Records, 1912-1993.

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University of Pennsylvania. University Relations. News and Public Affairs. Records, 1912-1993.

Records, 1912-1993.

The collection documents all aspects of the University of Pennsylvania for over half a century from the 1920s to the late 1980s and conists of administrative papers including correspondence and miscellaneous attached documents; news releases produced by the News Bureau on subjects involving public interest; and clippings gathered from all major national newspapers and other publications concerning the University. The Subject series provides a panorama of the life on campus during the period. It contains files concerning the University's major administrative functions such as faculty appointments; student admission, enrollment, and financial aid; operations of all schools, centers, departments, including various academic support offices and teaching hospitals; academic programs and conferences sponsored by the University; financial reports of the University; the activities of the University Trustees, etc. Also included are major activities on campus which include commencement exercises, dedication of new buildings, athletic programs, social functions of fraternities and sororities, publishing of numerous University magazines and journals, women and minority activities, miscellaneous events such as student riots and demonstrations, union strikes, wartime Army-Navy training programs, and special projects such as ENIAC, the University City project, and University-sponsored Industrial Research. There is information on the University's relationship with outside organizations and its alumni throughout the United States. External organizations associated with the University include hundreds of national, international and local institutions, as well as relevant Pennsylvania State and Federal agencies. Alumni records document class reunions and activities held by alumni in all major cities for fund-raising or other purposes. The Biographical Files include University Trustees, faculty, students, and alumni who were active on campus in the past decades, including Mark W. Allam, Walter H. Annenberg, Baruch S. Blumberg, Britton Chance, Robert E. Davies, Loren C. Eiseley, Thomas S. Gates, Sheldon Hackney, Gaylord P. Harnwell, Louis I. Kahn, Lawrence R. Klein, Martin Meyerson, Donald T. Regan, Jonathan E. Rhoads, J. Robert Schrieffer, Louis B. Schwartz, Harold E. Stassen and Marvin E. Wolfgang. Also included are well-known figures outside the University that were invited to University activities on various occasions or were historically or intellectually related to the University interest. Among persons in this category are Franklin Benjamin, Sir Edmund P. Hillary, Richard M. Nixon, Kwame Nkrumah, I.M. Pei, Pope John Paul II, Rockefeller family (David and Nelson), Dean Rusk, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Shah of Iran, U Thant, Arnold J. Toynbee, George Wallace, Walt Whitman, and George Washington. Campus scenes and University architecture predominate the Photograph section. The University architecture includes buildings, libraries, museum, arboretum, sculptures and statues. The videotapes feature TV channel interviews with faculty members, Penn football 1984, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), animal treatments at the Veterinary School and other University highlights for promotional purposes.

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Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...

Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998

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George Corley Wallace Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician who served as the 45th Governor of Alabama for four terms. He is best remembered for his staunch segregationist and populist views. During his tenure, he promoted "low-grade industrial development, low taxes, and trade schools". He sought the United States presidency as a Democrat three times, and once as an American Independent Party candidate, unsuccessfully each time. Wallace notoriously opposed deseg...

Toynbee, Arnold, 1889-1975

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Martin Lehfeldt is a 1961 graduate of Haverford College. Arnold Toynbee was the commencement speaker at Haverford in 1961. From the description of Letter : Sarasota, FL , 1965 February 21, to Martin Lehfeldt / Arnold Toynbee. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 747048583 Epithet: historian British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000210.0x000341 British historian. From the d...

John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005

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Pope John Paul II (b. Karol Jozef Wojtyla, May 18, 1920, Wadowice, Poland-d. Apr. 2, 2005). He was elected pope in 1978, the first non-Italian chosen as Pope in 456 years. He survived an assassination attempt in May 1981. From the description of John Paul II, Pope, 1920-2005 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10678008 ...

Klein, Lawrence Robert

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Economist. From the description of Oral history interview with Lawrence R. Klein, 2002. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 761273414 Nobel-prize winning economist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. From the description of Lawrence Klein papers, 1950s-2010. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 764649515 ...

Blumberg, Baruch S., 1925-2011

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Annenberg, Walter H., 1908-2002

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University of Pennsylvania. University Relations. News and Public Affairs.

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The University of Pennsylvania appointed a publicity agent in 1919. In 1925, the institution was expanded into an office called the Bureau of Publicity and a manager was appointed. The Bureau was absorbed into the Department of Public Affairs in 1947 and renamed as News Bureau in 1950. In 1954, the Department of Public Relations expanded its work to include two new units, Motion Picture Services and the Office of Radio and Television. In 1978, all the units under the Department of Public Relatio...

Pei, I. M., 1917-

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Architect. From the description of Reminiscences of Ieoh Ming Pei : oral history, 1978. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122619681 From the description of Papers of I. M. Pei. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71132705 ...

Stassen, Harold E. (Harold Edward), 1907-2001

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Lawyer; governor. From the description of Reminiscences of Harold Edward Stassen : oral history, 1967. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122513413 American politician. From the description of Letter, 1945 April 30, San Francisco, to Helen M. Taft, Mendon, Mass. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 315953452 Stassen was born in Minnesota in 1907. His political career began in 1930 when he was elected as Dakota County at...

Davies, Robert E., 1919-

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Chance, Britton

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Britton was born in 1913. From the description of Britton Chance, American biophyscist and physical biochemist, 1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81507963 Britton Chance was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1913. Chance obtained both his B.S. (1935) and M.S. (1936) from the University of Pennsylvania. While his enthusiasm as a boy with yachting with his parents at sea cultivated his interest in applications of electronics, his principal studies at colle...

Nkrumah, Kwame, 1909-1972

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Teacher, prime minister of the Gold Coast and president of Ghana, Pan-Africanist, and author. From the description of Papers, 1955-1987 (bulk 1965-1974). (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70939653 ...

Hackney, Sheldon, 1933-2013

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Rhoads, Jonathan E.

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Jonathan Evans Rhoads was born on May 9, 1907 in a Philadelphia Quaker family that had a traditional interest in medicine. His father, Edward G. Rhoads, and his granduncle James were both physicians. Edward graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1885 and became chief resident at the Pennsylvania Hospital after serving internship first at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. He later had his own practice, working in a broad range of fields from obstetrics...

Rusk, Dean, 1909-1994

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Dean Rusk (1909-1994), U.S. Secretary of State, born in Cherokee County, Georgia. From the description of University of Georgia faculty papers, 1952, 1971-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477809 Dean Rusk was born in Cherokee County, Ga., on February 9, 1909. He attended Davidson College, graduating in 1931 as a Rhodes Scholar. He then attended St. John's College, Oxford. In 1946 he became assistant chief of the Division of International Security Affairs of the U.S. De...

Harnwell, G. P. (Gaylord Probasco), 1903-1982

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Physicist, college president, educator and author; B.S., Haverford College, (1924), M.A. and Ph.D., Princeton U., (1926, 1927); faculty, Princeton U., (1928-1938); faculty, Dept. of Physics, U. of Pennsylvania, (1938-1975); President, U. of Pennsylvania (1953-1970); notable for his research and writings in atomic and nuclear physics and acoustics as well as for his leadership in numerous civic, scientiFIC and educational organizations and institutions. From t...

Thant, U, 1909-1974

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Regan, Donald T.

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U.S. secretary of the treasury, White House chief of staff, and financier. From the description of Papers, 1919-1993 (bulk 1981-1987). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 34149624 U.S. secretary of the treasury, White House chief of staff, and financier. Born 1918; died 2003. From the description of Papers of Donald T. Regan, 1919-1993 (bulk 1981-1987). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072556 Biographical Note ...

Schwartz, Louis B.

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Louis B. Schwartz (1913-2003) was an attorney and law professor known for his work on penal code reform and anti-trust laws. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the Wharton School in 1932, followed by the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1935. He served as an attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1935-1939, with the U.S. Department of Justice's general crimes and special projects section and the anti-trust division from 1939-1946. He also served two years i...

Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008

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Edmund Hillary (b. July 20, 1919, Auckland, NZ–d. January 11, 2008, Auckland, NZ) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On May 29, 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. They were part of the ninth British expedition to Everest, led by John Hunt....

University of Pennsylvania.

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In 1919 Edward Bushnell was appointed publicity agent for the University of Pennsylvania. His appointment began a long and expanding effort at public relations at the University. In 1954 the Department of Public Relations expanded its work to include two new units, Motion Picture Services and the Office of Radio and Television. These two offices operated until 1975 when they were phased out of a stream-lined department. From the description of University Film Collection, 1915-1989. (...

Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

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Walt Whitman (1819-1892), poet and author. From the description of Walt Whitman collection, 1842-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702172830 Poet, journalist, essayist. From the description of Letter, 1863 July 27-1863 Sept. 9. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477038304 American author. From the description of Letter to Mary E. Van Nostrand, 1890 November 28. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 49377819 America...

Allam, Mark W. (Mark Whittier), 1908-

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Dean, School for Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and member of Veterinary Medical School Study Commission. From the description of Papers, 1973-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122647250 ...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...

Schrieffer, J. R. 1931-

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Wolfgang, Marvin E. (Marvin Eugene), 1924-1998

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Sellin's good friend, former pupil, and close colleague at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law until Sellin's 1968 retirement. From the description of Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1957-1988. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 243856492 ...

Kahn, Louis I., 1901-1974

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Louis I. Kahn was born in Estonia and raised in Philadelphia. He was trained in architecture in the Beaux-Arts tradition at the University of Pennsylvania under Paul Philippe Cret. As a mature architect, Kahn was distinguished from his contemporaries (in a period dominated by the International Style) by his unique personal philosophy of architecture and a style marked by a profound sense of history and pure geometry in design and the texture of materials in construction. His legacy is as much in...

Eiseley, Loren C., 1907-1977

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Loren Corey Eiseley was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1907. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. degree in English and geology/anthropology in 1933. He received an A.M. degree in anthropology in 1935 and a Ph. D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1937. In 1937, Eiseley married Mabel Langdon. The Eiseleys moved to Kansas, then Ohio, then Pennsylvania, where Eiseley held a number of administrative posts at universities. He was active in several professional and aca...

Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994

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Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th President of the United States, was born on his family''s farm on January 9, 1913 in Yorba Linda, California. His family moved to Whittier, California in 1922, and his father operated a grocery store there. His mother''s family were Quakers, and Nixon attended Whittier College, a Quaker institution. He graduated from Whittier in 1934, and won a scholarship to Duke University Law School. After graduating from Duke, he returned to Whittier, California and joined the la...

Gates, Thomas S., 1906-1983.

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Meyerson, Martin.

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President of the University of Pennsylvania from 1970 to 1981. From the description of Correspondence to Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1968-1979. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 243693747 Martin Meyerson was born in New York City in 1922. With an A.B. degree from Columbia University in 1942 and a master of city planning degree from Harvard University in 1949, he was assistant professor in the planning program of the University of Chicago from ...