Collection ASU0135 - John Thom Holdsworth collection

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John Thom Holdsworth collection

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  • 1955-1957 (Creation)

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2 Boxes

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Dr. John Thom Holdsworth, 1873-1965, was the first Dean of the University of Miami’s School of Business Administration from 1926 to 1941. He was born in Ontario, Canada, received the Ph.D. in finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1907, and came to the University of Miami in 1926.

Dr. John Thom Holdsworth was the second faculty member of the university appointed by the chairman of the regents in 1925.  He came the following year with the title of Professor of Economics and Director of Evening Courses.  It was his function to develop the School of Business Administration. He became the first dean of the school when it was established in 1929 and stepped down in 1941.

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The John Thom Holdsworth Collection consists of two typewritten manuscripts, "Thirty Years of the University of Miami" and "Origins and Evolution of Universities and Colleges," written by Dr. John Thom Holdsworth, who was the first Dean of the School of Business Administration from 1929 to 1941.

"Thirty Years of the University of Miami" has 28 chapters in 28 folders plus 2 additional folders that contain related information. It was written in mid 1950s and given to Richter Library in 1973.

"Origins and Evolution of Universities and Colleges" is 165 pages long. Publication date is unknown. It was donated by the school to the University Archives in September 2014.

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Box 1: "Thirty Years of the University of Miami" has 28 chapters in 28 folders plus 2 additional folders that contain related information

Box 2: "Origins and Evolution of Universities and Colleges" in 165 pages. There are two additional folders of newspaper clippings on education (late 1950s to early 1960s) and correspondence on Dr. Holdsworth's death in 1965.

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  • English

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"Thirty Years of the University of Miami" has 28 chapters in 28 folders plus 2 additional folders that contain related information. It was written in mid 1950s and given to Richter Library in 1973. "Origins and Evolution of Universities and Colleges" is 165 pages long. Publication date is unknown. It was donated by the school to the University Archives in September 2014.

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