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John H. Finley papers

Title
John H. Finley papers, 1892-1940, bulk (1913-1935)
Author
Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940.
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Additional Authors
  • Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, Viscount, 1861-1936.
  • Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-1984.
  • Bancroft, Edgar A. (Edgar Addison), 1857-1925.
  • Bigelow, Poultney, 1855-1954.
  • Bridges, Robert, 1844-1930.
  • Colgate, Gilbert.
  • Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.
  • Caetani, Gelasio, 1877-
  • Ely, Richard T. (Richard Theodore), 1854-1943.
  • Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940.
  • Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934.
  • Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
  • Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948.
  • Hyde, James Hazen, 1876-1959.
  • Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937.
  • Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932.
  • Krock, Arthur, 1886-
  • Lane, Franklin K.
  • Lewisohn, Adolph, 1849-1938.
  • Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938.
  • Phillips, John Sanburn, 1861-
  • Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
  • Roosevelt, Nicholas, 1893-
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
  • Root, Elihu, 1845-1937.
  • Shepard, Edward Morse, 1850-1911.
  • Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933.
  • Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962.
  • Storrs, Ronald, Sir, 1881-1955.
  • Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944.
  • Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933.
  • White, William Allen, 1868-1944.
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters.
  • American Geographical Society of New York.
  • American Red Cross.
  • American University Union in Europe.
  • Charles Scribner's Sons.
  • Commission for Relief in Belgium.
  • Institute for International Education.
  • Knox College (Galesburg, Ill.)
  • Macmillan Company.
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Institute for Research in Land Economics and Public Utilities.
  • Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
Description
105 linear feet (168 boxes).
Summary
  • Collection contains correspondence, addresses and speeches, writings, diaries, miscellaneous papers, photographs, and printed matter that document Finley's varied career.
  • Photographs consist mainly of pictures (negatives and positives) taken by Finley during his Red Cross mission to the Near East, from a trip along the Mississippi River, and while he was at City College. There are also lantern slides of scenes and people in the Near East. Printed matter includes books, pamphlets, ephemera, and some artifacts.
Uniform Title
  • New York times.
  • Harper's weekly.
Subject
  • Finley, John H. 1863-1940
  • Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908
  • Agriculture > New York (State)
  • Arbitration, Industrial
  • Constitutional conventions > New York (State)
  • Education > New York (State)
  • Public universities and colleges > New York (State)
  • Public universities and colleges > New York
  • Universities and colleges > United States
  • World War, 1914-1918 > Civilian relief
  • Europe > Description and travel
  • Middle East > Description and travel
  • Middle East > History > 20th century
  • Mississippi River
  • New York (State) > Officials and employees
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Photoprints.
  • Photonegatives.
  • Lantern slides.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • John Huston Finley (1863-1940) was an educator, editor, author, and civic leader. He was president of Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. from 1892 to 1899 (later trustee); editor of Harper's Weekly, 1899; professor of history at Princeton University, 1900-1903; and third president of the College of the City of New York from 1903 to 1913. He then served as Commissioner of Education for New York State and president of the University of the State of New York from 1913 to 1921 before becoming editor of the New York Times, 1921-1938. His career also included service with various educational, political, and charitable organizations.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1000
Author
Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940.
Title
John H. Finley papers, 1892-1940, bulk (1913-1935)
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
John Huston Finley (1863-1940) was an educator, editor, author, and civic leader. He was president of Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. from 1892 to 1899 (later trustee); editor of Harper's Weekly, 1899; professor of history at Princeton University, 1900-1903; and third president of the College of the City of New York from 1903 to 1913. He then served as Commissioner of Education for New York State and president of the University of the State of New York from 1913 to 1921 before becoming editor of the New York Times, 1921-1938. His career also included service with various educational, political, and charitable organizations.
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Occupation
Educators.
Editors.
Civic leaders.
Added Author
Allenby, Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, Viscount, 1861-1936.
Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-1984.
Bancroft, Edgar A. (Edgar Addison), 1857-1925.
Bigelow, Poultney, 1855-1954.
Bridges, Robert, 1844-1930.
Colgate, Gilbert.
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933.
Caetani, Gelasio, 1877-
Ely, Richard T. (Richard Theodore), 1854-1943.
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940.
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934.
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964.
Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948.
Hyde, James Hazen, 1876-1959.
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937.
Jusserand, J. J. (Jean Jules), 1855-1932.
Krock, Arthur, 1886-
Lane, Franklin K.
Lewisohn, Adolph, 1849-1938.
Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938.
Phillips, John Sanburn, 1861-
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
Roosevelt, Nicholas, 1893-
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Root, Elihu, 1845-1937.
Shepard, Edward Morse, 1850-1911.
Starr, Frederick, 1858-1933.
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, 1879-1962.
Storrs, Ronald, Sir, 1881-1955.
Tarbell, Ida M. (Ida Minerva), 1857-1944.
Van Dyke, Henry, 1852-1933.
White, William Allen, 1868-1944.
American Academy of Arts and Letters.
American Geographical Society of New York.
American Red Cross.
American University Union in Europe.
Charles Scribner's Sons.
Commission for Relief in Belgium.
Institute for International Education.
Knox College (Galesburg, Ill.)
Macmillan Company.
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Institute for Research in Land Economics and Public Utilities.
Phi Beta Kappa.
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
Added Title
New York times.
Harper's weekly.
LCCN
ms 72001023
Research Call Number
MssCol 1000
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