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James Canfield, Correspondence, Chancellor Records

Identifier: RG-05-07-01

Scope and Contents

The records include correspondence relating to university administration and activities.


  • Creation: 1891-1895


Conditions Governing Access

The records are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights and copyright reside with the University of Nebraska. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact Archives & Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

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.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries Repository

Archives & Special Collections
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
P.O. Box 884100
Lincoln NE 68588-4100 United States