Guide to the Brown University President's Reports , 1842-1963


John Hay Library , Special Collections
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
email: hay@brown.edu

Published in 2013

Collection Overview

Title: Brown University President's reports
Date range: 1842-1963
Creator: Brown University. Office of the President.
Extent: 1.25 Linear feet
Abstract: The Brown University Presidents' reports comprise a selection of reports issued by the University President to the Corporation. The bulk of the reports date from 1842 to 1868, and 1937 to 1963.
Language of materials: English
Repository: John Hay Library , Special Collections
Collection number: MS-1C-0

Scope & content

The Brown University President's reports comprise Annual, Semi-annual, Monthly, Term and general reports issued by the University President to the University Corporation. The Annual, Monthly and Term reports date from 1842 to 1865, with scattered reports lacking. These series include reports issued by Presidents Francis Wayland, Barnas Sears, and Alexis Caswell. The Semi-annual and President's reports date from 1938 to 1968, with scattered reports lacking. Represented in these series are Presidents Henry Merritt Wriston, Barnaby Conrad Keeney, and Ray Lorenzo Heffner.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in four series: I. Annual and semi-annual reports, 1842-1953; II. Monthly reports, 1850-1865; III. Term reports, 1851; IV. President's report, 1938-1963, undated.

Historical note

The President of Brown University is in charge of the immediate government of the University and reports to the Corporation. He is a member of the Board of Fellows, as prescribed by the Charter of 1764, which listed the names of the "the present Fellows and Fellowship to whom the President when hereafter elected who shall forever be of the Denomination called Baptist or Antepedo Baptist--the words in italics are an interlineation--shall be joined to compleat the Number."

The above entry appears in Encyclopedia Brunoniana by Martha Mitchell, copyright 1993 by the Brown University Library. It is used here by permission of the author and the University and may not be copied or further distributed without permission.

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment. Some materials may be stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested.
Use of the materials: All researchers seeking to publish materials from the collections of the John Hay Library are requested to complete a Notice of Intent to Publish, prior to reproducing, quoting, or otherwise publishing any portion or extract from this collection. Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. It is up to the researcher to determine the owners of the literary rights and to obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation: Brown University President's Reports, MS-1C-0, Brown University Archives.
Contact information: John Hay Library , Special Collections
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Tel: 401-863-2146
email: hay@brown.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION  
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Brown University Library Staff.
Encoding: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013 January 23
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Sponsor: Processing funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Additional Information

Inventory


Series I. Annual and semi-annual reports

Subseries 1. Annual reports

Container Description Date
Box 3, Folder I.1 Annual report
1842
Box 3, Folder I.2 Annual report
1843
Box 3, Folder I.3 Annual report
1844
Box 3, Folder I.4 Annual report
1845
Box 3, Folder I.5 Annual report
1846
Box 3, Folder I.6 Annual report
1847
Box 3, Folder I.7 Annual report
1848
Box 3, Folder I.8 Annual report
1849
Box 3, Folder I.9 Annual report
1850
Box 3, Folder I.10 Annual report
1866
Box 3, Folder I.11 Annual report
1867
Box 3, Folder I.12 Annual report
1868

Suberies 2. Semi-annual reports

Container Description Date
Box 2 Report
1937 June 22
Box 2 Report
1937 October 15
Box 2 Report
1938 June 21
Box 2 Report
1939 June 20
Box 2 Report
1939 October 7
Box 2 Report
1940 June 18
Box 2 Report
1940 October 12
Box 2 Report
1941 June 17
Box 2 Report
1941 October 3
Box 2 Report
1942 February 20
Box 2 Report
1942 May 18
Box 2 Report
1942 October 16
Box 2 Report
1943 June 2
Box 2 Report
1943 October 25
Box 2 Report
1944 June 19
Box 2 Report
1944 October 21
Box 2 Report
1945 June 16
Box 2 Report
1945 October 20
Box 2 Report
1946 June 15
Box 2 Report
1946 October 12
Box 2 Report
1947 June 14
Box 2 Report
1947 October 18
Box 2 Report
1948 June 19
Box 2 Report
1948 October 16
Box 2 Report
1949 June 18
Box 2 Report
1949 October 22
Box 2 Report
1950 June 3
Box 2 Report
1950 October 21
Box 2 Report
1951 June 2
Box 2 Report
1951 October 27
Box 2 Report
1952 May 31
Box 2 Report
1952 October 18
Box 2 Report
1953 May 30
Box 2 Report
1953 October 17

Series II. Monthly reports

Container Description Date
Box 3 Monthly reports
1850-1851
Box 3 Monthly reports
1852-1854
Box 3 Monthly Reports
1855-1857
Box 3 Monthly Reports
1858
Box 3 Monthly Reports
1859
Box 3 Monthly Reports
1860
Box 3 Monthly Reports
1861
Box 3 Monthly Reports
1862
Box 3 Monthly Reports
1863
Box 3 Monthly Reports
1864
Box 3 Monthly Reports
1865

Series III. Term reports

Container Description Date
Box 3 Term report
1851 January 24

Series IV. President's report

Container Description Date
Box 1 President's report
Contents Note: President's semi-annual reports to the Corporation. Many appear to be duplicates of semi-annual reports in Series I, subseries 2.