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Harold Fisher Brooks II Papers

An inventory of his papers at the Syracuse University Archives

Summary

Creator: Brooks, Harold Fisher II.
Title: Harold Fisher Brooks II Papers
Dates: 1939-1949
Size: 2 boxes (0.75 linear foot)
Abstract: Materials related to Brooks' time as a student at Syracuse University including his Syracuse in Portrait calendar
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://archives.syr.edu

Biography

Harold Fisher Brooks II was a student at Syracuse University from 1940-1942 and from 1946-1948. He attended Syracuse University from 1940-1942 before entering military service as an Air Operations Specialist. After his military service, Brooks returned to Syracuse University in 1946 and graduated in 1948. During his first two years at Syracuse University, Brooks created, produced, and sold a picture calendar of the university called Syracuse in Portrait. The calendar was sold in the bookstore, the corner store, and around campus.

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Scope and Content Note

The Harold Fisher Brooks II Papers spans from 1939 to 1949 and is made up of three series.

The Academics series contains course notes, papers, and other materials created or used by Brooks during his time as a student at Syracuse University.

The Biographical materials series is made up of portraits and photocopies of portraits of Brooks as a student and during military service as well as his resume.

The Syracuse in portrait series contains materials related to Brook's production, marketing, and sales of the Syracuse in Portrait calendar.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Please note that the collection is housed off-site, and advance notice is required to allow time to have the materials brought to the Reading Room on campus.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

An alumni club member guide was moved to the Alumni Associations and Clubs Reference Collection.

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Brooks, Harold Fisher II.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Subjects

Alumni and alumnae.
College students.
Higher education.

Types of material

Calendars (documents)
Correspondence.
Notes (documents)
Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Harold Fisher Brooks II Papers,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Materials were donated in several installments in 2007 and 2010 to the University Archives by Carol Brooks Thomas.

Processing Information

Materials were rehoused in acid free folders and boxes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Nicole Wright
Date: August 2019
Revision history:

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Arrangement

Folders are arranged alphabetically within series.

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Inventory

Academics
Box 1 Book of expenses circa 1940s
Box 1 English 40 notebook circa 1940s
Box 1 "Fundamentals of layout in advertising" circa 1940s
Box 1 Genetics notebook circa 1940s
Box 1 General course notes and material 1941-1942, 1947-1948
Box 1 Laboratory outline for general botany part I circa 1940s
Box 1 Laboratory outline for general botany part II circa 1940s
Papers
Box 1 Business management II - final paper circa 1940s
Box 1 Marketing 3a - "An abstract of 'Reducing distribution costs'" circa 1940s
Box 1 Principles of journalism - "If I were the dean of a school of journalism" circa 1940s
Box 1 Unidentified course - "In the name of science" circa 1940s
Box 1 Unidentified course - "Plant your plant here" circa 1940s
Box 1 Unidentified course - "Significant passages from 'Economics of labor' by Richard A. Lester and some questions they suggest" circa 1940s
Box 1 Unidentified course - "Soil erosion and conservation in Soviet Russia" circa 1940s
Box 2 Psychology 115 notebook circa 1940s
Box 2 Syracuse University bookstore student account card circa 1940s
Box 2 Unidentified coursework circa 1940s
Box 2 Unidentified notebook 1939
Biographical materials
Box 2 Portraits circa 1940s Photocopies
Box 2 Resume 1949
Box 2 Yearbook photograph proofs circa 1940s
Syracuse in portrait
Box 2 Calendars 1942
Box 2 Correspondence 1941-1942
Box 2 Marketing and sales 1941-1942
Box 2 Planning materials 1941-1942

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