General Correspondence, 1894-1905 | University of Illinois Archives
Series Number: 2/4/1
Acquired: September 1963
Volume: 6.6 cubic feet
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Description: Correspondence received by Andrew S. Draper from trustees Lucy Flower, Laura Evans, Mary Carriel, Francis McKay, Alexander McLean, Julia Smith, Richard Morgan, Nelson Graham, Samuel Bullard and William McKinley on Board affairs; from university presidents Frank Strong, Charles Van Hise, Charles Thwing, William Thompson, Jacob Schurman, George MacLean, Cyrus Northrop, Edmund James, Richard Jesse, William Rainey Harper, G. Stanley Hall, Frank Gunsaulus & William Bryan on university administration, Morrill funds, trustee-president relations, entrance requirements, teacher certification, athletics, hazing, student regulations, curricula, salaries, appropriations, & technical & agricultural education. The correspondence includes letters from Illinois school superintendents, parents, teachers' agencies, interest groups & citizens on the College of Agriculture decline, legislative affairs, invitations to speak, solicitations, fraternities, student discipline, morality on campus, farmer's institutes, placement of graduates, correspondence schools, participation in expositions, university extension, Rhodes scholarships & athletics. Correspondents include Newton Dougherty, Lorado Taft, Jonathan Turner, Henry Dunlap, A. G. Judd, Charles Gibson, B. F. Harris, Gov. John Tanner, Gov. Richard Yates, Charles DeGarmo, Albert True, Frank Vanderlip, Herbert Putnam, Joe Cannon, William Lorimer, Frank Mann, R. T. Crane of Chicago on higher technical education Melvil Dewey on librarian Katherine Sharp, Robert H. Pratt, Indian School Service Supt. on the Carlisle "Indians," A. H. Pattengill, Chairman of Michigan's Athletic Board of Control on athletics, E. C. Ray, Presbyterian Board of Aid Secretary on public vs. sectarian institutions & W. T. Harris, Commissioner of Education, on plans for expansion of his office.