Alfred Ernest Stearns, 1901-1933 Collection Guide

Guide To the Records of Phillips Academy Office of the Head of School

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C O L L E C T I O N  S U M M A R Y
Repository Phillips Academy, Archives and Special Collections
Call Number 6.37.9
Creator Phillips Academy. Office of the Head of School.
Title Phillips Academy, Office of the Head of School. Alfred E. Stearns, records 1880-1949
Date 1880-1949 inclusive, 1901-1933 bulk
Extent 38 document boxes and 1 half document box (16.06 linear feet)
Location Stacks 5, Row 5, Bay F, Shelves 4-7
Stacks 5, Row 5, Bay E, Shelves 1-3
Language All materials are in English
Abstract This collection principally contains the correspondence of Alfred E. Stearns, ninth Principal of Phillips Academy.
Citation Phillips Academy, Office of the Head of School. Alfred E. Stearns, records, 1890-1949. Box X, Folder title. Phillips Academy Archives and Special Collections.
A D M I N I S T R A T I V E   I N F O R M A T I O N
Processing note This material is believed to have been first classified and described in paper inventories prior to 1980. In 2014 the materials were rehoused by Emily Tordo, and a finding aid created, based on the current organization. The existing inventory was digitized and correlated to box numbers.
Within the finding aid, whenever possible, titles were taken from the title page, cover or spine of a volume, or from the original folder. Titles and item descriptions appearing in the finding aid reflect the original sequence, but not necessarily the original punctuation or capitalization or words; the spelling of some words has been corrected in places to improve clarity.
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H I S T O R I C A L   N O T E
Alfred Ernest Stearns (June 6, 1871- November 1949) served as the ninth principal of Phillips Academy from March 1903 to his retirement in 1933, succeeding Cecil Bancroft, his uncle, who retired in 1901. During the two year interval between Bancroft’s death in October 1901 and Stearns’ appointment as principal in 1903 Professor William Graves served as Acting Principal for one year followed by Stearns himself who had been Director of Athletics and as well as acting as Bancroft’s assistant. Following this trial year the Board of Trustees records show that Alfred E. Stearns was elected Principal by unanimous vote. Stearns continued to lead the academy for almost thirty years, during a period of growth in both the physical plant and academics, until the fall of 1931 when he experienced some medical issues and had to take a leave of absence. This absence would last for the remainder of the academic year and for the following, 1932-1933, academic year until his formal resignation in 1933. Charles Henry Forbes, instructor in Latin 1891-1932, served as acting headmaster during this time.For a complete list of the Principals of Phillips Academy, since its founding in 1778, please visit the Archives website. From 1778 to 1928, the title of the Head of School was “Principal”.  In 1928, the title was changed to “Headmaster”, and finally with the appointment of Barbara Landis Chase, in 1994 the title was again changed to “Head of School.”For more information on the history of Phillips Academy please refer to the book by Frederick S. Allis, Jr. Youth From Every Quarter: A Bicentennial History of Phillips Academy, Andover.  For published works by Alfred Stearns please refer to the catalog on the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library website.
S C O P E   A N D   C O N T E N T    O F    T H E    C O L L E C T I O N
There is an additional, separate collections of Stearns correspondence. The only access to this large collection is through an old card catalog, which we are working on slowly transcribing into an online spreadsheet. (NB. There may be errors in the transcription.)
S E R I E S   I N   T H E   C O L L E C T I O N
SERIES 1 | Bound correspondence, 1901-1905
SERIES 2 | Correspondence a-z, 1901-1902
SERIES 3 | Correspondence a-z, 1902-1903 (bulk 1902)
SERIES 4 | Correspondence a-z, 1903-1904
SERIES 5 | Correspondence a-z, 1904-1905
SERIES 6 | Correspondence a-z, 1905
SERIES 7 | Correspondence a-z, 1910-1932 (bulk 1920-1932)
SERIES 8 | Correspondence with Schools, 1936-1941
SERIES 9 | Reprints, Clippings, publications, manuscripts and ephemera
SERIES 10 | Personal correspondence with students from abroad, (1920-1931)
SERIES 11 | Personal correspondence
Links to the original typescript box lists may be found below:

C O L L E C T I O N   I N V E N T O R Y
SERIES I: Bound correspondence, 1901-1905

Folder Title / Item List

Box #

Volume 1  from August 1, 1901 to May 23,1902

1

Volume 2  from May 23, 1902 to November 25, 1902

1

Volume 3  from November 26, 1902 to June 19, 1903

2

Volume 4  from June 19, 1903 to September 21, 1903

2

Volume 5  from September 21,1903 to March 5, 1904

3

Volume 6  from March 7, 1904 to July 14, 1904

3

Volume 7  from July 14, 1904 to October 14, 1904

4

Volume 8  from October 15, 1904 to March 23, 1905

4

Volume 9  from March 24, 1905 to July 17, 1905

5

Volume 10  from July 17, 1905 to September 28, 1905

5

Volume 11  from September 29, 1905 to December 8, 1905

6

 

SERIES II: Correspondence, A-Z, 1901-1902

Folder Title / Item List

Box #

B

7

C

7

D-G

7

H

7

J-L

7

M

7

N

7

Newspaper articles regarding cheating on Princeton entrance exams and correspondence relating there to

7

O-P

7

S

7

T-W

7

 

 

SERIES III: Correspondence, A-Z, 1902-1903 (bulk 1902)

Folder Title / Item List

Box #

A 7
B 7
C 8
Chentung Liang Cheng 1903 8
D 8
E 8
F 8
G 8
H 8
I 8
J-K 8
L 8
M 8
N-O 9
P 9
S 9
T 9
V-Y 9

 

 

SERIES IV: Correspondence, A-Z, 1903-1904

Folder Title / Item List

Box #

A-B

9

C

9

D-F

9

G-N

10

O-S

10

T-Z

10

 

 

SERIES V: Correspondence, A-Z. 1904-1905

Folder Title / Item List

Box #

A

10

B (including? Jack B. Wilkinson Jr., Midland TX)

10

C

10

D

10

E-F

10

G

10

H

10

I-K

11

L

11

M

11

N

11

O

11

P

11

R-S

11

T-W

11

 

SERIES VI: Correspondence, A-Z, 1905

Folder Title / Item List

Box #

A

11

B

11

C

11

D-G

11

H

11

I-L

11

M-N

12

O-P

12

R

12

S

12

T, W

12

 

 

SERIES VII:  Correspondence a-z, 1910-1932 (bulk 1920-1932)

Folder Title / Item List Box
Abbot Academy, 1921-1932 (almost all Bertha Bailey letters.)

6/8/1921  Bertha Bailey says Abbot girls fired because of PA boys

6/9/1921  Alfred Stearns says boys bad but girls are too

4/14/1923  Bertha Bailey sends application form for coming year for Mary Sun, Alfred Stearns ward? if tuition raise hard on PA faculty, let Bertha Bailey know ,

Undated  invitation to Alfred Stearns for Abbot 100th, coming up

5/6/1931  Alfred Stearns distressed by KOA trouble; grad, not undergrad responsible

5/4/1931  Abbot gals in Salem St. Frat; Bertha Bailey has fired, must put a stop to this

Undated  other invitations, questions about CEEB, etc.

 

12
Allen, Phillip R.

Correspondence with Phillip R. Allen about gifts to school, NY Dinner, Guestbook Mrs. A. binding, etc. Phillip Allen interested in planting trees for PA, etc.

12
American Motion Picture Corporation

Service to review movies for school—Alfred Stearns not much interested—Thacher of Thacher school recommended

12
American Shakespeare Foundation

Attempt to get PA to contribute to rebuilding theater at Stratford – list of schools that did, PA dragged feet

12
American Student Tours

PA boys won cups for good behavior on tours: Guy Eaton to lead but sick so Dye did – Count Barrows got 1st prize

12
Ames, Alan, 1911-1930

Correspondence mostly about alumni matters; Alan, one of Al’s pet boys

12
Ames, Winslow

Alfred E Stearns, New London, 5/5/1932 – afraid PA is getting swanky and nouveau-riche – Commons for Beanery, Church for Chapel, etc. – Al writes back to reassure

12
Amherst College, 1922-1927

Alfred E Stearns asked to serve on College Policy Committee just at end of Meikeljohn – long series of class letters from Luther Ely Smith – acrimonious correspondence between Alfred E Stearns and Newlin on admission of Charles Kimball – Stearns thinks Amherst back in dark ages – Warren of Collegiate School, also Amherst, supports Stearns – Letters of Stearns election as alumnus trustee, 1927ff – congrats, etc. – a few on compulsory church problem – didn’t go anywhere – some to Georgie Olds

12
Amherst College, 1928

Records of PA boys Trustee meetings – correspondence with FSA – some about FSA, Jr.  – Luther Smith after Dutch Newlin’s scalp – screams about Chicago boy turned down

12
Amherst College, 1928-1929

Mostly minutes of Trustee meetings, etc. – financial material – Executive Committee reports – all of  Marian Hosmer – Alfred E Stearns, West Medford, 9/30/1929 – needs money – tale of woe – wants help to get Calvin Coolidge to give her more – “Mr. Coolidge has been cruel to me since 1918”

12
Amherst College, 1929

Trustee Minutes – correspondence with Bob Fletcher, Librarian about PA books, etc. – lots of personal notes between Alfred E Stearns and FSA

13
Amherst College, 1930-1932

Al’s election as Trustee: plans to elect Tui Kinsolving Trustee

Burt L. Yorke to Alfred E Stearns  1/30/1932  backing Al for President of Amherst

Frank Boyden to “Stearns”  2/8/1932 – pro Al for President

Sking- Al

13
Amherst College, biblical literature committee, 1930-1931

Problem of getting a teacher – Cleland finally appointed – lots of back and forth – curt letters from Cal Coolidge, a member of the committee

13
Andover Theological Seminary, 1927-1928

Mostly about proposed reunion of Stearns’  ATS 1900 class, 1928

13
Andover Theological Seminary Purchase Fund (2 folders) 13
Andrew, A.  Piatt

Correspondence with Andrew, Massachusetts 6th District Representative in Congress, about Norbeck Game Refuge Bill and social stuff

13
Ashton School, 1920-1934

Large amount of correspondence between Stearns and Henry S. Ashton about Ashton’s school and later his need to do tutoring; asks help, etc

Folder omitted?

13
Bailey, George R., 1930-1931

Congratulations upon receipt of wedding invitation

13
Barbour, Clarence A., Dr., 1928-1939

Correspondence with Barbour, President of Brown—personal—wants photo of Al—friend’s daughter needs polio information etc.

13
Baseball Cage, 1924

Stanley King wants information on PA’s new baseball cage; PSP writes Nelligan about roof

13
Beach, David M., Rev., 1930-1932

trivia

13
Belmont Hill School, 1929

R. Heber Howe, about Assyrian tablet

13
Benner, Allen R. instructor 1894-1940

ARB-George Pettee, Wald, 8/8/1894, long account of Bartlett, Harvard classmate, being considered for teaching position at PA

ARB-AES, Clifton, MA—7/11/1907—Yale Homer exam “the grossest piece of injustice”—not too hard but much too long—thinks maybe CEEB will be better after all

AES-ARB, Andover 8/23/1907 and 8/29/1907—suggest curricular changes—Bible for Archaeology, more English grammar—PA flunks Sheff exams in Greek

ARB’s replies to these—thinks OK—other routine letters from ARB

ARB-AES, Andover—6/17/1914—off for Europe—Greece and Italy

ARB-AES, Athens—7/8/1914—having a ball—loves Greece—dipped pen into coffee cup by mistake—same color as ink only muddier—fleas—Rodman good traveling companion

ARB-AES, at sea—8/20/1914—wealthy American hired Italian SS to get by Brit.—good summer—lost a lot of weight

8/26/1914??(Drip Newton?)—ARB—glad safe—Parmalee, Stackpole & Wilkins also got back—new man not heard from—Mrs Stearns took turn for worse and in Brookline Sanitorium—Mrs S much better physically but no change otherwise

FEN-ARB—8/22/1918—will ARB take French class—Dr. Church to wars—ARB says ok in reply

FEN-ARB—9/6/1918—will ARB take Spanish instead of French—ARB ok’s

ARB-Charles B. Gulick, Head of Greek at Harvard—10/7/1927—says Greek entrance exams getting harder

CBG-ARB, Boston—10/12/1927—agrees with ARB—will try to change in future

ARB-AES, Waldoboro, ME—8/8/1929—worried about Greek enrollment—wants AES to write individual notes to upper half of Junior class urging Greek—more sympathetic attitude by class officers—most assume boys take modern language

Several letters about printing exams, class officer job, etc.

Salary letter, 1914-1927–$3000-$5000

CMF-ARB—1/14/1935—ARB to Jonathan French Foundation–$8000

Letters on Mrs. Goodhue’s marriage to Arch Freeman—not a joke as ARB seems to think

Letters from CMF congratulating on record of ARB’s students in exams

CMF-ARB—6/24/1938—Trustees resolution on ARB’s retirement

ARB-CMF, Waldoboro—10/15/1939—“I do miss Andover tremendously

ARB-CMF, Waldoboro—12/5/1939—news of ARB’s activities in Waldoboro, thanks for invite to Andover

Letters proposing establishment of memorial to ARB in form of Greek Books—like Forbes Vergil Collection 1940

13
Bill, E. Gordon, (Admissions at Dartmouth) 1928-1932

AES-EGB—11/20/1928—wants A+ Dartmouth man for PA faculty—“I am not so much concerned about subjects….The man is the principal thing, however, and I want a man of intellectual power, moral worth, and those red-blooded qualities that mean most for the lives of impressionable boys who their possessor is privileged to touch.”

Letters about Bill’s staying at Stearns’ camp—summer 1930

Other routine letters

14
Bingham, Millicent Todd, Mrs., 1930-1931

Wants to write life of Stearns’ mother

14
Blair Academy, 1922

Head of Blair Academy wants data on PA endowment, etc.

14
Boston University, 1928-1932

About track meets, recruiting, etc.

14
Boynton, Edward C., Rev., 1921-1931

AES-EEB—6/29/1929—Buel Trowbridge is going to give a great course—Biology and Astronomy and then into spiritual and religious matters—great success at The Hill before PA

Other routine letters

14
Brady, Hugh P. (PA 1910), 1929

Wants Stearns to speak before Yale Club in Seattle; Stearns can’

14
Brattle Hall Dances (Emily Alan Nichols)

EHN-AES—9/18/1930—wants names of attractive PA boys for ushers for dances—those at Harvard

AES-EHN—9/29/1930—sends list—several listed Hebrew—Lee Thurber and Guy Hayes bests bets

14
Bridgman School, 1925-1929

Correspondence with H.A. Bridgman of the Bridgman School in Shirley Center—HAB wants information on PA—boys sent to PA, etc.—also PA boys to HAB—needs boys to fill school

14
Brimmer School (Mabel Cummings), 1927-1932

Stearns trustee—mostly meetings, financial reports, etc.

Stearns missed a lot of meetings

14
Brooks-Bright Foundation, 1927-1930

BB to promote Anglo-American friendship—prize essays from schools—school cup and individual gold charms—lots of letters—much ado about very little

14
Brooks-Bryce Foundation, 1925-1926

[same as Brooks-Bright Foundation]

14
Butler-Thwing, Francis, 1928-1933

Lots of letters between AES and FBT about job—good example of AES trying to help old boys—lost newspaper job to go to Russia—wanted to teach at PA but RCC—AES wrote to Stimson and others to try to help

14
BA-BK (miscellaneous)

Just that—letters from professional fund-raising organization—info sent to other schools—John Bernardi—CHF gives Bernardi permission to sell statuary on Flagstaff Court

14
BL-BZ (miscellaneous)

Burton letter on Fraternity situation and AES’s reply—request for information from prospective teacher

14
Cameron, James D. Rev., 1928-1939

Protégé: man who has $10M and doesn’t know what to do with it

14
Cannon, Carl (PA 1904) 1925-1929

CC head of Lawrence commercial college trying to get PA boys to sign up for type writing courses

14
Case, Henry Jay, 1929-1931

NY Stock Exchange: mostly about son’s transcript; he got fired

14
Charities: Boys Clubs, 1922-1929

Correspondence about PA contributions to Madison Square and other NY Boy’s Clubs, Lawrence BC and Boston BC—letter from Roy F. Williams to John McGauley and Carl Capra urging help in Boston BC drive

14
Charities: City Missionary Society of Boston, 1930-1931

Mostly correspondence about gifts from PA and Stearns—Sidney Lovett head at start

14
Charities: Denison House, 1925-1931

Settlement house: Ethel Ramey Lang (Ethel Whitney’s mother) chairman par of the time

14
Charities: Near East Relief, 1924-1929

PA and Stearns helping—SSDRury of St. Paul’s dunning—private school committee

14
Charities: YMCA, Lahore, India, 1930-1931

Waldo H. Heinricks, YMCA, Lahore, India; PA contributing

14
Charities: Miscellaneous, 1922-1932

A mass of dunning letters from all kinds of charities: Grenfell, West Virginia; starving children

14
Chicago Daily News, 1926

Send publications to PA on world peace, etc.

15
Clift, George Dennison, MD (PA 1967), 1931-1949

Sends Stearns some ghastly poems that he’s written, 1931

15
Cochran, William (PA 1895), 1928 15
Cole, Horace W. (PA 1922), 1930 15
College Entrance Examination Board, 1926-1933

Holding College Entrance Examinations Board (CEEB) exams at PA—lateness of reporting—PA English Department anti grammar in English exam—Stearns and A.B. Darling, proctor, about possible PA cheating—most letters with Thomas S. Fiske, CEED secretary—letters with Darling about using cage—some letters from Henry Pennypacker—long memo by a Professor Bringham about January and February exams—Alan T. Waterman to Stearns, Yale—whitewash to cur out glare in PA cage not good—rain washed it off and had to be redone with exams going on—PA faculty opposes earlier CEEB date—INTERESTING COMPARISON OF RECORDS OF PA TEACHERS ON CEEB EXAMS

15
Colver, Henry A. (PA 1909), 1930-1931

Problems of PA boys getting to University of Washington on certificate—Stearns would like to take 31-year-old friend of Colver into PA—story of John J. Donavan bricklayer on Borden gym who came to PA, then MIT now leading architect in West

15
Committee on Relations of College and Churches in Massachusetts (Rev. Edwin B. Robinson, PA 1896),1924-1928

Correspondence about the Committee on relation of colleges and churches in MA—Stearns on board—Robinson also Amherst

15
Culver Military Academy, 1926-1933

Large number of letters from Culver asking for information on advice on almost every phase of  school—EXAMPLE OF PA OUTSIDE INFLUENCE—budget, alumni fund, trustees, salary scale, etc.—C.C. Chambers, Culver board of trustees, to Charles Henry Forbes “The Insull smash accounted for our summer cancellations of contracts with twelve boys”—but PA full—last letters from Claude Moore Fuess on admissions policy

15
Cum Laude Society, 1927-1929

Routine on certification, keys etc. C. A. Ewing

15
“C” Miscellaneous

Thank you notes, etc.—correspondence with Copeland, Directory of Pomps Pond BSA camp—PA boys trespassing, Stearns will read riot act—sends names of boys

15
Dartmouth College, President Ernest M. Hopkins, 1916-1927

IMPORTANT FILE—lots of letter between Stearns and Hopkins on educational policy, maneuvering to get Hopkins on PA Board, goof on Trustee expression of gratitude to Cochran for gift, recommendations from Hopkins to Stearns of Dartmouth men for coaches (one had to be rejected because of RCC,) etc.

15
Dartmouth College, 1916-1933

Mostly correspondence between Stearns and E. Gordon Bill, Dartmouth Director of Admissions—on PA boys, prizes, Dartmouth plaque, Dartmouth’s “Junior Selections”, etc. also President Hopkins Cum Laude Address, 1921

15
Davidson, Leon, 1930

Correspondence protesting new hashhouse

15
De Lancey, Darrach, 1927

De Lancey wants to erect bronze statue in front of Sam Phil; Stearns lukewarm

15
Detroit University School, 1927

Wants information on cage; entrance exam business with Lester Lynde, assistant to the headmaster

15
Donavan, John J. (PA 1903), 1928-1932

Standard alumnus enthusiasm for school and Stearns; Donavan architect in California

15
Drinkwater, Arthur (PA 1896), 1926-1930  [FOLDER MISSING]

Correspondence on Drinkwater’s work with alumni fund—Drinkwater writes wanting to revive PA-PEA debate and also to found a scholarship or prize in memory of George M. Chadwell, (PA1896) a Black athlete—see Stearns 7/26-28 for long statement about blacks at PA.

15
Drummond, Howard, 1930

Likes Fuess’s boys books—ALL for A and the A Way—asks advice about step son’s education

15
DuPont, Irenee, 1927

Stearns attempts to warm up for gift; DuPont say sour on boarding schools, don’t bother to visit

15
Eaglebrook School, 1930-1933

Entrance exams—Thursty Chase letters—long account of one Nelson Coffin, fired from PA

15
Eddy, D. Brewer (visiting Preacher,) 1926-1929  [FOLDER MISSING]

Correspondence with Stearns, interesting flap in 1926 over Eddy’s son Sherwood, invited to PA to speak—wanted to speak on Russia—Stearns very skittish

15
Edison Scholarship, 1929-1920

Thomas A. Edison gave four-year schools for technical training—each state governor choose one candidate—Stearns on MA Committee—much flap over very little

15
Educational Records Bureau, 1928-1932

Letter to Stearns trying to get PA to make more use of ERB services

15
Ellsworth, William W., 1926

Arranging for Ellsworth to preach; talk on English Bible

15
Emerson School for Boys, 1930

Stearns and Mabel Emerson—on start of school in Exeter—purpose to prepare boys for PA and PEA—wants to use Stearns as reference, etc.

15
“E” Miscellaneous

Stearns and Margaret Elder, 1927—Elder wants Stearns help in getting boys interested in polar exploration—example of courage, toughness, etc.  Stearns supports

15
Farrar, Edward R. (PA 1882), 1926-1930

Farrar thinks PA abandons strict Calvinism of founders—anti Unitarian, etc.—Stearns placates

15
The Fessenden School, 1925-1933 (2 folders)

Correspondence about Fess boys at PA—problems of entrance exams, especially Math—PA flunkees going to Fess. because not fully enrolled

15
The Fenn School, 1929

Stearns and Roger Fenn: plans for opening Fenn

16
Flagg, Burton, 1910-1923

Miscellaneous matters, 50th anniversary of Memorial Hall Library; promotion scheme of Arthur E. Small, etc.

16
Fletcher, Richmond K. 1929 16
Fortune Magazine, 1931

Getting dope on PA for Fortune article on Boys schools

16
Froelicher and Fountain Valley, 1930-1931

News of start of school—after Avon—Francis M. Froelicher asks Stearns about smoking—Stearns explains PA policy

16
Fry, Richard, 1929

Regarding Richard Fry who defrauded people in San Francisco and Omaha claiming to have taught at PA

16
Miscellaneous “F”

Stearns thanks to William W. Farnum and A.L. Gimbel for gifts to the school–$10,000 & $1500 in 1928

16
Garver, John A. 1908-1931

Correspondence about boy named Lewis, protégé of Hall of North Adams—1908—Stearns to Garver about tapping Mrs. Sage for Seminary Purchase Fund, 1909-1910 in response pictures of academy buildings—PA ambulance unit—Chauncey enlisting—1917—Garver’s gift for Morse Hall, 1926-1927 appointed to Alumni Council, etc.

16
Governor Dummer Academy, 1927-1932

Charles S. Ingam, head, to Stearns—wants PA’s help with enrollment—plans to retire, 27-29—Ted Eames tried to get George Sanburn, 1931—did get Jacobs—1931 Eames needs 8 boys to fill school—Eames sends dope on GDA—new appointments, etc.—asks Forbes to speak at commencement, 1932

16
Greenbie, Sydney, 1931

Fake application for Greenbie’s “Traversity” from Mercatroid Y. McGluckup, 22 Bartlett Hall—Stearns says hoax—later catches hoaxers out of bounds and fires

16
Miscellaneous “G”

Dean Gregg—reminiscences of 1920 Andover Exeter football game—1929—Stearns and G.W. Grandin, 1927—on son’s preoccupation with Yale Daily News

16
Hackley School, 1910-1932

Stearns and Walter B. Gage, almost all letters about Stearns’ preaching at Hackley—some requests for suggestions for teachers to fill positions at Hackley—2/24/31 Stearns letter on plans for better treatment of individual boy—some shouldn’t go to college, etc.

16
Halle, Stanley J. 1924-1931

Halle established a scholarship in memory of his son—Stearns things too much money—wants to split it—eventually put in Halle’s will—reports on boys who got scholarship—Phil Potter, etc.

16
Hamilton College, 1930

Stearns will send boys to Hamilton if finds any

16
Hammond, Luther S., Jr. 1928-1930

Interest in Chicago boys, father-son luncheon, recruiting boys for PA

16
Hampton Institute, 1925-1933

Mostly letters about Quartet coming to PA—also PA gave $100 a year for scholarship at Hampton—letters from three different recipients—Stearns wrote letters to friends in England for Hampton choir tour

16
Harkness, Edward S., 1927-1928

Stearns writes to get gift—material on school—long explanation from Stearns on purposes of Sesquicentennial drive—Harkness crashes thru with $320,000 for PA and ditto for PEA if each school raises $1,600,000 by 7/1/1928—letters from Sam Fisher and Tom Cochran also

16
Harris, Erdman, Dr. 1927-1931 [see also Shady Side Academy]

Harris’ book “21” sent to Stearns—congratulations on promotion

16
The Harris School, 1926-1932

A PA feeder school in Chicago—mostly Stearns and Lilian Harris corresponding about boys, teachers, etc. Harris asks Stearns’ advice about almost everything, including a lawsuit at her for firing a boy—how did Stearns keep up with all this?

16
The Harvard Club of Philadelphia, 1929

Offering scholarships to Harvard—PA boys whose home is in Philly can apply

16
Harvard, Rhodes Scholarship, 1905-1926

Mostly letters about Stearns being appointed to selection committee, first by Eliot, then by Lowell—Massachusetts Commissioner of Education also shared choosing—problem of candidates having to take Greek—later waived for grads of US colleges—letter from Francis Fobes, 12/10/10 recommending W. C. Greene—Forbes had been Rhodes 1907-1910—printed material on Rhodes requirements

16
Harvard University, 1925-1931

Reports of PA boys at Harvard—requests for lists of PA boys coming to Harvard from hostesses like Mrs. Frisky Merriam—ditto from Wm. J. Bingham, Director of Athletics—exchange with A. Lawrence Lowell about speaking at PA in 1926—Lowell writes 5/5/1926 “I will come on June 18th; and, having nothing particular to say I will say it at any time and in any way that you want me to.”—Stearns and Henry Pennypacker close—Stearns invites Pennypacker out for night, etc.—Hanford letters—Stearns writes PA boys at Harvard that are doing badly—reports of PA standing as a group—not so hot most of the time

16
Harvey School, 1929-1933

Mostly letters between L.E. Lynde and Herbert T. Carter, Head of Harvey—feeder school for PA—about exam requirements, records, etc.—Murray Preston, John Woolsey, etc.

17
Haskell, Broderick, 1927

Correspondence

17
Haste, James H., 1928-1929

Haste left PA $200,000 plus residuary with MIT in will—relatives to contest will—lawyers say haven’t a chance—Haste was competent when will made

17
The Haverford School, 1927-1930

Bucky Wilson writes Stearns on possible candidate—Uncle Logan thanks Stearns for showing Haverford Committee around the plant

17
Hay, Southard, 1928-1931

From Pittsburg—about Class of 1896—directory—invitations to sesquicentennial

17
Hebron Academy, 1929

Wants to know about weekend excuses: Stearns explains; no excuse, etc., 3 a term for others.

17
Heinrichs, Waldo H., 1926-1931

Heinrichs, a YMCA worker in Lahore, India, writes about work and reports on YMCA in Jerusalem

17
The Hill School, 1927-1931

Stearns and headmaster James I. Wendell on CEEB New Plan, faculty pensions (Stearns says PA has no pension plan), long report of Hill Physical Education Department on need for athletic activities for winter and rainy days—Stearns recommends a teacher for Hill

17
Hillman, Eduardo (former PA) 1930-1933

Hillman writes from England about Stimson, British public schools (not doing a good job) his interest in working with US film producers, finally money problems that have forced his return to Chile

17
Hinton, Alice, 1928-1947

Correspondence

17
Holmes, Oliver Wendell Jr., 1929

Justice Holmes gave original manuscript of Schoolboy to PA, Trustee thanks, drove thru PA and saw library, good quote on building, Stearns sends library pictures

17
Horace Mann School for Boys, 1931

Charles C. Tillinghast asks Stearns to serve on Committee to promote safety in athletics—Stearns in hospital

17
The Hotchkiss School, 1925-1932

Stearns and Walter Buell, Head—congratulations on election, 1925—then exchanges with George Van Santvoord about coming to chapel dedication—Stearns plugs J. Mattacks White and his insurance plan for school employees—5/10/1932, to Santvoord—“Yes, I am glad to say that I am no longer an invalid, even though my Trustees in their generosity will now allow me to take the reins again until next fall.

17
Howard, James M. (PA 1905), 1931-1932

Correspondence

17
Howe, Walter C., Dr., 1929-1931

Howe old Amherst classmate, correspondence about Stearns’ spending night, etc. later news of Howe’s death.

17
Hoystradt, George F. 1929-1936

H. M. Poynter writes about Hoystradt as possible substitute teacher—apparently came for spring of 1929—disappointed that not kept but Stearns says only a temporary appointment and Forbes and Phillips returning—1936 Belmont Hill recommendation for Hoystradt’s son.

17
Hoyt, Charles E., 1929

Hoyt sent Stearns a gift with sentiments on it—Stearns quotes corny poetry back—Hoyt replies with quotes from George Richardson

17
Hurtado, Pedro & Manuel, 1928-1929

P. Hurtado writes Stearns about sesquicentennial—loves old school, etc.—writes sympathy note after operation—M Hurtado, writes Fuess trying to get PA to buy his aunts Egyptian coin collection

17
Hyde, Benjamin O., 1927-1929

Amherst classmate, reunion plans—congratulations to Stearns on Trusteeship—Stearns thanks for plans to have portrait painted

17
Miscellaneous “H”

Real stinger from Rupert Hughes because Stearns spoke of him as one of a number of “buzzards hovering over some new-found piece of carrion”—Stearns also attacked Sinclair Lewis for Dodsworth

Henry W. Holmes, 4/5/1929 making survey of culver and wants PA salary figures, etc.—Stearns supplies

Stearns to Robert Hallowell for letter attacking Pas survey of former school boys, 11/01/1927

Robert Hager on subject of bill owed Ovid Chapman, 1927

Reverend James Hewett about Stearns genealogy, 1927

17
Infantile paralysis situation, 1927

Correspondence

17
Lectures

Requests from lecturers for possible engagement at PA

17
Isaac Walton League

Stearns’ sentiments on the First Connecticut Lake proposition: League dues confusion between NH and Andover chapters, on NH fishing, concern for trout rearing pools

17
Jackson, Alexander L., 1927-1931

Jackson asking Stearns for advice on administration of Hospital (Provident Hospital and Training School University of Chicago); concerning a complaint, indirectly that American History at Andover was being taught from a white superiority viewpoint, Stearns feels Freeman could not have been culprit

17
Jennings, Oliver G., 1925-1931

Election as an Alumni fund director—thanks for gift to school for the Gloucester fisherman “Columbia” model—thanks for gift for help in Morse building

17
Jernigan, Prescott F., 1917-1927

Correspondence

17
Johnson, Alfred

Addition to Greek composition prize; Stearns to Johnson 8 April 1920 on need for business organization and methods in running a school, “I know of some institutions which are largely one-man concerns, where teachers and other officials are purposely kept at a comparatively low level, friction avoided and road for headmaster smoother but spells inferiority,…for you cannot have ability among your teachers and officers without occasional clashes and disagreements.”—on importance of teaching profession and needs for its recognition on a par with business.

17
Miscellaneous “J”

Appeal for aid from Ellis Johnson headmaster of Laurinburg Normal and Industrial Institution

17
Kamehameha Schools, 1926-1928

Stearns regarding teachers’ salaries and prerequisites in general terms; nature of physical plant, living quarters, for faculty and students

17
Kenyon College, 1932-1933

Thanks in Stearns absence for information received concerning Kenyon and its offerings

17
Kidder, Alfred V. Dr., 1929

Thanks for check to cover son’s membership in Cum Laude

17
Kilpatrick, John R., 1929-1931

Correspondence

17
Knudsen, Sven V., 1928-1931

Hoping families abroad will invite students for a stay next summer (in Holland)—correspondence regarding Kundsen’ts Holland program for American students, PA willing to publicize American Boys Abroad

17
Miscellaneous “K”

Stearns congratulates Herman Koehler Jr. on recent marriage

17
Lafayette College, 1928-1932

Several invites from Lafayette and forwarding information

18
Lawrenceville School, 1906-1924

–        Stearns to Abbott, indicating his dislike for term “Dr.”

–        Petition from Andover Club of Princeton for continuation of Lawrenceville game

–        Confirms that no truth to rumor that would no longer play Lawrenceville but Hill instead

–        Abbott requests no bets on Andover game

–        Stearns indicates that dancing still on trial after Lawrenceville game

–        Game arrangements and after game entertainments at one school and the other

–        Stearns indicates feeling that teaching profession needs more attention by general public and has been lecturing to the point

–        Stearns says war in no way has affected enrollment; athletic time to be divided between sports and military training

–        Stearns expresses views on nature and purposes of Student Council – established as a deliberative body only to furnish a medium for the exchange of views and criticisms between students and faculty–value depends on composition of body—is frequently effective in shaping student sentiment and correcting abuses and evils, individual members check up on students who do not appear to be heading in the right direction and who need counsel of older and wiser heads, Stearns uses as a clearing house.

–        Arrangements for an address to Lawrenceville boys by Stearns

–        Stearns to John C. Willever regarding sons expulsion and subsequent college admission problem (expulsion result of deliberate hazing of manager of Andover Inn, who was dragged from his office and thrown into pond and subjected to other abuses.)

18
Lawrenceville School, 1925-1933

11/6/1931  Stearns just as eager to get football teams together

4/11/2930  recommends to Abbott that if need a math instructor, William Stephens would be good

11/14/1929  congrats to Abbott on ten years at Lawrenceville

Stearns objects to way Walter Camp Memorial committee handling funds request

18
Library Bureau, 1927

Report on the installation of the automatic system with directions for operation of file

18
Liang, M.T., 1928

Won’t be able to visit Stearns

18
Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery, 1930-1931

Audit firm, no significant correspondence

18
Miscellaneous “L”

26 June 1930 Stearns describes his visits to English schools, Rugby, Harrow and Eton in 1912-1913 and receptions received

18
McAllister School, 1921-1926

On possibility of establishment of a lower school at PA, war knocked plans out, McAllister wanted to be headmaster of such a school if it were established

18
McCurddy, Mathew S. and Mrs. and McCurddy Prizes 1920-1931

General correspondence with Mrs. McCurddy concerning rooming assignments and various other minor matters—resolution in Memory of Matthew S. McCurdy—letters from McCurdy’s abroad (descriptive)

18
McLanahan, George, 1914-1932

Letters in support of George McLanahan getting into Brown (taken); letters concerning George’s academic troubles; letters regarding George’s admission to PA; letters regarding George Washington letter which was donated to PA by McLanahan

18
Marquis, A.N. & Company, 1928-1932

Correspondence with A.N. Marquis & Company, publishers of Who’s Who, indicates to company that PA does not advertise

18
Mason, Julian S., 1922-1930

Stearns indicates a certain contempt for Teachers College indicating that TC also has no use for such schools as PA; Stearns questions wisdom of setting Alumni fund goals too high

18
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 1925-1932

Stearns to Professor Scheell indicating would like to increase number of Andoverites going to MIT; Stearns request to Dean Talbot of MIT to make allowances for extra cuts for old PA boys wishing to attend sesquicentennial celebration

18
Masters’ Conference, 1925

Conference focus on religious work among boys, files includes invitations, guest lists, topics, etc.

18
Mears, Mrs. David O., 1920-1924

Stearns thanks Mrs. Mears for contribution of husband’s books to library

19
Mercersburg Academy, 1925-1932

Stencil copy of the EXCERPTS FROM LETTERS WRITTEN TO THE HEADMASTER AT THE TIME OF THE INFANTILE PARALYSIS EXPERIENCE

July 11, 1930, to Boyd Edward from assistant Headmaster PA indicating that there is probably a drop in enrollment which is attributed to the poor business situation

November 29, 1929, Stearns to Edwards on religious practice at PA

September 30,1927, Stearns to headmaster Irvine regarding Bible Study—Stearns indicates has felt that curriculum should have a required hour of Bible study but has not been accomplished due to definite limits of time in four year course—when was formally dropped it was agreed that English instructors would try to incorporate some of it in their courses “I have always said that if I could work out a curriculum for myself without any compulsion or restrictions emanating from college entrance examinations, I should at the outset insist on the presence of two subjects, namely Bible and public speaking.”

19
Michigan Central Rail Road, 1931-1932

Request from RR for list of students and dates of entrance and exit from PA for term, vacation etc. so RR can provide adequate accommodations for those living (west) of Chicago

19
Middlebury College, 1928-1931

Stearns corresponds with Middlebury professor regarding several Chinese students at Middlebury, primarily regarding finances.

19
Mok, H. S., 1928-1932

Stearns thanks Mok in several letters for his newsy accounts of his doings back in Hong Kong. Stearns indicates his pride in Chinese students that have studied in States and deplores Japan’s actions in China

19
Morris, Ira N., 1927

Letter to thank for generous contribution to S. Morse science building

19
Morris, Richard T., 1924-1928

Letters to an alumnus

19
Morrow, Dwight, 1927-1931

Morris congratulates Stearns on appointment to Amherst College Board of Trustees

19
Mumby, George G., 1928-1932

General chit-chatty correspondence between Mumby and Stearns with a lot of talk about health and a long life

19
Myrick, N. Sumner

December 26, 1929 Myrick suggests that Chief Justice Holmes be called upon to make an address at dedication of new library at commencement. Stearns concurs with proposal; Myrick sets down various “dreams” for building and development at PA

19
Miscellaneous “M”

Letter thanking J. Pierpont Morgan for contribution to make it possible to catalogue and file letter and papers which came to school from estate of Robert Singleton Peabody

19
National Society of Colonial Daughters

Letter asks for evaluation of essay contest sponsored by society that PA participated in

19
New England Association of College and Secondary Schools (NEASC)

Constitution of group/general correspondence regarding meetings and chairmanship of committees etc.

19
New England College Entrance Certificate Board, 1906-1930

Various statements of granting of certificate privilege to PA

19
New England College Entrance Certificate Board, 1905-1906

Fourth Annual Report

19
New England Federation of Harvard Clubs, 1918-1924

Correspondence regarding Harvard Book Prize

19
New Hampshire Survey

Several letters back and forth between Gordon Bill, Dartmouth Dean of Freshmen and admission and a Mr. Butterfield, Commissioner of Education NH
Correspondence relating to Stearns’ membership on the committee on NH Educational Survey and report made to Governor Tobey (committee studied problem of teacher training in State of NH committee membership included Stearns, Perry and Bill)

19
New York Heard Tribune, 1925-1926

Requests for sports information

19
Northfield Schools, 1925-1932

Several letters from Lynde to Mt. Hermon on demerit system, teaching of spelling, marking system, excuses for day students and those living near by

19
Noyes, Henry T.

Noyes’ interest in county parks elaborated

19
Odell, C.F. Rev., 1927 19
Odlin, William, 1926-1929 19
Miscellaneous O 19
Parker, Winthrop

Several letters from Stearns to NH Dept of Fisheries and Game regarding the state of the Connecticut River with desire for improvement

19

Parsons, Joseph, 1927-1931 19
Peddie School, 1914-1932

General exchange of information between headmasters (impersonal)
AES feels that Public Speaking is an extremely important subject and feels that PA should offer such a course

19
University of Pennsylvania, 1921-1932

General announcement from Wharton School primarily
Letters setting up athletic contests and refusing contests

19
Perkiomen School, 1928-1929

AES reassures school that PA is nondenominational

XX
Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard 1924-1930

Correspondence regarding Phi Beta Kappa trophy

19
Phillips Academy Entrance Examinations, 1926-1930 19
Phillips Academy Post Office Station: request for 20
Phillips, Hon. William, 1932

Regarding a deed found from Samuel Phillips Jr. to William Phillips of Boston covering some land in Andover, PA felt it should more properly go to North Andover Historical Society since land not connected to school

20
Potter, James T.

Potter Prize correspondence: Latin makeup exam for Dan Potter and other grade and exam problems he had

20
New York Times

A few requests for statistical data

20
Miscellaneous N: nothing significant 20
Philippine Educational Advisor

AES makes several recommendations for Educational Advisor in Philippines under Gov. Stimson (many rejections)

20
Preachers Schedules, 1922-1931 20
Preachers Schedules, 1922-1931 20
Presidents’ Letters, 1918-1923: Coolidge, Taft, T. Roosevelt 20
Punahou School, 1927-1929

Request for salary information; request for suggestions for headmaster

20
Private School Association

Program for 1930

20
Miscellaneous P 20
Ratcliffe, Harland r. 1931 Boston Transcript

Text of public congratulations from PA to Phillips Exeter Academy on 150 years

20
Raymond, Jack S., 1927-1928 20
Rectory School 20
Reilly, John S., 1925-1927 20
Reiss, John R. 20
Rippowam School for Boys, 1926-1928 20
Riverdale Country School, 1924-1931

Information requests and exchanges

20
Rogers, Edith Nourse, 1929-1930

AES writes to support more money for Andover Post Office

20
Rollins College, 1929-1931

Request that be mention be made of Rollins to PA graduates

20
Roxbury Latin School

Mainly Amherst business with headmaster Dan Thompson

20
Rye Country Day: catalogue request 20
Miscellaneous R

AES outlines to Reynolds possible nature of a proposed bequest to PA

20
St. Marks School, 1929

Letter to Thayer upon retirement news

20
St. Paul’s School, 1925-1931

Letter from AES on PA’s examination system; letter on PA curriculum requirements

20
Salisbury School, 1929-1932

Stearns asked to direct those not coming to PA to Salisbury

20
Sargent, Porter E., 1930 20
Saville, Henry M. Rev., 1852-1929 20
Sesquicentennial, 1928

List of working committees; order of the presidential procession; program; head table list; revised budget for 150th; list of acceptances from distinguished guests; Congratulatory letters

20
Princeton University, 1925-1933

Stearns writes about why PA students not as interested in Princeton as they once were (9/26/1930): AES feels might be due to reputed toughness in grading at Princeton during freshman year and a lack of “unified college spirit.” Doesn’t deny that there are individual students who are filled with enthusiasm for the place.
Several letters back and forth regarding some misunderstandings at a baseball game with Princeton freshmen.
Request that PA alumni at Princeton be allowed to return to PA’s sesquicentennial.
Correspondence regarding awarding of Graduate Council of Princeton’s Freshman first Honor Prize to PA, 1926-1927

20
Rogers Hall, 1933-1947

Nov 30, 1944 letter from Fuess to Mrs. Katherine McGay of Rogers Hall: “I understand perfectly the reason why you had to refuse Dr. Pfatteicher’s request that a colored boy should come and sing with our Glee Club at Rodgers Hall. The situation is different with girls that it is with boys, as I know only too well. Personally I have, I think, no prejudice whatever against Negroes, but I should not like to have them attend our Phillips Academy tea dances, and so far as I am aware, they have not done so.”
Generally Fuess not Stearns correspondence here.

20
Rogers Hall 1926-1932

12/12/28 from AES to Miss Edith Craven, Principal
“I don’t know of anything that really rouses my ire more than profanity and the loose talk one generally associates with it. Sometimes I think I would rather see a boy dead drunk than here him indulge in language of this kind.” AES feels such language used now more commonly in front of opposite sex than in past times. Will punish those involved.
A few other letters regarding some discipline problems between students of PA and RH

20
Shattuck School 1927-1929

Pension plan info request.

20
Phillips Academy 150th Anniversary (Sesquicentennial) (3 folders) 1928
Letters from AES to parents saying sorry but cannot accommodate for graduation exercises this year due to large number of alums coming back.
Working committees
Invitation requests; acceptance and regrets
Various other letters re program arrangements
Correspondence with White House arranging Coolidge’s visit
Tentative program
Memorandum for Executive Committee
Notes re publicity campaign
Financial balance sheet
21
Silver, Henry M. 1932: Info requests 21
Singer, Isidor, Dr. 1928-1930

Singer sends pamphlet

21
Saville, Henry M. Rev., 1852-1929 21
Slade School, 1931-1932

Requests boys for his new school outside Washington, D.C.

21
Sleeper, Frank M. 1928

Requests and gets Stearns as a reference

21
Speer, Robert E. 1930-1931

Correspondence re international Missionary Council trying to get Stearns to go to Japan on an Educational Commission (Stearns unable to accept)

21
Spaulding, Huntley N. 1928

Letter from AES to Gov. Spaulding, New Hampshire, regarding conversation indicating importance to him (AES)

21
Stearns, Arthur F. 1926-1932

General stuff about various students a faculty of mutual interest

21
Stearns, Frank W. 1927-1932

General correspondence

21
Stearns, Gordon 1929

Correspondence re Stearns’ intercession with President Pease, Amherst College, for Gordon Stearns who was not allowed to return.

21
Stearns, Harold C. 1919-1921

Letter from AES to Stimson about Harold Stearns firing as a faculty member at PA (no relation to AES)
General letters several concerning Stearns’s dismissal for drunkenness

21
Stevens, Nathaniel 1928-1930

Sends Stearns an old “tract” with a tirade against the Old Seminary. Stearns says things not as peaceful in past as many would have them believe.

21
Stratton, Wilbert E. 1927-1932

April 12, 1932, AES writes to Stratton somewhat bitterly that he is not up on “gossip” cause has been away from school since last fall.

21
Student Friendship Fund

Much propaganda for fund and correspondence on various aspects of fund raising campaign at PA

21
Sullivan, Cornelius J. 1927

AES on being a candidate for Board of Trustees at Amherst College

21
Swarthmore College 1931 21
Miscellaneous S

March 21, 1921 AES in letter to Mrs. Charles H. Sabin talks about importance of upholding our laws with particular reference to 19th Amendment

21
Tabor Academy 1927-1932 22
Tamalpais School 1928-1931

AES is willing to have his name used as a reference for school

22
Taylor, John D.H. 22
Thacher School 1927-1931
General info exchange
22
Thatcher, Hon Thomas D. 1928

Thanks for generous gift

22
Thayer, Sydney 1927-1930

From AES on being appointed director of the Alumni Fund

22
Arthur A. Thomas 1931-1932 22
Thompson, Beverly 1931

Oct. 12, 1931 AES indicates is sorry to see baseball slipping in popularity, golf is all right but not the character builder that baseball is; ping pong and backgammon have not yet reached them

22
Thorn Mountain School 1925-1931

Info exchange and student problems and progress

22
Time 1928-1930

AES to Time indicates that feels that stock market crash has had no effect on PA registrations
General outline of PA’s plan for growth and development Feb. 7, 1928 AES to Luce indicating that feels that “modern boy” who is required to study much more today that in past thus cutting down on the number of pranks or “rough stuff” and is poised and more responsive but probably less rugged due to social conditions of today

22
Tome School

Request AES to recommend candidates for headmaster

22
Torbert, H.G. Sec. 1928-1930

AES feels that would be a mistake to establish a federal department of education (April 4, 1930 in letter to Torbert American education suffering too much from standardization now and would probably become a political football)

22
Stearns and Board of Trustees Correspondence 1908-1909

Board of Trustees of Theological Seminary
letter regarding Phillips Fund monies

22
Tuition Refund Plan 1930 22
Twombly, Clifford E. 1928-1930

Jan 7, 1928 AES expresses sentiments to Twombly concerning why church is not more appealing to youth of today, does not appeal to the love of adventure or spirit of daring found in youth

22
Miscellaneous T

Correspondence with Alex Tener re personnel known to Stearns
Invites Gov Tobey, NH to home camp

22
US Dept of Interior 1930

Private high schools and academies report for year ending June 1930

22
University School 1930 22
Vanduzer, Henry S.

Alumni fund director

22
Vermont Academy 22
Washington and Franklin Award, 1920-1931

Recipients, etc.

22
Webster Edward J.

AES dispenses general advice

22
Weed, Walter, A. 1927

AES comments favorably on book about China that Weed sent him

22
Wentworth, Marshall

AES recalls anecdote: as was leaving a meeting of teachers in Worcester, “a big gray-haired chap arose from one of the front seats and came forward. Looking at me rather intently, he muttered, somewhat to my astonishment, though fortunately in tones subdued enough to prevent most of those nearby from hearing: “Damn it, Al Stearns, I used to pray that you’d die.” I asked him what he ate for dinner that day and from what institution he had escaped but he grinned and only added: “that was when you were pitching against us when I was at Exeter, and that was my honest prayer.” (in letter from AES to Wentworth 1/23/28)

22
Wesleyan University, 1920-1932

Establishment of Wesleyan scholarship

22
Wilbur, Curtis D. Hon., 1927

Will concessions be made to sons of Navy men for scholarships? AES answers that scholarships given generally on merit but will consider secondarily

22
Wilde, Allan H.

Tries to get Stearns to write a book for him on right to self-expression

22
Williams College 22
Williams Hall, statistics and reports, 1928-1931

Mainly statistics and reports on students residing in Will Hall

22
Wilson, Eugene S., 1928-1931

AES on Amherst College admissions machinery and personnel

22
Winchester College

AES writes to principal Montague J. Randall re PA’s physical training system; in same letter (Sept 27 1929) speaks of why he (AES) “carries a hole in the side of his face”
Various letters about arrangements for an English headmaster to attend Sesquicentennial (Malim recommend by Randall)
12 Feb 1920 AES writes of debauched nature of times for Americans; arrangements for Randall’s American stay (visits a number of different prep schools)

22
Wood, Cornelius A. 1930-1931 22
Miscellaneous W

Choosing a new headmaster for Woodemere Academy correspondence with Stearns

22
Worcester Academy 1927-1931 (Worcester Polytechnic) 22
Yale University 1925-1930

Various correspondence of former PA boys at Yale and their academic success/failure
May 6 1929 AES expresses concern over Yale’s thinking of dropping Latin requirement for BA

23
Yale University Board of Admissions, 1924-1930

Several list of subjective descriptions of Andover students going to Yale in above-mentioned years

23
Yale University 1931-1932

AES pleads for a boy Wheeler who had apparently failed to secure the full number of admissions credits for college
AES comments generally on drinking at Yale (May 21 1931)
To continue or not athletic contests with Yale discussed (college boys a bad influence?)

23
Yale Daily News 1927

Request for article for AES

23
Yale University Board of Admissions 1927-1932

Primarily Charles Forbes (PA Classics instructor) correspondence
AES general stuff on admissions from PA to Yale
AE says PA not in favor of an early admission plan for upper middlers
Several of those going to Yale with some subjective comments on individuals

23
Yale University: Yale Club of Boston 1914-1930

About Yale cup and scholarship

23
YMCA student 1924-1932

Many notes re setting up meetings with Stearns and Head of National Council of YMCAs
Correspondence on planning of Schoolmasters conference

23
YMCA International, 1923-1931

Fund drive; speaking requests

23
Miscellaneous XYZ 23
 

 

SERIES VIII: Correspondence with Schools, 1936-1941

Folder Title / Item List

Box #

National Preparatory School Committee 1936-1937 23
Izaak Walton League of America 1939 23
Trustees of Andover Theological Seminary 1937-1941 23
Brimmer School 1936-1940 23
Lawrence Academy at Groton, Massachusetts 1937-1940 23
New England Home for Deaf Mutes 1937-1940 23
Berkshire School (2 folders) 1937-1942 24
Mercersburg Academy, 1937-1939 24
Teachers Fund of Phillips Academy 24
 

SERIES IX: Reprints, Clippings, publications, manuscripts and ephemera

Folder Title / Item List

Box #

Ledger, Out of Town Expenses 1903-1904 6, 24-26