Durfee family papers, 1884-1993
Documents and photographs relating to the Durfee family. Many of the documents deal with the business of the Colleges, including correspondence, honors received, retirement and death tributes as well as College memories.
1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Documents and photographs relating to the Durfee Family: Elizabeth Racao Durfee (Registrar and faculty member), Walter Hetherington Durfee (Dean, Provost, Acting President and faculty member), William Pitt Durfee (Dean, Acting President and faculty member), and Horton K. Durfee, Hobart class of 1949 and World War II Veteran.
The Durfee family has been an important part of the history of both Hobart College and William Smith College. William Pitt Durfee was the first Dean of Hobart and professor of Mathematics from 1884-1929. Both William Pitt Durfee and his son Walter Hetherington Durfee served as interim presidents during their long tenures at the Colleges. Elizabeth was Registrar as well as a physics instructor. There are two buildings on campus named for the family: Durfee House and Durfee Hall. Many members of the family are alumni/ae of the Colleges, including Horton K. Durfee, Hobart class of 1949.
This collections is arranged into the following series:
- Elizabeth Racao Durfee
- Walter Hetherington Durfee
- William Pitt Durfee (brother who died as a child)
- William Pitt Durfee
- Horton K. Durfee
- Durfee family papers, 1884-1993: A Finding Aid
- Linda Clark Benedict
- 7 April 2009
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