Guide to the Stevens Institute of Technology Programs 1928-1930 MG 1610

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information
Bibliography

Container List

Programs


Guide to the Stevens Institute of Technology Programs
1928-1930
MG 1610
The New Jersey Historical Society
52 Park Place
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
Phone: (973) 596-8500 x249
Email: library@jerseyhistory.org
URL: http://www.jerseyhistory.org
© 2004 All rights reserved.
The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Michael Roth.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stevens Institute of Technology
Title: Stevens Institute of Technology
Programs
Dates 1928-1930
Abstract: Consists mostly of programs created for events celebrating the inauguration of the new Stevens Institute of Technology president, Harvey Nathaniel Davis in 1928.
Quantity: 0.01 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 1610

Historical Note

The Stevens Institute of Technology was founded in 1870 in Hoboken, New Jersey following the death of Edwin Stevens, who, in his will, donated the money to establish an engineering school that would bear the family name.
Harvey Nathaniel Davis was inaugurated as Stevens Institute of Technology’s third president in 1928. He would guide the Institute through both a great depression and World War before stepping down in 1951. Today there is a dormitory named after Davis at Stevens to commemorate his tenure.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of programs that deal with the inauguration of the new Stevens Institute of Technology president, Harvey Nathaniel Davis in 1928. One is for the actual inauguration while the other two are for the dinner the previous night. Another program commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the Institute in 1930.

The collection also includes a typed speech delivered by Edwin A. Stevens IV presenting the telescope of Edwin A. Stevens (his grandfather) to the Institute’s president Harvey Davis.
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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Davis, Harvey N. (Harvey Nathaniel), b. 1881.
Subject Organizations:
Stevens Institute of Technology.
Subject Topics:
College presidents–New Jersey.
Dinners and dining–New Jersey.
Universities and colleges–New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Hoboken (N.J.)
Document Types:
Menus.
Programs.
Subject Occupations
College presidents.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 409, Stevens Family Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Includes the correspondence, estates papers, business records, genealogy, and photographs of the Stevens family, for which The Steven Institute of Technology was named.
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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1610, Stevens Institute of Technology Programs, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of the collection is unknown.

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Bibliography

Stevens Institute of Technology website (2003). Retrieved July 15, 2003, from http://www.stevens.edu/main/about/history.shtml

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Container List

Programs

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Guest seating list: Dinner at Stevens Institute of Technology the night before the inauguration of Harvey Davis as president. 1928 Nov. 22
1 1 Program: Inauguration of Harvey N. Davis as the third president of the Stevens Institute of Technology. Containing a list of all delegates from many other colleges and universities. 1928 Nov. 23
1 1 Program: Dinner to commemorate the inauguration of Harvey N. Davis as president of the Stevens Institute of Technology. Containing a dinner menu, speaker list, and alumni association list. 1928 Nov. 26
1 1 Program: Steven Institute of Technology’s fiftieth anniversary celebration and pageant. Containing a message from Harvey Davis, a list of the characters involved with the pageant, and a brief history of the Institute. 1930 Apr. 5
1 1 Guest seating list: Dinner at Stevens Institute of Technology the night before the inauguration of Harvey Davis as president. 1928 Nov. 22
1 1 Typed speech presented by Edwin Stevens IV to Harvey Davis donating the telescope of his grandfather to the Institute. n.d.

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