Boston College/Harvard University debate correspondence, 1898 - 1900
- 1898 - 1900
Scope and Contents
The W. G. Read Mullan, SJ, President’s Office records contain clippings, correspondence, and publications documenting Mullan's administration as the eleventh president of Boston College. Most of the material relates to the controversy over Harvard University administration's view of academic standards at Boston College and other Jesuit universities. Boston College/Harvard University debate materials include newspaper clippings regarding the controversy and correspondence with members of Harvard University administration, primarily president Charles W. Eliot and chairman of the committee on admissions Hans C. G. von Jagemann, as well as with a special committee of Boston College alumni. A copy of Eliot's Atlantic Monthly article “Recent Changes in Secondary Education” and Thomas J. Sullivan's President Eliot and Boston College: Record of a Famous Educational Protest, a collection of statements, articles, and letters that appeared in various local and national publications as part of the debate, are also included. Papers concerning Boston College buildings and properties make up a small portion of the collection.
Restrictions on access
Collection is open for research.
From the Collection: .25 Linear Feet (1 container)
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
- From the Collection: Boston College. Office of the President (Organization)
Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository
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