 54 Fitzgibbon, Thomas O'Gorman, 1958-1963


Box X.3 Folder 55 Fleming, F. (Frederick) S., 1932-1951


Box X.3 Folder 56 Fletcher, Walter D., 1949-1963, 1972

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2023]


Box X.3 Folder 57 Fraser, Leon, 1936


Box X.3 Folder 58 Golub, William W., 1981-1982, 1994

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2045]


Box X.3 Folder 59 Gossett, William T., 1959-1981, 1998

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2049]


Box X.3 Folder 60 Gould, E. (Everett) W., 1933-1936


Box X.3 Folder 61 Grace, Joseph P., 1931-1950


Box X.3 Folder 62 Harrison, George L., 1942-1958


Box X.3 Folder 63 Hatch, Vermont, 1952-1959



Box X.4 Folder 64 Hertz, David B., 1977-1983

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2034]


Box X.4 Folder 65 Henry, Ambrose D., 1922-1939


Box X.4 Folder 66 Heuss, John, Jr., 1952-1961


Box X.4 Folder 67 Hogan, Frank S., 1959-1975

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2026]


Box X.4 Folder 68 Hone, Philip, 1933


Box X.4 Folder 69 Houston, David F., 1931-1934


Box X.4 Folder 70 Hubbard, William N., 1974, 1981-1989

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2040]


Box X.4 Folder 71 Hutton, Mancius S., 1880


Box X.4 Folder 72 Ingalls, Roscoe C., 1956-1969


Box X.4 Folder 73 Jackson, John G., 1939-1958


Box X.4 Folder 74 James, Walter B., 1924


Box X.4 Folder 75 Jay, Peter Augustus, undated


Box X.4 Folder 76 Jensen, Frode, 1966-1968, 1973

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2024]


Box X.4 Folder 77 Jones, Thomas, undated


Box X.4 Folder 78 Kirk, Grayson, 1951-1997

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2048]


Box X.4 Folder 79 Konner, Joan W., 1978-1988

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2039]


Box X.4 Folder 80 Krim, Arthur B., 1967-1997

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2048]


Box X.4 Folder 81 Keppel, Frederick R., 1962-1969, 1975

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2026]


Box X.4 Folder 82 Keating, John H., 1951-1957


Box X.4 Folder 83 King, W. (Williard) V., 1922-1954


Box X.4 Folder 84 Kling, Vincent G., 1965-1968, 1973

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2024]



Box X.5 Folder 85 Kohlberg, Jerome, Jr., 1984-1994

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2045]


Box X.5 Folder 86 Krumb, Henry, 1941-1947


Box X.5 Folder 87 Lawrence, Benjamin B., undated


Box X.5 Folder 88 Lerner, Alfred, 1998-2000

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2051]


Box X.5 Folder 89 Lilley, Robert D., 1947, 1967-1988

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2039]


Box X.5 Folder 90 Lispenard, Leonard, undated


Box X.5 Folder 91 Loeb, Peter K., 1979-1987

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2038]


Box X.5 Folder 92 Lovett, Robert S., 1924


Box X.5 Folder 93 McDermott, Walsh, 1973-1981

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2032]


Box X.5 Folder 94 McGill, William J., 1970-1997

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2048]


Box X.5 Folder 95 McGuire, Harold F., 1960-1981

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2032]


Box X.5 Folder 96 Manning, William T., 1923-1946


Box X.5 Folder 97 Marling, Alfred E., 1924-1935


Box X.5 Folder 98 Massie, Adrian M., 1947-1977

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2028]


Box X.5 Folder 99 Masters, H. [Harris] K., 1937-1949


Box X.5 Folder 100 Melville, Ward, 1942-1948, 1977

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2028]



Box X.6 Folder 101 Milburn, John G., 1923-1929


Box X.6 Folder 102 Miller, J. [James] A., 1945-1948


Box X.6 Folder 103 Moore, Maurice T., 1950-1963, 1984-1987

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2038]


Box X.6 Folder 104 Moore, William, undated


Box X.6 Folder 105 Morgan, John Pierpont, 1913


Box X.6 Folder 106 Morris, Newbold, 1923-1928


Box X.6 Folder 107 Ogden, Thomas Ludlow, undated


Box X.6 Folder 108 Paley, William S., 1950-1975

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2026]


Box X.6 Folder 109 Parkinson, T. [Thomas] I., 1935-1957


Box X.6 Folder 110 Parsons, William Barclay, 1922-1928, 1934


Box X.6 Folder 111 Pelton, H. [Henry] C., 1931-1932


Box X.6 Folder 112 Pennoyer, Robert M., 1982-1988

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2039]


Box X.6 Folder 113 Perera, George A., 1964-1982

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2033]


Box X.6 Folder 114 Petersen, William E., 1963-1986

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2037]


Box X.6 Folder 115 Pine, John, 1922-1925


Box X.6 Folder 116 Pool, Eugene, 1937-1949


Box X.6 Folder 117 Porter, H. H. [Hobart], 1924-1945


Box X.6 Folder 118 Post, Wright, undated


Box X.6 Folder 119 Prentis E. [Edmund] A., 1938-1943, 1967


Box X.6 Folder 120 Proffitt, Henry W., 1955-1962


Box X.6 Folder 121 Putnam, A. [Albert] W., 1924-1955


Box X.6 Folder 122 Raben, John R., 1974-1975

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2026]


Box X.6 Folder 123 Redpath, Albert G., 1946-1949, 1984-1985

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2036]



Box X.7 Folder 124 Remmer, Eugene H., 1982-1988

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2039]


Box X.7 Folder 125 Reynolds, Jackson E., 1924-1930


Box X.7 Folder 126 Robbins, Harry Pelham, 1931-1946


Box X.7 Folder 127 Roe, Kenneth A., 1986

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2037]


Box X.7 Folder 128 Rousselot, Harold A., 1962-1988

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2039]


Box X.7 Folder 129 Russell, Maurice V., 1987-1998

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2049]


Box X.7 Folder 130 Sand, Ann S., 1979-1986

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2037]


Box X.7 Folder 131 Sammis, Walter H., 1947-1986

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2037]


Box X.7 Folder 132 Satterlee, Herbert L., 1923


Box X.7 Folder 133 Schermerhorn, F. [Frederick] Augustus, undated


Box X.7 Folder 134 Schermerhorn, William C., 1903


Box X.7 Folder 135 Sloane, William Douglas, 1915


Box X.7 Folder 136 Snell, Foster Dee, 1963-1964


Box X.7 Folder 137 Shipley, Walter V., 1991

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2042]


Box X.7 Folder 138 Stetson, Caleb R., 1923-1932


Box X.7 Folder 139 Strong, George Templeton, undated


Box X.7 Folder 140 Sulzberger, A. [Arthur] H. [Hays], 1944-1959


Box X.7 Folder 141 Symmes, W. [William] B., 1934-1939


Box X.7 Folder 142 Temple, Alan H., 1959-1988

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2039]


Box X.7 Folder 143 Thayer, Walter N., 1965-1969, 1985

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2036]


Box X.7 Folder 144 Thomas, Franklin A., 1969-1983

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2034]


Box X.7 Folder 145 Uris, Percy, 1960-1965


Box X.7 Folder 146 Vanderpoel, Aaron Ernest, undated


Box X.7 Folder 147 Van Wagenen, Gerrit Gerritse, undated


Box X.7 Folder 148 Walker, Samuel R., 1959-1978, 1993

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2044]


Box X.7 Folder 149 Warnke, Paul C., 1980-1987, 1994

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2045]



Box X.8 Folder 150 Warren, G. [George] E. [Earl], 1935-1971

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2022]


Box X.8 Folder 151 Watson, T. [Thomas] J., 1933-1954


Box X.8 Folder 152 Watt, Robert W., 1950-1966, 1976, 1982

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2033]


Box X.8 Folder 153 Watts, John, undated


Box X.8 Folder 154 Wheeler, John W., 1969-1985

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2036]


Box X.8 Folder 155 Wien, Lawrence A., 1964-1989

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2040]


Box X.8 Folder 156 Williams, L. [Linsly] R. [Rudd], 1927-1933


Box X.8 Folder 157 Williams, S. [Stephen] G., 1923-1935


Box X.8 Folder 158 Woolley, C. [Clarence] M., 1931-1940


Box X.8 Folder 159 Wormser, Felix E., 1953-1955, 1981

[RESTRICTED UNTIL 2032]