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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frank Ellsworth Papers
    Dates: 1979-1991 and undated
    Collection number: H.Mss.0293
    Creator: Ellsworth, Frank L.
    Extent: 2 Linear Feet (2 records boxes)
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library. Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: This collection contains the papers of Pitzer College's third president, Dr. Frank L. Ellsworth. A graduate of University of Chicago, Dr. Ellsworth's career has included both teaching and administrative roles at colleges across the country. Materials include speeches, addresses, comments and administrative notes from his time at Pitzer.
    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 reproduce or publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Frank Ellsworth Papers (H.Mss.0293). Special Collections, The Claremont Colleges Library, Claremont, California.

    Provenance / Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Frank Ellsworth, 1991.


    No additions to the collection are anticipated.

    Processing Infomation

    Materials were rehoused in archival folders and boxes. Items were arranged in chronological order.

    Biographical / Administrative History

    Dr. Frank L. Ellsworth served as President of Pitzer College from 1979 until 1991. He was the college’s third president, and at the time of his appointment he was the youngest person to hold the position in the history of The Claremont Colleges. Earning his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, Dr. Ellsworth’s career consisted of both teaching and administration at institutions across the country. Some of these have included Penn State University, Sarah Lawrence College, and his alma mater the University of Chicago. While at Pitzer, he “initiated one of the earliest culture-based language learning programs in association with ISA International, a Tokyo-based company.”
    Dr. Ellsworth resigned from the college in 1991, after which he became president of the “…Independent Colleges of Southern California, an association of private institutions of higher education.” He has served as an academic and administrator at many diverse institutions.
    “Dr. Frank L. Ellsworth.” Global Partners: One World, One Family. http://gpicanada.com/directors/dr-frank-l-ellsworth/ (accessed February 16, 2018).
    “Pitzer College President Frank Ellsworth to Resign, December 18, 1990” Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1990-12-18/local/me-6664_1_pitzer-college-president-frank-ellsworth (accessed February 16, 2018).

    Scope and Contents

    This collection contains Ellsworth's papers from his time as President of Pitzer College. Items include reports, speeches, addresses, comments, and Board of Trustees meeting information.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Items are arranged chronologically on a 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

    Mt. San Antonio Gardens
    College trustees
    College presidents
    Universities and colleges -- Faculty
    Pitzer College
    Education, Humanistic

    Genre and Form of Materials

    Speeches, addresses, etc.