William Hersey Papers, 1941 -- 1996

Overview

Title: William Hersey Papers
Dates: 1941 -- 1996
Creator: Hersey, William Dearborn
Call Number: MS039
Size: 4.8 Cubic Feet
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/14697
Location:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University
    archives@tufts.edu
    http://sites.tufts.edu/dca/

Description

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

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 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.

Biography/History

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.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

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.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is processed.

Subjects and Genre Terms
  • Hersey, William Dearborn
  • Hersey, Harry Adams
  • Alumni and alumnae
  • Plaques --Buildings
  • Music
  • University history

Series Description

  1. William Hersey, papers, 1941 -- 1996

    This series primarily contains research materials related to the "Fame is Fleeting-Character Endures" memorial plaque project spearheaded by William Hersey. This series contains Hersey's research notes and material about individuals after whom Tufts buildings were named. Texts of the final plaques are based on this material.

    Correspondence, clippings and and handwritten notes are included 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 Hersey's subject files on careers, co-education, engineering, and rehabilitation services at Tufts.

  2. Plaques, 1994

    This series contains plaques related to the "Fame is Fleeting-Character Endures" memorial project spearheaded by William Hersey. Plaques were affixed to campus buildings to provide historical context for regarding their donors. Some plaques were removed for construction projects and transferred to the DCA.