19.5. linear ft.
The collection consists of subject files compiled by President Creese on individuals associated with Drexel University, academic departments and administrative committees, national committees or organizations, and subjects or issues of interest. Formats include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, and brochures. Dr. Creese's speeches, fundraising efforts during his tenure, and the administrative history of the university are particularly well documented.
James Creese served as president of Drexel University from 1945 to 1963. Born in Leedsdale, Pa., in 1896, he earned degrees from Princeton University and served in army during the First World War before becoming general secretary of the American-Scandinavian Foundation. In 1928 he became president and treasurer of the Stevens Institute of Technology. As Drexel's president, Dr. Creese presided over unprecedented growth in the department of engineering. He was also known as an outspoken opponent of the loyalty oaths instituted during the 1950s. Dr. Creese retired in 1963 and died in 1966 in Princeton, N.J..
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James Creese Administration Records, Drexel University Archives.
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Office of the President records, 1913-1950.
Inventory and container list available: consult University Archivist.