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4/7. Samuel P. Capen, 1922-1950

 Record Group Term
Identifier: 4/7
Capen was the first full-time, salaried Chancellor of the University of Buffalo. Prior to coming to the University, he served as Director of the American Council on Education. Under his leadership, the University was transformed from a small group of autonomous schools into a modern university of 14 divisions and a central campus. Capen was acknowledged as a leader in higher education, particularly known for his strong defense of academic freedom and innovation in liberal arts instruction.. [Walter P. Cooke, chairman of the University Council, served as Acting Chancellor from 1920-1922]
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel P. Capen Hoods, Honorary Degrees, and Awards

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4/7/20
Overview Hoods, honorary degrees, and awards of Samuel P. Capen, first director of the American Council in Education (1919-1922); first full-time Chancellor of the University of Buffalo (1922-1950); and spokesman for academic freedom and educational reform.

Office of the President files on Samuel P. Capen

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4/7/21
Abstract The Office of the President Files on Samuel P. Capen, 1922-1957 [bulk 1922], includes materials related to Samuel P. Capen's tenure as Chancellor. The collection specifically includes materials related to his inauguration and the dedications of Foster Hall and Rotary Field.

Samuel P. Capen papers

 Collection — Box 1-30
Identifier: 4/7/19
Overview Professional and personal correspondence, speeches, articles and memorabilia of Samuel P. Capen, first director of the American Council in Education (1919-1922); first full-time Chancellor of the University of Buffalo (1922-1950); and spokesman for academic freedom and educational reform.