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James Canfield, Correspondence, Chancellor Records

Title: James Canfield, Correspondence, Chancellor Records

Creator: Canfield, James Hulme, 1847-1909

Dates: 1891-1895

Quantity: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Collection Number: RG 05-07-01

Language: English

Restrictions: None

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Preferred Citation: James Canfield, Correspondence, Chancellor Records (RG 05-07-01). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.


James Canfield served 4 years as chancellor of the University of Nebraska, from 1891 to 1895. He focused closely on university development, both the campus and the number of students in attendance. He left Nebraska to become president of Ohio State University.

He was born in Delaware, Ohio, to Eli Hawley and Martha Hulme Canfield, on March 18, 1847. Canfield and his wife Flavia Camp Canfield were parents of author Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Canfield died on March 29, 1909, in New York.

For more information, please visit the Office of the Chancellor, James H. Canfield.

Scope and Content:

The records include correspondence and a journal relating to university administration and activities.


Canfield, James Hulme, 1847-1909

University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus). Office of the Chancellor

University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus) -- Administration

Universities and colleges -- Administration -- Nebraska

College administrators -- Nebraska

University of Nebraska (Lincoln campus) -- Administration -- History -- Sources

Container List: Box 1. Folder 1. Correspondence, 1891-1895 Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, university 25th anniversary 1894 Box 1. Folder 3. Correspondence, law college, 1891-1895 Box 1. Folder 4. Journal

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