Lloyd K. Neidlinger papers, 1927-1966 Rauner Manuscript MS-1354

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Lloyd K. Neidlinger papers

Call Number:

Rauner Manuscript MS-1354

Collection Dates:


Size of Collection:

0.2 Linear Feet, (1 container)


Lloyd K. Neidlinger (1901-1978), Dean of Dartmouth College (1933-1952). Dartmouth College Class of 1923. The collection contains correspondence with Ernest Martin Hopkins and others, as well as manuscripts of radio broadcasts, a newsletter, and some memorabilia.

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Use & Access

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Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The papers of Lloyd K. Neidlinger contain correspondence between Dartmouth College President Ernest Martin Hopkins and Lloyd K. Neidlinger and concern Hopkins' interest in the professional life of Neidlinger and his efforts in attempting to secure positions for him at Dartmouth and the Taft School. Other correspondents include Dartmouth College Dean Craven Laycock and Taft School Headmaster Horace D. Taft. Manuscripts of radio broadcasts for the series "The Administration Speaks," including speeches on tuition and football are also included. The collection also includes an address of Neidlinger entitled "Some Observations on the Problem of Regulating Attendance," and a 1939 announcement on drinking, as well as the newsletter "The Bulletin" and some memorabilia related to Hopkins and his funeral.


Lloyd "Pudge" Neidlinger was born in Brooklyn, NY on Dec. 23, 1901. He graduated from Dartmouth College with a BS in 1923. After graduation, he became assistant to the president of Peerless Tool Company. He then worked with several Boston architectural firms until returning to Dartmouth in 1933 as assistant dean. He became Dean of the College in 1934, a position he held until 1952. After leaving Dartmouth, Neidlinger served as executive director of the Council of International Chambers of Commerce and as director of college recruitment for the International Paper Company. He retired in 1965 and died in Hyannis, Mass. on April 4, 1978.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, 1927-1966

Letters and otther materials related to

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Correspondence: Ernest Martin Hopkins, 1927-1943
  • Folder: 2, Announcement "To Dartmouth Students" on drinking, 1939
  • Folder: 3, "Some Observations on 'The Problem of Regulating Attendance'," by Dean Neidlinger, undated
  • Folder: 4, Talk: "Football," by Dean Neidlinger, manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 5, Talk: "The Administration Speaks," broadcast May 15, 1946, manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 6, Talk: "The Rise in Tuition Increased Enrollment," broadcast, Spring 1945, manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 7, Talk: "The Administration Speaks," broadcast May 22 and Oct. 16, 1946, manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 8, Talk: "The Administration Speaks," broadcast, Nov. 13, Nov. 20, Oct. 30, Dec.4, 1946, undated
  • Folder: 9, "The Bulletin," newsletter, 1943
  • Folder: 10, On Ernest Martin Hopkins memorabilia, 1945-1966
  • Folder: 11, Logistics of participants at President Hopkins' funeral, 1964

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