President William H. Bruce Records, 1904-1924Add to your cart.

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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: 13.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is arranged by material type and date.
Languages: English

Abstract

The records of William Herschel Bruce, president of North Texas State Normal College (now UNT) from 1906 to 1923.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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 are also faculty meeting minutes, faculty contracts, affiliations and standards, certificates and correspondence with clubs. Photograhs and personal writings are also included.

Collection Historical Note

President Bruce was born in 1856 and died in 1943. He is most noted for raising the standards for instruction and phasing out the three year degree North Texas had been granting for a four year bachelor's degree. He also 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 several mathematics text books and smaller publications.

Biographical Note

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

Access Information

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:

This collection is housed in the Willis Library and is available for same-day paging.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Accruals: 2009-018
Acquisition Source: UNT; Jess Mankin
Preferred Citation: President William H. Bruce Records, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: July 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added to Series 2: Box 1, added Abstract, revised Scope/Content and Historical Note

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