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President William H. Bruce Records, 1904-1924 | University Archives

By Marissa Posada

Collection Overview

Title: President William H. Bruce Records, 1904-1924Add to your cart.
ID: 02/02/UP0005
Primary Creator: President William H. Bruce (1904-1924)
Extent: 4.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material type and date.

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This collection contains letters to the Board of Regent members, the Attorney General, and correspondence between Texas College Presidents. It also contains budgetary and financial records, including scholarships and funding. There are school publications, advertisements, class offerings, and summers school. There is also faculty meeting minutes, faculty contracts, affiliations and standards, certificates and correspondence with clubs.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

President Bruce was born in 1856 and died in 1943. He is most noted for raising the standards for instruction, phasing out the three year degree NT had been granting for a four year bachelor's degree. He put the word "teachers" in the name of Texas normal Schools. Eight buildings were constructed while he was president (among them were the President's House, Library [now Curry Hall], Science Building, Manual Arts Building, and the Education Building). He was the author of mathematics text books.

Biographical Note

William Herschel Bruce was the fifth President of the University of North Texas. He served from 1904-1924.

Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection ae subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: Collection is housed in the UNT Archives and Rare Book department vault.  The UNT Archives and Rare Book department request a 24 hour notice from patrons in order to page materials from patrons in order to page materials from vault and ready the materials for use.  Please contact the UNT Archives and Rare Book department for further information.
Acquisition Source: UNT

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 3: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 7: PhotosAdd to your cart.
NOTE: This box contains photographs from the President William H. Bruce Records, the President Weston J. McConnell Records and President James C. Matthews. This box is housed in the Special Collections Department in the Willis Library and it is shelved in flat storage under the President William H. Bruce Records with the Collection Number UP0005.
Barcode: 642570

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