Inventory of the EUA018 William Allen Harper Collection, 1911 - 2011 EUA018

Inventory of the EUA018 William Allen Harper Collection, 1911 - 2011

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Elon University

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Contact Information:

Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Elon University
2550 Campus Box
Elon, North Carolina

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Elon University. Belk Library Archives and Special Collections
Creator: Elon University
Title: EUA018 William Allen Harper Collection, 1911 - 2011
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.
Abstract: This collection includes materials relating to William Allen Harper, President of Elon College from 1911 to 1931. These are the only known "Presidential Files" we have from Dr. Harper's administration. Some of the materials relate directly to his time as President, while other documents have been collected over the years to form the collection. For more information about what is included, please see the section below titled "Detailed Description of the Collection."
Extent: 0.2 linear feet, 1 archival box

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], EUA018 William Allen Harper Collection, Belk Library Archives and Special Collections, Elon University, Elon, NC, USA.

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Gift or Purchase Note

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.

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Accession Information

Not applicable

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Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, September, 2012

Encoded by Katie Nash, September, 2012

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Biographical Note

The 2012 website for the Elon University Office of the President states this about former President William Allen Harper, "William Allen Harper is known as the man who rebuilt Elon College following a devastating fire that could have meant the end of the institution. His vision led to the construction of many of the key buildings still in use at Elon today. Harper was born in Berkeley, Va., in 1880. He graduated from Elon College in 1899, earned a master’s degree in 1905 from Yale University and began teaching Latin and religion at Elon. In 1908 he was elected dean of the college and served in that position until he became Elon’s fourth president in 1911, a position he held for 20 years. Harper saw Elon through World War I, a campus-wide Spanish influenza outbreak in the fall of 1918 and the devastating fire of 1923. After the fire, Harper and the board of trustees embarked on an expansive, long-term building plan for the college. The Mooney Christian Education Building, Alamance Building, the Artelia Roney Duke Science Building, Carlton Library and Whitley Auditorium were all constructed within the five years following the fire."

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The collection is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically by type of material.

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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Harper, William Allen, 1880-1942.
Elon College -- Presidents.
Elon College -- History.
Elon University -- History.
Elon University -- Archival resources.

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Related Material

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about related materials to this collection.

Detailed Description of the Collection

Box 1.
75 Folders.
Undated. Addresses. Benton, Dean.
Undated. Autographs. Harper, William Allen.
Undated. Biographical Information.
Undated. Essays. Campbell, William James (author).
Undated. Essays. Mayhew, George N. (author).
Undated. Essays. Unknown author.
Undated. Lists. Books and Articles by William Allen Harper.
Undated. Photographs. Harper, William Allen.
Undated. Research Notes.
1911. Newspaper Clippings.
1915. Essays. Harper, William Allen (author).
1916. Correspondence.
1918. Flyer.
1921. Correspondence.
1927. Correspondence.
1928. Addresses. Harper, William Allen.
1928. Correspondence.
1928. Essays. Harper, William Allen (author).
1929. Correspondence.
1929. Essays. Harper, William Allen (author).
1930. Book Review. Harper, William Allen (author).
1930. Correspondence.
1930. Essays. Harper, William Allen (author).
1930. Newspaper Clippings.
1931. Correspondence.
1931. Newspaper Clippings.
1932. Essays. Unknown author.
1942. Programs.
1943. Essays. Encyclopedia of American Biography.
1959. Essays. Unknown author.
1959. Magazine Clippings.
1959. Newspaper Clippings.
1961. Correspondence.
1962. Correspondence.
1963. Correspondence.
1963. Magazine Clippings.
1968. Correspondence.
1968. Essays. Unknown author.
1968. Programs.
2011. Addresses. Danieley, James Earl.