Maier, William Morris
- Existence: 1909 - 1982
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials from many different philanthropic organizations William Morris Maier served with, especially those he served as treasurer for. Each organization comprises its own series, with subseries for correspondence, reports and publications, minutes, and financial papers.Series I contains materials from the Ludwick Institute. Correspondence is mostly between the Institute and organizations it funded. These include the Zoological Society of Philadelphia,...
Overview This collection spans approximately 200 years, from the late 1700s to the late 1900s, and five generations of the Morris-Shinn-Maier family, which are traced through matrilineal and patrilineal lines. They were prominent Quaker businessmen and lawyers in the Philadelphia area, and a large portion of the collection is dedicated to their legal and business material, as well as a great deal of very detailed financial material. There is also a quantity of personal material, namely diaries and...
Scope and Contents The principals in this collection are Richard Reeve Wood and William Morris Maier. Their letters discuss issues of Haverford College governance, but also concern personal and Quaker Meeting issues as well as a great deal on political topics and foreign affairs. Wood wrote to Maier on such topics as special convocations (1958); selection of a new Bryn Mawr College president (1969); the Fine Arts Department (1970); importance of Quakers or at least a Quaker spirit among faculty and students...