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MS Am 1992

Buchanan, Scott Millross, 1895-1968. Scott Millross Buchanan papers: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1992
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Scott Millross Buchanan papers,
Date(s): 1911-1972.
Quantity: 1 collection (24.7 linear feet (74 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, compositions, and other papers of American educator and philosopher Scott Milross Buchanan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*78M-49. Gift of Mrs. Scott Buchanan; received: 1969.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Elizabeth Falsey.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Scott Millross Buchanan Papers (MS Am 1992). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Scott Milross Buchanan was an American educator, philosopher, and foundation consultant. He was dean of St. John's College, Annapolis (1937-1947).


Organized into the following series: Please note that item numbers 1056-1065, 1505, 1605, 1636, and 1695 were inadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence (including carbon copies of outgoing letters), writings of Buchanan and others, legal and financial documents, photographs, and printed material. Much of the correspondence concerns Buchanan's work with Mortimer J. Adler, Stringfellow Barr, and Robert M. Hutchins in curricular development at the University of Chicago and St. John's College. Also includes correspondence files, 1946-1949, for the Old Dominion Foundation and Liberal Arts, Inc. Writings of Scott Buchanan include student papers and early articles on philosophical subjects; writings on education, especially classics and the liberal arts; writings on political theory; and book reviews. Also includes letters to Miriam Buchanan on the death of Scott Buchanan , letters to Douglas Buchanan, and poems and correspondence of Mark Van Doren.

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