Guide to the Norman Wait Harris Lecture Series

Collection Title: Norman Wait Harris Lecture Series
Dates: 1906-2007
Identification: 0/11/11
Extent: 5 Boxes
Language of Materials: English
Abstract: Norman Wait Harris (1846-1916) was Northwestern University Trustee from 1890 to his death in 1916. He endowed the Norman Wait Harris Lecture Series in 1907.
Acquisition Information: Unknown.
Processing Information: Unknown.
Conditions Governing Use: None.
Conditions Governing Access: None.
Repository: Northwestern University Archives
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Scope and Content

Records comprise the administrative records of the lecture series (announcements, financial records, and general correspondence), as well as files relating to individual lecturers, and span the years 1906 to 2007. Correspondence files include recommendations for speakers from members of the faculty, and letters to and from potential speakers. The individual lecture files are titled by the lecturer's name and are organized chronologically by the academic year in which the lecture(s) took place. These files typically contain correspondence with the lecturer, the announcement of the lecture, a program containing a biographical sketch of the lecturer and a brief description of the projected content of the program, or of each lecture if a series. More recent lectures are documented only by announcements.

Subjects

Personal Name

Allee, W. C. (Warder Clyde), 1885-1955

Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh), 1907-1973

Bailey, Percival Roberts, 1943-

Beadle, George Wells, 1903-1989

Bowne, Borden Parker, 1847-1910

Cohen, A. B. (Andrew Benjamin), 1909-1968

Curti, Merle (Merle Eugene), 1897-1996

Daly, Reginald Aldworth, 1871-1957

Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-

Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978

Ellmann, Richard, 1918-1987

Faÿ, Bernard, 1893-1978

Frost, Robert, 1874-1963

Géraud, André, 1882-1974

Hambro, Carl, 1914-

Hanson, Norwood Russell

Harlow, Harry F. (Harry Frederick), 1905-1981

Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916

Jarrell, Randall, 1914-1965

Kohn, Hans, 1891-1971

Kranzberg, Melvin

Larkin, Oliver W.

Lattimore, Owen, 1900-1989

Lee, Rensselaer W. (Rensselaer Wright), 1898-1984

Lowes, John Livingston, 1867-1945

Meiklejohn, Alexander, 1872-1964

Neilson, William Allan, 1869-1946

Nicholson, Marjorie Hope

Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968

Phillips, Ulrich Bonnell, 1877-1934

Pottle, Frederick A. (Frederick Albert), 1897-1987

Rand, Edward Kennard, 1871-1945

Reisner, George Andrew, 1867-1942

Simon, Herbert A. (Herbert Alexander), 1916-2001

Simpson, George Gaylord, 1902-1984

Summerson, John, 1904-1992

Super, R. H. (Robert Henry), 1914-1996

Wace, A. J. B. (Alan John Bayard), 1879-1957

Wecter, Dixon, 1906-1950

Weitzmann, Kurt, 1904-1993

Wright, Louis B. (Louis Booker), 1899-1984


Container List / Contents

  • Announcements, 1907-1930Box 1
  • Announcements, 1930-1940Box 1
  • Announcements, 1947-1971Box 1
  • General Correspondence, 1938-1949Box 1
  • General Correspondence, 1950-1957Box 1
  • Lectures Other Than Harris - CorrespondenceBox 1
  • Financial Records, 1949-1952Box 1
      Physical description: 2 folders
  • Financial Records, 1957-1961Box 2
  • Financial Records, 1970Box 2
  • Individual Lectures (in chronological order):Box 2
    • Professor Bordon R. Bowne, 1906-1907Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor Alexander Meiklejohn, 1923-1924Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor George A. Reisner, 1924-1925Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor John L. Lowes, Professor Daniel Mason, 1925-1926Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor E.K. Rand, 1929-1930Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor U. B. Phillips, Sir E. Dennison Ross, 1931-1932Box 2, Box 2
    • Dr. Bernard Fay, Dean Frederick Woodbridge, 1932-1933Box 2, Box 2
    • Dr. Alan J. B. Wace, Professor Arnold Toynbee, 1933-1934Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor Carl Hambro, Professor Robin Flower, J. Middleton Murray, 1935-1936Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor Reginald Daly, Professor George L. Kittredge, 1936-1937Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor Warder C. Allee, 1937-1938Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor Erwin Panofsky, 1938-1939Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor Owen Lattimore, 1939-1940Box 2, Box 2
    • Andre Geraud (Pertinax), 1940-1941Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor William Neilson, 1942-1943Box 2, Box 2
    • Also in Box two: Two small hardbound volumes of published Neilson lectures.Box 2, Box 2
    • Professor Hans Kohn, 1944-1945Box 2, Box 3
    • Professor Karl K. Darrow, 1946-1947Box 2, Box 3
    • Professor Dixon Wecter, 1947 SummerBox 2, Box 3
    • Professor G. W. Beadle, 1947-1948Box 2, Box 3
    • Professor Oliver Larkin, 1948 SummerBox 2, Box 3
    • Professor Marjorie Hope Nicholson, 1948-1949Box 2, Box 3
        Physical description: (two folders)
    • Professor Edwin Dickinson, 1949-1950Box 2, Box 3
    • Professor Merle Curti, 1951-1952Box 2, Box 3
    • W. H. Auden, 1952-1953Box 2, Box 3
    • Robert Frost, 1953-1954Box 2, Box 3
    • Randall Jarrell, 1954-1955Box 2, Box 3
    • Professor Hans Kohn, 1955-1956Box 2, Box 3
    • Sir Andrew Cohen, 1957-1958Box 2, Box 3
    • Professor George Simpson, 1958-1959Box 2, Box 3
    • Professor Kurt Weitzmann, 1959-1960Box 2, Box 3
    • Dr. Frederick A. Pottle, 1960-1961Box 2, Box 4
    • Dr. Louis Booker Wright, 1961-1962Box 2, Box 4
    • Dr. Percival Bailey, 1962-1963Box 2, Box 4
    • Professor Henry Steele Commager, 1963-1964Box 2, Box 4
    • Professor N. R. Hanson, 1964-1965Box 2, Box 4
    • Professor Rensselaer W. Lee, 1965-1966Box 2, Box 4
    • Professor Herbert A. Simon, 1966-1967Box 2, Box 5
    • Professor R. H. Super, 1967-1968Box 2, Box 5
    • Sir John Summerson, 1968-1969Box 2, Box 5
    • Professor Melvin Kranzberg, 1969-1970Box 2, Box 5
    • Professor Harry F. Harlow, 1970-1971Box 2, Box 5
    • Professor Richard Ellman, 1971-1972Box 2, Box 5