Guide to the Honorary Degrees Files, 1881-1956

Collection number: UA 1/5/4
Size: 3 boxes (1.5 cu.ft.)

About Honorary Degrees

The first honorary degree was awarded in 1881 by the Trustees to Jeremiah W. Sanborn of Gilmanton, NH for his years of service as the manager of the College farm. The practice of awarding honorary degrees has been suspended twice, once during the latter part of President Gibb’s administration, when the alumni passed a resolution disapproving the granting of the Master of Science as an honorary degree, and again by President Engelhardt, who did not believe in honorary degrees so none was awarded during his administration (1936-1944).

About the Honorary Degrees Files

This series contains files from the president's office concerning nominations for honorary degrees. It also contains citations given to those on whom degrees were conferred.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], [Folder], [Box], Honorary Degrees Files, 1881-1956, UA 1/5/4, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.

More honorary degree files may be found in the Office of the Presidents, UA 2/1/12; Gregg Sanborn's files UA 2/2/6 and in the vertical file folder titled Trustees Honorary Degrees and Awards Recipients, 1901-

Collection Arrangement

Alphabetically by recipient's last name

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 11881-1915List of Honorary Degree Recipients
Box 1, Folder 21932Abbott, Grace, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 31953Adams, Arthur Stanton, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 41949Adams, Sherman, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 51954Alexander, Marion Goodwin, Master of Laws
Box 1, Folder 61930Baker, Benjamin Ward, Master of Arts
Box 1, Folder 71958Barnard, Harry Everett, Doctor of Science
Box 1, Folder 81947Bass, Robert Perkins, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 91928Beach, Amy Marcy Cheney, Master of Arts
Box 1, Folder 101954Beach, Robin, Doctor of Engineering
Box 1, Folder 111951Beane, Fred Ellsworth, Master of Agriculture
Box 1, Folder 121934Beard, Mary, Doctor of Humanities
Box 1, Folder 131941Blood, Robert O., Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 141935Bridges, Henry Styles, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 151930Britton, Wilton Everett, Doctor of Science
Box 1, Folder 161922Brown, Albert G., Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 171945Brown, Charles Owen, Doctor of Engineering
Box 1, Folder 181924Brown, Fred H., Master of Arts
Box 1, Folder 191937Buschmeyer, Fred Sherman, Doctor of Letters
Box 1, Folder 201931Byrd, Richard Evelyn, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 211937Cannon, Ida Maud, Doctor of Humanities
Box 1, Folder 221934Carroll, Gladys Hasty, Master of Arts
Box 1, Folder 231932Coolidge, Mary Hill, Master of Arts
Box 1, Folder 241945Dale, Charles Milby, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 251933Dallas, John Thomas, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 261953Dawson, Charles Reginald, Doctor of Science
Box 1, Folder 271952Day, George Arthur, Doctor of Science
Box 1, Folder 281924Demeritt, Elizabeth Pickering, Master of Arts
Box 1, Folder 291953Dickey, John Sloan, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 301946Dickinson, Lucy Jennings, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 311947Dolloff, Charles Hall, Doctor of Science
Box 1, Folder 321955Dwinnell, Lane, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 331947Dreller, Louis, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 341949Elliott, John Spaulding, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 351946Everett, Frederic Elwin, Doctor of Engineering
Box 1, Folder 361935Fahey, John Henry, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 371932Falconer, John Ironside, Master of Science
Box 1, Folder 381944Felker, Andrew Llewellyn, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 391930Frost, Robert, Doctor of Letters
Box 1, Folder 401929Gibbs, William David, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 411933Gibson, Harvey Dow, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 421945Goldthwait, James Walter, Doctor of Science
Box 1, Folder 431947Graham, Roy C.L., Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 441953Gregg, Hugh, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 451953Groves, Gladys Hoagland, Doctor of Humane Letters
Box 1, Folder 461922Harriman, Alcie, Master of Arts
Box 1, Folder 471937Hauck, Arthur Andrew, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 481937Hetzel, Ralph Dorn, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 491951Hill, Edward Burlingame, Doctor of Music
Box 1, Folder 501937Hunter, Roy Deneale, Doctor of Laws
Box 1, Folder 511931Kennedy, Carl Duncan, Master of Science
Box 1, Folder 521932Kerr, Robert Brown, Master of Arts
Box 1, Folder 531946Keyes, Donald Babcock, Doctor of Science
Box 2
Box 2, Folder 11950Keyes, Frances Parkinson, Doctor of Humane Letters
Box 2, Folder 21935Kingsbury, Albert, Doctor of Science
Box 2, Folder 31933Knox, William Franklin, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 41954Knox, William Edward, Doctor of Engineering
Box 2, Folder 51956Langley, James McLellan, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 61924Little, Clarence Cook, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 71924Loveland, George Andrews, Doctor of Science
Box 2, Folder 81928MacDowell, Marian Nevins, Master of Arts
Box 2, Folder 91956Magrath, Raymond Charles, Doctor of Business Administration
Box 2, Folder 101953Makins, Roger Mellor, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 111931Morrison, Henry Clinton, Doctor of Humane Letters
Box 2, Folder 121937Murphy, Francis Parnell, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 131944Neal, Robert Abbott, Doctor of Engineering
Box 2, Folder 141948O'Neil, James Francis, Master of Arts
Box 2, Folder 151924Otis, Edward Osgood, Doctor of Science
Box 2, Folder 161931Page, Elwin Lawrence, Master of Arts
Box 2, Folder 171954Parrish, Maxfield, Doctor of Fine Arts
Box 2, Folder 181944Parsons, Charles Lathrop, Doctor of Science
Box 2, Folder 191932Perry, Lewis, Doctor of Letters
Box 2, Folder 201935Peterson, John Bertram, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 211931Pringle, James Nelson, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 221929Putnam, George Martin, Master of Arts
Box 2, Folder 231948Randall, Frank Wiggin, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 241928Ritzman, Ernest George, Master of Science
Box 2, Folder 251944Rochemont, Louis de, Doctor of Humaine Letters
Box 2, Folder 261948Sargent, Abbie Chase, Master of Arts
Box 2, Folder 271933Savage, Elmer Seth, Doctor of Science
Box 2, Folder 281952Sawyer, Charles Henry, Doctor of Fine Arts
Box 2, Folder 291947Sawyer, Elizabeth Coffin, Master of Arts
Box 2, Folder 301955Sawyer, Herbert Leslie, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 311929Schofield, Mary Lyon Cheney, Master of Arts
Box 2, Folder 321948Smith, Joseph Lindon, Doctor of Humane Letters
Box 2, Folder 331928Spaulding Huntley Nowell, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 341934Speare, Frank Palmer, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 351951Stoke, Harold Walter, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 361953Smith, Walter Bedell, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 371945Sughrue, Timothy George, Doctor of Engineering
Box 2, Folder 381949Sullivan, John Lawrence, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 391930Swasey, Ambrose, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 401955Thackery, Russell Ira, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 411929Tobey, Charles William, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 421930Watson, Thomas Augustus, Doctor of Science
Box 2, Folder 431955White, George W., Doctor of Science
Box 2, Folder 441950Whittemore, Lawrence Frederick, Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 451953Wilder, Thornton Nivan, Doctor of Literature
Box 2, Folder 461926Winant, John C., Doctor of Laws
Box 2, Folder 471935Wood, Mary Inez, Master of Arts
Box 3
Box 3, Folder 11928-1939Suggestions for honorary degrees, committee reports, misc. correspondence
Box 3, Folder 21944-1950Suggestions for honorary degrees, committee reports, misc. correspondence
Box 3, Folder 3no datesSuggestions for honorary degrees
Box 3, Folder 4Honorary degree nominations, A-B
Box 3, Folder 5Honorary degree nominations, C-D
Box 3, Folder 6Honorary degree nominations, E-G
Box 3, Folder 7Honorary degree nominations, H-J
Box 3, Folder 8Honorary degree nominations, K-P
Box 3, Folder 9Honorary degree nominations, R-Z