Guide to the Papers of John Sullivan, 1954 - 1975Manuscript MS-1084

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Guide to the Papers of John Sullivan, 1954 - 1975

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1084

Collection Dates:

1954 - 1975

Size of Collection:

1 box (1.5 linear ft.)


John L. Sullivan (1899-1982), Dartmouth College class of 1921. Secretary of the Navy, Dartmouth College Trustee. Contains papers related to his service as a Tustee of Dartmouth College. Included in the papers are transcripts, reports, correspondence, and speeches.

Access to Collection:


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 John L. Sullivan contain papers related to Dartmouth College Trustee affairs; the Hopkins Center construction; the Aquinas House; the Canadian Trust Fund for Dartmouth; transcripts of class meetings (1921) and comments; Sullivan's 46th and 50th reunion speech with drafts and comments; Third Century Fund; Alumni and Memorial Funds,and files on Coeducation

The papers document the period when he served as a trustee of Dartmouth College.


John L. Sullivan, Dartmouth College class of 1921, was born July 16th 1899 in Manchester NH and died August 8th,1982. In 1939 he was appointed the Assistant Commissioner of the Internal Revenue. A year later he was named the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, and in 1945 he was picked to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He became the Undersecretary of the Navy the following year and, in 1947, was named Secretary of the Navy. Sullivan served as a trustee of Dartmouth from 1957-1968, chairing the board's budget committee for several years. He was president of his class from 1951-1956. In 1971 at commencement he gave the 50-Year-Address to the College for the Class of 1921. He also was a member of the Alumni Council for three years and president from 1950-1951. In recognition of his service to Dartmouth he received an honorary degree from Dartmouth and was awarded the Alumni Award.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1954-1975

Access Restrictions


Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Dartmouth- Hopkins Center Project, 1957-1963
  • Folder: 2, Dartmouth- Third Century Fund, 1968-1971
  • Folder: 3, Dartmouth College- Aquinas House, 1954-1975
  • Folder: 4, Dartmouth- Other Correspondence, 1960-1973
  • Folder: 5, Dartmouth Canadian Trust Fund, 1959
  • Folder: 6, Darmouth College- Alumni and Memorial Fund, 1953-1974
  • Folder: 7, Dartmouth College- General, 1949-1975
  • Folder: 8, Darmouth College- Class of 1921, 1955-1973
  • Folder: 9, Dartmouth- 50 year Reunion Speech, 1971
  • Folder: 10, Class of ‘21 - 35th Reunion, 1956
  • Folder: 11, 46th Reunion of Class of 1921-June 13th 1967, 1967
  • Folder: 12, 1971- Material for 50 year Speech, 1970-1971
  • Folder: 13, Dartmouth- Letters re 50 year Reunion Speech, 1971
  • Folder: 14, Dartmouth - Material for 50 year Reunion Speech, 1971
  • Folder: 15, Dartmouth College- Co-education, 1971
  • Folder: 16, Letters Re Transcript of 1921 Class Meeting, 1954
  • Folder: 17, Dartmouth College- Trustee File, 1957-1970

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