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Guide to the Homer L. Dodge papers

A1144

1847-1983


Descriptive Summary

Identification: A1144


Creator :Dodge, Homer L., (Homer Levi), 1887-1983


Title: Homer L. Dodge papers


Dates: 1847-1983


Extent: 0.4 cubic feet


Language: English



Collection is open for research.


Biographical Note

Homer Levi Dodge graduated from Colgate University in 1910, and went on to a long career in higher education as a physicist and administrator.

Dodge was born on October 21, 1887, in Ogdensburg, New York, and attended preparatory school at Ogdensburg Free Academy. He attended graduate school at the University of Iowa, earning an MS in Physics in 1912 and a PhD in 1914, and was an assistant professor at Iowa from 1915-1919.

In 1919 he became Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics at the University of Oklahoma. He held this position until 1942, making him the longest-serving chair in the department's history. His many accomplishments at Oklahoma included being named Dean of the Graduate School in 1926 and founding the Oklahoma Research Institute in 1941. From 1942-1944, he was the director of the Office of Scientific Personnel of the National Research Council, and in 1944 he became President of Vermont's Norwich University. He served as President until 1950, when he became director, and later chairman, of Norwich's Cabot Fund. He held this position until his retirement in 1960. Dodge died on June 28, 1983.

Sources:

"Homer L. Dodge," The Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Oklahoma, accessed April 17, 2014, http://www.nhn.ou.edu/assets/doc-or-pdf/HomerDodge.pdf

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of mostly programs, tickets, pamphlets, and other ephemera from Homer L. Dodge's time as a student at Colgate University. Also included are photographs and correspondence from his student years, reunion material, alumni newsletters, and a small amount of material relating to Ebenezer Dodge. One folder contains clippings and photographs documenting Homer L. Dodge's personal and professional life after Colgate.

Subjects

Dodge, Homer L., (Homer Levi), 1887-1983
Brochures.
College students--Social life and customs.
Correspondence.
Photographs.

Contents List

Box 1 Folder 11
1889, undated
Lectures on Christian Ethics for the Senior Class of Madison University, by Ebenezer Dodge; Ebenezer Dodge photograph
Box 1 Folder 11
1847
Address delivered before the Adelphian Society, by George W. Eaton
Box 1 Folder 12
undated
Reprint of Ebenezer Dodge memorial address and Madisonensis memorial article from 1890
Box 1 Folder 13
1906-1910
Student life, athletics, fraternity, and university event programs
Box 1 Folder 14
1906-1912
Postcards, photographs, and correspondence
Box 1 Folder 15
1907-1910
Student life, athletics, and university event programs; correspondence; registration materials; pins
Box 1 Folder 16
circa 1909
1910 Colgate Calendar (published by H.L. Dodge) and related material
Box 1 Folder 17
circa 1909
January 1910 stamp
Box 1 Folder 18
1909 October 21, 1910 April 14, 1910 June 23; 19 April 1910
Issues of Hamilton Republican; issue of Utica Daily Press
Box 1 Folder 19
1909-1950
Student life, athletics, fraternity, and university event programs and tickets; correspondence
Box 1 Folder 20
1929-1950
Alumni and reunion newsletters
Box 1 Folder 21
1960-1983
Canoeing photographs and clippings

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries

Processing

Finding aid prepared by Allyson Smally, April 17, 2014.

Preferred Citation note

Identification of item (Author, Title, and Date of item if known), A1144, Homer L. Dodge papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries.



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