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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Elmer Louis Kayser
RLIN number: NXCP89-A43
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family background, growing up in Georgetown, D.C.; George Washington University, B.A., 1917 and M.A., 1918; career as teacher and administrator at George Washington University, 1918-74; secretary of the university, 1918-29; Student Army Training Corps, director of summer session, 1924-29; detailed discussion of the presidency of Cloyd Heck Marvin, 1927-59: building plan, problems of part-time students and instructors, growth and development; Ph.D. in history, Columbia University; return to George Washington University as dean of the university and Extension Students; historian of George Washington University, 1961; history of university 1971, of Medical School, 1974; role of George Washington University in nation's capital; outside activities: radio series, Current History Lectures, Mt. Vernon College, American Historical Association treasurer 1956-72, Columbia Historical Society, American Association of University Professors, American Bar Association joint committee, Advisory Committee on Naval History.
Extent: Transcript: 295 leaves, Tape: 7 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kayser, Elmer Louis, 1896-1985
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1896
Speaker occupation: Historian
Age at speaking: 83
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Mason, John T., 1909-
Organizations discussed: George Washington University, Washington, DC
Locations discussed: District of Columbia; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: College administrators; District of Columbia; Education; George Washington University, Washington, DC; Historians; North America; Oral history; United States; Universities and colleges; Washington (D.C.)--Description and travel
Topics discussed - Other terms: Kayser, Elmer Louis, 1896-1985; University extension
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020957-16397