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Swarthmore College search committees records

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG6-P002

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records of the New Presidential Nominating Committee for the 11th President of Swarthmore College, 1972-1973, and the Presidential Nominating Committee for the 12th President of Swarthmore College, 1981-1982, as well as records from hiring several other executive office positions: Dean of Students, circa 1974; Dean of the College, circa 1980; Assistant to the President, circa 1980; and Vice President of Finance, 1982. The files do not contain resumes, interview notes, or other personal information about specific candidates. They do contain records about committee formation and procedures, job descriptions, templates for correspondence with candidates, committee meeting minutes and correspondence, and other papers.

Dates

  • 1974-1982

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

This collection is currently stored off-site. Please allow minimum two weeks for retrieval.

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

Robert D. Cross became the 10th president of Swarthmore College in the fall of 1969. However, Cross found that he didn't enjoy the pressures of college administration and announced his resignation effective the end 1971. In 1972, the Board of Managers established a New Presidential Nominating Committee (NPNC) composed of five members of the Board (including the Chairman), three faculty members, and three students. They also retained the services of an outside firm, SGL Industries, Inc., to assist with the search. These efforts culminated in the hiring of Theodore W. Friend as the 11th President of Swarthmore College, 1973-1982. A Presidential Search Committee, also composed of five Board members, three faculty members, and three students, convened in 1981. They worked with the executive search firm Canny, Bowen, Howard, Pack & Associates. The successful candidate of this process, David W. Fraser, served as 12th President of Swarthmore College from 1982 to 1991.

Extent

0.33 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

This collection consists of records of the New Presidential Nominating Committee for the 11th President of Swarthmore College, 1972-1973, and the Presidential Nominating Committee for the 12th President of Swarthmore College, 1981-1982, as well as records from hiring several other executive office positions: Dean of Students, Dean of the College, Assistant to the President, and Vice President of Finance. The files do not contain personal information about specific candidates. They do contain records about committee formation and procedures, job descriptions, templates for correspondence with candidates, committee meeting minutes and correspondence, and other papers.

Physical Location

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Processing Information

These materials are unprocessed and remain in their original folders as received.

These materials were reviewed in 2015 and documents containing confidential, sensitive, and legally-restricted information were removed.

Creator

Title
Swarthmore College search committees records, 1972-1982
Author
FHL staff
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

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