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Thomas Corwin Mendenhall Personal Papers, 1910-1999
24 boxes (10 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 32

Abstract:
President, Smith College and professor, Yale University. Papers include correspondence, memorabilia, writings, hobbies, course materials, Rhodes Scholarship information, professional records, news clippings, portraits and photographs.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to researchers according to the regulations of the College Archives. The letters of recomendation in Series IV are RESTRICTED.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or quote from the documents must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Thomas Corwin Mendenhall was born on June 14, 1910 in Chicago, IL to Charles E. Mendenhall, a physicist at the University of Wisconsin and Dorothy Reed Mendenhall, an 1895 graduate of Smith College and noted pediatrician.

Mendenhall received B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale in 1932 and 1938, respectively, and held B.S. and B.Litt. degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Mendenhall was a history professor at Yale University and coach of the crew team (1937-1959). Six years later he began taking on administrative duties, first as assistant to the provost at Yale University (1943-1950), then as the master of Berkeley College, an undergraduate residential college at Yale University (1950-1959). During his time at Yale, Mendenhall assisted in the establishment of the Directed Studies Program, and, with other colleagues in the history department, initiated the "problem method" of teaching history, which emphasizes the analysis of source materials as the foundation for the development of historical generalizations.

Mendenhall was the sixth president of Smith College. He accepted the position in 1958, and began work in the fall of 1959. He remained at the college for 16 years, retiring in the spring of 1975. He guided Smith through a succession of changes that significantly altered the college's social environment and curriculum. Smith participation in intercollegiate athletic competition greatly increased on his watch. In addition, Mendenhall's interest in increasing the collaboration among Smith and its four neighboring institutions -- Amherst, Mount Holyoke and Hampshire colleges and the University of Massachusetts -- led to the founding of Five Colleges, Inc., of which he was president from its beginning until his retirement. Beyond the Smith community, Mendenhall served on the boards of a number of secondary schools and was actively involved with the Council for Basic Education. In 1962, Mendenhall helped found Catalyst, the national, nonprofit organization that seeks to advance women in business and the professions, and he later chaired its board.

Mendenhall retired to Martha's Vineyard in 1975 with his wife Cornelia Baker Mendenhall. He married Cornelia Baker in 1938. Cornelia was born in Englewood, NJ and graduated from Vassar with a degree in biology in 1935. She was a very caring and nurturing wife. During his retirement Mendenhall was active in the community life of Martha's Vineyard, serving on the boards of the Martha's Vineyard Hospital and several conservation groups and regularly sailing his Menemsha 24 sloop on Vineyard Sound. He researched and wrote books on the history of rowing in America (1975-1993). Crew and boating were two of Mendenhall's lifetime passions. He found rowing to be a great source of relief throughout his life. He captained the Balliol College crew while at Oxford, coached the Berkeley College crew while teaching at Yale, served as an informal coach for college rowers at Smith and wrote three books on the subject, including A Short History of American Rowing (1980).

Mendenhall was loved by many, and his death on July 18, 1998 at the age of 88 on Martha's Vineyard was mourned by all those whose lives he had touched. Surviving him are his two daughters Bethany Mendenhall and Cornelia Small, and two grandchildren. Cornelia Mendenhall died on October 17, 2002 on Martha's Vineyard.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Mendenhall Papers include nearly 10 linear feet (24 document boxes) of material dating from 1910-1999. The papers include correspondence, writings, professional records, news clippings and photographs. For more specific information about the contents of the collection see the series descriptions and folder listing below.

Additional material in the Smith College Archives may be found in the papers of Mendenhall's mother, Dorothy Reed Mendenhall. They are housed in the Sophia Smith Collection. The presidential papers of Thomas Corwin Mendenhall may also prove useful.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open to researchers according to the regulations of the College Archives. The letters of recomendation in Series IV are RESTRICTED.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or quote from the documents must be obtained from the Smith College Archives.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Thomas Corwin Mendenhall Personal Papers, box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The Mendenhall papers were donated to the College Archives by Thomas and Cornelia Mendenhall in a number of accessions following his retirement as the president of Smith College in 1975.

Processing Information

Processed by Amy Melanson and Laura Finkel


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: nyoung@smith.edu
URL: http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
SERIES I. BIOGRAPHICAL MATERIAL

2 document boxes/ 0.8 linear ft.

The records in this series include news clippings, memorabilia, and correspondence. The bulk of the information relates to financial correspondence and rowing and sailing paraphernalia. There is also information about the Mendenhall family, travel memorabilia, and leisure activities.

General
1910-1998

Box 1: folder 1
Newspaper Clippings
1959-1999

Box 1: folder 2
Bethany Land
1939-1952, n.d.

Box 1: folder 3
Bethany Gilbert & Sullivan Society
1947-1948

Box 1: folder 4
Childhood Miscellaneous
n.d.

Box 1: folder 5
Family



General
1936, 1940, n.d.

Box 1: folder 6
Children
1967, 1996

Box 1: folder 7
Publication of "Mendenhall Family Affairs" Correspondence
1959-1974

Box 1: folder 8
Marriage
1937-1938, n.d.

Box 1: folder 9
Finances



General
1952-1972

Box 1: folder 10
Bank of Wisconsin
1949, 1956-1957, 1971

Box 1: folder 11
Dorothy Reed Mendenhall's Estate
1950-1970, n.d.

Box 1: folder 12
Edith Allen Clark Estate
1966

Box 1: folder 13
TCM Estate Plan
1972

Box 1: folder 14
Income Statements
1952-1976

Box 1: folder 15
Lists of Assets
1949-1972

Box 1: folder 16
Tax Returns
1936-1970

Box 1: folder 17
Miscellaneous Bills & Receipts
1933-1943, n.d.

Box 1: folder 18
Rowing & Sailing
1930-1940

Box 2: folder 1
Rowing & Sailing
1931-1940, n.d.

Box 2: folder 2
Travel



Passports
1925-1928

Box 2: folder 3
Cruises
1929-1937, n.d.

Box 2: folder 4
Germany
1931-1938, n.d.

Box 2: folder 5
Miscellaneous
1935-1938, 1950, n.d.

Box 2: folder 6
Theatre Programs
circa 1929-1936

Box 2: folder 7
Theatre Programs
1930-1937, n.d.

Box 2: folder 8
Miscellaneous
1931, 1936, n.d.

Box 2: folder 9
SERIES II. EDUCATION

5 document boxes/ 2.1 linear ft.

The files in this series are organized roughly chronologically by institution. Included are correspondence, papers, and memorabilia. Also included are sample examinations, crew team material, alumni material, and Rhodes scholarship information. Some oversized material is also included in a separate box (#5) near the end of the series.

Grade School
1919-1921

Box 3: folder 1
Wisconsin High School
1921-1924

Box 3: folder 2
Asheville School
1925, 1927, 1929

Box 3: folder 3
Ecole Alsacienne
1926

Box 3: folder 4
Le Rosey-General
1927

Box 3: folder 5
Le Rosey-Notebooks
1927

Box 3: folder 6
Philips Academy
1927-1928

Box 3: folder 7
Philips Academy-Correspondence
1931, 1934, 1937, 1950, n.d.

Box 3: folder 8
College Entrance Exams
1925-1927

Box 3: folder 9
Yale



General
1925-1938, n.d.

Box 4: folder 1
Examination Questions
1929-1938

Box 4: folder 2
Graduate Work
circa 1932-1937

Box 4: folder 3
Track Team Memorabilia
1928-1932

Box 4: folder 4
Undergraduate Autobiographical Essays
n.d.

Box 4: folder 5
Memorabilia
1927-1936

Box 4: folder 6
Memorabilia
1937-1940, n.d.

Box 4: folder 7
Miscellaneous Papers, Folder 1
1927-1931

Box 4: folder 8
[OVERSIZE MATERIALS (Box 5)]



Miscellaneous Papers, Folder 2
1937

Box 5: folder 1
Oxford



Crew
1934-1940, n.d.

Box 5: folder 2
Crew-Memorabilia
1933-1939

Box 5: folder 3
Papers



"The Beckett Controversy"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 4
Bibliography for "Influence of the East on Roman Christian Act
n.d.

Box 5: folder 5
"Death of James I - Natural or Unnatural?", by J. Roy Newton
n.d.

Box 5: folder 6
"The Development of the Fury under Henry II"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 7
"The Development of Parliament in the 14th Century"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 8
"Foreign Period"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 9
"Foreign Period"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 10
"The Foreign Policy of Henry II"
Mar 1931

Box 5: folder 11
Frags
n.d.

Box 5: folder 12
"Frederick as an Enlightened Despot"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 13
"Gibbon's Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire"
1934

Box 5: folder 14
"How the Efforts of the Upper Landholding Classess to
1934 n.d.

Box 5: folder 15
"How far was Magna Carta a Baronial Reaction from
1934 n.d. n.d.

Box 5: folder 16
"In What Sense was England a Feudal Monarchy in the
1934 n.d. n.d. n.d.

Box 5: folder 17
"Johnson's Journey to the Western Isles"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 18
"The Lancastrian Experiment"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 19
"Locke, Hume, & Robertson
n.d.

Box 5: folder 20
"Marivaux & Richardson"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 21
"Military System of Edward I"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 22
"Political Theory"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 23
"Principles underlying the Foreign Policy of James I"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 24
"Protectorate & Restoration"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 25
"Richard II - as Treated by the Historians"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 26
"Roman - Britain"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 27
"The Significance of Domesday"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 28
"Underlying Causes of the Baronial Revolt of 1268"
n.d.

Box 5: folder 29
Untitled, Period 1066-1272
Mar 1934

Box 5: folder 30
General
1933-1937

Box 6: folder 1
Alumni Material
1940-1982, n.d.

Box 6: folder 2
Epaminonas, Philip & Alexander
n.d.

Box 6: folder 3
"Hellenistic Strategy"
n.d.

Box 6: folder 4
Rhodes Scholarship



General
1931-1938

Box 6: folder 5
Correspondence
1931-1942

Box 6: folder 6
Miscellaneous Papers & Notes
n.d.

Box 6: folder 7
Receipts
1933-1937

Box 6: folder 8
Memorabilia
1931-1934

Box 6: folder 9
Memorabilia
1935-1936

Box 6: folder 10
Memorabilia
1937-1939, 1950, n.d.

Box 6: folder 11
SERIES III. PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

10 document boxes/ 4.2 linear ft.

Mendenhall's personal correspondence comprises the bulk of his collection. The material is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, with a set of miscellaneous and unidentified items at the end. Some oversized material is also included in a separate box (# 16) at the end of the series.

Allison, John S.
1932-1936, n.d.

Box 7: folder 1
Baker, Mrs. G.D. [Cornelia's Mother]
circa 1938

Box 7: folder 2
Baker, Jaimie
n.d.

Box 7: folder 3
Balfour, Nancy
1934-1935, n.d.

Box 7: folder 4
Baltins, Nancy Solstad
1994-1995

Box 7: folder 5
Barres, Dorothy & Hester [Hertic]
1931-1935, n.d.

Box 7: folder 6
Bartholomew, Dwight
1970, n.d.

Box 7: folder 7
Bauer, Nancy
circa 1980

Box 7: folder 8
Bell, Edith
1933

Box 7: folder 9
Benbow, Edna
1936, 1940, n.d.

Box 7: folder 10
Benson, Rita
1975-1982

Box 7: folder 11
Bigelow, Sophia [Aunt Sophia, Mrs. Horace]
1936-1938

Box 7: folder 12
Bill, Kenneth
1935-1937

Box 7: folder 13
Bjorhus, Kathy
1978-1981

Box 7: folder 14
Bodine, Betty & John
1933-1946, 1975-1985, n.d.

Box 7: folder 15
Bodine, Katherine W.
1935, 1938

Box 7: folder 16
Bodine, Margaret
1938

Box 7: folder 17
Bodine, Tom
1936

Box 7: folder 18
Bonner, Susan Vaill
1976-1994

Box 7: folder 19
Brewster, Mary
1935-1939

Box 7: folder 20
Brown, Timothy
1935-1938

Box 7: folder 21
Bush, George H. W.
n.d.

Box 7: folder 22
Child, Julia
1976

Box 7: folder 23
Coffey, Keating
1928-1952, n.d.

Box 7: folder 24
Coffey, Titian & Eva
1930-1934

Box 7: folder 25
Coffin, Fran Sue
1928-1933

Box 7: folder 26
Corbin, Peter
1937-1938, n.d.

Box 7: folder 27
Costley-White, Cyril
1937, 1938, 1942, n.d.

Box 7: folder 28
Cousins, Hulda Fox [Friend of Louisa K. Fast]
1934-1938

Box 7: folder 29
Cousol, Marguerite
1929-1934

Box 7: folder 30
Cunningham, Hugh
1937-1942

Box 7: folder 31
Davis, Catherine [Kate]
1931-1937, n.d.

Box 7: folder 32
Davis, Dick
1934-1935, n.d.

Box 7: folder 33
Dean, Janet
1934

Box 7: folder 34
Deards, Anne
1933-1937, n.d.

Box 7: folder 35
DeVane, Bill & Mabel
1948, 1950, 1958

Box 7: folder 36
Dickinson, Alice
1973-1975, ca. 1987

Box 7: folder 37
Dodge, Katherine & R.E. Neil
1926-1938, n.d.

Box 7: folder 38
Duckett, Eleanor
1960-1962

Box 7: folder 39
Dumas, Hilda
1933-1940, 1949, n.d.

Box 7: folder 40
Dunham, Bill
1975-1976

Box 7: folder 41
Dunlap, Cecile Bausman [CY]
1930-1935, n.d.

Box 7: folder 42
Dunn, Mary Maples
1990-1994

Box 7: folder 43
English, Jocelyn
1935-1936

Box 7: folder 44
Faison, Sam L.
1933-1938

Box 7: folder 45
Fast, Louisa K.



To CBM
1975, n.d.

Box 8: folder 1
From CBM
1957-1965

Box 8: folder 2
From CBM
1966-1967

Box 8: folder 3
From CBM
1968-1970

Box 8: folder 4
From CBM
1971-1974

Box 8: folder 5
From CBM
n.d.

Box 8: folder 6
To TCM
1932-1935, ca. 1975

Box 8: folder 7
From TCM
1966-1971, n.d.

Box 8: folder 8
Fates, Harold L. [Joe]
1935

Box 8: folder 9
Flender, Mary [Molly]
1979, 1981, 1987, n.d.

Box 8: folder 10
Foord, Arch
1943-1950

Box 8: folder 11
Fort, John Franklin [Frank, Buttercup]
1934-1935

Box 8: folder 12
Friar, Mary
1936, 1937, n.d.

Box 8: folder 13
Galbraith, James & Jane
1936, n.d.

Box 8: folder 14
Galbraith, Matt
1989

Box 8: folder 15
Gaunstatd, C. Harris
1934, n.d.

Box 8: folder 16
Gesell, Beatrice Chandler
1931-1935

Box 8: folder 17
Gesell, Gerchard Alden & Masion [Gerry & Peggy]
1933-1937, n.d.

Box 8: folder 18
Gesell, Katherine Chandler [Tassy, Mrs. Joseph Walden]
1933-1937, n.d.

Box 8: folder 19
Gesell, Peggy [Peggy Pike]
1936

Box 8: folder 20
Glover, Everett & Virginia [Ginnie]
1973-1989, n.d.

Box 9: folder 1
Gotwals, Vernon
1918-1994

Box 9: folder 2
Greenleaf, Cynthia
1975-1979

Box 9: folder 3
Griswold, A. Whitney & Mary
1950, 1981, n.d.

Box 9: folder 4
Hanks, Jim
1932, 1938, 1958-1959, n.d.

Box 9: folder 5
Hanks, June [Lucien] & Jane
1926-1994

Box 9: folder 6
Hanks, June [Lucien] & Jane
n.d.

Box 9: folder 7
Hart, Margaret M.
1931-1935

Box 9: folder 8
Henning, Basil Duke
1936-1941, 1949-1964, 1980, n.d.

Box 9: folder 9
Hodgkinson, Laura
1936, 1977, n.d.

Box 9: folder 10
Hoyt, Kity [Kit]
1980-1993

Box 9: folder 11
Hoyt, Nelly S.
circa 1960, 1975, 1977, 1992-1994, n.d.

Box 9: folder 12
Jones, Llewellyn
1935-1936

Box 9: folder 13
Kennedy, Jacqueline
1964

Box 9: folder 14
Kenny, Anthony
1978

Box 9: folder 15
Lamont, Helen [Aunt Helen]
1932-1935

Box 9: folder 16
Langdale, Marion
1910

Box 9: folder 17
Lascelles, John
1934-1937, n.d.

Box 9: folder 18
Leach, Mary Alice
1931-1934, n.d.

Box 9: folder 19
Lloyd, Frank & Betty
1935-1938, n.d.

Box 9: folder 20
Logue, Kathy
1979

Box 9: folder 21
Lovett, Sid [Uncle Sid]
n.d.

Box 9: folder 22
Luederite, Clara
1934-1935, n.d.

Box 9: folder 23
McGhee, George C.
1936-1937, n.d.

Box 9: folder 24
McInerny, Anne [Pinkston]
1979-1981, 1995, n.d.

Box 9: folder 25
Mendell, C.W.
1942-1943

Box 9: folder 26
Mendenhall, Bethany [Boo]
1952-1962, n.d.

Box 9: folder 27
Mendenhall, Charles E.



To TCM
1926-1935, n.d.

Box 9: folder 28
From TCM
1926-1936

Box 10: folder 1
From Miscellaneous
1926-1932

Box 10: folder 2
Mendenhall, Cornelia



From TCM
1938

Box 10: folder 3
From TCM [In England]
Jun-Aug, 1952

Box 10: folder 4
From TCM [In England]
Jun-Aug, 1955

Box 10: folder 5
To TCM
1950-1964

Box 10: folder 6
Mendenhall, Dorothy Reed



From CBM
circa 1937-1957

Box 10: folder 7
From TCM [From Switzerland]
1926-1927

Box 10: folder 8
From TCM [From Phillips Academy, Andover, MA]
1927-1928

Box 10: folder 9
From TCM [From Yale]
1928-1929, n.d.

Box 10: folder 10
From TCM [From Yale]
1929-1930

Box 10: folder 11
From TCM [From Yale]
1930-1931

Box 10: folder 12
From TCM [From Yale]
1931-1932

Box 10: folder 13
From TCM [From Yale]
1932-1933

Box 10: folder 14
From TCM [From Yale]
1933-1934

Box 10: folder 15
From TCM [From Yale]
1935

Box 11: folder 1
From TCM [From Yale]
1936

Box 11: folder 2
From TCM [From Yale]
1937-1938

Box 11: folder 3
From TCM [From Yale]
1938

Box 11: folder 4
From TCM [On Sabbatical at Oxford]
1949-1950

Box 11: folder 5
From TCM [From Yale]
1954-1955

Box 11: folder 6
From TCM [From Yale]
1955-1956

Box 11: folder 7
From TCM [From Yale]
1957

Box 11: folder 8
From TCM [From Yale]
1963-1964, n.d.

Box 11: folder 9
From TCM Children
1956-1957

Box 11: folder 10
In Senior Drama Show with Florence M. Spalker: A Mid Summer Nights Dream
1895

Box 11: folder 11
Condolences for the Death of DRM-Miscellaneous (A-L)
1964

Box 11: folder 12
Condolences for the Death of DRM-Miscellaneous (M-Z)
1964

Box 12: folder 1
Mendenhall, Mary
1954-1955, n.d.

Box 12: folder 2
Mendenhall, Nealy
1954-1955, n.d.

Box 12: folder 3
Monteivault, Ctesse de
1934

Box 12: folder 4
Montgomery, Josephine
1933, 1934, 1937

Box 12: folder 5
Montgomery, Mary Dudley
1932, n.d.

Box 12: folder 6
Moore, John D. & Mary
1933-1937, n.d.

Box 12: folder 7
Morgan, Constance
1967-1975

Box 12
To CBM
1967-1975

Box 12: folder 8
To TCM
1975-1995, n.d.

Box 12: folder 9
Moseley, Anna Burr
1932-1937

Box 12: folder 10
Neff, Ruth & Eugene
1932-1937, n.d.

Box 12: folder 11
Notestein, Ada Comstock [Mrs. Wallace]



To CBM
1970

Box 12: folder 12
To TCM
1955-1968

Box 12: folder 13
Notestein, Wallace
1933-1942, n.d.

Box 12: folder 14
Offner, Elliot
1980-1982

Box 12: folder 15
Osborn, Bob
1965, 1970, n.d.

Box 12: folder 16
Overton, Mary [Aunt]
1933-1937

Box 12: folder 17
Owen, David
1932-1936

Box 12: folder 18
Paepke, Nitza
1934-1935, 1963, 1969

Box 12: folder 19
Page-Gernon, Dorothy
1926-1934, n.d.

Box 12: folder 20
Pargellis, Stanley & Elizabeth [Betty]
1932-1937

Box 12: folder 21
Pollock, Herb
1936-1939, 1988, 1993, n.d.

Box 12: folder 22
Quidlen, Mary
1973-1977, n.d.

Box 12: folder 23
Quinn, Florence [Flo]
1975-1980

Box 12: folder 24
Renwick, Ralph & Eliza
1933-1937, n.d.

Box 12: folder 25
Rosenberry, Cicely
1918-1969, n.d.

Box 12: folder 26
Rosenberry, Marvin & Lois [Aunt Lois]
1934, 1937, n.d.

Box 12: folder 27
Rostow, Eugene V.
1950, n.d.

Box 12: folder 28
Rowland, Benjamin Allen [Al]
1932, 1933, 1935

Box 12: folder 29
Schalk, Marshall
1980

Box 12: folder 30
Sharp, Bestria & Frank C.
1935, 1938, n.d.

Box 12: folder 31
Sheriff, Bob
1935-1938

Box 12: folder 32
Sherriff-MacGregor, M. Uma
1936-1938

Box 13: folder 1
Simmons, Ruth
1994, 1995

Box 13: folder 2
Smith, Caroline
1926-1931

Box 13: folder 3
Standing, Mary
1932-1933

Box 13: folder 4
Stella, Trudy
1975, 1976, 1993

Box 13: folder 5
Stuurman, Don
1935-1940, n.d.

Box 13: folder 6
Sumner, Humphrey
1935-1940, n.d.

Box 13: folder 7
Tap, Hendrik
1931-1932

Box 13: folder 8
Tener, Alexander
1932-1937, n.d.

Box 13: folder 9
Upton, Eleanor
1966-1967

Box 13: folder 10
Vaill, George D.
1968-1975

Box 13: folder 11
Van Dusen, Lewis
1933-1937, n.d.

Box 13: folder 12
Ward, Paul
1988-1994

Box 13: folder 13
Watts, Ellen
1975, 1982, 1988-1990, n.d.

Box 13: folder 14
White, Katherine [Mrs. E. B.]
1977

Box 13: folder 15
Woodhall, Bertha
1934-1937, n.d.

Box 13: folder 16
Young, Francis
1930-1937, n.d.

Box 13: folder 17
Young, Karl
1935

Box 13: folder 18
Zug, Jeanette & Charles
1929-1935, n.d.

Box 13: folder 19
First Name Only



Barbara [Babs, B.]
1930-1931, n.d.

Box 13: folder 20
Bill
1932-1935, n.d.

Box 13: folder 21
John
1931-1938, n.d.

Box 13: folder 22
Josh
1934, n.d.

Box 13: folder 23
Mac
1927-1928, 1935-1937

Box 13: folder 24
Sheila
1933-1934

Box 13: folder 25
Stephen
1936-1937

Box 13: folder 26
Stewart [Stew]
1936-1938

Box 13: folder 27
Miscellaneous A-Z
circa 1920s

Box 13: folder 28
Miscellaneous A-H
circa 1930s

Box 13: folder 29
Miscellaneous I-Z
circa 1930s

Box 13: folder 30
Miscellaneous A-Z
circa 1940s

Box 14: folder 1
Miscellaneous A-Z
circa 1950s

Box 14: folder 2
Miscellaneous A-Z
circa 1960s

Box 14: folder 3
Miscellaneous A-M
circa 1970s

Box 14: folder 4
Miscellaneous N-Z
circa 1970s

Box 14: folder 5
Miscellaneous A-Z
circa 1980s

Box 15: folder 1
Miscellaneous A-Z
circa 1990s

Box 15: folder 2
Miscellaneous A-Z
n.d.

Box 15: folder 3
Miscellaneous Family
1926-1969, n.d.

Box 15: folder 4
Miscellaneous No Names
1929-1938, n.d.

Box 15: folder 5
Miscellaneous Holiday Cards A-Z, No Name
1933, 1936-1937, 1951, 1965, 1980, 1983, n.d.

Box 15: folder 6
[OVERSIZE MATERIALS (Box 16)]



Brown, John
1934-1939, 1962, 1972-1995, n.d.

Box 16: folder 1
Galbraith, Vivian & Ena [wife]
1936-1940, 1952-1979, 1991, n.d.

Box 16: folder 2
Mendenhall, John & Sally
1926-1945

Box 16: folder 3
Mendenhall, John & Sally
1950-1959

Box 16: folder 4
Mendenhall, John & Sally
1960-1969

Box 16: folder 5
Mendenhall, John & Sally
1970-1979

Box 16: folder 6
Mendenhall, John & Sally
1980-1993, n.d.

Box 16: folder 7
Moore, Mary [Galbraith] & John D.
1933-1937, 1977-1994, n.d.

Box 16: folder 8
Moulton, Sylvia [Fletcher]
1934-1949, 1962-1989, n.d.

Box 16: folder 9
Weaver, Toby & Marjory
1960-1997, n.d.

Box 16: folder 10
SERIES IV. PROFESSIONAL RECORDS

2 document boxes/ 0.8 linear ft.

The Professional Records series consists of correspondence, reports, and organizations with whom Mendenhall was affiliated. The bulk of the information relates to professional work done at Yale, including reports on the committee on general education and specific proposals for the revamping of the history department. Also included is professional work done at Smith College [post-retirement] with respect to the Ada Comstock program and issues regarding coeducation. The last folder of material entitled 'Letters of Recommendation' is RESTRICTED.

College Entrance Examination Board
1955-1958

Box 17: folder 1
Job Offers
1939-1948

Box 17: folder 2
Prospect Hill School
1956

Box 17: folder 3
Response to Broadcast on January 30, 1955
1955

Box 17: folder 4
Smith College [Post-Retirement]



General
1972-1996

Box 17: folder 5
Ada Comstock Program
1996

Box 17: folder 6
Coeducation
1978-1987

Box 17: folder 7
War Department/West Point
1941-1944, n.d.

Box 17: folder 8
World Caravan Guild, Inc.
1937-1938

Box 17: folder 9
Yale



General
1932-1950

Box 17: folder 10
General
1955-1971

Box 17: folder 11
General
n.d.

Box 17: folder 12
Committee on General Education
1953-1957

Box 18: folder 1
Committee on General Education
n.d.

Box 18: folder 2
Crew Team
1949-1950, n.d.

Box 18: folder 3
S.B. Hemingway, Master of Berkeley College
1949-1950

Box 18: folder 4
Hemingway Retirement
1938-1950, n.d.

Box 18: folder 5
History Department
1944-1945, n.d.

Box 18: folder 6
"The Mendenhall Proposals..."
1954

Box 18: folder 7
"Yale's Stake in the Residential Principle..."
1957

Box 18: folder 8
Miscellaneous
1937-1951, 1975

Box 18: folder 9
Letters of Recommendation


Box 18: folder 10
Note:

RESTRICTED MATERIAL

SERIES V. WRITINGS and SPEECHES

5 document boxes/ 2.1 linear ft.

The majority of the Writings and Speeches series consists of research material for Mendenhall's publication entitled The Shrewsbury Drapers and the Welsh Wool Trade in the XVI and XVII Centuries (1953), which he worked on both as a graduate student and as a professor at Yale. Also included are articles, which are mostly related to his own personal work with relation to history, education, or crew and also issues that members of the Yale community found challenging and Smith relations. The series further includes speeches and quotable quotes that mainly pertain to Smith and Yale affairs.

General
1937-1947, n.d.

Box 19
General-Publishers
1947, 1963-1987

Box 19
Research Material



General
1935-1936

Box 19
1949-1950 Sabbatical
1949-1950

Box 19
Cradock



Letters from Sarah B. Ball
1952, 1955, 1956

Box 19
Letters from Sarah B. Ball
1959, n.d.

Box 19
Agents & Apprentices
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
Agent Ratcliffe
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
Agents
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
Home-Essex
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
Will
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
at Medford
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
at Medford
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
Burgess "The Short Parliament"
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
"The Long Parliament"
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
"Colony Records" vs. Amer. Antiq. Soc. -Schurtleff vs. Haven
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
"Hiatus"
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
"Hiatus"
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
Cradock



General
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
Biography-Essex Institute
circa 1928-1959

Box 19
Biography-Massachusetts Historical Society
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Biography-Roberts
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Genealogy-Miscellaneous
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Skinners of London
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Massachusetts Bay Company-Charter
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
East India Company-Charter
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
American Ante Massachusetts Bay Colony
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Endecott
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Chronology-Dorchester-Massachusetts Bay Interregnum
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Cradock



Biography-Rose-Troup
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Biography-Skinners
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Irish Property
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Acts of the Privy Council
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Cradock & Cokayne-Ships & Shipping
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Quo Warranto of 1635
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Suffolk Deeds-Index of Grantors
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Cradock-Home-Wales
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Colony Records-Massachusetts
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Cradock-Biography-(A-B)
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Alderman Cockayne's Project & the Cloth Trade
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Tomb of Sir William Cokayne & his Wife
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Calendar of State Papers



1513-1616
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
1617-1621
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
1622-1624
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
1625-1629
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
1513-1641
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
New England Company-Rose-Troup
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Cradock



London
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Miscellaneous
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Massachusetts Bay Colony



Rose-Troup
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Miscellaneous
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Cradock-Biography-New England Historical Society
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
London-Church Records
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Cradock
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Letter to Winthrop
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Biography-Medford Historical Society
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Genealogy-Chart
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Church Catalogue
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Cradock's Plantation-Medford Historical Society
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Brereton's Account of Gosnold's Voyage
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Levett's Voyage
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Waymouth's Voyage
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
"Description of New England" -Captain John Smith
circa 1928-1959

Box 20
Records of the Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay Colony-Young
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 1
Cradock-Bibliography
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 2
Winthrop Papers-Miscellaneous
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 3
Colony Records-Miscellaneous
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 4
Cradock-Genealogy-Chart
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 5
Arthurian Ballad-Caradoc
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 6
Cradock-Not Matthew
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 7
Skinners
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 8
Cokayne, Sir William
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 9
Ancestry
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 10
House
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 11
Calendar of the State Papers


Box 21: folder 12
1630-1634
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 13
1635-1641
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 14
Puritans
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 15
Cradock, Damaris
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 16
London
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 17
Map of London
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 18
London Stone
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 19
Cradock


Box 21: folder 20
Government in New England
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 21
Correspondence-Miscellaneous (A-Z)
1955-1956

Box 21: folder 22
Drapers-Research Book


Box 21: folder 23
A-F
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 24
G-P
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 25
R-Z
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 26
Shrewsbury Drapers
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 27
Shrewsbury Drapers-Correspondence
1949-1953

Box 21: folder 28
Nationalism & Sectionalism in 19th Century America
circa1928-1959

Box 21: folder 29
Slavery in Politics
circa 1928-1959

Box 21: folder 30
Articles



The American Way in Higher Education-The Yale Review
n.d.

Box 22: folder 1
The Apse up to Year 1000 A.D.
n.d.

Box 22: folder 2
Books and Bookstores-New York City Conference for the National Association of College Stores
1959

Box 22: folder 3
Chance and Change in Smith College's First Century-Smith College
1976

Box 22: folder 4
Clio Need not be Bemused-with W.H. Dunham, Fr.-American Association University Professor Bulletin
1946

Box 22: folder 5
General Education through Specialization-School and Society
1954

Box 22: folder 6
The Great Depression of 1929-Social Education
1958

Box 22: folder 7
Have Oar, Will Travel: Short History of the Yale Crew Team of 1956-Berkeley College, Yale University
1957

Box 22: folder 8
History and the Social Sciences-New England Association of Social Studies Teachers-Radcliffe College
1958

Box 22: folder 9
Historical Revisions-The New England Social Studies Bulletin
1952

Box 22: folder 10
History of Art and the General History Course-with Summer Mck. Crosby-College Art Journal
1948

Box 22: folder 11
How Much History for the College-Bound Student-Social Studies Topics
1954

Box 22: folder 12
Integrative Aspects in Curricula-Main Currents in Modern Thought
1955

Box 22: folder 13
The Introductory College Course in Civilization-The American Historical Review
1944

Box 22: folder 14
Lecturing English and American-Universities Quarterly
1950

Box 22: folder 15
Making History Come Alive-with James Howard-The Council for Basic Education
1982

Box 22: folder 16
Mendenhall President of Smith-Yale Historical Bulletin
1959

Box 23: folder 1
The Mendenhall Proposals: An Intrigue in Three Acts-Berkeley College, Yale University
1954

Box 23: folder 2
A Merioneth Wage Assessment for 1601-Berkeley College, Yale University
n.d.

Box 23: folder 3
Rowing Dangerously-Eastern Sprints
1991

Box 23: folder 4
The Sabin and Mendenhall Papers, by Dorothy Schullian-Journal of the History of Medicine
1960

Box 23: folder 5
Shrewsbury in New England-Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society
1953

Box 23: folder 6
Review of "Studies of Elizabethan Foreign Trade"-American Historical Review
1960

Box 23: folder 7
This Changing Yale-Yale Alumni Magazine
1948

Box 23: folder 8
Women, Hercules, and Athletes-The College Board Review
1979

Box 23: folder 9
Speeches



Berkeley College



Farewell to Mendenhall Transcript
circa 1959

Box 23: folder 10
25th Anniversary of the College Plan at Yale
1959

Box 23: folder 11
Senior Dinner
May 1966

Box 23: folder 12
"A Brief Report on the Effect of the Ford Grant on Smith College"
n.d.

Box 23: folder 13
Commencement



Berkeley College
1959

Box 23: folder 14
Smith College-"Perspectives"
May 1983

Box 23: folder 15
Smith College
1989

Box 23: folder 16
S.P.S.
May 1957

Box 23: folder 17
Memorial Service for Bunting, Henry
1954

Box 23: folder 18
Montclair Academy
Jun 1951

Box 23: folder 19
"Physical Education at Smith, Past, Present, and Future
n.d.

Box 23: folder 20
P.H.S.
Jun 1958

Box 23: folder 21
Quotable Quotes
n.d.

Box 23: folder 22
Teacher Training, New Style
n.d.

Box 23: folder 23
"To the Class of 1960"
1985

Box 23: folder 24
"The Transition to Yale Life from Secondary School"
n.d.

Box 23: folder 25
Yale Miscellaneous
circa 1950-1959

Box 23: folder 26
"Women's Education and the Education of Women"
n.d.

Box 23: folder 27
SERIES VI. PHOTOGRAPHS and EPHEMERA

1 document box/ 0.4 linear ft.

The Photographs and Ephemera series includes Mendenhall portraits, family portraits, portraits of friends, and photos taken during leisurely travel as well as while attending collegiate institutions. Also included are many crew and sailing photos, including a sailing album and Van Fisher sailing photos. There are several unidentified and miscellaneous photos located at the end of the series.

Photos



TCM Portraits
circa 1920-1930s, n.d.

Box 24: folder 1
TCM Candids
1930-1989, n.d.

Box 24: folder 2
Family
1950-1952, n.d.

Box 24: folder 3
Friends
1930-1990, n.d.

Box 24: folder 4
Germany Trip
1934

Box 24: folder 5
Oxford
1934-1935

Box 24: folder 6
Le Rosey
circa 1920-1927, n.d.

Box 24: folder 7
TCM at Yale
1931-1959, n.d.

Box 24: folder 8
Smith [Post-Retirement]
1977-1991

Box 24: folder 9
Miscellaneous Crew and Sailing
1934, 1950-1959, 1975, 1995, n.d.

Box 24: folder 10
Sailing Album
1928-1931

Box 24: folder 11
Van Fisher Sailing Photos
n.d.

Box 24: folder 12
Unidentified and Miscellaneous
1929-1959, n.d.

Box 24: folder 13

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Subjects
  • Historians--United States.
  • Mendenhall, Thomas Corwin.
  • Smith College--Presidents.
  • Yale University--Administration.
  • Yale University--Faculty.

Contributors
  • Comstock, Ada Louise.
  • Dunn, Mary Maples.
  • Fast, Louisa K.
  • Galbraith, V. H. (Vivian Hunter), 1889-
  • Hanks, Jane Richardson, 1908-
  • Hanks, Lucien M. (Lucien Mason), 1910-
  • Mendenhall, Charles E. (Charles Elwood), 1872-1935.
  • Mendenhall, Cornelia.
  • Mendenhall, Dorothy Reed, 1874-1964.


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