Hatcher, Harlan, 1898-1998

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From the description of Harlan Hatcher papers, ca. 1930's. (University of Kentucky Libraries). WorldCat record id: 13514624

Historian of the Great Lakes, professor of English and vice president of Ohio State University, and president of University of Michigan, 1951-1967.

From the description of Harlan Henthorne Hatcher papers, 1837-1998 (bulk 1891-1986). (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 84044751

Historian of the Great Lakes, professor of English and Vice President of Ohio State University and President of University of Michigan, 1951-1967.

From the description of Harlan Henthorne Hatcher papers, 1931-1967. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419244

Harlan Henthorne Hatcher was best known in his roles as author, educator, and university administrator. He published over seventeen books, numerous short stories, and many essays. At Ohio State University he served as an English InstructorAssistant Professor of English, Professor of English, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Vice-President. Hatcher served as President of the University of Michigan from 1951 to 1967.

Dr. Hatcher was born on September 9, 1898 to Robert E. Hatcher and Malinda B. (Leslie) Hatcher of Ironton, Ohio. He attended Ohio State University from 1919-1927, receiving his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in American Literature. In 1925 he completed post-doctoral work at the University of Chicago. Later, Dr. Hatcher spent a year in Italy, France, and England studying the Renaissance.

Harlan Hatcher spent much of his career at Ohio State University. He was an English instructor from 1922-1928, Assistant Professor of English from 1928 to 1932, Professor of English from 1932-1944, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1944 to 1948, and Vice-President of Ohio State University from 1948 to 1951.

In addition, Dr. Hatcher had an active professional life outside of the university. He wrote over seventeen books about the people, the history, and the geology of Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky in addition to the subject of English Literature. Several of his short stories and essays were published in journals. In 1937 and 1938 Dr. Hatcher directed the Ohio branch of the Federal Writers Project, and he was the editor of their final product, The Ohio Guide. From 1938 to 1944 he wrote a weekly book critic column in the Columbus Citizen. He was the Editorial Advisor for College English from 1938 to1948, and was guest editor for several other publications. Dr. Hatcher was also involved in the military. He was a U.S. Army Private in 1918 and a Naval Reserve Lieutenant from 1942 to 1944. He served as a V-5 Instructor at the Pre-Flight School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 1944.

In 1951 Harlan Hatcher became president of the University of Michigan, a position he held until 1967. Under his leadership, enrollment more than doubled and the budget nearly quadrupled. He oversaw the development of North Campus and the regional campuses in Flint and Dearborn. He revolutionized the university's library system with the establishment of the Undergraduate Library, which was open long hours and had open-shelf access to books.

Dr. Hatcher was an active participator in organizations. His Faculty Personnel Record for the University of Michigan names membership or involvement in over eighty-five organizations through the 1960s. He dedicated his retirement to the problems of pollution and urbanization of the Great Lakes. He was president of the Developing Great Lakes Megalopolis Research Project (DGLMRP), he was on the board of directors for the Center for the Great Lakes (CFGL), and he was a trustee of the Great Lakes Foundation.

Dr. Hatcher's first wife, Frank (Dot) Wilson Colfax, predeceased him. He married Anne Gregory Vance in 1942. They had two children, Robert Leslie and Anne Linda. Harlan Hatcher died in 1998, at the age of ninety-nine.

From the guide to the Harlan Henthorne Hatcher Papers, 1837-1998, 1891-1986, (Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan)

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creatorOf Harlan Henthorne Hatcher Papers, 1837-1998, 1891-1986 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Hatcher, Harlan, 1898-1998. Six days is a long time collection. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn William B. Cudlip papers, 1922-1985 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf University of Michigan. History and Traditions of the University Committee. History and Traditions of the University Committee (University of Michigan) interviews, 1991-2004. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Bennett, Wells Ira, 1888-. Wells I. Bennett papers, 1916-1965. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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referencedIn Holmes, Wilbur Floyd. Wilbur Floyd Holmes papers, [199-?] University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Pollock, James K. (James Kerr), 1898-1968. James Kerr Pollock papers, 1920-1968. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fantasy Magazine. Fantasy Magazine papers, 1929-1979. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. Alumni Association. Certificate, of Emeritus Club membership for Charles A. Sink, 1954. University of Michigan
referencedIn University of Michigan. Vice-President for Development. Vice-President for Development (University of Michigan) records, 1948-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Historica Critica sound recordings and videotapes, 1984-1992 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Haber, William, 1899-1988. William Haber papers, 1918-1988. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
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creatorOf Lawton, J. Fred (James Frederick), 1888-1969. James Frederick Lawton papers, 1908-1969. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Harley Harris Bartlett Papers, 1909-1960 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn WUOM records, 1914-1982, 1940s-1960s Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Fantasy Magazine papers, 1929-1979 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Historica Critica. Historica Critica sound recordings and videotapes, 1985-[ongoing]. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Adams, J. Donald (James Donald), 1891-1968. The writer and his craft : being the Hopwood lectures, 1932-1953. 1934- University of Michigan
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referencedIn Marjorie Cahn Brazer papers, 1955-1992 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
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creatorOf Reichert, Rudolph E. (Rudolph Edward), 1887-1965. Rudolph Edward Reichert papers, 1907-1965. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Kulakow, Adam. Adam Kulakow papers, 1989. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf University of Michigan. History and Traditions of the University Committee. History and Traditions of the University Committee (University of Michigan) interviews, 1991-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Hatcher, Harlan, 1898-1998. Harlan Henthorne Hatcher papers, 1931-1967. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Charles Stuart Kennedy papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1937-1961 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Wells Ira Bennett Papers, 1916-1965 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn George Murphy papers, 1911-1961 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Vice-President for Development (University of Michigan) records, 1948-[ongoing] Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Frost, Robert, 1874-1963. Collection of papers, 1915-1962. Labadie Collection (Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library)
creatorOf Hatcher, Harlan, 1898-1998. Correspondence : to Van Wyck Brooks, 1936. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Marston Bates Papers, 1913-1974 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Hatcher, Harlan, 1898-1998. Harlan Hatcher papers, ca. 1930's. University of Kentucky Libraries
creatorOf Hatcher, Harlan, 1898-1998. Harlan Hatcher letter, 1935, 1935. University of North Carolina, Charlotte, J. Murrey Atkins Library
referencedIn James K. Pollock papers, 1920-1968 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Rudolph E. Reichert Papers, 1907-1962 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn James Frederick Lawton papers, 1908-1969 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn History and Traditions of the University Committee (University of Michigan) interviews, 1991-2004 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Hatcher, Harlan, 1898-1998. Harlan Henthorne Hatcher papers, 1837-1998 (bulk 1891-1986). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Manuscript (periodical) Records, 1933-1937 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Roethke, Theodore, 1908-1963. Correspondence, with University of Michigan officials, 1962. University of Michigan
creatorOf Hatcher, Harlan, 1898-1998. Correspondence : to Eugene Ormandy, 1984. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Hatcher, Harlan, 1898-1998. Correspondence : with Theodore Dreiser, 1934. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Owen J. Cleary Papers, 1944-1959 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Michael A. Gorman papers, 1920-1958 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Adam Kulakow papers, 1989 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
creatorOf Reichert, Rudolph E. (Rudolph Edward), 1887-1965. Rudolph Edward Reichert papers, 1907-1962. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Gorman, Michael A. (Michael Arthur), 1892-1958. Michael Arthur Gorman papers, 1920-1958. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Shirley Wheeler Smith Papers, 1881-1959 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn William Haber Papers, 1918-1988 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
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Death 1998-02-25

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