Guide to the Harrison Tweed (1885-1969) Papers
RG 2.1.4

Summary Information

Repository
Sarah Lawrence College Archives
Creator
Sarah Lawrence College. Office of the President.
Creator
Tweed, Harrison, 1885-1969
Title
Harrison Tweed (1885-1969) Papers
ID
RG 2.1.4
Date [inclusive]
1959-1960
Extent
0.5 linear feet 1 document box
Language

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Sarah Lawrence College Archives 2003

Sarah Lawrence College Archives
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY, 10708
914-395-2480
archives@sarahlawrence.edu

Revision Description

 Finding Aid entered in Archvists' Toolkit by Christiaan Pfeifer 2013

Conditions Governing Access note

All administrative records are closed for 20 years from the date created. Folders regarding faculty appointments are closed for 75 years or death of the individual mentioned. For further information, see the Archivist.

Acquisition Note

Unknown

Processing Information note

Processed by Dawn Walsh, August 2003. Finding aid updated February 2008.

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Biographical Note

Harrison Tweed was acting president of Sarah Lawrence College for the academic year 1959-1960. Tweed began his association with the College in 1940 when he became a member of the Board of Trustees. He was a board member from November 1940 to November 1954 and was Chairman of the Board from 1946 to 1954. He was re-elected to the Board in November 1960 for the term ending June 30, 1965. He served as honorary trustee until his death in 1969.

While President of SLC, Tweed was a partner in the New York law firm of Milbank, Tweed, Hope and Hadley, a trustee of The Cooper Union, president of the American Law Institute, and chairman of the Joint Committee on Continuing Legal Education of the Institute and the American Bar Association. Prior to his Presidency, he was an overseer of Harvard College from which he graduated in 1907, a former president of the Harvard Alumni Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He belonged to the Harvard, Century, Down Town (New York), and Porcellian (Cambridge) clubs.

Born on October 18, 1885, Tweed attended St. Mark’s Preparatory. He received his A.B. from Harvard in 1907 and went on to graduate from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1910. He enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army in August 1918, detailed to O.T.C., and was discharged December 1918.

He married Eleanor Roelker on June 24, 1914. They divorced in 1928. They had two daughters – Eleanor (Mrs. Tweed Aldrich) and Katharine Winthrop (Mrs. Archibald B. Roosevelt Jr.). On May 23, 1928, Tweed married Blanche Oelrichs Barrymore (known as Michael Strange). They divorced in 1942. Tweed then married Barbara Banning on November 21, 1942. They had one daughter – Sandra Barbette. Katharine graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1946 and Barbette was a student at the College from 1961 to 1963.

Tweed resided in Montauk, NY and died on June 16, 1969.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists primarily of correspondence and materials related to faculty appointments.

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Arrangement note

This is a single series collection. It is arranged alphabetically by file name and chronologically within each file.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Sarah Lawrence College. Presidents.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Lynd, Helen Merrell, 1896-1982
  • Raushenbush, Esther

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Collection Inventory

Box

Academic Freedom Case for Harvard Institute for College Presidents 1959-1960 

1

Correspondence - American Civil Liberties Union 1959 

1

Correspondence - Esther Raushenbush 1959-1960 

1

Correspondence - Helen Merrell Lynd 1959-1960 

1

Correspondence - Neighbors 1960 

1

Correspondence - Summer Programs Abroad 1959 

1

Faculty Appointment - Adele Brebner 1959-1960 

1

Faculty Appointment - Ruth Capelle 1960 

1

Faculty Appointment - Madeline Cooper 1960-1961 

1

Faculty Appointment - Tania Cosman 1959-1960 

1

Faculty Appointment - Judith Goldsmith Dunn 1960 

1

Faculty Appointment - Frieda Evans 1960 

1

Faculty Appointment - Michael Field 1960 

1

Faculty Appointment - Doris Filner 1960 

1

Faculty Appointment - Maurice Friedman 1959-1960 

1

Surveys for External Organizations 1959 

1