0.33 cubic ft.
The collection consists of records from Dr. Godfrey's term as president of Drexel and shortly thereafter, including his publications and manuscripts, speeches, and correspondence. The majority of the records are dated 1914-1922, except for a small number of newspaper clippings from later in Dr. Godfrey's career, presumably collected by the Office of the President.
Hollis Godfrey (1987-1936) served as president of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry from 1913 to 1921. He was educated as an engineer at Tufts, Harvard, and MIT, and he later taught at MIT and served as an administrator at the School of Practical Arts in Boston. During Dr. Godfrey's tenure at Drexel, he reorganized the institute's independent departments into three schools, discontinued a number of programs, and standardized the schools' curricula into systematized two- to four-year programs of study leading to formal degrees. He was interested in scientific management, management in education, and the role of engineering education in national defense. He led efforts to establish the Council for National Defense and led its Advisory Committee on Engineering and Education during World War I. Dr. Godfrey left Drexel in 1921 to establish and direct the Council for Management Education and later became president of the Engineering-Economics Foundation.
The collection is open for research.
Hollis Godfrey Administration Records, Drexel University Archives.
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Hollis Godfrey papers, Drexel University Archives.
Additional administrative records from Dr. Godfrey's tenure as president can be found in UR 1.5, Office of the President records, 1913-1950.
Inventory and container list available: consult University Archivist.