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 The collection also includes published and unpublished articles, papers, speeches, and reports.
WW.H. (Hal) Cowley was born in Petersburg, Virginia on May 28, 1899. Shortly thereafter his family moved to New. York City
where he lived until the age of twenty-one. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1924, and received his Ph. D. in 1930 from
the University of Chicago. Although he took his advanced degree in Psychology, an interest in higher education (which had
been growing since his undergraduate days at Dartmouth) led to a succession of jobs in college administration: as Assistant
to the President and Head of Placement Services, briefly, at the University of Chicago, as a professor of Psychology with
the Educational Research Bureau at Ohio State University from 1931 through 1937, and as President of Hamilton College from
1938 to 1944.
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