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Harrison M. Wright Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-L8-010

Scope and Contents

This collection contains papers from the committees on which Wright served, as well as from faculty meetings and bulletins. Topics include renovations of college buildings, revisions of college rules, increasing radicalism/student activism on campus, disciplinary issues, curriculum debates, the SASS sit-in, faculty responses to the Cambodian crisis and the Vietnam War, and African-American faculty recruitment. These papers provide a fairly comprehensive overview of the issues facing Swarthmore College during this period, with some personal commentary from Wright.

Dates

  • 1960-1992

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Harrison M. Wright taught history at Swarthmore College from 1957 to 1979 and from 1984 until his retirement in 1993. He was college provost from 1979 to 1984 and served as acting president during the 1980-1981 academic year. He was active on the Black Studies Committee in the 1960s and 1970s and the Student Affairs Committee. Swarthmore College now offers a scholarship in his name.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

Harrison M. Wright taught history at Swarthmore College from 1957 to 1979 and from 1984 until his retirement in 1993. He was college provost from 1979 to 1984 and served as acting president during the 1980-81 academic year. This collection contains papers from the committees on which Wright served, as well as from faculty meetings and bulletins. Topics include renovations of college buildings, revisions of college rules, increasing radicalism/student activism on campus, disciplinary issues, curriculum debates, the SASS sit-in, faculty responses to the Cambodian crisis and the Vietnam War, and African-American faculty recruitment.

Arrangement

The collection is organized by topic and chronological.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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Separated Materials

The following materials, originally part of the collection, have been removed and recatalogued:
Title
An Inventory of the Harrison M. Wright Papers, 1960-1992
Author
FHL staff
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
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Language of description note
English

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