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Alexander G. Ruthven Papers, 1901-1961 (majority within 1906-1951)

65.4 linear feet — 1 oversize folder

Zoologist, college professor, president of University of Michigan, 1929-1951. Professional files relating to his career with the University Museum and as a professor of zoology, and presidential files containing correspondence, reports, speeches, and other University materials, including budget and legislative files, material relating to changes in University administration, his relationship with faculty, students and alumni, and photographs.

The Alexander Ruthven papers consists of two series of records. The first is the papers of Ruthven as president of the University of Michigan, 1929 to 1951. The second, and smaller, series is the files maintained by Ruthven as a zoologist with the University Museum and as professor of zoology. This latter series dates largely from 1908 to 1929 but also includes collected earlier files from the 1870s.


Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching collection, 1907-1944

27 items

This collection is made up of correspondence related to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The letters concern pensions for retired academics, board meetings, reports, and other administrative issues.

This collection (27 items) is made up primarily of incoming correspondence to the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Most items are reference letters and other correspondence regarding pensions for university professors and administrators. Additional letters concern reports, board meetings, speaking engagements, and other administrative affairs. See the Detailed Box and Folder Listing for more information about each item.