George D. Stoddard Papers, 1915-2001
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Brief Description:

Papers of George D. Stoddard (1897-1981), President of the University (1946-53), including correspondence (1939-76), newspaper clippings (1936, 1941-77), publications (1937-73), appointment records (1946-53), guest books (1945-53), & related material about Stoddard's appointment (1945) & installation (May 1946), social events, visitors, family activities, controversies in the College of Commerce & School of Music, Krebiozen, the Board of Trustees, state politics, newspaper coverage and higher education. Correspondents include Chester R. Davis, Milton S. Eisenhower, Coleman R. Griffith, Wirt Herrick, Wayne A. Johnston, Alfred M. Lee, Louis N. Ridenour, G. Findlay Shirras, Wilbur Schramm, Willard B. Spalding, Adlai E. Stevenson, Merle J. Trees, and Kenney Williamson.

The series includes material on the Iowa Placement Examinations (1925), services as New York Commissioner of Education and the New York public schools (1941-46), service as Chancellor at Long Island University (1966-70).

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 2/10/20
Created by: Stoddard, George D. (George Dinsmore) (1897-1981)
Volume: 11.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 1/7/86
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Arrangement: By type of material and chronological thereunder
Subject Index
Academic Freedom
Child Development
Commerce Controversy, College of (Bowen/Economics)
Higher Education
Illinois Politics
Iowa Placement Examinations
Long Island University
Music, School of
New York Public Schools
Trustees, Board of
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
University of Illinois
Women's Education
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]