Paul Fussell Collection

Jamie Weber and Sean Stanley
Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library
800 North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Phone: (909) 607-3977
Email: specialcollections@claremont.edu
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul Fussell Collection
Dates: 1951-1971
Collection number: PC.0006
Creator: Fussell, Paul, 1895-1973
Extent: 4.4 Linear Feet (4 record cartons, 1 document box)
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, CA 91711.
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence between Paul Fussell, Pomona College administrators and trustees, and others, regarding Pomona College business interests. A selection of Pomona College ephemera and publicity publications are also included.
Physical Location: Please consult repository.
Language of Material: Languages represented in collection: English.

Administrative Information

Access

Some items in this collection have been restricted due to their confidential nature. For more information, please contact the Archivist.

Publication Rights

Property rights to the physical object belong to the Pomona College Archives. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where Pomona College does not hold the copyright. All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from materials in this collection must be submitted in writing to Pomona College Archives.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Paul Fussell Collection (PC-0006). Pomona College Archives, Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, California.

Accruals

Additions to the collection are not anticipated.

Processing Information

Arranged and processed by Jamie Weber in 2011.

Biography / Administrative History

Paul Fussell was an attorney and corporate lawyer who served as a trustee of Pomona College from 1943 to 1969. Born in 1895 in Pasadena, California, Fussell attended the University of California, Berkeley where he received his B.A and J.D. degrees, in 1916 and 1920, respectively. During World War I, Fussell served as a lieutenant with the U.S. Forces in France. In 1921, Fussell joined the law firm of O'Melveny and Myers as an associate, becoming a partner in 1925. He would remain with O'Melveny and Myers throughout his career.
Elected to the Pomona College Board of Trustees in 1943, Fussell quickly made an impact in helping push the construction of Della Mulock Mudd Hall through to completion in time for the 1946-47 academic year. Fussell served as vice president of the Board for three years and in 1961, succeeded Rudolph J. Wig as Chairman of the Pomona College Board of Trustees, serving until 1964. During his tenure, Fussell took the lead in planning a capital gifts campaign and was able to unite the Board of Trustees in support of the largest financial effort in the college's history.
In addition to his role on the Board of Trustees, Fussell served on numerous trustee committees, most notably the Executive Committee, and was devoted in his support for Pomona College. In September 1964, Fussell received an honorary doctorate of law degree from Pomona College. Fussell was the parent of two Pomona College graduates, sons, Edwin S. Fussell ('43) and Paul Fussell, Jr. ('45), as well as grandfather to Samuel W. Fussell ('81). Paul Fussell died on July 16, 1973.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of materials relating to Paul Fussell's tenure on the Pomona College Board of Trustees, including materials relating to the Investment Committee and the Committee to Elect a New President, and the major gifts campaigns of 1964 - 1970. The collection includes trustee correspondence, records and reports, and committee agendas and minutes.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library’s online public access catalog.

Subject Terms

Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.) -- Presidents
College trustees
Fussell, Paul, 1895-1973
Investments

Genre and Form of Materials

Correspondence
Corporation reports
Financial statements


Box 1, Folder 1

Capital gifts program 1964 January - March

Box 1, Folder 2

Capital gifts program 1964 April - June

Box 1, Folder 3

Capital gifts program 1964 July - August

Box 1, Folder 4

Capital gifts program 1964 September - December

Box 1, Folder 5

Capital gifts program 1965

Box 1, Folder 6

Capital gifts program 1966

Box 1, Folder 7

Capital gifts program - trustees correspondence 1963 May - October

Box 1, Folder 8

Capital gifts program - trustees correspondence 1963 November - December

Box 1, Folder 9

Capital gifts program - trustees correspondence 1964 January - August

Box 1, Folder 10

Capital gifts correspondence 1961-1962

Box 1, Folder 11

Capital gifts correspondence 1963 January - October

Box 1, Folder 12

Capital gifts correspondence 1963 November - December

Box 1, Folder 13

Major gifts 1962

Box 1, Folder 14

Major gifts 1963 January - August

Box 1, Folder 15

Major gifts 1963 September - December

Box 1, Folder 16

Major gifts 1964

Box 1, Folder 17

Major gifts 1966-1968

Box 1, Folder 18

Major gifts - business and industry 1964-1966

Box 1, Folder 19

Major gifts correspondence 1961-1962

Box 1, Folder 20

Major gifts - presentations 1964-1965, undated

Box 1, Folder 21

Major gifts - solicitations 1963, 1965

Box 1, Folder 22

Major gifts - solicitations 1964-1965

Box 1, Folder 23

Major gifts - solicitations 1965

Box 2, Folder 1

Major gifts - solicitations 1966

Box 2, Folder 2

Major gifts - solicitations 1966

Box 2, Folder 3

Major gifts - solicitations 1967-1970, undated

Box 2, Folder 4

Major gifts - Adolf Slechta 1966

Box 2, Folder 5

Major gifts - Mr. and Mrs. Wartenweiler 1964-1965

Box 2, Folder 6

Ford Foundation challenge 1964-1967, 1969, 1971

Box 2, Folder 7

Correspondence 1951

Box 2, Folder 8

Correspondence 1952

Box 2, Folder 9

Correspondence 1953

Box 2, Folder 10

Correspondence 1956

Box 2, Folder 11

Correspondence 1957

Box 2, Folder 12

Correspondence 1958

Box 2, Folder 13

Correspondence 1959

Box 2, Folder 14

Correspondence 1960

Box 2, Folder 15

Correspondence 1962 January - March

Box 2, Folder 16

Correspondence 1962 April - June

Box 2, Folder 17

Correspondence 1962 July - December

Box 3, Folder 1

Correspondence 1963 January - February

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence 1963 March

Box 3, Folder 3

Correspondence 1963 March

Box 3, Folder 4

Correspondence 1963 June - July

Box 3, Folder 5

Correspondence 1963 August - December

Box 3, Folder 6

Correspondence 1964 January - March

Box 3, Folder 7

Correspondence 1964 April - June

Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence 1964 July - December

Box 3, Folder 9

Correspondence 1965

Box 3, Folder 10

Correspondence 1966

Box 3, Folder 11

Correspondence 1966-1967

Box 3, Folder 12

Correspondence 1968-1969

Box 3, Folder 13

Correspondence 1970

Box 3, Folder 14

Correspondence 1971

Box 4, Folder 1

Trustee Committee to select a new president 1961-1962, 1966-1967

Box 4, Folder 2

Trustee Committee to select a new president, minutes and correspondence 1967-1968

Box 4, Folder 3

Trustee Committee to select a new president, correspondence 1967 July - October

Box 4, Folder 4

Trustee Committee to select a new president, correspondence 1967-1968

Box 4, Folder 5

Material received regarding possible new Pomona president 1968

Box 4, Folder 6

Candidates for Pomona president A-L 1967-1968

Box 4, Folder 7

Candidates for Pomona president M-W 1967-1968

Box 4, Folder 8

Candidates for Pomona president 1968

Box 4, Folder 9

Investment Committee financial statements 1969 January - May

Box 4, Folder 10

Investment Committee financial statements 1969 June - December

Box 4, Folder 11

Investment Committee financial statements 1970 January - May

Box 4, Folder 12

Investment Committee financial statements 1970 June - October

Box 4, Folder 13

Investment Committee minutes 1961-1962

Box 4, Folder 14

Investment Committee minutes 1967

Box 4, Folder 15

Investment Committee agendas and minutes 1968

Box 4, Folder 16

Investment Committee minutes 1969-1970

Box 4, Folder 17

Investment Committee correspondence 1968-1969

Box 4, Folder 18

Investment Committee correspondence 1970

Box 4, Folder 19

Reports from John W. Bristol and Company 1968-1970

Box 4, Folder 20

Pomona College Future Projects Fund 1968

Box 5, Folder 1

Pomona College security holdings reports 1968 November - 1969 July

Box 5, Folder 2

Pomona College security holdings reports 1969 August - 1970 April

Box 5, Folder 3

Pomona College security holdings reports 1970 May - October