Guide to the Charles Clement French Papers 1914-1971
Cage 310

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
French, Charles Clement
Title
Charles Clement French Papers
ID
Cage 310
Date [inclusive]
1914-1971
Extent
7.0 containers.
General Physical Description note
4.5 linear feet of shelf space.
Location note
Location Note (MASC Staff Use): Some of the certificates (awards and memberships) are located in boxed oversize.
Language
English
Abstract
Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia and other personal papers related to author's academic and professional career.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description]. Cage 310, Charles Clement French Papers. Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

C. Clement French (b.1910), President of Washington State University, 1952-1966.

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Scope and Contents note

The papers consist of correspondence, photographs, memorabilia and other papers related to French's academic and professional career.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 1973

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Charles Clement French donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 1971.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Lawrence R. Stark in July of 1973.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Official Presidential records of Mr. French are stored separately in University Archives 12 and University Archives 203.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University--Administration

Personal Name(s)

  • French, Charles Clement, 1901- --Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Education, Higher--Washington (State)--Pullman--Administration
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Box-folder

Northeast High school, Philadelphia, Penn. Grade reports, essay written by French, and commencement program 1914-1918   40 items.

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Northeast High school, Philadelphia, Penn. Correspondence 1936   40 items.

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University of Pennsylvania. Grade reports, transcripts, student souvenirs, drafts and printed copies of Ph.D. thesis 1918-1927   30 items.

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Randolph-Macon Women's College. (Lynchburg, Va.) Clippings, lists of students, The History of Randolph-Macon Women's College by W. W. Smith (1909), and chemistry project report for navy contract 1932-1948   70 items.

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Letters re: move to Virginia Polytechnic Institute Feb. 1949.   40 items.

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Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Correspondence, VPI magazine, and bulletins 1949-1951   30 items.

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Education while in South. Report of committees of Southern Association of Colleges on which French participated 1940-1944   15 items.

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Congratulatory letters on move to Texas A&M University 1950   35 items.

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Texas A&M University. Correspondence, clippings, and programs of convocations and commencements 1950-1951   30 items.

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Episcopal Church. Correspondence, clippings, and photographs re: French as participant in church work and as delegate to conventions 1948-1968   50 items.

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Notes on activities of brother Paul Comly French. Clippings re: Paul C. French (died ca. 1956), Trade association official, anti-war publicist, conscientious objector organizer and administrator for CARE 1945-1956   30 items.

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Nibbles. Correspondence re: job hunting 1942-65   100 items.

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Whitman College. Correspondence, and printed material re: Presidential Selection Committee 1967-69   10 items.

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Academic Moves-CCF. Letters of appointment and resignation; contract documents 1918-1965   70 items.

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Pakistan Contract with WSU. Clippings, photographs, phamplets from WSU Pakistan Project at University of Punjab; material from French's trip to Pakistan 1956-1962   60 items.

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Post retirement. Correspondence with friends, university administrators, public officials 1966-1971   110 items.

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Washington State Constitutional Revision Commission. Clippings, correspondence and workings papers re: French's role on commission; final reports 1969   50 items.

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Naming and dedication: C. Clement French Administration Building. Correspondence, and dedicatory materials 1968   40 items.

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Letters on announcement of WSU Presidency Retirement. Correspondence, clippings, photographs re: French's retirement 1966   200 items.

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During WSU Years- misc. (Folder I).   100 items.

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During WSU Years- misc. (Folder II). Clippings, commendatory letters, photographs, and programs 1952-1966.   100 items.

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WSU Inauguration. Clippings, letters and souvenirs 1952   60 items.

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Letters re: Move to WSU. Correspondence with regents and officials 1951-52   200 items.

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Misc. photographs. Press release photographs 1952-1966   100 items.

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Honorary degree diplomas from Whitworth College and Pacific Lutheran University. 

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Photograph of French at about age 35. 

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Biographical sketchs of C. C. and Helen French. 

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Presentation folder of commendatory letters presented to French at Agribusiness Dinner 1966. 

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Box

Certificates of awards and memberships 1914-1965   40 items.

6-7

Photographs of University of Pennsylvania Chemical Engineering Class 1923. 

6-7

Academic regalia from Univ. of Punjab, Pacific Lutheran Univ., Whitworth College, University of Pennsylvania, Washington State University. 

6-7

Photograph of French's High School Class 1919. 

6-7

Honorary doctorate diploma from University of Punjab. 

6-7

Diplomas for degrees earned (H.S., BS, MS, PHD) 

6-7

Masonic membership certificate. 

6-7
Box-folder

Certificates of awards and memberships, 1914-1965 

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