William Albert Searle Papers

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William Albert Searle papers
Creator: Searle, William Albert, 1884-
Call Number: A.S44
Dates: 1902-1961
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Revision Information
Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Series I: Class notebooks
Series II: Dramatics
Series III: News writing
Collection Overview
Title: William Albert Searle papers
Creator: Searle, William Albert, 1884-
Call Number: A.S44
Dates: 1902-1961
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
William A. Searle was born in Oro Blanco, Arizona in 1884. In 1906 he graduated from the University of Rochester with a Ph.B. degree. He then worked as a reporter on various Rochester newspapers: Rochester Evening Times (1906), Rochester Herald (1906-1907), Rochester Evening Times (1907-1910), and the Rochester Post Express (1910-1911). From 1911 to 1913 he did post graduate work at Harvard University, afterward working for the Chambers of Commerce at Rome, New York, Manchester, New Hampshire, and Camden, New Jersey.

In 1924 he began working for the Life Underwriters' National Association as the traveling assistant to the president of the company. He held this position until 1930, when he was elected executive vice-president and general manager of the Pyramid Life Insurance Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Later he returned to newspaper work, editing the Haddonfield, New Jersey Gazette and Herald, and the Moorestown, New Jersey News Chronicle. In 1964 Mr. Searle retired and moved to Waseca, Minnesota to live with his son.

Scope and Content
The William Albert Searle Papers includes course notes from classes of William C. Morey and George M. Forbes at the University of Rochester; article on dramatic productions, 1906; and memorabilia

Subject(s):
Notebooks
Searle, William Albert, 1884-
University of Rochester -- Students
Access
The William Albert Searle papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], William Albert Searle papers, A.S44, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Revision Information
January 3, 2001: This finding aid has been revised.

Content List
Series I: Class notebooks
Box 1, Folder 1College ethics, taught by Dr. Rush Rhees, 1902
Box 1, Folder 1The constitutional growth of the American Colonies, conducted by the Junior Historical Society, 1905
Box 1, Folder 1Constitutional law of the United States, taught by W. C. Morey, 1905
Box 1, Folder 1Elocution and debates, taught by J. H. Gilmore, 1902
Box 1, Folder 2Ethics, taught by George M. Forbes, 1906
Box 1, Folder 2International law, taught by W. C. Morey, 1906
Box 1, Folder 2Logic, taught by G. M. Forbes, undated
Box 1, Folder 3Medieval history, taught by W. C. Morey, 1904
Box 1, Folder 3Medieval history, taught by W. C. Morey, undated
Box 1, Folder 3Modern states system, taught by W. C. Morey, 1905
Box 1, Folder 3Russia's crisis, October 1905
Lecture given in Modern States System by W. C. Morey on January 23, 1905, and an address he gave students "on the morning following the announcement of political liberty in Russia"

Series II: Dramatics
Box 1, Folder 4Picture of the cast of "The Garroters" given by the Class of 1906 in 1904
Box 1, Folder 4"Fifty-five years after," article written by Mr. Searle about the dramatic productions given by the Class of 1906
Series III: News writing
Box 1, Folder 5Program from the ninth annual Roastfest, Rochester Newswriters Club, April 13, 1912


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