Phillip Raymond Shriver Collection Edit


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  • 1922-2011 (Creation)
  • 1965-1981 (Creation)


  • 237 Boxes (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    Collection of materials relating to the life and career of historian and educator Phillip Raymond Shriver, President of Miami University from 1965 to 1981.

  • Arrangement

    Organized into the following series: 1. Office Files, 1965-81; II. Desk Appointment Books, 1965-84; III. Personal Papers, 1958-91; IV. Library Office Materials, 1960-70; V. History Department Office Materials, 1965-2004; VI. Federal Reserve Bank Materials, 1968-76; VII. Assorted Publications, 1984-92.

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Phillip Raymond Shriver was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 16, 1922. Shriver received his B.A. from Yale in 1943, M.A from Harvard in 1946, and Ph.D. from Columbia in 1954. He married Martha Damaris Nye on April 15, 1944.  From 1947 to 1965, Shriver was a member of the history faculty at Kent State University, serving as Dean of the College of Arts and Science from 1963 to 1965.  In 1965, Shriver was named President of Miami University and served until 1981. During his tenure, Miami continued the campus expansion begun under John Millett. In 1970, Shriver’s leadership was vital in bringing the University safely through a period of student unrest caused by the Vietnam War and the shootings at Kent State University. In 1974, Shriver oversaw Miami’s merger with neighboring Western College. After leaving the presidency, he remained at Miami as a professor of history, teaching courses in American, Ohio, and Miami University history from 1981 to his retirement in 1998, He died in Oxford on April 23, 2011.

  • Scope and Contents

    Records, correspondence, reports, manuscripts, printed materials, and memorabilia related to the life and career of Miami University President Phillip Raymond Shriver.

  • Conditions Governing Access

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

  • Conditions Governing Use

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

  • Preferred Citation

    Miami University Libraries. Miami University Archives, Oxford, Ohio

  • Physical Location

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