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Post-Georgetown University Presidency


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The William Coleman Nevils, S.J. Papers include correspondence, manuscripts of his writings, and related items. Much dates from his tenure as Georgetown University President, although there is also material relating to his post-GU presidency activities, including his work with relief for Jesuits in Poland 1939-1942.

The correspondence from the time of his Presidency does not pertain to the day-to-day running of the University. For that, researchers should look to the subject based, Old Archives files in the Georgetown University Archives, i.e., for material relating to the construction of Copley and White-Graevnor Halls, researchers should access the Old Archives: Buildings Files. University Archives staff can advise on how best to access content in the GU archives collection.

Material relating to Nevils' journey to and from Japan and participation in the 15th International Red Cross Conference there in 1934 is present and includes a scrapbook, correspondence and travel writings.

Other writings represented in the papers include typescripts and galleys of "Miniatures of Georgetown" published in 1934, drafts of an unpublished work,"Jesuits in the New World", and articles for the National Geographic.


  • From the Collection: 1899 - 1955
  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1928 - 1955


From the Collection: 9 Linear Feet (13 boxes)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Archives Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057