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James Rowland Angell personal papers

Call Number: MS 2
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, which makes up the bulk of the papers, together with writings, speeches, reports, printed matter and photographs. The family correspondence contains a long series of letters (1890-1894) from Marion Isabel Watrous before her marriage to Angell in 1894. Prominent among his professional correspondents are Charles Bakewell, John Dewey, William James, A.H. Pierce and George Dudley Seymour. Also included are papers relating to Angell's inauguration as president of Yale University and his term of office. Additional papers include minutes and reports of the Rockefeller Foundation and of the General Education Board (also endowed by Rockefeller funds) on both of which James R. Angell served as member and trustee. The minutes and reports of the General Education Board document its support for various programs to reorganize general education in the United States and to improve education for women, blacks and children. The minutes of the Rockefeller Foundation detail its support for research projects in the natural sciences and the humanities.

Note: The Presidential Papers of J.R. Angell (RU 24) are cataloged separately from his personal papers.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. James Rowland Angell, 1967, Katharine B. Woodman, 1983, 1987, and Alfred H. Fuchs, 2005.
Arranged in six series and additions: I. Personal Documents and Papers. II. Correspondence. II. Writings. IV. Printed Materials. V. Newspaper Clippings and Photographs. Oversize.
Majority of material found within 1880 - 1947
19.75 Linear Feet
Related Names
Angell, James Rowland, 1869-1949
Language of Materials