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Harry Brookings Wallace Personal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WUA-03-wua00200

This collection documents Harry Brookings Wallace's work with the university, and his roles in St. Louis business history. The materials in the collection include correspondence, publications, personal materials, photographs, and scrap books.

Dates

  • 1873-1985

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Extent

4 linear feet

7 boxes

Abstract

Harry Brookings Wallace had a long history with Washington University. It started with his uncle, Robert S. Brookings, and continued with Wallace becoming a board member, a president and acting chancellor of the university. The collection documents Harry Brookings Wallace's work with the university, and his roles in St. Louis business history. The materials in the collection include correspondence, publications, personal materials, photographs, and scrap books.

Biographical Information

Harry Brookings Wallace was born in 1877 in St. Louis, Missouri. Wallace attended high school at Smith Academy and received his B.A. at Yale in 1899. After finishing his education at Yale, Wallace came home to St. Louis and began working at the Samuel Cupples Woodenware Company. He began with a position in the sample and stock room before moving up in the company, eventually becoming president in 1918. Wallace’s connection to Washington University started with his uncle, Robert S. Brookings. Wallace followed in his uncle’s footsteps and became a board member of Washington University in 1923, its president from 1942-1951 and acting chancellor from 1944-1945. Wallace died in 1955.

Arrangement

This collection is divided into three series as described below:

Series 01:  Materials Related to Samuel Cupples Woodenware Company, 1873-1932 includes materials related Wallace's time at the Cupples Company.  Arranged alphabetically by File name.

Series 02:  Materials Related to Washington University, 1942-1952 includes correspondences and documents while president and acting chancellor of the university.  Arranged alphabetically by File name.

Series 03:  Personal Materials, 1892-1958 includes personal correspondences, publications and other personal materials.  Arranged alphabetically by File name.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to the University Archives in 2008.

Accruals and Additions

Accurals are interfiled within the collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Elizabeth Reecht in October 2012. Updated by Sarah Schnuriger in August 2016, September 2018, and October 2019.

Title
Harry Brookings Wallace Personal Papers
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Revision Statements

  • 2021 March 31: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Contact:
Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495