Guide to the W.H. Cowley Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0196
Creator: Cowley, W.H. (William Harold), 1899-1978.
Title: W.H. Cowley papers
Dates: 1913-1978
Bulk Dates: 1930-1970
Physical Description: 200 Linear feet
Summary: Collection includes extensive correspondence with leaders in the pioneer field of higher education, administrative papers from Cowley's various positions in college administrations, materials on the history, administration and taxonomy of higher education, outlines from lectures given at Stanford, and a series of research notebooks kept by Cowley on the subject of higher education. The collection also includes published and unpublished articles, papers, speeches, and reports.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. W.H. Cowley and Ellen Cowley, 1978.

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

W.H. Cowley Papers (SC0196). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

William Harold (Hal) Cowley was born in Petersburg, Virginia, May 28, 1899; received degrees from Dartmouth College (1924) and University of Chicago (Ph.D. in 1930). He held various administrative positions in the field of higher education (Assistant to the President and Head of Placement Services at the University of Chicago (1927-1929), professor of psychology at Ohio State (1931-1937); President of Hamilton College (1938-1944); professor of higher education at Stanford (1945-1978). In 1954 he was named David Jacks Professor of Higher Education at Stanford. He died in Palo Alto, California in 1978.

Description of the Collection

Collection includes extensive correspondence with leaders in the pioneer field of higher education, administrative papers from Cowley's various positions in college administrations, materials on the history, administration and taxonomy of higher education, outlines from lectures given at Stanford, and a series of research notebooks kept by Cowley on the subject of higher education. The collection also includes published and unpublished articles, papers, speeches, and reports.

Arrangement

Eight series; I-A Biographical material (1899-1978); I-B Correspondence, writings and speeches (1922-1978); I-C Miscellaneous correspondence (1922-1978); I-D Papers (1928-1971); I-E Lecture series (1945-1968); II-A Professional notes (1900-1978); II-B 'PT' files (pamphlets) (1813-1975); II-C Workbooks (1938-1978).

Access Terms

Cowley, W.H. (William Harold), 1899-1978.
Hamilton College (Clinton, N.Y.)
Ohio State University.
Stanford University
University of Chicago.
College teachers.
Education, Higher.
Educators.

Additional Note

Note

Cowley's collection of pamphlets was also reboxed, maintaining the numerical sequence of the numbers he assigned them. No box listing was compiled for the pamphlets.

Collection Contents

 

Papers

 

Binders -- file number or binder title

Box 4

Faculty Evaluation - Hamilton College, Vol. 1, 2, and 3

Box 4

Trustees Minutes – Hamilton College 1941-1944

Box 4

Yale Memos (7)

Box 4

Yale Memos (6)

Box 5

Academic Government Vol. 1, 2, 3, and 4

Box 5

Dunster workbook (5)

Box 6

C. U. Structures

Box 6

Structures

Box 6

PI-18

Box 6

Social Science and Professions (3)

Box 6

Basics Two

Box 7

Basics One

Box 7

Informal Education

Box 7

Structures 2 – Junior college

Box 7

Structures 1 – University

Box 7

Structures

Box 7

Power Workbook

Box 7

Catchall

Box 8

Basics Three

Box 8

Basics Four

Box 8

Polity, Theology, Liturgy (4)

Box 8

Church-State (5)

Box 8

Democracy and Equality

Box 9

Higher Education History No. 1-6

Box 10

Higher Education History No. 7-8

Box 10

Person. Secq 3 (Ecclesiastical Personia workbook)

Box 10

Values-Needs-Wants

Box 10

[Taxonomy ?]

Box 10

1944 Version + 1957 Outline

Box 11

Intellectual Power and Intelligence

Box 11

Humanism and the Humanities

Box 11

Freedom and Academic Freedom

Box 11

The Great Awakening

Box 11

Knowledge and Skills, Kinds of

Box 12

Man and Manpower

Box 12

Philosophy and Ethics (Morality)

Box 12

Religion – general topics

Box 12

Power MS Workbook

Box 12

Power misc.

Box 13

Government

Box 13

Civil Government

Box 13

Psychology

Box 13

Structure Gen'l Workbook

Box 13

Religious Denominations: Structures and their Functions

Box 14

Science Workbook

Box 14

Social Processes

Box 14

Environment

Box 15

1946-47 Versions

Box 15

Short History of American Higher Education 1961

Box 15

1945 – First and Second Versions

Box 15

TSS of chapter (accordion file)

Box 15

First version duplicates (accordion file)

Box 15

Carnegie Book: 1973 analysis (accordion file)

 

Books

Box 1

Books cited in text [WHC 1.3]

Box 2

Books inscribed by author or gift of author [WHC 1.4]

Box 3

Books inscribed by author or gift of author [WHC 1.4]

Box 3

Books inscribed by donors [WHC 1.5]

Box 4

Books inscribed by donors [WHC 1.5]

Box 5

Books inscribed by donors [WHC 1.5]

Box 6

Books reviewed by WHC [WHC 1.6]

Box 7

Books written by former students [WHC 1.7]

Box 7

WHC Republished [WHC 1.8]

Box 8

WHC Republished [WHC 1.8]

Box 8

Books cited in acknowledgements [WHC 1.9]

Box 9

Harvard University President's Reports, 1825-1876

Box 10

Harvard University President's Reports, 1877-1896/1897

Box 11

Harvard University President's Reports, 1897/1898-1911/1912

Box 12

Harvard University President's Reports, 1912/1913-1924/1925

Box 13

Harvard University President's Reports, 1925/1926-1942

Box 14

Harvard University President's Reports, 1941-1955/1956

Box 15

Harvard University President's Reports, 1956/1957-1965/66

Box 15

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Bulletin No. 1 (1907) – No. 6 (1912)

Box 16

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Bulletin No. 7 (1914) – No. 31 (1940)

Box 17

Association of American Universities. Annual Conference Proceedings 1900-1935

Box 18

Association of American Universities. Annual Conference Proceedings 1936-1961

Box 18

Harvard University President's Reports 1966/67-1971/72

Box 19

AGB Reports [Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges] 1964-1973

Box 19

Corson dissertation supplementary materials

 

Papers Accession ARCH-2002-048

Box 1

An Overview of American Colleges and Universities (1960) and Random Writings (1960) - both photocopies of typescripts