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Drew University Archives
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Phone: 973-408-3532
Fax: 973-408-3770

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Abstract
Dr. Robert Fisher Oxnam was the eighth president of Drew University from 1962 to 1974. He served as Drew's first and only chancellor following his resignation from the presidency due to a serious illness. This collection includes a journal and scrapbooks compiled while in the U.S. Army and working at Boston University and Syracuse University ; correspondence and speeches from Oxnam's time as president of the Pratt Institute and Drew University.

Size
12.7 125 linear feet (4 5 boxes)

Location
Drew University Archives, Madison, NJ

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Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.

Title

Date

Journal

1941

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938: A New Frontier in Labor History

June 1942

Scrapbook, United States Army

1942-1943

Scrapbook, United States Army

1944-1945

Scrapbook, United States Army

1945-1946

Scrapbook, Syracuse University

1948-1950

Scrapbook, Syracuse University

1951-1953

Scrapbook, Boston University

1953-1957

Series 2: Pratt Institute, 1950-1961

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Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.

Box

Folder

Title

Date

1

1

Syracuse

1950-1960

1

2

Inauguration at the Pratt Institute

1957

1

3

Congratulatory Letters, A-L

1957

1

4

Congratulatory Letters, M-Z

1957

1

5

Administrative File

1957-1960

1

6

Work at the Pratt Institute

1957-1961

1

7

Speeches

1957

1

8

Speeches

1958

1

9

Speeches

1959

1

10

Speeches

1960

111
Photo album contents
Departure from the Pratt Institute1961

2

1

Photographs (from album)

1957-1961

1

2

12

2

Photographs

1957-1961

1
2

13

Departure from the Pratt Institute

3

Photographs

1957-1961

1
2

14

4

Photographs

1957-1961

25

Photographs

1957-1961

26Pratt Miscellaneousundated

Series 3: Drew University, 1961-2001

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Arrangement
Subseries A arranged chronologically. Subseries B arranged by medium.

Box

Folder

Title

Date

 

 

Subseries A: Papers and Photographs

2

1

7

Newspaper clippings

1959, undated

2

2

8

Administrative File

1960, undated

2

3

9

Inauguration at Drew University

1961

2

4

10

Congratulatory Letters

1961

2

5

11

Public Speaking and Publications

1961-1971, undated

2

6

12

Drew Speeches

1961-1973

2

7

13

The Great Swamp of Morristown, NJ

1962-1964

2

8

14

Student Activism

1962-1970

2

3

9

1

Sympathy letters regarding the death of G. Bromley Oxnam

1963

3

2

10

The Barber Affair

1963-1964

2

3

11

3

Little Brook Farm Convention Center

1964

2

3

12

4

The Mellon Affair

1965

2

3

13

5

Honorary Degree from Norwich University

1966

2

3

14

6

The Ranson Affair

1967

2

3

15

7

Correspondence

1967-1975

2

3

16

8

Illness and Resignation

1974

2

3

17

9

Obituaries and Memorials

1974-1975

2

3

18

10

Oxnam Awards and Chairmanships

1974, undated

2

3

19

11

Correspondence with Dalys Oxnam Jaecker

1974-2001

3

1

12

Miscellaneous

1963-1975

3

2

13

Book of Sermons and Prayer

Books

Book

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3

3

14

Photographs

undated

3

4

15

Photo Album #1

undated

3

5

16

Photo Album #2

undated

3

6

Photo Album #3

undated

3

7

17

2 Photographs: Harry S. Truman with G. Bromley Oxnam

March 7, 1946

4

1

Photo Album

#4

#3

undated

3

4

8

2

Photo Album

#5

#4

undated

3

9

Photo Album #6

undated

4

3

10

Photo Album

#7

#5

undated

3

4

11

4

Photo Album

#8

#6

undated

3

4

12

5

Photo Album

#9

#6 copies

undated

3

4

13

6

Photo Album

#9

#6 contents

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3142 Photographs: Harry S. Truman with G. Bromley OxnamMarch 7, 1946

 

 

Subseries B: Alternative Mediums

4

1

7

Round platter with Drew University crest

undated

4

2

8

Framed membership certificate to Drew University 's New Founders Society awarded to Dalys Oxnam Jaecker

undated

4

5

Reel-to-reel

Highlights of Robert Fisher Oxnam Addresses

1961-1966

4

5

Reel-to-reel

Highlights of Robert Fisher Oxnam Addresses

1966-1974

4

5

Reel-to-reel

“The Methodist Layman on the Frontier”

March 1961

4

5

Reel-to-reel

Drew University Presidential Inaugural Ceremony

October 1961

4

5

Reel-to-reel

The Cooper Union Forum

March 1962

4

5

Reel-to-reel

Meeting with College Student Body

October 1965

4

5

Reel-to-reel

HMS Pinafore, Act I (featuring Oxnam's daughter)

August 1968

4

5

Reel-to-reel

HMS Pinafore, Act II (featuring Oxnam's daughter)

August 1968

4

5

Reel-to-reel

Oxnam's Memorial Service at Drew University

September 1974

4

5

Reel-to-reel

President Oxnam's Commencement Address

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Last updated 0911/2015 2018 by Matthew Beland