Ernest Herman Hahne Edit

Summary

Level of Description
Sub-Group
Language
English

Dates

  • 1946 – 1952 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3 Boxes (Whole)

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Notes

  • Abstract

    Collection includes correspondence, reports, speeches and printed material related to Hahne's tenure as Miami University President from 1942 to 1956.

  • Arrangement

    Organized into the following series: I. Office Files, 1946-1947; II. Office Files, 1947-1949; III. Office Files, 1950-1952.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Miami University Archives.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Acquired from the Office of the President.

  • Preferred Citation

    Cite as: Ernest Herman Hahne Collection, Miami University Archives, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    http://archives.lib.muohio.edu/index.php

  • Other Descriptive Information

    http://archives.lib.muohio.edu/show_subCat2.php?subCat1_id=22&&subCat1_name=1946-52,%20Ernest%20H.%20Hahne&&cat_id=4&&cat_name=President

  • Biographical / Historical

    Birth Death 1890-1952

    Term 1946-52

    Born, Walker, Kan., Oct. 20, 1890; Son of Herman and Virginia (Kitchen) Hahne; A.B., U. of Nebraska, 1911, LL.B., 1913; A.M., Harvard University, 1914; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1930; LL.D., Ripon College, 1950; Married, Helen Madeleine Jess, July 2, 1917; Children--Dorothy Joan, Ruth Elizabeth. Asst. in economics, U. of Nebraska, 1910-13; admitted to Neb. bar, 1913l asst. in sociology, U. of Chicago, 1915-16; chmn., Dept. of Econnomics, Northwestern U, 1919-22, asst. prof., 1924-29, assoc. prof. 1929-35, prof. 1935-46; also asst. dean College Liberal Arts 1925-30, dir. summer session 1930-39; engaged in research in spl. assessments, U. of Chicago, 1922-24; pres. Miami Univ. Oxford, Ohio, 1946-52; dir. Cincinnati br., Cleveland Fed. Reserve Bank, 1948. Administration member of national code authority under N.R.A. for cotton cloth glove, academic costume, and household ice refrigerator industries, special assesment and federal tax consultantl mem. research staff, Rep. National Committee, 1944. Member Headquarters Company, 354th Regiment, 89th Division, and personnel officer 7th (Dev.) Batt., Camp Dix, N.J., for alien enemies, World War I. Pres. Assn. of Summer Session Dirs., 1934. Mem. Am. Econ. Assn., Farm Econ. Assn., Am. Assn. of Univ. Profs., Nat. Tax Assn., Am. Legion, Phi Delta Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Delta Sigma Rho, Phi Beta Kappa, Acacia. Methodist. Mason. Clubs: University (Cincinnati); Kiwanis. Contr. to encyclopedias and author of articles on finance. Died, Nov. 25, 1952. [Who Was Who, 1951-60].

    Ernest Herman Hahne was born in Walker, Kansas on October 20, 1890. He received an A.B. degree from the University of Nebraska in 1911, an A.M. degree from Harvard in 1914, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1930. Hahne worked as an Assistant Professor in Economics at the University of Nebraska from 1910 to 1913, and was admitted to the Nebraska State Bar in 1913. From 1915 to 1916, he served as an Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University Chicago in 1919; Hahne joined the faculty of Northwestern University, where he remained until 1946. During the 1930's Hahne served as an administration member of the National Code Authority of the National Recovery Administration for cotton cloth glove, academic costume, and household ice refrigerator industries. He also served as a special assistant and federal tax consultant for the Republican National Committee.

    By the time Miami University Board of Trustees appointed Hahne to the presidency of the institution, he had gained a national reputation as an expert on finance and tax policy. Hahne oversaw University efforts to deal with the dramatic growth in enrollment under the GI Bill. During his tenure, the University was dotted with temporary prefab buildings housing married and single veterans, as well as academic departments. Hahne was also instrumental in implementing a long-needed reorganization of the Miami Athletic Department, which ushered in an unprecedented period of University success in men's sports. The Athletic reorganization was only one portion of a major administrative overhaul and rationalization that President Hahne hoped to accomplish. Unfortunately, after scarcely a year in office, he began to be plagued by major health problems that would incapacitate him periodically throughout the remainder of his term. Vice President and Provost Clarence Kreger exercised effective oversight of University affairs from late 1951 until President Hahne's death on November 25, 1952.

  • Scope and Contents

    Correspondence, speeches, reports, and printed material mainly related to Hahne's term as Miami University President.

  • Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Bob Schmidt, Archivist, Miami University.

  • Abstract

    President; Ernest Herman Hahne; Office Files; 1946-47; Box 1 Files:

    1. Inaugration-Addresses

    2. Inaugural Address(xerox) and Digest

    3. Inauguration--Delegates, Guests

    4. Inauguration--Honorary Degrees

    5. Inauguration Letters

    6. Inauguration--Program, Invitations, Tickets

    7. Introduction to Senate

    8. Acacia Fraternity; 1946

    9. Addresses

    10. Coyne, Wm.; 1946

    11. R.M. Hughes

    12. Dean Alderman

    13. National Tax Economy Association; 1946

    14. E.H. Hahne--Personal

    15. Photographs

    16. Administrative Council

    17. Alumni Loyality Fund

    18. Alpha Delta Phi; 1946-7

    19. Alumni Meeting--New York ; 1947

    20. Alumni Meeting--Philadelphia; 1947

    21. "The Miami Alumnus"--Change From "Alumni News Letter;" 1947

    22. American Chemical Society; 1946-47

    23. American Classical League, B.L. Ullman

    24. American Council on Education

    25. Army Air Force Officers

    26. Artists' Course; 1946-47

    27. Association of American Colleges

    28. Athletics--NCAA Constitution; 1947

    29. Athletic Board

    30. Bachelor Estate; 1947

    31. President John C. Baker; Ohio University

    32. John L. Baker--Philadelphia

    33. Paul C. Beam

    34. President Howard L. Bevis

    35. Bonds, Dormitory Contract to Purchase Revenue Bonds

    36. Boy Scouts; 1946-47

    37. Buckeye Boys State

    38. Francis Case

    39. Chang, H.H.

    40. Cincinnati Schoolmasters Club

    41. Classical League Center at Oxford; 1946-47

    42. Cox, James M.

    43. Coolidge Foundation; 1946-47

    44. H.D. Defenbacher--Director of Finance

    45. Discipline Committee, Women's; 1947

    46. Engineers' Union; 1946

    47. Enrollment and Graduates; 1940-41, 1946-47

    48. Fine Arts, School of; 1946-48

    49. Governor Thomas J. Herbert

    50. Housing--Federal Housing Authority

    51. Federal Public Housing

    52. Housing--Herron Hall and Withrow Court

    53. Housing--Post World War II

    54. R.M. Hughes

    55. Inaugrations at other Colleges, Miami Representatives

    56. Institute of International Education

    57. Inter-racial Club Petition; 1946

    58. Invitations

    59. Campbell Swing Johnston

    60. Otho E. Lane

    61. Governor Frank J. Lausche

    62. McGuffey School--Negro Children; 1947

    63. Middletown--Oxford Coach Lines--Dayton Branch

    64. Miami Chest

    65. National Association of State Universities

    66. Navy

    67. North Central Association

    68. Off Campus Center; 1946, 1947

    69. Off Campus Program

    70. Ohio College Asociation

    71. Oxford College History: Olive Flower; 1946-49

    72. H.G. Pabst--WMOH

    73. Phi Delta Theta General Council

    74. Pi Kappa Alpha

    75. Properties; 1946-47

    76. Frank J. Prout--President Bowling Green

    77. G.H. Reavis--Asst. Supt. of Schools--Cincinnati

    78. Scholarship Day

    79. Scholarships--Greek Students; 1947

    80. Rhodes Scholarship

    81. Senate and House Communications

    82. John R. Simpson

    83. Skinner Prize in French

    84. Southwestern District Scholarship Contests

    85. Southwestern Ohio Music Auditions

    86. Speaking Engagements

    87. Comments--Speeches

    88. Speaking Invitions not Accepted

    President; Ernest Herman Hahne; Office Files; 1947-49; Box 2 Files: 1946-47 (cont.)

    1. State Department of Education

    2. State Subsidy for Student Teachers; 1946

    3. Statistics

    4. Student Affairs; 1946

    5. Student--Faculty Council--Gaylord Noyce, Chairman

    6. Student--Faculty Council

    7. Summer School; 1946, 1947

    8. Veterans Administration

    9. Veterans Education Facilities Program--Ernest V. Hollis, Chief

    10. Vet's Educational Supplies 1947-48

    1. Alumni Association--John Dolibois; 1947-48

    2. Blue Cross/STR Supplement; 1947-48

    3. Promotion--Faculty; 1948

    4. Tenure, Committee Faculty; 1948

    5. Counseling Service--Report; 1947

    6. Fees and Appropriations; 1947-48

    7. Foreign Students; 1947

    8. Gifts (1948-49)

    9. Public Relations Office

    10. M.U. "Student"--Distribution to Staff; 1947

    11. Student Affairs--Robert J. Miner, Director; 1947

    12. Student Health Service; 1947-48

    13. Student Housing, Auto Permits, Regulation; 1948

    14. Student Union; 1947-48

    15. Surplus Property; 1947

    16. Veterans Center; 1947

    17. Veterans Village--Pets; 1947-48

    18. Upham Memorial 1948-49

    1. Araria; 1948-49

    2. Administrative Council; 1948-49

    3. U.S. Air Force

    4. Airport

    5. Alumni Meetings

    6. American Council on Education

    7. American Council on Education

    8. Anti-Communist

    9. Architecture, Dept of; 1948

    10. Athletics--Basin Bowl; 1948

    11. Athletics--Paul Brown

    12. Athletics--Sun Bowl; 1948

    13. Athletics - Reorganization (1948-49)

    14. Athletics - Coaching (1949)

    15. Athletics - University of Cincinnati Coaches' "Raid" (1949)

    16. President John C. Baker--Ohio University

    17. James Washington Bell

    18. President Howard L. Bevis--Ohio State

    19. Booz, Allen and Hamilton

    20. Brady, Leslie S.--Paris Peace Conference Document; 1948-49

    21. Art Brown

    22. Raymond H. Burke

    23. Francis Case

    24. Leland D. Case

    25. Chang, H.H.; 1949

    26. Cincinnati Game

    27. Cincinnati Schoolmasters Club

    28. Bureau of Community Facilities--Federal Works Agency

    29. Discipline Committee

    30. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland--Cincinnati Branch

    31. Federal Works Agency--Wm. H. Coleman

    32. Ferris Library

    33. H.D. Defenbacher--Director of Finance

    34. Erodelphian Society--Miami Union; 1949

    35. Josephine Leach Guitteau

    36. E.H. Hahne--Personal

    37. Dr. Clyde Hissong

    38. R.M. Hughes

    39. Inaugurations--Miami Represented by Miami

    40. Issaac Walton League

    41. Thomas A. Jenkins--U.S. Congress--10th District

    42. Campbell Swing Johnston

    43. Otho E. Lane

    44. Governor Frank J. Lausche

    45. Lawhead Press

    46. Loads Committee and the Senate Committee on Educational Policy and Planning - Joint Report

    47. Congressman J. Harry Macgregor

    48. McGuffey School--NAACP--Africian American: Report of Conference in Dean Ashbaugh's Office

    49. Stanley McKie

    50. Miami Chest

    51. NEA--Classroom Teachers Conference

    52. National Hi-Y Congress

    53. Association of Navy RITC Colleges

    54. NROTC--Marine Corps

    55. U.S. Navy--Leonard Draper

    56. Rear Admiral T.L. Sprague--Bureau of Naval Personnel

    57. Captain Thomas L. Wattles

    58. Off-Campus Courses--Hamilton; 1948

    59. Oxford--Disposal Plant

    60. Phi Delta Theta Centennial

    61. Phi Delta Theta House Purchase

    62. Phi Epsilon Kappa; 1949

    63. Marvin Pierce; 1948-49

    64. Queries

    65. Recommendations, Miami Students; 1949

    66. Whitelaw Reid Hall

    67. Rhodes Scholarships

    68. Rockefeller Foundation

    69. Selective Service

    70. Earl C. Shively

    71. John R. Simpson

    72. Sorority; 1949

    73. Speaking Invitations not Accepted

    74. Speaking Engagements; 1948-49

    75. State Department of Education

    76. Statistics

    77. Stewart School Bond Issue

    78. Student-Faculty Council

    79. Summer Session; 1948

    80. Symmes Portrait; 1949

    81. Tenure; 1948-49

    82. The Tomahawk; 1949

    83. Upperclass Advisory Program

    84. Veterans Administration

    85. WMOH

    86. State College at Wilberforce (Later Central State College)

    87. WLW

    President; Ernest Herman Hahne; Office Files; 1950-52; Box 3 Contents: 1950-51

    1. Administrative Council

    2. Alpha Delta Phi

    3. Alpha Sigma Alpha

    4. Athletic Advisory Board

    5. Benton Bulletin

    6. Bishop Portrait (1950)

    7. Bureau of Office Personnel

    8. Career Conferences; 1950

    9. Charles F. Cellarius

    10. Cincinnati Schoolmasters Club

    11. Clopper, Edward N.

    12. Conferences on Campus

    13. Contracts

    13a. Contract between the Public Schools or Hamilton, OH and Miami University (2/1951-6/1951)

    13b. between the State Board for Vocational Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and Miami University (7/1949-7/1951 and 7/1951-7/1953)

    14. Delta Phi

    15. Draft Regulations

    16. Examinations, Proctering--Regulations; 1951

    17. Faculty Salaries Report; 1950

    18. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland--Cincinnati Branch

    19. Foreign Scholarships

    20. Gifts

    21. Ernest H. Hahne--Personel

    22. Health Service

    23. Hillel

    24. Honor Societies, Association of College

    25. Honorary Degrees

    26. Hughes's Portrait

    27. R.M. Hughes

    28. Inter-University Council

    29. Kappa Alpha Theta

    30. T.J. Kauer, Director--Dept. of Highways

    31. Kersting, Brown and Co. Insurance

    32. Military Training

    33. Moley, Raymond

    34. National Assembly of the Student Christian Association Movement

    35. National Association of State Universities

    36. Governor Frank J. Lausche

    37. E.O. Malott--American Management Association

    38. National Collegiate Athletic Association

    39. National Commission on Accrediting

    40. National Conference of Christians and Jews

    41. National Conference on Preparation of College Teachers

    42. National Intercollegiate Christian Council Meeting on Campus Christmas Holidays; 1950

    43. Association of NROTC Colleges

    44. Navy

    45. Ohio Academy of Science--Miami Campus; 1951

    46. Ohio College Association

    47. Oxford

    48. Oxford University Players

    49. Pension Conference--Cleveland; 1950

    50. Salad Bowl Game

    51. Scholarship Day

    52. Sigma Chi

    53. Speaking Engagements; 1950-51

    54. Speaking Invitations not Accepted

    55. Henry S. Stout

    56. Summer School Salaries--Formula; 1950, 1951

    57. Tenure Recommendations; 1951

    58. Universal Military Training, A Plan 1951-52

    1. Alpha Delta Phi

    2. R.M. Hughes

    3. Board Reports; 1951-52

    4. James Baily--Case

    5. Case, Francis--Senator

    6. Max L. Durfee-Community Hospital

    7. Federal Reserve Bank

    8. Foreign Students

    9. German Teacher--Training Program

    10. Gifts

    11. Ernest H. Hahne--Personal

    12. Inter-University Council

    13. Interfraternity Council

    14. Grayson Kirk--V.P. and Provost, Columbia University

    15. Library of Congress

    16. Methodist Church

    17. Miami Chest

    18. National Association of State Universities; 1947-51

    19. NAACP

    20. NROTC

    21. Ohio College Association

    22. Physical, Health and Athletic Activities

    23. Russo-American Affairs Institute

    24. Sorority Suites

    25. Speaking Engagements; 1951-52 1952 (July-Dec.)

    1. Air Research and Development Command--Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

    2. American Association of University Professors

    3. American Chemical Society

    4. Athletics

    5. Cincinnati Schoolmasters Club

    6. Ernest H. Hahne Memorial Booklet and Personal Items

    7. Gifts

    8. Edward W. Hazen Foundation

    9. Miami Chest

    10. Students

    11. Veterans

    12. Workshops

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Materials do circulate and may only be used in the archives.

  • Physical Location

    Miami University Archives, King Library, 3rd Floor, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

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    1; Office Files; 1946-47; 18A-A-4A
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    2; Office Files; 1947-49; 18A-A-4B
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    3; Office Files; 1950-52; 18A-B-4C

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