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William P. Tolley Papers

An inventory of his papers at the Syracuse University Archives

Summary

Creator: Tolley, William Pearson, 1900-1996.
Title: William P. Tolley Papers
Dates: 1902-1994
Size: 44 boxes (46.75 linear feet)
Abstract: Personal papers of Syracuse University Chancellor William P. Tolley
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

William Pearson Tolley (1900-1996) was the seventh Chancellor of Syracuse University. He served as Chancellor for twenty-seven years (1942-1969) and under his tenure enrollments and endowments profoundly grew, several buildings were constructed, and the University was transformed into one of the nation's largest private universities.

Portrait of William P. Tolley, 1942

Tolley grew up in Binghamton, New York. He graduated from Binghamton High School as valedictorian of his class in 1918 and went on to attend Syracuse University. As a Syracuse University student he was heavily involved in extracurricular activities, including Glee Club, Boar's Head Dramatic Society, University Choir, Tanus Literary Society, Debate Union, and Senior Council. In his freshmen year Tolley joined the Student Army Training Corp (SATC) and served briefly under the federal military training program, until he was diagnosed with influenza, which nearly killed him. In order to support himself through college, Tolley worked part-time as a shoe salesmen. The shoe store fired him his junior year, though, when they found out that he was reselling shoes to Syracuse University students that he had ordered from his father (who was also a shoe salesmen). Desperate for money, Tolley formed the "Synful Syncopators" jazz band and played as saxophonist.

Upon graduating from Syracuse University in 1922, Tolley entered the Drew Theological Seminary in New Jersey and took classes at Columbia University and Syracuse University. In 1924, he earned a Master of Philosophy degree from Syracuse University and was ordained a deacon. In 1925, he married Ruth Canfield, with whom he had three children. The same year, he obtained a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Drew University and went on to earn his master's degree and his doctorate from Columbia in 1927 and 1930.

While serving as the first dean of Brothers College at Drew University, thirty-year-old Tolley was elected president of Allegheny College and became the youngest college president in the country. It was at Allegheny College that he developed a reputation for revitalizing colleges in financial trouble. He lifted the college out of debt, secured a large endowment, and made changes to the curriculum. For this reason, the Syracuse University Board of Trustees' nominating committee saw Tolley as an excellent candidate to replace Chancellor William Pratt Graham, who was stepping down in the midst of World War II and the resulting decline in college enrollment.

On November 14, 1942, Tolley was inaugurated the seventh Chancellor of Syracuse University, the second alumnus to serve in that capacity. Much of the first decade of Tolley's tenure was dedicated to adapting the University to meet the needs of students in the military and returning veterans. During World War II, Tolley established cadet training programs for men and women that addressed the war effort. After the war, Tolley welcomed returning veterans. With the assistance of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, or the GI Bill, enrollment at Syracuse University quickly accelerated. With expanded enrollment, Tolley worked to meet the demands of a larger student body. Under his leadership the University expanded academic offerings, bought additional real estate, and constructed several buildings. In order to pay for the expansion, he became an aggressive fundraiser. By the end of his tenure as Chancellor in 1969, the University was one of the largest private universities in America. Tolley retired in 1969 after nearly thirty years of service to Syracuse University.

After retirement, Tolley continued to remain active. He used his experience as an academic executive to transition into business leadership. In 1970, he became the chairman of the board for Mohawk Airlines. In 1971, when the airline struggled to make a profit, Tolley assumed the role of chief executive officer. The position was short-lived, however; the airline merged with Allegheny Airlines shortly after he took leadership. Nevertheless, Tolley served on the board of directors for several other companies, including New York Telephone Company, Key Bank of Central New York, and the Excelsior Insurance Company.

When Tolley was not busy with business activities, he focused his time on more scholarly and leisurely pursuits. Tolley rededicated himself to studying ancient philosophy and religion, two disciplines he majored in as an undergraduate. In 1977, he published The Adventure of Learning, a book of essays about continuing education through all stages of life. Tolley also devoted himself to writing his memoir, and worked with a researcher to flesh out his life's work. In 1989, he published his memoir, At the Fountain of Youth: Memories of a College President. Tolley was an avid rare book collector, in particular the first printings of Rudyard Kipling, and devoted more time in collecting later in life. In order to stay active, he played tennis daily, and he took regular fishing trips with friends, a hobby of his since young adulthood.

Note: Much of the material in this biographical note were drawn from Syracuse University: The Tolley Years, 1942-1969 by John Robert Greene (1996), and At the Fountain of Youth: Memories of a College President by William Pearson Tolley (1989).

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Scope and Content Note

The William P. Tolley Papers are the personal papers of the seventh Chancellor of Syracuse University. Materials include correspondence, financial documents, photographs, manuscript drafts, articles, essays, and sermons. The collection has been separated into six series.

The Academic materials series documents Tolley's life as a college student and teacher. The series is separated into two subseries. The first subseries, Student work and materials, comprises college essays, notes, and course materials. The second subseries, Teaching materials, comprises documents related to Tolley's time as a college professor and includes course notes, lecture notes, and other course materials.

The Biographical materials series contains resumes, interviews, memoir drafts, and genealogical materials. The bulk of the series are materials for Tolley's memoir, At the Fountain of Youth: Memories of a College President (1989), including drafts, chapter outlines, and interviews. Interviews, conducted by Alexandra Eyle, are recorded on audiotape and transcribed onto floppy disks. Eyle's notes of her interviews with Tolley are also included in this series.

The Correspondence-subject files series includes Tolley's personal correspondence as well as materials relating to his Rudyard Kipling collection, rare books collection, finances, and special events he attended. Highlights of this series are correspondence with Gordon Hoople relaying Tolley's appointment as Syracuse University Chancellor; a letter from Syracuse University Chancellor Charles Flint, dated December 1925, regarding a potential job for Tolley; and a rare letter from Tolley to his wife, Ruth. Also significant is a letter from Warren Tsuneishi, a Japanese American student who attended Syracuse University during World War II. In 1943, Tolley seized the opportunity to quietly admit to Syracuse University roughly one hundred Japanese Americans from internment camps. In the letter, dated July 4, 1983, Tsuneishi wrote, "Your act of moral courage in the face of opposition immeasurably strengthened my own belief and confidence in American democracy. I knew then that despite temporary setbacks under extreme provocation in wartime, the champions of constitutional rights, equity, and fair play for all Americans would in the end prevail."

The Memorabilia series contains Tolley's awards, academic robes, reunion garb, plaques, scrapbooks, and photographs. Awards and recognition items include his honorable discharge from the United States Army (Tolley served in the Student Army Training Corps in 1918), several honorary degrees, his college degrees, and his high school diploma. Items also worth mentioning are a button-studded bathrobe that Tolley wore to Syracuse University reunions and pep rally events; photographs of a young Tolley as well as his wife and their children; and Tolley's high school yearbook.

The Printed materials series comprises publications that Tolley collected. Most of the material regard the schools he was involved with, namely Syracuse University, Drew University, and Allegheny College.

Finally, the Writings series is the largest in the collection. His writings are separated into four subseries: Addresses and speeches; The Adventure of Learning; Articles and essays; Dedications, eulogies, and tributes; and Sermons. A majority of these writings are dated between 1925 and 1942, and written either as a minister, dean of Brothers College, or president of Allegheny College. The series comprises mainly unpublished drafts of his addresses, speeches, articles, essays, dedications, eulogies, and sermons. It also includes drafts of his book, The Adventure of Learning (1977). His addresses and speeches often discussed current events, including the Great Depression, the New Deal, rise of Hitler, prohibition (Tolley was pro-prohibition), World War II, and the bombing of Pearl Harbor. His articles and essays, on the other hand, confront trends in higher education. Note that his memoir drafts can be found in the Biographical materials series.

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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.

Please also note that an oversize box of honorary degrees are restricted due to their fragile condition.

Access to recordings and electronic media requires advance notice to produce a use copy.

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

The University Archives originally held one collection for Tolley. In 2018, Tolley's chancellor records were separated from his personal papers and are now the Chancellor William P. Tolley Records.

Records relating to Brothers College at Drew University while Tolley was dean at the institution were removed from his papers and transferred to the Drew University Special Collections and University Archives. Likewise, records relating to Allegheny College were also removed and transferred to the Merrick Archives at Allegheny College.

The Archives holds an extensive clipping file on Tolley as well as several portrait files. The Photograph Collection also features items related to Chancellor Tolley.

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
Lubin, Joseph.
Mestrovic, Ivan, 1883-1962.
Poister, Arthur, 1898-1980.
Tipple, Ezra Squier, 1861-1936.
Tolley, William Pearson, 1900-1996.
Tsuneishi, Warren M. (Warren Michio), 1921-2011.
Allegheny College (Meadville, PA)
Drew University. Theological School.
Mohawk Airlines.
Syracuse University -- History.

Subjects

College campuses.
College students.
Great Depression, 1929.
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Philosophy.
Religion and politics.
Religion.
Veterans.
World War, 1914-1918.
World War, 1939-1945.
College administrators.
Higher education.

Types of material

Academic addresses (documents)
Academic costume.
Audiotapes.
Awards.
Certificates.
Commemorative plaques.
Correspondence.
Degrees (academic)
Doctoral dissertations.
Eulogies (documents)
Film clips.
Floppy disks.
Manuscripts for publication.
Memorabilia.
Photographs.
Sermons.
Speeches (documents)

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

William P. Tolley Papers,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The materials included in the William P. Tolley Papers were transferred and donated to the University Archives in a series of acquisitions between 1959 and 2004. Most of the materials were placed in the Archives in the period following Tolley's retirement. In 1993, materials from the Tolley Room (now the Plastics Pioneers Reading Room) at Syracuse University's Bird Library were placed in the Archives. Upon Tolley's death in 1996, his daughter Katryn Tolley Fritz donated additional materials from his office.

Processing Information

This collection was fully processed in 2018 by Dane Flansburgh. Materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes. Photocopies were made of original newspaper clippings, which were then discarded. Oversize items were placed in oversize boxes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Dane Flansburgh
Date: 2018
Revision history:

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically.

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Inventory

Academic materials
Student work and materials
Box 1 Breathing and voice exercises undated
Box 1 Clarke's outline in theology, Drew Theological Seminary, class notes 1923
College essays
Box 1 "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" circa 1924
Box 1 "Anselm's idea of God" circa 1926
Box 1 "Aristophanes: the clouds" circa 1922
Box 1 "Basic ideas in religion," Drew Theological Seminary 1922
Box 1 "Belief in God," Drew Theological Seminary circa 1923
Box 1 "Bergson's concept of the self," Syracuse University circa 1923
Box 1 "The country church," Syracuse University circa 1922
Box 1 "Gautama Buddha and Jesus Christ: a comparison" November 1923
Box 1 "Henri Bergson," incomplete essay circa 1923
Box 29 "Hinduism" circa 1922
Box 1 "Jeremiah, the social teachings of the prophets and Jesus," Syracuse University circa 1922
Box 1 "John Locke" 1925
Box 1 "The influence of Kant on modern religious thought" circa 1922
Box 1 "Rabindranath Tagore as a representative of the religious spirit of the East" October 1923
Box 1 "The religions of Japan," Syracuse University circa 1922
Box 1 "The social creed of the churches," Sociology 6b circa 1922
Box 1 "St. Augustine and St. Francis of Assisi as contrasting types of saintliness" 1923
Box 1 Course materials, miscellaneous undated
Box 29 Freshman customs; rushing rules undated
Box 1 Graduate course notes and essays, Drew Theological Seminary 1923-1924
Box 1 Graduate course notes, tests, syllabus, and essays, Drew Theological Seminary and Columbia University 1923-1924
Box 1 A guide to political action undated
Box 1 Idea of God in Augustine undated
Box 1 An introduction to the study of Shakespeare circa 1925
Box 1 Master's thesis, Anselm's idea of God, Columbia University circa 1926
Box 1 Medieval philosophy course notes 1923
Box 2 New and old testament, course notes 1923-1924
Box 2 Notes on Christianity and religion, Drew Theological Seminary 1922-1924 (3 folders)
Box 2 The ontological argument for the existence of God, and other notes on St. Anselm and Augustine circa 1928
Box 2 PhD dissertation, The idea of God in the philosophy of St. Augustine, draft 1930
Box 3 PhD dissertation, The idea of God in the philosophy of St. Augustine, draft 1930
Box 3 PhD dissertation, The idea of God in the philosophy of St. Augustine, final draft 1930
See also Printed materials, The idea of God in the philosophy of Saint Augustine, William Pearson Tolley (book)
Box 3 PhD dissertation, The idea of God in the philosophy of St. Augustine, notes circa 1928 (3 folders)
Box 4 PhD dissertation, The idea of God in the philosophy of St. Augustine, notes circa 1929 (3 folders)
Box 4 Philosophy notes undated
Box 4 Philosophy 191-192: types of philosophic thoughts, syllabus, Columbus University 1924
Box 4 Philosophy 162, notebook 1924-1925
Box 4 The problem of making government an instrument for social progress undated
Box 4 Record of standing, Columbia University 1925
Box 4 Religion 101, syllabus and test questions 1924
Box 4 Religion 101/102 course notes, Drew Theological Seminary 1923-1924
Box 4 "A syllabus of psychology," by Mark A. May (Tolley's notes in margins) 1920
Box 4 Systematic theology, course notes, Drew Theological Seminary 1924
Box 4 Systematic theology VIII, the philosophy of Rudolph Hermann Lotze, second semester, digest of notes 1925-1926
Box 4 Systematic theology VI, outstanding features of modern religious philosophies, year paper 1924-1925
Box 4 Transcript, Syracuse University 1923
Box 4 What is philosophy, course notes circa 1928
Teaching materials
Box 4 Aristotle, lecture notes circa 1931
Box 33 Educational conference under the auspices of The Association of American Colleges 1-2 November 1935
Box 4 Examination in types of philosophy, course work 1930-1931
Box 4 Greek philosophy and religion, lecture notes undated
Box 4 History of Philosophy and Theology, Drew Theological Seminary, lecture notes circa 1928
Box 4 Kant summary and review, Drew University, course outlines and papers 1930
Box 31 Notes on religion, philosophy, and education circa 1923-1980 - notes most likely were utilized for several purposes, including for teaching, sermons, and addresses
Box 5 Philosophy and literature, course outline, exams, and lecture notes 1936
Box 5 Philosophy and the meaning and value of life, course outline undated
Box 5 Philosophy course notes circa 1930
Box 5 Philosophy courses taught at Allegheny College, materials from 1936
Box 5 Philosophy DM 25, quiz on pre-Socratic philosophers, Drew University October 1928
Box 5 Philosophy DM 25, quizzes and final examination 1929
Box 5 Philosophy lecture notes circa 1928-1936 (2 folders)
Box 5 Philosophy notes undated
Box 4 Philosophy 199, a chart of the history of philosophy, Columbia University circa 1928
Box 5 Philosophy 2, course outline and quiz 1936
Box 5 Plato and religion circa 1928
Box 5 Plato/Greek philosophy, course notes circa 1928
Box 5 Plutinus (pages 2-14), lecture notes circa 1928
Box 5 Tertullian and Christianity, course notes circa 1928
Box 5 Tertullian, lecture notes circa 1928
Box 5 The valve and importance of a study of philosophy in sermon building, lecture notes undated
Biographical material
Box 5 Birth certificate, Adolphus Charles Tolley, Tolley's father 1957 - photocopy
Box 5 Genealogy family tree undated
Memoir materials
Box 5 Alexander Charters materials 1987
Box 5 Alexandra Eyle letter regarding chapter drafts 1985
Box 5 Alexandra Eyle letter to Alexander Charters regarding speech transcript 1986
Box 5 At the fountain of youth: memories of a college president, press release 1988
Box 5 Chapter outlines 1986
Box 5 Chapters to be completed 1986
Box 5 Correspondence 1985-1987
Drafts
Box 5 "Allegheny years" 1986-1987
Box 5 "Art and Syracuse University" 1986
Box 5 "Being helped up the ladders" 1986
Box 5 "Brothers College - early students" circa 1987
Box 6 "Building Bird Library - a lesson in patience" 1987
Box 29 "Career in higher education" 1988
Box 6 "Celebrities" 1986
Box 6 "Children" 1986
Box 6 "College presidents" 1986
Box 6 "Early life" undated
Box 6 "Early memories" circa 1986
Box 6 "Engineering and mathematics" 1986
Box 6 "Environmental science and forestry" 1986
Box 6 "Getting reacquainted at Syracuse" 1987
Box 6 "Graduate school" circa 1987
Box 6 "Japan," an unedited interview with Tolley conducted by Alexandra Eyle 1986
Box 6 "John Mayfield" 1987 - with correspondence
Box 6 "Library," interview transcript 1986
Box 6 "My memories of elementary school" undated
Box 6 "Mestrovic, Ivan" (incorporated into "Art") circa 1986
Box 6 Preface 1986
Box 6 "The program for doctor of social science" circa 1986
Box 6 "Rare books" 1987
Box 6 "Research at Syracuse University" undated
Box 6 "Retirement" circa 1987
Box 6 "Ruth" (incorporated into "Family") 1986
Box 6 "The selection of my successor" 1986
Box 6 "The sixties: a decade of student unrest" circa 1986
Box 6 "SU administrators" 1987
Box 6 "SU and SUNY" circa 1986
Box 6 "SU football" 1986
Box 6 "SU growth: 1950-1970" 1986
Box 6 "SU overseas" circa 1987
Box 7 "SU school days" 1986 (2 folders)
Box 7 "Syracuse commencement: creating a tradition" 1987
Box 7 "Syracuse University as a student" 1988
Box 7 "A tribute to SI Newhouse" (incorporated into "Celebrities") 1986
Box 7 "University retreats" 1987
Box 7 "War years" circa 1986
Box 7 Expenses 1987
Interviews
Audio
Box 38 Bennett- NIF; Tolley: Celeb [?] undated - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_011)
Box 38 Fleming, William (Side 1) 18 November 1981 - note on the cassette reads: "one side only" (1/8 inch audio cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_047)
Box 38 Goel; Tolley on William Fleming [?] undated - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_012)
Box 38 Robert Dowden [?]; Tolley research chapter undated - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_009)
Box 38 Tolley 19 November 1985 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_005)
Tolley: (19 November 1985)
Box 38 Tolley 22 January 1986, 7 February 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_006)
Side A: Tolley (22 January 1986); Side B: Tolley (7 February 1986)
Box 38 Tolley 27 March 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_007)
Side A: Tolley (27 March 1986)
Box 38 Tolley 20 August 1985 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_014)
Box 38 Tolley 17 February 1986, 20 March 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_015)
Side A: Tolley (17 February 1986); Side B: Tolley (20 March 1986)
Box 38 Tolley 29 May 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_016)
Box 38 Tolley 18 August 1986 22 September 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_019)
Side A: Tolley (18 Aug 1986); Side B: Tolley (22 September 1986)
Box 38 Tolley 21 May 1987 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_025)
Box 38 Tolley (1) 8 August 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_018)
Box 38 Tolley (1) 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_027)
Box 38 Tolley (2 and 3) 17 December 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_022)
Side A: Tolley (2); Side B: Tolley (3)
Box 38 Tolley: Allegheny - President; years at Drew 24 September 1984 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_001)
Box 38 Tolley: child and retu.[?]; Tolley 09 October 1984, 13 November 1984 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_013)
Side A: Tolley: child and retu.[?] (9 October 1984); Side B: Tolley (13 November 1984)
Box 38 Tolley: final chapter 30 August 1985 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_003)
Box 38 Tolley interview circa 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_028)
Box 38 Tolley interview 15 April 1992 - note on the cassette case reads: "RGI ACC 1521" (1/8 inch audio cassette; running time 90:00) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_050)
interview with Chancellor William Pearson Tolley conducted on April 15, 1992
Box 38 Tolley: library (I) undated - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_010)
Box 38 Tolley: miscellaneous academics/ buildings; miscellaneous and research at SU 22 January 1987, 9 April 1987 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_008)
Side 1: Tolley: miscellaneous academics/ buildings (22 January 1987); miscellaneous and research at SU (9 April 1987)
Box 38 Tolley: miscellaneous college presidents - Dean Christiansen; Gwen Robinson 22 October 1985 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_004)
Box 38 Tolley on college presidents (1 and 2) undated 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_026)
Side A: Tolley on college presidents (1); Side B: Tolley on college presidents (2)
Box 38 Tolley: second library interview; Tolley 5 March 1987, 13 March 1987 - Part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_024)
Side A: Tolley: second library interview (5 March 1987); Tolley (13 March 1987)
Box 38 Tolley: 60's - [George] Cressey, James, [Donald] Kibbey 1960-1969 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_002)
Box 38 Tolley; Tolley interview: John Mayfield 1 October 1986, 25 November 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_020)
Side A: Tolley (1 October 1986); Side B: Tolley interview: John Mayfield (25 November 1986)
Box 38 Tolley; Tolley on [Yosef] Lubin 25 June 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_017)
Side A: Tolley (25 June 1986); Side B: Tolley on Lubin
Box 38 Tolley: vacations; Tolley 16-17 December 1986 - part of Eyle's interviews with Chancellor W. P. Tolley (Mini-cassette) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_021)
Side A: Tolley: vacations (16 December 1986); Side B: Tolley (17 December 1986)
Notes
Box 7 Eyle interviews circa 1984 - notepads (6 folders)
Box 8 Eyle interviews circa 1984, 1985-1986 - notepads (13 folders)
Box 9 Eyle interviews 1986 - notepads (3 folders)
Box 9 Eyle interviews, Corbally 1986 - notepad
Box 9 Eyle interviews, Drew and Allegheny 1985 - notepad
Box 9 Eyle interviews, undergraduate years 1985 - notepad
Transcripts
Box 9 Interview transcription 1984-1985
Box 9 Interview with Walda Metcalf, Syracuse University Press Editor-in-Chief circa 1987
Box 9 Lubin, Joseph and Ann, interview with Tolley regarding 1986
Box 38 Tolley (1) undated - Eyle interviews: Tolley memories discs - original set of 8 floppy disks. Note on the box reads: "Disc 3 went bad. See in use discs for copy of disc 3. Disc 4 original - had no backup disc" (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_029)
Tolley (1): Mitchell WPTCI; vgelling .46; Fim .46; WIF .46; Murray; WPT-LIB/WPI-wauh
Box 38 Tolley (1) 4 June 1987 - In a set of 10 floppy disks, most likely interviews with Eyle (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_037)
Box 38 Tolley (1) back up undated - Eyle interviews: Tolley memories discs - original set of 8 floppy disks. Note on the box reads: "Disc 3 went bad. See in use discs for copy of disc 3. Disc 4 original - had no backup disc" (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_030)
Box 38 Tolley (1) BAK 4 June 1987 - In a set of 10 floppy disks, most likely interviews with Eyle (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_038)
Box 38 Tolley (2) 4 June 1987 - In a set of 10 floppy disks, most likely interviews with Eyle (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_039)
Box 38 Tolley (2) Alix Mitchell [Eyle]; Kipling letters March 1986 - Eyle interviews: Tolley memories discs - original set of 8 floppy disks. Note on the box reads: "Disc 3 went bad. See in use discs for copy of disc 3. Disc 4 original - had no backup disc" (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_031)
Tolley (2) Alix Mitchell [Eyle] (March 1986): frazer.f; frazer2.f; Kiplings letters
Box 38 Tolley (2) back up undated - Eyle interviews: Tolley memories discs - original set of 8 floppy disks. Note on the box reads: "Disc 3 went bad. See in use discs for copy of disc 3. Disc 4 original - had no backup disc" (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_032)
Box 38 Tolley (2) BAK 4 June 1987 - In a set of 10 floppy disks, most likely interviews with Eyle (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_040)
Box 38 Tolley (3) 4 June 1987 - In a set of 10 floppy disks, most likely interviews with Eyle (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_041)
Box 38 Tolley (3) back up September 1986 - Eyle interviews: Tolley memories discs - original set of 8 floppy disks. Note on the box reads: "Disc 3 went bad. See in use discs for copy of disc 3. Disc 4 original - had no backup disc" (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_033)
Box 38 Tolley (3) BAK 4 June 1987 - In a set of 10 floppy disks, most likely interviews with Eyle (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_042)
Box 38 Tolley (4) December 1986 - Eyle interviews: Tolley memories discs - original set of 8 floppy disks. Note on the box reads: "Disc 3 went bad. See in use discs for copy of disc 3. disc 4 original - had no backup disc" (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_034)
Box 38 Tolley (4) 12 June 1987 - In a set of 10 floppy disks, most likely interviews with Eyle (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_043)
Box 38 Tolley (4) [?] back up September 1986 - Eyle interviews: Tolley memories discs - original set of 8 floppy disks. Note on the box reads: "Disc 3 went bad. See in use discs for copy of disc 3. Disc 4 original - had no backup disc" (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_035)
Box 38 Tolley (4) BAK 8 June 1987 - In a set of 10 floppy disks, most likely interviews with Eyle (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_044)
Box 38 Tolley (5) September 1986 - Eyle interviews: Tolley memories discs - original set of 8 floppy disks. Note on the box reads: "Disc 3 went bad. See in use discs for copy of disc 3. Disc 4 original - had no backup disc" (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_036)
Box 38 Tolley (5) 4 June 1987 - In a set of 10 floppy disks, most likely interviews with Eyle (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_045)
Box 38 Tolley (5) BAK 4 June 1987 - In a set of 10 floppy disks, most likely interviews with Eyle (Floppy disk: 5 1/4 inch) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_046)
Box 9 Memoir notes circa 1986
Box 9 Presidents trained under Tolley undated
Box 9 Prominent alumni list prepared for Tolley 1987
Box 9 Proposed reorganization of chapters 1987
Box 9 Research notes January 1987
Smith, Edith
Box 9 Interview transcript, interview with Dean Smith conducted by Alice Reynolds and Bobbi Harris 1986
Box 9 James Abbott interview transcript undated
Box 9 Tolley videotape interview transcript circa 1988
Box 9 Transcript of video segment with Chancellor Tolley on first dean of SU School of Nursing undated
Box 29 Subjects for interview for memoir May 1981
Box 9 Tolley's education circa 1986
Box 9 Tolley's notes and Alexander Eyle reports to Tolley 1987
Box 9 Utica College materials 1986
Box 9 "Remembrances of Chancellor Tolley," Joan Martin Way circa 1987
Box 9 Resume circa 1930
Box 9 Tolley interview #16, transcript 22 June 1981
Correspondence-subject files
Box 9 A-C 1922-1942, 1972-1990
Box 29 Allegheny Airlines, projection for the years 1975-1977 by quarter 1975
Box 10 Allegheny College fund 1984
Box 10 Alumni Association of Syracuse University, class list of 1922 1966
Box 10 The campaign for Allegheny College 1985
Box 10 D-G 1936, 1971-1987
Box 10 Drew University undated
Box 10 Eightieth birthday 1980 - letters and cards
Box 10 Financial materials
Box 10 Check stubs 1936, 1939-1940 (2 folders)
Box 10 Contracts and statements 1931
Box 11 Gifts to the George Arents Research Library 1977
Box 11 Inventory and appraisal of the property of William P. Tolley 1976
Box 11 Life insurance policies and receipts 1950-1960, 1981
Box 11 Proposal for the acquisition of the Albert Schweitzer manuscript collection for Syracuse University 1978
Box 11 Salary statement, Allegheny College 1933
Box 11 Flint, Charles December 1925
Box 11 Goldstein, Alfred 1982 - Syracuse University donor file
Box 11 H-K 1924-1987
Box 11 Hall of Languages fund drive 1978
Box 11 Hoople, Gordon D. August 1942
Box 33 Institute of Sensory Research 1986
Box 11 Kipling collection
Box 11 Card catalog 1967, undated (6 folders)
Box 12 Card catalog 1967-1969 (2 folders)
Box 12 Kipling Society, partnership in books 1986
Box 12 Kipling's Horace, prospectus 1979
Box 12 Materials relating to Kipling 1946-1980
Box 12 Photocopies of originals 1981-1982, undated - with correspondence (7 folders)
Box 29 Photocopies of originals 1986 - with correspondence
Box 12 Rudyard Kipling manuscript collection at Syracuse University, inventory list 1982
Box 12 Syracuse University news release regarding Tolley's appearance on the Today show, 1965
Box 12 L-Q 1931, 1971-1994
Box 12 Lubin, Joseph 1983 - Syracuse University donor file
Box 33 Mayor's Conference Committee on Tuberculosis, report of the, eradication of tuberculosis in Syracuse July 1942
Box 13 Mestrovic, Matthew M. 1957-1982
Box 33 Mohawk Airlines, annual report 1967
Box 13 National Committee for Deferred Giving 1972
Box 13 National Methodist Foundation for Christian Higher Education 1972
Box 13 National Peace Conference, an appeal to the President and Congress of the United States March 1937
Box 13 New York Telephone 1950-1966
Box 13 Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity 1972
Box 33 Pomona College 1940
Box 13 R-T 1934-1942, 1973-1987
Box 28 Rare book collection inventory undated
Box 29 Rare book lists of rare books undated (2 folders)
Box 13 Schoberlin Stephen Crane collection 1950, undated
Box 29 Security New York State Corporation 1975
Special events
Box 13 Acoustical Society of America, Von Bekesy medal, program with personal note to Tolley from Jozef Zwislocki 1985
Box 29 The adventure of learning reception invitations and copies sent 1977
Box 13 Allegheny College, commencement program 1933
Box 13 Allegheny College, forum and dedication day, program June 1940
Box 13 Association of American Colleges, nineteenth annual meeting, program 12-13 January 1933
Box 13 Association of Liberal Arts Colleges of Northwestern Pennsylvania, program (with Tolley's handwritten notes) 7 May 1932
Box 38 Chancellor Tolley's birthday party at Hotel Syracuse (1 of 2) 9/9/80 (1/8 inch audio cassette; running time 90:00) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_052)
Box 38 Chancellor Tolley's birthday party at Hotel Syracuse (2 of 2) 9/9/80 (1/8 inch audio cassette; running time 90:00) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_053)
Box 13 Chancellor's Cup banquet, program and menu April 1980
Box 13 Class of 1922, thirty-fifth reunion announcement 1957
Box 13 Columbia University, commencement program 1931
Box 33 Commencement programs 1946-1967
Box 13 The convocation for Kenneth Alan Shaw as tenth Chancellor of Syracuse University, program 1991
Box 13 Dedication of William Pearson Tolley Hall at Syracuse University, remarks by Frank Piskor 1985
Box 13 Eightieth birthday party, invitations, program, and dinner menu 1980
Box 13 Eightieth birthday party, seating arrangements and guest list 1980
Box 13 Fiftieth anniversary of the graduation of the Class of 1933, Allegheny College, program 1983
Box 13 Fiftieth reunion of the graduation of the Class of 1938, Allegheny College 1988
Box 33 First Methodist Episcopal Church, Meadville, PA, one hundredth anniversary, program March 1925
Box 13 Honoring Vice Chancellor Newell W. Rossman Jr., program 16 June 1981
Box 13 Institute for Administrative Officers of Higher Institutions, courses on administration in colleges, universities, and teacher-training institutions, University of Chicago, program 1931
Box 13 Marriage ceremony of Anne Dyson and Roger Hull July 1980
Box 13 New York State Governor W. Averell Harriman, dinner invitation circa 1955-1958
Box 13 On the occasion of the ninetieth birthday of Chancellor Emeritus William Pearson Tolley, program September 1990
Box 13 Sixtieth anniversary reunion student dean program, program and notes of remarks 1994
Box 33 A symposium in honor of Harry L. Segal 19 May 1972
Box 29 Syracuse University class of 1922 sixty-fifth reunion 1986-1987
Box 13 Tolley dedication, eighty-fifth birthday, list of attendees 1985
Box 14 University Club of New York, presidents dinner, invitation January 1939
Box 14 The William Pearson Tolley medal for distinguished leadership in adult education, dinner program 1979
Box 14 The William Pearson Tolley medal for distinguished leadership in adult education, tenth awards dinner, invitations and programs 1994
Box 14 Spector, Joseph and Elaine, scholarship fund 1986
Box 14 Syracuse University Florida alumni associations 1980
Box 14 Tau Theta Upsilon 1986-1987
Box 14 Tipple, Ezra Squier June 1929
Box 14 Tolley, Adolphus Charles 1950
Box 14 Tolley, Ruth 1957
Box 14 Tsuneishi, Warren 1983
Box 14 U-Z 1923-1924, 1972-1985
Memorabilia
Box 14 Alpha Phi membership card 1943
Oversize 1 Anticosti Log fishing trip scrapbook 1966
Awards and recognition
Box 34 Academic hoods from various colleges circa 1935-1980 - received with honorary degree (13 items)
Box 35 Academic hoods from various colleges circa 1935-1980 - received with honorary degree (11 items)
Box 36 Academic hoods from various colleges circa 1935-1980 - received with honorary degree (6 items)
Box 37 Academic hoods from various colleges circa 1935-1980 - received with honorary degree (12 items)
Box 30 Alpha Chi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha award in recognition and appreciation of long devoted service to the interest of the fraternity and its members 1 March 1958 - plaque
Box 14 Alumni Association of Syracuse University, golden anniversary certificate 1972
Box 14 American Foundation for the Science of Creative Intelligence, the Syracuse Center for the Transcendental Meditation program, and the Citizens Council for the Age of Enlightenment, education and enlightenment award 1976
Box 14 Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York, record of achievement 1969
Box 30 Bird Library, room dedicated in honor of Dr. William Pearson Tolley, given by the Board of Trustees circa 1973 - plaque
Box 14 Declaration of William Pearson Tolley day, County of Onondaga, Office of the County Executive 23 May 1984
Oversize 3 Degrees, bachelor and masters, Syracuse University 1922, 1924
Oversize 1 Diploma, Binghamton Central High School June 1918
Box 14 Elmira College, commemoration of honorary degree, scrapbook 1970 - removed from binder
Box 30 Elmira College, in recognition of distinguished service to Elmira College Board of Trustees for six years 2 June 1974 - plaque
Box 14 Establishment of the William Pearson Tolley achievement fund, Syracuse University undated
Oversize 2 Excelsior Insurance Company of New York, a tribute to Dr. William Pearson Tolley 23 May 1974
Oversize 2 First Commercial Banks Inc., Board of Directors, a resolution 1971
Oversize 2 Fraternity profile, Tolley comic strip circa 1977
Oversize 5 Graduation caps circa 1930 (2 items)
Oversize 5 Graduation robe circa 1930
Honorary degrees
Box 14 Alfred University, doctor of humane letters November 1951
Box 14 Baldwin-Wallace College, doctor of pedagogy June 1967
Box 14 Boston University, doctor of laws March 1950
Box 14 Bowling Green State University, doctor of humanities September 1964
Box 14 Columbia University, doctor of laws 1955
Box 14 Concord College, doctor of laws June 1967
Box 14 Elmira College, doctor of humane letters May 1970
Box 14 Florida Southern College, doctor of education March 1948
Box 14 Grove City College, doctor of letters June 1938
Box 14 International Christian University, citation 1966
Box 14 Lycoming College, doctor of laws June 1962
Box 14 Oklahoma City University, doctor of laws October 1951
Box 14 Pace College, doctor of humane letters 1963
Oversize 1 Pratt Institute, doctor of laws 1959
Box 14 Rochester Polytechnic Institute June 1954
Oversize 1 Rosary Hill College May 1967
Box 14 Rosary Hill College, citation undated
Box 14 Syracuse University, doctor of laws 1969
Box 14 Union College, doctor of humane letters June 1946
Box 14 University of Puget Sound, doctor of public administration March 1963
Oversize 4 Various circa 1935-1980 (28 items)
RESTRICTED: Please note that these degrees are restricted due to their fragile condition.
Box 29 Honorable discharge from the United States Army 1918 - includes photo of Tolley and other Student Army Training Corps (SATC) students on the steps of Carnegie Library
Box 14 Honorary member of the class of 1904, Syracuse University, citation 1949
Box 14 Mohawk Airlines Employee Association, photo album of Mohawk employees gifted to Tolley as a token of affection May 1972 - photos removed from photo album
Box 30 Mohawk Airlines gold service award undated
Oversize 1 New York Telegraph Company, expression of gratitude for service 1971
Box 14 1984 Interreligious Leadership award recipient, scrapbook 1984 - pages removed from binder
Oversize 1 Pi Kappa Alpha, distinguished achievement award August 1970
Box 30 Pi Kappa Alpha, in appreciation for leadership and service to the Pi Alpha Memorial Foundation as trustee and president 18 June 1976 - plaque
Box 30 Outstanding Alpha Chi of the decade, 1960-1969 28 February 1970 - plaque
Box 30 Rotary Club of Syracuse, community service award for leadership in education 1969 - plaque
Box 15 Script of parody in honor of William Tolley 1984
Box 30 Smallwood collection undated - plaque
Box 29 State of New York legislative resolution, commending Syracuse University Chancellor Emeritus William P. Tolley for his outstanding contribution to New York State education May 1984
Box 30 Syracuse University alumni of Florida, an award in celebration at Palm Beach, Valentine's Day 1981 - plaque
Box 15 United Methodist Church, certificate of appreciation in recognition of the forty-eight years of service as a minister June 1971
Oversize 6 Bathrobe undated - Tolley wore this bathrobe covered with buttons during Syracuse University reunions and pep rallies
Box 15 Boar's Head, certificate of membership April 1919
Oversize 5 Bolo tie undated
Box 33 "Carry me back to old Syrakkus..." poem undated
Box 32 Class of 1922 reunion hat undated (2 items)
Oversize 5 Class of 1922 reunion robe undated
Box 15 Department of Choral Music, Syracuse University, certificate of membership 1918
Box 15 The McGraw Society, certificate of membership undated
Box 15 Monthly daily planner calendar 1974
Box 30 Name plate, William P. Tolley undated
Box 15 New York Telephone Company employee card undated
Box 15 Norton, Roy, signature 1914-1917 - with newspaper clipping announcing his death
Box 15 Omicron Delta Kappa Fraternity, certificate of membership June 1932
Box 15 Panorama Annual, Binghamton Central High School yearbook 1917
Box 15 Personalized stationary undated
Box 15 Photographs
Box 15 Binghamton High School, debating club circa 1916-1918 - Tolley center in second row
Box 15 Binghamton High School, unknown organization circa 1916-1918 - Tolley center bottom row
Box 15 Center for Continuing Education, Finla Goff Crawford, in honor of 1973
Oversize 1 Ezra Squier Tipple, Drew University undated
Box 15 Friends 1978-1985
Box 15 Group at dinner circa 1930s - Tolley at the end of the table
Box 15 Negatives undated
Box 15 Syracuse University Class of 1922, fiftieth reunion 1972 - Tolley bottom row, forth from right
Box 15 Tolley, Ruth circa 1940
Box 15 Tolley, Ruth, high school class photo circa 1918
Box 15 Tolley, Ruth, with her two children, William Jr. and Nelda circa 1935
Box 15 Tolley, William P. circa 1935
Box 15 Tolley, William P., officiating at a wedding 1980
Box 15 Tolley, William P., with a group of unidentified people circa 1970 - Tolley top, third from right
Oversize 1 Tolley, William P., with a group of unidentified people circa 1970
Oversize 2 Tolley, William P., with a group of unidentified people circa 1970
Box 15 Tolley, William P., with unknown organization of boys circa 1918-1922
Oversize 1 Pi Kappa Alpha, Alpha Chi chapter, initiation certificate March 1919
Box 15 Security Mutual Life Insurance, certificate of appreciation 1974
Box 15 The Senior Council, certificate of membership circa 1922
Syracuse University - The film is accompanied by a short note (ACC. 678) that reads: "Sheldon Leonard on how he tried to sell the networks on a series about Chancellor Tolley. This was a spoof (part of a larger film) done for the Chancellor's retirement. Gift of Marty Fass" (Film: 16mm) (ID#: sua_tolley_wp_051)
Box 15 To the editorial board of the Acorn, Ezra Squire Tipple November 1928
Box 15 Theta Tau Upsilon and Janus wax seal circa 1922
Printed materials
Box 15 The Acorn, Drew University student publication, announcing the appointment of Dean William Tolley 1929
Box 29 The adventure of learning, William Pearson Tolley (book) 1977
Box 15 Alleghenian December 1936
Box 15 Allegheny College bulletin, illustrated issue May 1942
Box 15 The Brothers College alumnus, in memoriam - Ezra Squier Tipple November 1936 - Tolley on cover, third from right
Box 15 Bulletins, Syracuse University, The Lyman Cornelius Smith College of Applied Science 1902
Box 33 Causation and the geometric method in the philosophy of Spinoza, Richard Mckeon May 1930
Box 15 Church programs and printed sermons 1922-1942
Box 15 College daze, Brothers College newsletter 1929
Box 15 The college game, books before baseball: a personal history, Harold Seymour, PhD 1982 - Tolley mentioned on pages 71 and 75
Box 33 The diamond of PSI Upsilon, Syracuse University 1975
Box 15 Erie dispatch-herald, 125th anniversary of Allegheny College 1940
Box 15 "Fate brings pleasure to Florham woman," Florham park community news 13 June 1973
Box 33 "From a reliance on the smiles of heaven: the story of Allegheny College," Lawrence L. Pelletier 1966
Box 15 "Gadfly" newsletter, volume II, no. 9, Meadsville, PA February 1942
Box 33 "Geography at Syracuse," Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University 1985
Box 30 The heroic adventures of M. Boudin, William Makepeace Thackeray 1980 - reproduced in facsimile in honor of William Pearson Tolley
Box 33 How life begins, George L. Bird 1935 - inscription to Ruth Tolley
Box 15 How they grew, 1923-1978, Eta Pi Upsilon fifty-fifth anniversary, biography of members 1978
Box 33 "I am still rich," Roy L. Smith September 1931
Box 33 "I do, and I understand: a study of love and learning," Dottie Clark, Manlius Elementary 1976-1977
Box 28 The idea of God in the philosophy of Saint Augustine, William Pearson Tolley (book) 1930
Box 33 League of Nations Non-Partisan Association, pamphlets circa 1920
Box 28 Memorabilia for my children, Charles Henry Tuttle on his ninetieth birthday April 1969 - personal inscription on cover page to Tolley
Box 15 Memories for the class of '38, Herb Ransford circa 1938
Box 15 Newspaper clippings and articles 1927-1935, 1970-1987 (2 folders)
Box 16 Newspaper clippings and articles 1970-1987
Oversize 1 "No rocker for Tolley on his 80th," Empire magazine 7 September 1980
Box 16 "Not built for a day," Allegheny College one hundredth and twenty-five commemorative publication 1940
Box 16 "Once the war was over," Syracuse University magazine February 1987
Box 33 "Our wedding: form for the solemnization of matrimony with certificate" 1939
Box 16 "A plan for individualized education," Bulletin of the Association of American Colleges December 1938
Box 33 "Patterns of life: poems," Marjorie Reeve Elliot 1978 - inscription from author to Tolley
Box 16 Programs, miscellaneous 1924-1941
Box 16 "Prohibition and the future of America," Joy Elmer Morgan 1932
Box 16 "The pursuit of excellence," Syracuse University alumni news, article on Tolley and his legacy 1978
Box 33 "Should we arm Americans with a knowledge of the history of the United States: results of a survey by New York times," John Francis Neylan 1942
Box 16 "Songs of Syracuse," pamphlet compiled by Arthur Rider 1904
Box 16 "Sunday morning bulletin," YMCA 1922
Box 16 "Syracuse University library associates: the early years"; "Library associates 1958-1968: the years of growth and change," by Elizabeth Mozley 1978
Box 16 "This man William Pearson Tolley," Alexander F. Jones, Syracuse University library associates, Courier July 1961
Box 33 Thomas Aquinas' doctrine of knowledge and its historical setting, Richard Mckeon October 1928
Box 16 "Tolley on throne of house of David: red-maned monarch is product of Syracuse University," Syracuse annual bath, parody publication undated
Box 33 "The unconquered people," Office of War Information 1942
Box 33 "We are at war," George Barton Cutten May 1942
Box 33 "What the machine is doing to mankind," James Shelby Thomas undated
Writings
Addresses and speeches
Box 16 An address at the inauguration of Doctor Gene Sease as president of Indiana Central College October 1970
Box 16 An address before Conference on Trends of Higher Education at Baldwin-Wallace College October 1934
Box 16 "An address by President William P. Tolley to the students and faculty of Allegheny College" 9 December 1941
Box 16 An address given at a luncheon of the meeting of the Board of Trustees of the National Methodist Foundation for Christian Higher Education April 1973
Box 16 An address in support of the nomination of Franklin W. Fort for senate and defense of prohibition circa 1930
Box 16 An address on behalf of Meadville to station WCAE circa 1940
Box 16 An address on justice, incomplete undated
Box 16 An address on Martin Ruter, Erie centennial 1934
Box 29 An address to Allegheny College class of 1939, fortieth anniversary 1979
Box 16 An address to Allegheny College freshmen undated
Box 16 Administration of individual profile examinations, address to Allegheny College students circa 1940
Box 16 Allegheny address October 1943
Box 16 Allegheny alumni, speech to 1931
Box 16 The Allegheny educational program September 1936
Box 16 "The Allegheny program of individualized education," radio script 8 April 1939
Box 16 Alumni reunion dinner address circa 1982
Box 16 Alumni Valentine's party at Palm Beach undated
Box 16 "Am I my brother's keeper?" undated (2 folders)
Box 16 "The American college of tomorrow" undated
Box 16 "And the truth shall set you free" undated
Box 16 "The art of becoming," a commencement address at Drew University May 1973
Box 16 The beginning of the Salzberg program undated
Box 16 "Bethel and Israel" circa early 1930s
Box 16 Brothers College address circa 1929 - missing pages 1-7
Box 16 Brothers College, speech regarding circa 1985
Box 16 "Can the church prevent another war?" an address delivered in Meadville 1936 - includes letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Box 16 Centennial address, Century Club 1966
Box 16 Chamber of Commerce, Meadville, PA, address to undated
Box 16 "Changes in higher education" circa 1936
Box 16 Chapel address 19 November 1940
Box 16 Chapel service address, Allegheny College circa 1939
Box 17 "The Christian college," an address to Erie Conference September 1935
Box 17 "Christian higher education: an attempt at perspective," an address at the board of trustees of the National Methodist Foundation for Christian Higher Education April 1973
Box 17 "Citizenship in the college," outline undated
Box 17 "A clause in the great primeval contract" undated
Box 17 "The college of lawlessness" undated
Box 17 College recruitment speech for Brothers College delivered to New Jersey high school students 1929
Box 17 Community chest address undated
Box 17 Community chest campaign speech undated
Box 17 "The confusion in education," an address delivered at Syracuse University Club, Erie, PA 1936-1937
Box 17 "The confusion of tongues" (I), "The bible and modern life" (II) 1938
Box 17 "The coordination of secondary and higher education during the war," an address delivered at a conference called by Dr. Haas - representatives of liberal arts colleges, state teachers colleges, civil pilot training lenders May 1942
Box 17 "A counterfeit bachelor's degree," an address delivered at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education at the Stevens Hotel May 1942
Box 17 "Creating a new currency," an address first delivered at the University Club, Meadville, PA 1931
Box 17 "Dealing with futures," an address at Hendricks Chapel September 1982
Box 17 Defense of Bishop James Cannon, Jr. circa 1931
Box 17 "The demands of democracy," an address delivered to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Madison, NJ 1931
Box 17 "Democracy faces the future," an address first delivered at Erie Woman's Club 1932
Box 17 "Democracy in danger" circa 1933
Box 17 "Depression and the social gospel," an address delivered at the Erie Conference September 1934
Box 17 "The distinctive function of the church related college in cultural education" December 1936
Box 17 "The dreams of youth," an address delivered at Saratoga YMCA 1937
Box 17 "The dreams of youth, an address delivered at various high school commencement ceremonies May-June 1942
Box 17 "The dreams of youth," a radio address delivered on station WGN, Chicago January 1938
Box 17 "The dreams of youth"/"World's slow strain," addresses delivered in various churches and schools 1936-1939
Box 17 "Education, academic freedom and the American dream," the second Sol Feinstone lecture, The Jewish Theological Seminary 1970
Box 17 "Education and religion," an address delivered at the Central New York Conference 1936
Box 17 "Education and the journey to maturity," an address delivered to various high schools 1938
Box 17 "Education for the understanding of national issues," an address delivered at the Institute for Administrative Officers of Higher Institutions at the University of Chicago July 1942
Box 17 "Education in perspective (or three serpents in the garden)" an address delivered at the annual dinner of the Syracuse University College of Law April 1971
Box 17 "The education of the complete man," an address delivered at Syracuse University Lubin House February 1984
Box 17 "The end of a golden string: an adventure in excellence," an address delivered at Drew University September 1978
Box 17 "Everybody has won, and all must have prizes," an address regarding college enrollments circa 1932
Box 17 Fiftieth reunion address, class of 1922, Syracuse University 1972
Box 17 Fifty-seventh commencement of Burlingame-Goodyear School, outline June 1945
Box 17 Forestry, College of, speech on the history of 1986
Box 17 Freshman week program, introduction speech 1931
Box 17 "Gains in institutional efficiency" 1932
Box 18 "The greatest menace of civilization" undated
Box 18 "The Greeks had no word for it" undated
Box 18 "A handle by which life can be borne," an address delivered at Allegheny College, The Allegheny College Bulletin July 1942
Box 18 "The Harvard tercentenary and American culture" circa 1936
Box 18 "Has the church a right to participate in politics?" undated
Box 18 High school day at Allegheny College, an address delivered to high school students circa 1934
Box 18 "Higher education and the new tax laws," an address delivered at the second annual Conference of Trustees of Colleges and Universities April 1936
Box 18 "The higher learning," an address delivered to the students of Pomona College undated
Box 18 "How college teachers of education can make practical applications to education for democracy," an address delivered to Pennsylvania State Education Association circa 1935
Box 18 "The idols of the mind," an address delivered at Allegheny Chapel talk November 1933
Box 18 "The importance of intellectual curiosity," first address delivered at Allegheny College as president of Allegheny College September 1931
Box 18 "The importance of moral principles" undated
Box 18 Inauguration of Doctor Gene Sease as president of Indiana Central College 7 October 1970
Box 18 Induction service, Associated Women Students April 1935
Box 18 International Christianity undated
Box 18 "Is there any good news?" an address delivered at Allegheny College circa 1942
Box 18 "The junior college look to the future" undated
Box 18 "Lacrosse at Syracuse University" undated
Box 18 "A lesson from the depression" circa 1935
Box 18 "The library's contribution to education" undated
Box 18 "The man who sells his soul" undated
Box 18 "Meadville and its college" undated
Box 18 "The meaning of a liberal education," an address delivered in various places 1928-1931
Box 18 "The meaning of freedom," The Sol Feinstone Centennial Lecture 1969
Box 28 "The meaning of freedom"; "Education, academic freedom, and the American dream," The Sol Feinstone Centennial Lecture 1969-1970
Box 18 "The measure of greatness," an address delivered at Allegheny College Chapel April 1939
Box 18 "Merrily we roll along," an address delivered at Allegheny Chapel and Baldwin-Wallace College 1934-1936 - missing page 1
Box 18 "Method of student recruiting" undated
Box 18 "Molding public opinion," an address delivered at Progress Club September 1931
Box 18 "My interest in books" undated
Box 18 "A neighbor's greeting to Edinboro," an address delivered at Edinboro University at the inauguration of President Ross undated
Box 18 "The new Allegheny curriculum" circa 1938
Box 18 "A new design for learning," convocation for President Tolley's tenth year at Allegheny College circa 1941
Box 18 "New men for a new world" circa 1942
Box 18 "New names, old faces," an address regarding slavery circa 1940
Box 18 "New opportunity for learning," an address at the dedication of the Ernest Stevenson Bird Library April 1973
Box 18 "New standards for youth," an address delivered at various women's clubs 1936-1937
Box 18 Ninetieth birthday celebration, valedictory response 1990
Box 18 "No ordinary bird" undated
Box 18 "Notes on progress" undated
Box 18 "Oberammergau and the passion play of 1934" undated
Box 18 "The objectives of a college," a paper prepared for the nineteenth annual meeting of the Tennessee College Association held at Vanderbilt University April 1938
Box 18 "On friendship" circa 1935
Box 18 On the founding of Brothers College of Liberal Arts, Drew University 1928
Box 18 "Once more, the wilderness and a new world," an address delivered at Colgate University, Founders Day 1944
Box 18 "Once more, the wilderness and a new world," an address first delivered at Allegheny College, Founders Day 1937-1939
Box 19 One hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Meadville, PA, an address 1938
Box 19 "The outlook for democracy," an address delivered to the Belles Lettres Club February 1938
Box 19 "The outlook for world peace," an address first delivered to the Sharon College Club 1936-1937
Box 19 "The passage to maturity" circa 1942
Box 19 "A patriot looks at war" circa 1940
Box 19 Peace material for speech regarding peace undated
Box 19 "A personal creed" undated
Box 19 "Peter - failure to success," an address delivered at Allegheny College undated
Box 19 "Phi Delta Theta, fraternities are on trial," an address undated
Box 19 A philosopher looks at history, outline undated
Box 19 "A philosophy for times of adversity" circa 1940
Box 19 "The place of athletics in our college program" 1936
Box 19 "The place of faith in a liberal education," chapel talks in Brothers College 1930
Box 19 "The place of history in a college curriculum," an address delivered before the History Club of Allegheny 1931
Box 19 Planning committee address 1976
Box 19 "Planning for a new world: what kind of world do we want?" 1933
Box 19 "Preparing for the future," an address delivered at various high schools 1932
Box 19 "Pride in Meadville," an address on WCAE radio station circa 1935
Box 19 "The problem of recruiting and admission standards competition in the college," and address delivered at Alpha Christian College undated
Box 19 "The progress of religious education," an address delivered to the Greenville Community Council of Religious Education 1932
Box 19 Proposed Union of Methodism, Meadville district meeting 29 October 1936
Box 19 "The purpose colleges ought to serve" circa 1935
Box 19 "The question of vocational guidance," an address delivered at Allegheny College Chapel 1938
Box 19 "Recent changes in higher education" circa 1935
Box 19 "Relentless verity: education for being-becoming-belonging," James Robbins Kidd, acceptance speech for the William Pearson Tolley Medal for Distinguished Leadership in Adult Education, closing statements by Tolley 8 October 1973
Box 19 "Religion and higher education" undated
Box 19 "Remarks from one over thirty to those who soon will be," commencement address at the College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York May 1970
Box 19 "Remembrances of Hendricks Chapel services" undated
Box 19 Response to the United States entry into World War II, an address delivered to students of Allegheny College December 1941
Box 19 "The revolution in education," an address delivered to Allegheny College students circa 1940
Box 19 "The role of board of trustees" circa 1971
Box 19 "The role of intelligence" 1931
Box 19 "The role of intelligence in solving world problems," an address delivered to various women's clubs 1934
Box 19 "Role of the college library" circa 1936
Box 19 Rotary Club address, Titusville, Pennsylvania November 1933
Box 19 Scholarship Day message, an address delivered at Allegheny Chapel September 1931
Box 19 "A season for everything," an address delivered at Allegheny Chapel May 1939
Box 19 "The secular functions of the church" (part I), an address delivered at Brothers College of Drew University circa 1929
Box 19 "Send forth thy light and thy truth let them lead me," an address delivered at Allegheny Chapel January 1936
Box 19 Slater Library dedication, convocation address September 1972
Box 19 "The spirit of youth and the spirit of learning," commencement address at Elmira College May 1970
Box 19 "Some fundamental questions," an address delivered to Allegheny College students, College Chapel undated
Box 19 "Some reflections on inter-collegiate sport" undated
Box 19 "Students and their current problems," an address at Allegheny College Chapel March 1932
Box 20 "Summer reading list," an address delivered at Allegheny College undated
Box 20 Symposium on student appraisal, President William Tolley's remarks October 1940
Box 20 "The task of the Christian college" circa 1935
Box 20 "Ten commandments for parents," an address delivered at the dedication of school at Livingston, NJ circa 1928
Box 20 "The term progress with a capital p" undated
Box 20 Tolley's comments on the pre-war generation in an address to Allegheny College students 1941
Box 20 "Trained intelligence and persistence" undated
Box 20 "The uncommon life" undated
Box 20 "The university in the Methodist program of education," address delivered to the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the Methodist Church, eleventh annual meeting 1950 - includes minutes
Box 20 "Unused gifts," an address delivered in Jamestown, NY April 1934
Box 20 "The use of criticism as a part of the meaning of a liberal education," an address delivered at Allegheny Chapel 1931
Box 20 "The value and importance of a study of philosophy in sermon building" undated
Box 20 "The value of a Christian college," an address delivered at University of Mount Union circa 1937
Box 20 "A vital personal religion," an address delivered at Baldwin-Wallace College circa 1935
Box 20 "Violence and coercion: will they destroy American higher education?" an address delivered at National Convention of Pi Kappa Alpha August 1970
Box 20 Walter Holtcamp organ twenty-fifth anniversary celebration circa 1975
Box 20 "War and peace," an address delivered to the Meadville Business and Professional Women's Club December 1932
Box 20 Washington bicentennial celebration speech, delivered in Oil City February 1932
Box 20 "The way to life," an address delivered at Allegheny College undated
Box 20 "What does it mean to be educated," an address first delivered to Meadville teachers 1936
Box 20 "What does it mean to be educated," an address delivered to various high schools and women's clubs 1934-1937, 1942
Box 20 "What is a university?" an address delivered to the Class of 1922, fiftieth reunion 1972
Box 20 "What is Allegheny?" undated
Box 20 "What of the light?" undated
Box 20 "When a man comes to himself," handwritten notes for an address undated - pages missing
Box 20 "Whoever reverences the eternal learns what is the right course to take," an address delivered to Allegheny College freshmen September 1935
Box 20 "Will it be well when he probes you?" an address delivered at Allegheny College undated
Box 20 Wintergreen Gorge dedication address 1935
Box 20 "Your view of the universe," an address at Iron City July 1986
Box 20 "Youth of the church" circa 1938
The Adventure of Learning
Box 20 Drafts 1976 (3 folders)
Box 21 Drafts 1976 (7 folders)
Box 29 Drafts 1976
Articles and essays
Box 21 "The aim of education" undated - incomplete
Box 21 "Allegheny plans inventory tests in new 'personalized education,'" an article for The New York times 18 September 1938
Box 21 "America's greatest need" circa 1938
Box 21 "And the truth shall make you free" circa 1936 - missing page 2
Box 21 "Archives de philosophie: etudes sur saint Augustin," book review, The journal of philosophy January 1931
Box 21 "Are too many young people entering colleges?" circa 1932
Box 21 "A bachelor's degree for sophomores," an article for The southern association quarterly July 1942
Box 21 "The best things in life are free," on being a grandparent undated
Box 21 Book review, "The art of A. Henry Nordhausen," by Laurence Schmeckebier 1980
Box 21 Books reviews: "The artist and the critic" (page 12); Edwin Lewis reviews Tolley's "The idea of God in the philosophy of Saint Augustine" (page 14), The Drew gateway January 1931
Box 21 "The building of a new world" circa 1932
Box 21 "The campus radicals mean what they say" 1970
Box 21 "The chancellor as freshman: SU in 1918," an article for Connections magazine 1988
Box 22 "The changing aim of the colleges," an article contributed to "Practical speaking" by Hurst Anderson 1933
Box 22 "Christian education in a time of crisis" circa 1941
Box 22 "The church and its colleges," an article for Church and campus 1956
Box 22 "College teachers become practical about education for democracy," Pennsylvania school journal May 1940
Box 22 "The coming revolution in education" circa 1936
Box 22 "The continuing adventure: Brothers College" July 1938
Box 22 "Cooperative study in general education: a college experiment in cooperation," article for Educational method March 1941
Box 22 "Coordination of liberal arts and engineering education - 3-2 plan" circa 1940
Box 22 "A counterfeit bachelor's degree," article for The University of Chicago magazine June 1942
Box 22 "Darkness and dawn" circa 1934
Box 22 "The distinctive function of the church related college in cultural education" undated
Box 22 "Educating youth for the whole day," by T. Otto Nall, an interview with President William P. Tolley circa 1935
Box 22 "Education and habits," drafts undated
Box 22 Education, miscellaneous notes and loose pages 1925-1988 (3 folders)
Box 22 "Educational program and aims" circa 1938
Box 22 "Epicureanism: a way of salvation" undated
Box 22 "An experiment in cooperation" circa 1940
Box 22 "Faith in truth and goodness" undated
Box 22 "The forgotten man in education" circa 1940
Box 22 "A great adventure" undated
Box 23 "The Harvard tercentenary," an article for The Christian student, volume 38, number 2 May 1937
Box 23 "Higher education and good government" circa 1935
Box 23 History of the founding of Allegheny College circa 1932 - missing page 1
Box 23 "How can the association assist member institutions" circa 1932
Box 23 "The importance of moral principles" undated
Box 23 "An introduction to the stoic philosophy" undated
Box 29 "Isidore of Seville" undated
Box 23 "Learning is opportunity" undated - incomplete
Box 23 "Liberal arts colleges and the war" circa 1942
Box 23 "Life insurance - its relation to taxes and bequests," an article for Life Association news April 1937
Box 23 "Looking back" undated
Box 23 "Martianus Minneius Felix Capella" undated
Box 29 "Memo to a new college president" 1981
Box 23 "The new Allegheny curriculum" circa 1938
Box 23 "The new deal in college sports" 1936
Box 23 "A new design for learning," an article published in various publications 1942
Box 23 "New ministers rejecting God of the industrialists" circa 1933
Box 23 "A new view of college dean" undated
Box 28 Notes of Tolley found in Leopold von Ranke's desk during the preparation of the desk for shipment 1987
Box 23 "The objectives of education," or "What is general education" circa 1939
Box 23 Philosophy, miscellaneous and loose pages regarding 1925-1988 (2 folders)
Box 23 "The place of athletics in education" undated
Box 23 "President - educator, policeman, caretaker?" an article for President's bulletin board March-April 1970
Box 23 "A preview of a new model in education" 1941
Box 23 "Radicalism in the colleges," an unfinished article circa 1933
Box 23 "The real and the ideal" circa 1932
Box 23 "Recent changes in higher education" undated
Box 29 "Recollections of good fishing" undated
Box 23 "Reflections on education in America" undated
Box 29 "Reflections on education in America," notes and rough drafts undated
Box 23 "Religion, man and the spirit of science" undated
Box 24 Religion, miscellaneous notes and loose pages 1925-1988 (2 folders)
Box 24 "Samuel Taylor Coleridge" undated
Box 24 "The School of Environmental Science and Forestry" circa 1984
Box 24 "Secularizing, Christianizing our colleges," an article for A quarterly letter to trustees of church-related institutions of higher learning December 1973
Box 24 "Skiing at SU" January 1980
Box 24 "Some patterns for politics," Motive November 1964
Box 24 "Studying the student as an individual" 1938
Box 24 "The shield of Jove" circa 1940
Box 24 "Technical education and the liberal arts: a plan for their coordination" 1941
Box 24 "The tercentenary of the mother of American colleges" 1936
Box 24 "The term 'college'" undated
Box 24 "Twenty-one colleges examine themselves" undated
Box 24 "The unfinished revolution of science" undated
Box 24 Unidentified incomplete articles and essays 1925-1988, undated (2 folders)
Box 24 "Vocational guidance comes to college," an article for School and college placement, volume 1 number 1 October 1940
Box 24 "The way to life: a spiritual message to United Methodism," The Christian advocate 7 September 1939
Box 24 "What has the depression done to higher education" circa 1939
Box 24 "What of tomorrow's ministers?" circa 1924
Box 24 "Witness to the birth," an article for Drew magazine, on the founding of Brothers College July 1990
Box 24 "The word made flesh," an article for Christian education: a journal of Christian higher education December 1940
Dedications, eulogies, and tributes
Box 25 Allegheny College one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary tribute circa 1940
Box 25 Brothers College and the adventure in excellence undated
Box 25 Brothers College at Drew University circa 1987
Box 25 Dedication of Alibrandi Catholic Center 1982
Box 25 Dedication to Ida M. Tarbell, delivered to the Wattsburgh Parent Teacher Association at the unveiling of the birthplace marker honoring Ida Tarbell 1942
Eulogy for
Box 25 Campbell, Frank undated
Box 25 Cohen, Bernard 1990
Box 25 Fahr, Herman Henry, "Herman Henry Fahr: a study in courage" undated
Box 25 Hughes, J. Winifred undated
Box 25 "Frank C. Love: this is your life" 1972
Box 25 Great professors of Syracuse University undated
Box 25 Japan International Christian University Foundation 1972 - Tolley's notes on the organization
Box 25 Memorial service for Finla Goff Crawford 1973
Box 29 Memorial to W. Niver Wynkoop 1980
Box 25 Obituary for Edmund Fallon 1979
Box 25 Recollections of Arthur William Poister 1981
Box 25 Remarks at the Bill Walsh retirement party December 1978
Box 25 Remarks made by Tolley at his eightieth birthday party 1980
Box 25 A resolution: T. Frank Dolan, Junior 1983
Box 25 "To walk and not faint": a tribute to Earle John Machold 1973
Box 25 A toast to Hildegarde Schine circa 1984
Box 25 A toast to Newell W. Rossman, Junior 1981
A tribute to
Box 25 Andreas, Lew circa 1983
Box 25 Baldwin, Leonard undated
Box 25 Bartlett, Kenneth undated
Box 25 Brothers College circa 1936
Box 25 Canfield, Gordon 1970
Box 25 Church, Henry Ward undated
Box 25 Coyne, Carroll, St. Thomas More medal ceremony May 1985
Box 25 Dye, Les and Janet, farewell dinner 1978
Box 25 Faigle, Eric undated
Box 25 Gardner, Eric undated
Box 25 Hafer, Dr. John Stuart circa 1979
Box 25 Kiliam, Frederick undated
Box 25 Little, Floyd undated
Box 26 Newhouse, Samuel I. circa 1979
Box 26 Newhouse, SI 1984
Box 25 Noble, Charles C. undated
Box 25 Olmstead, George Welch circa 1940
Box 25 Oxnam, Robert Fisher 1973-1974
Box 25 Pettengill, Frederick B. 1986
Box 25 Sargent, Kenneth "Doc", School of Architecture undated
Box 25 Schwartzwalder, Ben ("A brief tribute to Ben") 1982
Box 25 Smith, Edith Howard, former Dean of Nursing circa 1988
Box 25 Thompson, Dorothy 1961
Box 25 Tipple, Ezra and Edna, Drew University 1969
Box 25 Tolley, Ruth, Alumni Banquet 1962
Box 26 Wingate, Francis A. undated
Box 26 Winkleman, Marguerite 1981
Sermons
Box 26 "The abundant life" circa 1928
Box 26 "Am I my brother's keeper?" circa 1930
Box 26 "Amos: a twentieth century drama," first delivered at Trinity United Methodist Church, Oil City, PA 1932
Box 26 "And as many as touched him were made perfectly whole" circa 1932
Box 26 "As I remember him," delivered at First Presbyterian Church, Sharon, PA April 1941
Box 26 "The autobiography of a philosopher," delivered at Allegheny Chapel April 1932
Box 26 "Be not conformed to the world…" delivered at Drew Chapel circa 1925
Box 26 "The beginning of beginnings" undated
Box 26 "The book of Jonah" undated
Box 26 "Bread and light: give us this day our daily bread," delivered at various churches 1933
Box 26 "The building of a new world," baccalaureate sermon delivered at Allegheny College 5 June 1932
Box 26 "Building up interest in your work" undated
Box 26 "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God, they are foolishness unto him…" 1938
Box 26 "Christian, but… and another also said, 'Lord, I will follow thee, but…'" first delivered at People's Home Church 1923
Box 26 "A Christian college," delivered at Allegheny Chapel 1934
Box 26 "Christian life: sacrifice" undated - incomplete
Box 26 "Creating a new currency," also titled "Reflecting the currency of ideas" undated
Box 28 "Darkness and dawn: morning approaches but still it is night," baccalaureate sermon delivered at Allegheny College June 1933
Box 26 "David and Jonathan: brotherhood" undated
Box 26 "David at war" circa 1931
Box 26 "The dead line," first delivered at First Methodist Episcopal Church, Plainfield, NJ 1925
Box 26 "Diogenes of Sinope - remint the coin," first delivered at the University Club in Meadville, PA 1937
Box 26 "Ends and means," delivered at The First Methodist in Erie, PA November 1941
Box 26 "Enter by the narrow gate…" circa 1925
Box 26 "The ethical demands of a Christian," first delivered at Stone Church, Meadville, PA 1932
Box 26 "The ethical test of a Christian," delivered in various churches 1928
Box 26 "Faith: a venture and a verification," first delivered in Plainfield, NJ 1925-1934
Box 26 "The faith that is in you," baccalaureate sermon delivered at Allegheny College 8 June 1941
Box 26 "Friendship" July 1924
Box 26 "God forbid that I should do this thing," delivered at various churches 1924-1935
Box 26 "The great betrayal," delivered at various churches 1932-1935
Box 26 "He that cometh to God," delivered in Norton, NJ 1923
Box 26 "I will lift up mine eyes," delivered at Iron City Fishing Club August 1971
Box 26 "If Jesus had but one sermon to teach," delivered at Stone Church, Meadville, PA April 1932
Box 26 "If one part is suffering, every other part suffers with it" circa 1933
Box 26 "The instruments of freedom," baccalaureate sermon delivered at Allegheny College June 1938
Box 26 Iron City sermons August 1954, July 1978
Box 26 "It is finished" circa 1932
Box 26 "Jesus' test for Christians," delivered at Plymouth Church of Shaker Heights July 1933
Box 27 "The last coin," delivered at Allegheny Student Chapel February 1932
Box 27 "Life to the full," delivered in various churches 1928-1935
Box 27 "The Lord hath a controversy with his people," delivered at Shaker Heights, Cleveland, OH 1939
Box 27 "The mission of the Christian church," delivered at Stone Church January 1936
Box 27 "The moral law within," delivered to Stone Church, Meadville, PA December 1932
Box 27 "Morning approaches, but still it is night" undated
Box 27 "A morning prayer" 1943
Box 27 "Moses and Jesus" circa 1936
Box 27 "My God, forbid it me that I should do this thing, shall I drink the blood of these men who have put their lives in Jeopardy…?" 1924
Box 27 "Nicodemus: intelligence paralyzed by fear," delivered at Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Oil City November 1932
Box 27 "New wines and new wine skins" 1937
Box 27 "Obstacles to understanding," baccalaureate sermon delivered at Allegheny College 1941 - includes materials for the sermon
Box 27 "A 100 percent Jew and the Christian gospel," delivered at First Methodist Episcopal Church, Plainfield, NJ August 1926
Box 27 "Order of service" 1925-1928
Box 27 People's Home Church sermons 1923
Box 27 "The pearl of great price," delivered at Presbyterian Church, Meadville, PA March 1932
Box 27 "Play the man," delivered at Allegheny College Chapel September 1931
Box 27 "The power of a resolute minority," delivered in Wilkensburg, PA circa 1935
Box 27 "A prayer for a college," delivered at Slippery Rock, PA November 1934
Box 27 "Prayer: is it worthwhile?" first delivered at Syracuse University YMCA-YWCA 1927-1933
Box 27 Prayers 1923-1940 (2 folders)
Box 27 "The pulpit and public opinion" circa 1932
Box 27 "Reality in religion," delivered at Methodist Episcopal Church, NYC 1925
Box 27 "Religion's enemy: cynicism," delivered at Drew University, Mead Hall 1929
Box 27 "The rich fool," delivered in East Millstone, NJ August 1924
Box 27 "The road to happiness," first delivered at Kiwanis Club of Meadville, PA 1931
Box 27 "Safe behind a lie," delivered at 1st Church, Erie, PA 1932
Box 27 "Saints and servants" undated
Box 27 "The seal of the college," baccalaureate sermon delivered at Allegheny College circa 1934
Box 28 "Some parables in Christian education," baccalaureate sermon delivered at Madison High School, Madison, NJ June 1930
Box 28 "Son of man, stand upon thy feet and I will speak unto thee" circa 1924
Box 28 "The source of moral authority" circa 1931
Box 28 "Sources of the power of Jesus" circa 1924
Box 28 "Student movement" 1925
Box 33 Suggestions for sermons on forgiveness, notes circa 1925
Box 28 "The summing up," baccalaureate sermon delivered at Allegheny College June 1940
Box 28 "Temptation upward," first delivered at Allegheny Chapel 1932
Box 28 "The test of a Christian college," baccalaureate sermon delivered to the members of the graduating class of Allegheny College June 1936
Box 28 "Thinking about life," delivered at First Presbyterian Church November 1936
Box 28 "The three crosses of cavalry," first delivered at Ilion Presbyterian Church 1922-1925
Box 28 "The three temptations of Jesus," first delivered at Drew Chapel 1930
Box 28 "The tradition of men," delivered at Drew University Chapel 1931
Box 28 "The triumphant entry into Jerusalem," delivered at Mercer Methodist Episcopal Church, Palm Sunday 1936
Box 28 "Two against ten," delivered at The First Methodist, Erie, PA February 1940
Box 28 "Upon three things the world stands firm - upon justice, upon truth, and upon peace," baccalaureate sermon delivered at Allegheny College June 1932
Box 28 Vesper service program and prayer circa 1932
Box 28 "War and the Christian church" circa 1932 - pages missing
Box 28 "What kind of world do we want?" delivered at Allegheny Chapel October 1932
Box 28 "What must I do to be saved" delivered at First Presbyterian Church, Stirling, NJ August 1926
Box 28 "The word made flesh," rough draft of baccalaureate sermon delivered at Allegheny College June 1939
Box 28 "The word made flesh," delivered at The Day of Pentecost, Erie, PA May 1939
Box 28 "World mastery thru Christ" circa 1925
Box 28 "Ye are all one in Christ Jesus," delivered at Methodist Episcopal Church, East Orange, NJ August 1927
Box 28 "A young man's Jesus" (quoted from Bruce Barton), delivered at Epworth League, Madison Ave, New York City 1923

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