Guide to the Papers of William G. Cleland, 1959 - 1964Manuscript MS-1065

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Guide to the Papers of William G. Cleland, 1959 - 1964

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1065

Collection Dates:

1959 - 1964

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear feet)


William G. Cleland, 1942-2006, Dartmouth College, 1964. Contains admission and personal correspondence, photographs and ephemeral documents relating to Cleland's undergraduate years at Dartmouth.

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Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

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Publication & Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of William G. Cleland contains personal correspondence with his family as well as admissions correspondence and information relating to his application and acceptance as an undergraduate student at Dartmouth College. The photos and ephemeral documents chronicle his extracurricular activities while on campus.


William Gillies Cleland IV, born Nov. 6, 1942 in North Plainfield, NJ. Cleland graduated from St. Barnard's School in Gladstone, NJ in 1960 and Dartmouth College in 1964. At Dartmouth he majored in architecture and went on to Antioch New England Graduate School, earning a Masters of Arts in Teaching in 1968. Cleland worked as a mechanic, carpenter and truck driver. Cleland later established Tanyard Farm, a working organic family farm, with his wife, in the late 1970's. He was paralyzed in 2004 and died of cancer on March 3, 2006.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1959-1964

Contains materials related to Dartmouth College, including programs, ticket stubs, admissions materials and tuition information, Dartmouth Crew team notes, life insurance information and correspondence, college calendar 1960-1961, report card for Physics class, correspondence with his family, newspaper clipping, invitations to commencement exercises 1964, pamphlets and correspondence for Foreign Study Plan and Experiment in International Living, information and permission request for a house party, Dartmouth's description of architecture major, Delta Upsilon Fraternity newspaper, Goal post Gazette flyer, and an ink drawing of car front. Also includes photographs of a rowing competition, portraits of Cleland, a Dartmouth dorm room, a football game, and a Delta Epsilon 1962 fraternity photograph.

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Box Contents

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