Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
Guide to the W.H. Cowley Papers
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (80.52 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
Table of contents What's This?
Collection includes extensive correspondence with leaders in the pioneer field of higher education, administrative papers from Cowley's various positions in college administrations, materials on the history, administration and taxonomy of higher education, outlines from lectures given at Stanford, and a series of research notebooks kept by Cowley on the subject of higher education. The collection also includes published and unpublished articles, papers, speeches, and reports.
William Harold (Hal) Cowley was born in Petersburg, Virginia, May 28, 1899; received degrees from Dartmouth College (1924) and University of Chicago (Ph.D. in 1930). He held various administrative positions in the field of higher education (Assistant to the President and Head of Placement Services at the University of Chicago (1927-1929), professor of psychology at Ohio State (1931-1937); President of Hamilton College (1938-1944); professor of higher education at Stanford (1945-1978). In 1954 he was named David Jacks Professor of Higher Education at Stanford. He died in Palo Alto, California in 1978.
200 Linear feet
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
This collection is open for research.