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Guide to the W.H. Cowley Papers
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  • Overview
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Sketch
  • Description of the Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Access Terms

  • Overview

    Call Number: SC0196
    Creator: Cowley, W.H. (William Harold), 1899-1978.
    Title: W.H. Cowley papers
    Dates: 1913-1978
    Bulk Dates: 1930-1970
    Physical Description: 200 Linear feet
    Summary: Collection includes extensive correspondence with leaders in the pioneer field of higher education, administrative papers from Cowley's various positions in college administrations, materials on the history, administration and taxonomy of higher education, outlines from lectures given at Stanford, and a series of research notebooks kept by Cowley on the subject of higher education. The collection also includes published and unpublished articles, papers, speeches, and reports.
    Language(s): The materials are in English.
    Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Stanford University Libraries
    557 Escondido Mall
    Stanford, CA 94305-6064
    Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
    Phone: (650) 725-1022
    URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

    Administrative Information

    Provenance

    Gift of Mrs. W.H. Cowley and Ellen Cowley, 1978.

    Information about Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Ownership & Copyright

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Cite As

    W.H. Cowley Papers (SC0196). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Biographical/Historical Sketch

    William Harold (Hal) Cowley was born in Petersburg, Virginia, May 28, 1899; received degrees from Dartmouth College (1924) and University of Chicago (Ph.D. in 1930). He held various administrative positions in the field of higher education (Assistant to the President and Head of Placement Services at the University of Chicago (1927-1929), professor of psychology at Ohio State (1931-1937); President of Hamilton College (1938-1944); professor of higher education at Stanford (1945-1978). In 1954 he was named David Jacks Professor of Higher Education at Stanford. He died in Palo Alto, California in 1978.

    Description of the Collection

    Collection includes extensive correspondence with leaders in the pioneer field of higher education, administrative papers from Cowley's various positions in college administrations, materials on the history, administration and taxonomy of higher education, outlines from lectures given at Stanford, and a series of research notebooks kept by Cowley on the subject of higher education. The collection also includes published and unpublished articles, papers, speeches, and reports.

    Arrangement

    Eight series; I-A Biographical material (1899-1978); I-B Correspondence, writings and speeches (1922-1978); I-C Miscellaneous correspondence (1922-1978); I-D Papers (1928-1971); I-E Lecture series (1945-1968); II-A Professional notes (1900-1978); II-B 'PT' files (pamphlets) (1813-1975); II-C Workbooks (1938-1978).

    Access Terms

    Cowley, W.H. (William Harold), 1899-1978.
    Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.)
    Ohio State University.
    Stanford University
    University of Chicago.
    College teachers.
    Education, Higher.
    Educators.

    Additional Note

    Note

    Cowley's collection of pamphlets was also reboxed, maintaining the numerical sequence of the numbers he assigned them. No box listing was compiled for the pamphlets.