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T. Raymond McConnell papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 4/8/22
This collection includes memorabilia pertaining to McConnell's inauguration as Chancellor of the University of Buffalo as well as reprints of speeches and articles on fund raising, academic freedom, the elective system, and selective service. A 1977 letter from McConnell to Robert Fisk (5.14) contains McConnell's memories of his time at UB.

Dates

  • 1937-1954
  • 1977

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material in English.

Terms of Access

T. Raymond McConnell papers, 1937-1954, 1977, are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright of papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns. Researchers must obtain the written permission of the holder(s) of copyright and the University Archives before publishing quotations from materials in the collection. Most papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures unless otherwise specified.

Extent

2.0 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes, 1 flat box)

Overview

Reprints of speeches and articles on fund raising, academic freedom, the elective system, and selective service; also inaugural memorabilia.

Historical Note

Chancellor T. R. McConnell assumed office in 1950 following Samuel P. Capen. An important academic freedom case which arose during his term concerned Professor W.T. Parry, who had refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. After a hearing before the Executive Committee of the College of Arts and Sciences, he was stripped of tenure and given a one year appointment, renewable for three years (see the Minutes of the General Administration Committee of the University Council, June 1953). Professor Parry later received tenure for the second time (a relevant item, McConnell's notes for a chronological report to the Council, is in Box 4).

Chancellor McConnell resigned in 1954 to take a position at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1957 he became chairman of the Center for Study of Higher Education at Berkeley.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:
I. Inauguration memorabilia
II. Speeches and writings

Acquisition Information

This collection of material was transferred from the Office of the President in October 1968 and July 1969. A 1977 letter from McConnell to Robert Fisk was gifted to University Archives on January 12, 1990 by Fisk.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.

Related Resources

6/2/36 University of Buffalo Office of the Treasurer and Comptroller Treasurer’s correspondence
6/3/380 University of Buffalo Office of the Treasurer and Comptroller Treasurer and Comptroller files
6/5/870 University of Buffalo Office of the Treasurer and Comptroller Ledgers, journals, and auxiliary books
2/1/14 University of Buffalo Council minute books (minutes of Council for June 4, 1953 include praise for McConnell for improvement of faculty salaries and the Development campaign.)
2/1/15 University of Buffalo Committee on General Administration minutes
Related Resource at University of California, Berkeley
BANC MSS 89/3 c. Thomas Raymond McConnell papers, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. Finding Aid available through the Online Archive of California

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives Staff, circa 1970.
Title
Finding Aid for the T. Raymond McConnell papers
Status
completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives Staff.
Date
2005
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository

Contact:
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