McElroy, Robert McNutt, 1872-1959

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From the description of Papers of Robert McNutt McElroy, circa 1909-1924 (bulk 1913-1924). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71063510

Robert McNutt McElroy (1872-1959), an historian, taught at Princeton University and various universities in Great Britain and China. After teaching history at Princeton from 1898 to 1916, he became the first American exchange professor to China, lecturing on government and education from 1916 to 1917. During the 1920s and 1930s he taught in Great Britain at Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester, and Leeds. His publications included works on Grover Cleveland and Jefferson Davis.

From the guide to the Robert M. McElroy papers, ca. 1930s, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Robert McNutt McElroy (1872-1959), an historian, taught at Princeton University and various universities in Great Britain and China.

After teaching history at Princeton from 1898 to 1916, he became the first American exchange professor to China, lecturing on government and education from 1916 to 1917. During the 1920s and 1930s he taught in Great Britain at Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Bristol, Manchester, and Leeds. His publications included works on Grover Cleveland and Jefferson Davis.

From the description of Robert M. McElroy papers, ca. 1930s. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122517709

Biographical Note

  • 1872, Dec. 28: Born, Perryville, Ky.
  • 1896: B.A., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1900: Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1900 - 1901 : Studied at universities of Leipzig and Berlin, Germany, and Oxford University, Oxford, England
  • 1898 - 1901 : Instructor in history, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1901 - 1909 : Assistant professor, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1909 - 1925 : Professor, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1912 - 1916 : Succeeded Woodrow Wilson as chairman, Department of History and Politics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1916 - 1917 : First American exchange professor to China
  • 1917 - 1919 : Educational director, National Security League
  • 1919: Organizer, national campaign to celebrate Constitution Day
  • 1924 - 1925 : Associate editor in charge of international events, Current History
  • 1926: Sir George Watson Lecturer, London, Cambridge, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, and Bristol, England; and fellow of Queens College, Oxford, England
  • 1942 - 1945 : Historian, Office of Civilian Defense and Chemical War Services
  • 1959, Jan. 16: Died, Lihue, Hawaii

From the guide to the Robert McNutt McElroy Papers, circa 1909-1924, (bulk 1913-1924), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933. Additional papers, 1841-1940 Houghton Library
referencedIn Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933. Papers, 1847-1933 Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1864-1947. Frances F. Cleveland Preston letter to Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild, 1922. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Robert M. McElroy papers, ca. 1930s New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920. Levi P. Morton papers, 1842-1920, bulk (1880s-1890s) New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rothert, Otto Arthur, 1871-1956. Otto Arthur Rothert : miscellaneous papers, 1910-1921. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921 Houghton Library
creatorOf McElroy, Robert McNutt, 1872-1959. Papers of Robert McNutt McElroy, circa 1909-1924 (bulk 1913-1924). Library of Congress
creatorOf McElroy, Robert McNutt, 1872-1959. Robert M. McElroy papers, ca. 1930s. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Morris S. Lazaron papers, 1851-1979 (bulk 1930-1950) The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Robert McElroy collection of Jefferson Davis material, 1848-1937 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949. Papers, 1872-1949 Houghton Library
referencedIn Levi P. Morton papers, 1818-1920, 1878-1898 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Robert McNutt McElroy Papers, circa 1909-1924, (bulk 1913-1924) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. Papers, 1762-1927 (bulk 1872-1921) Houghton Library
creatorOf Durrett, Reuben T. (Reuben Thomas), 1824-1913. Reuben T. Durrett added papers, 1883-1910. The Filson Historical Society
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Chapman, John Jay, 1862-1933 person
associatedWith Cleveland, Frances Folsom, 1864-1947. person
associatedWith Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908. person
associatedWith Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. person
associatedWith Durrett, Reuben T. (Reuben Thomas), 1824-1913. person
associatedWith Gibbons, James, 1834-1921. person
associatedWith Harding, Warren G. (Warren Gamaliel), 1865-1923. person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
correspondedWith Lazaron, Morris Samuel person
associatedWith Morton, Levi P. (Levi Parsons), 1824-1920. person
associatedWith National Security League. corporateBody
associatedWith Page, Arthur W. person
associatedWith Princeton University. corporateBody
associatedWith Putnam, George Haven, 1844-1930. person
associatedWith Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) corporateBody
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Rothert, Otto Arthur, 1871-1956. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
correspondedWith Villard, Oswald Garrison, 1872-1949 person
associatedWith Wood, Leonard, 1860-1927. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America
New Jersey
United States
United States
Subject
Military readiness
Universities and colleges
Presidents--United States--Election--1920
Elections--1920
Occupation
Historians
Educators
Presidents
Authors
Editors
Authors, American
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Birth 1872-12-28

Death 1959-01-15

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