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Gray, Hanna Holborn, 2008 May 20

Call Number: RU 1037


  • 2008 May 20


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Collection materials are closed to research until January 1, 2029, after which access is subject to review by University Archives staff.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Biographical / Historical

University President, 1977-78; Yale Provost, 1974-1978; History professor.

Hanna Holborn Gray received a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 1950 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1957. After teaching history at the University of Chicago, in 1972 she was appointed Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern. She served as Successor Trustee of the Yale Corporation from 1971 to 1974, when she resigned to become the first woman Provost of Yale, and Professor of History. In 1977-78, she served as Acting President of Yale. Gray was then appointed President of the University of Chicago, the first woman to serve as the chief executive of a major coeducational university. She retired in 1993 and became professor emeritus. In 2007 she served as Chairman of the Board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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