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Harry and Olive Carroll Papers and Scrapbooks
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carroll (Harry and Olive) Papers and Scrapbooks
    Dates: 1891-1992 and undated
    Collection number: H.Mss.0168
    Creator: Carroll, Harry J.
    Creator: Carroll, Olive
    Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: This collection contains the papers of Pomona College Classics professor Harry J. Carroll Jr. Professor Carroll taught at Pomona from 1949 until 1983, and was a key actor in the development of Pomona's art history program. He taught classes on ancient Greek and Roman art and lectured both at Pomona and Claremont Graduate University for the Fine Arts program. Materials in the collection include lectures, notes, articles, photographs, correspondence, and scrapbooks created by himself and his wife Olive Carroll.
    Physical Location: Please consult repository.
    Language of Material: Languages represented in the collection: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Harry and Olive Carroll Papers and Scrapbooks (H.Mss. 0168). Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, The Claremont Colleges Services, Claremont, California.


    No additions to the collections are anticipated.

    Processing Information

    Items were placed into archival folders and boxes.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Harry J. Carroll Jr. was Professor of Classics at Pomona College from 1949 to 1983. Carroll was heavily involved with the Pomona College art and art history departments, teaching courses in Greek and Roman art and architecture and creating the Pomona-Scripps Joint Classics Program with Robert B. Palmer of Scripps college. A respected professor, in 1981 Carroll was awarded the Wig Distinguished Professor Award for excellence in teaching, the highest honor given to Pomona faculty. He is remembered through the annual Harry J. Carroll Memorial Lecture.

    Scope and Contents of the Collection

    This collection contains materials created by and about Professor Harry J. Carroll. Items include biographical materials, photographs, correspondence, materials from trips to Greece and world cruises, lectures, notes, articles, and other activities. Also includes a scrapbook of printed materials about Pomona College and a scrapbook of Olive Carroll's Mediterranean trip, titled "Argonautica".

    Organization and Arrangement

    Collection is arranged at the file level.

    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

    Agora (Athens, Greece)
    Greek history
    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.)
    Pomona College (Claremont, Calif.) -- Faculty

    Genre and Form of Materials

    Research notes and studies