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William D. Hersey Papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS039

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily contains research materials related to the "Fame is Fleeting-Character Endures" memorial plaque project spearheaded by William D. Hersey. Included are Hersey's research notes and material about individuals after whom Tufts buildings were named, as well as a copy of the texts of the final plaques based on this material.

The collection also contains correspondence, clippings and and handwritten notes as well as publications and advertisements for Tufts events. Additional materials include personal and professional correspondences of Harry Adams Hersey, William's father, and William D. Hersey's subject files on careers, co-education, engineering, and rehabilitation services at Tufts.

Dates

  • 1941 -- 2001

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

William Dearborn Hersey A'32, was born December 3, 1910. He studied psychology at Tufts and married Fairlee (Towsley) Hersey J'35. He became the president of the International Memory Training Institute in Norton, Massachusetts, and published Blueprints for Memory: Your Handbook to the American Dream in 1990.

Extent

6.76 Linear Feet

Overview

This collection primarily contains research materials related to the "Fame is Fleeting-Character Endures" memorial plaque project spearheaded by William D. Hersey, providing information about individuals for whom buildings are named at Tufts University. Hersey graduated from Tufts with a degree in psychology in 1932. Additional materials include personal and professional correspondences of Harry Adams Hersey, William's father, and William D. Hersey's subject files on careers, co-education, engineering, and rehabilitation services at Tufts.

Arrangement

This collection is organized in two series: Papers; and Plaques.

Processing status

This collection is processed.
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

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