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Thomas H. Eliot Personal Papers

Identifier: WUA-03-wua00096

This collection contains material relating to Washington University, correspondence, Harvard material, law files, governmental papers, personal papers of Mr. and Mrs. Eliot, scrapbooks, honorary degrees, photos and certificates. 


  • Creation: 1923-1983


Conditions Governing Access

There is a restricted folder in Series 01, Box 06.

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 (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.)


19.00 Linear Feet

Biographical Information

Thomas Hopkinson Eliot (1907-1991) was the 12th chancellor of Washington University, serving from 1962-1971. A graduate of Harvard University in 1928 and its law school in 1932, he came to the University in 1952 as chairman of political science, becoming dean of the College of Liberal Arts, vice chancellor, and dean of faculties in 1962, and chancellor in 1962.


The collection is divided into series by subject matter and then arranged alphabetically within the series

The series in this collection are:

Series 01: Washington University Material

Series 02: Harvard University Material

Series 03: Law Files

Series 04: Government Papers

Series 05: Personal Papers of Thomas H. Eliot and Mrs. Thomas H. Eliot

Series 06: Scrapbooks and Honorary Degrees

Series 07: Oversized Items

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated to University Archives in June 1993 by Lois J. Eliot (Mrs. Thomas H. Eliot).

Processing Information

Processed by Jay Kempen and Sarah Pabarcus in December 2005

Thomas H. Eliot Personal Papers
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Revision Statements

  • 2021 May 21: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

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