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Call No.: UAI 5.169.xx
Repository: Harvard University Archives
Creator: Harvard University. President's Office.
Title: Records of the President of Harvard University,Nathan Marsh Pusey, 1953-1971
Date(s): , 1953-1971
Quantity: 182 cubic feet (544 boxes)
Language of materials: English
Abstract: Nathan Marsh Pusey served as President of Harvard University from 1953-1971. These records document all aspects of Harvard during those years.
Nathan M. Pusey served as President of Harvard University from 1953 to 1971. His presidency produced great expansions in the endowment and infrastructure of the university, yet it is marked at either end by strife originating from political forces beyond Harvard's walls. Und "er his administration, Harvard" 's endowment grew from $304 million to more than $1 billion, and many new buildings were constructed. Early events in his administration include his defense of universities and academic freedom during the McCarthy Era. Toward the end of his presidency, he was faced with turbulence and student unrest arising from the Vietnam Era.Pusey earned an A.B. degree from Harvard in 1928, an M.A. in 1932, and a Ph.D. in 1937, specializing in ancient history. Before becoming President of Harvard, he taught history at Lawrence College,Scripps College, and Wesleyan University, and served as president of Lawrence College.
- Annual Correspondence (510 boxes)
- Hunt Hall and University Hall Incidents (9 boxes)
- Temporary File (17 boxes)
- Desk Calendars (2 boxes)
- Speeches, Writings, and Press Releases (6 boxes)
These records document every aspect Pusey's administration during the period 1953-1971. In so doing, they also document national and international trends and events.
This document last updated 2016 July 15.