Robert F. Carr Selection of a President Committee Correspondence, 1920, 1929-30, 1933-34, 1944 | University of Illinois Archives
Title: Robert F. Carr Selection of a President Committee Correspondence, 1920, 1929-30, 1933-34, 1944
Series Number: 1/10/2
Acquired: September 1963
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
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Description: Correspondence of Robert F. Carr '93 (1871-1945), trustee (1915-21) with trustees, faculty, educators, politicians and others concerning the selection of a president of the University. The 1920 file contains memoranda of discussion of possible candidates with George E. Vincent, Henry S. Prichett, Nicholas M. Butler, James R. Angell, Samuel W. Stratton and Livingston Farrand. The 1929-30 file contains correspondence of the Alumni Association Committee on the Selection of a President (Robert Carr, Charles S. Pillsbury and Fred L. Wham) with trustees, deans, faculty, alumni and officials at other universities including David Kinley, George A. Barr, Roger Adams, Arthur H. Daniels and Max Mason about and with candidates Harry W. Chase, Ralph D. Hetzel and Baldwin M. Woods. This file includes lists, biographical sketches and grade sheets for many other candidates suggested by faculty and alumni. The 1933-34 file contains correspondence of the alumni committee (again under Carr's chairmanship) with Max Mason, Edward E. Barrett, Merle J. Trees, George A. Barr, Roger Adams, Charles A. Kiler and alumni concerning candidates Arthur C. Willard, Roger Adams, Ralph Hetzel, Alfred C. Hanford and others. The 1944 file contains correspondence with George E. Woods, other members of the alumni committee and alumni concerning candidates and qualifications for the presidency.