Harry and Olive Carroll Papers and Scrapbooks

Sara Chetney, MA
Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library
800 North Dartmouth Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Email: specialcollections@claremont.edu
URL: https://library.claremont.edu/scl/
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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

Box 1, Envelope 1

Memorial resolution honoring Harry Carroll 1983 September 2


Given by Donald McIntyre at (Pomona College) faculty meeting.
Box 1, Envelope 2

Photographs of Harry J. Carroll 1981 January

Box 1, Envelope 3

Photographs of Agora excavations, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece

Box 1, Folder 1

Harry J. Carroll and Olive B. Carroll Memorial Fund correspondence with Pomona College 1956-1982

Box 1, Folder 2

Biographical items, clippings, photos, announcements of Carroll lectures 1958-1976

Box 1, Folder 3

Greek History - printed materials and prints


Swans 600-mile Nile Cruise handbook, 1974.
Box 1, Folder 4

College year in Athens 1979-1983

Box 1, Folder 5

World Affairs Council tour 1980-1981

Box 1, Folder 6

World Cruise photos, postcards, printed items 1983

Box 1, Folder 7

American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Olive Carroll post cards and printed items 1992

Box 1, Folder 8

The Right Transitionalism by Harry Carroll 1943 or 1944


Mulitple copies, printed in The Forum and The Sentinel by the Independent Labor League.
Box 1, Folder 9

U.S. elections and politics, writings by Carroll 1948-1972


Printed in Politics, Claremont Spectrum, and The Student Life.
Box 1, Folder 10

Offprints from various authors, inscribed to Harry Carroll

Box 2, Folder 1

Hesperia, printed article, manuscript notes 1891

Box 2, Folder 2

Pompeii, manuscript notes

Box 2, Folder 3

Euripides' The Trojan Women, translated and slightly adapted by Harry J. Carroll Jr.

Box 2, Folder 4

The Liman Von Sanders' Crisis: A Case Study in European Diplomacy on the Eve of the First World War by Carroll 1941

Box 2, Folder 5

Lectures and notes (folder 1)

Box 2, Folder 6

Lectures and notes (folder 2)

Box 2, Folder 7

Lectures and notes (folder 3)

Box 2, Folder 8

Lectures and notes 1953-1955

Box 2, Folder 9

Lectures and notes 1956-1960

Box 2, Folder 10

Lectures and notes 1961-1963

Box 2, Folder 11

Lectures and notes 1969-1983

Box 2, Folder 12

"Page Smith," Pomona College commencement speech by Carroll 1976

Box 2, Folder 13

UCLA lecture series, The Barbarians, Carroll lecture 1976-1977

Box 3, Folder 1

Pomona College scrapbook of photos, clippings, printed materials, trips, and professional activities 1948-1980

Box 3, Folder 2

Scrapbook of Olive Carroll's Mediterranean trip "Argonautica" 1985


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