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William T. Harris papers

Identifier: 210

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence, American Legion minutes and records, a file on Un-American activities, stories, manuscripts and newspaper clippings.


  • 1950s-1960s


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Use of Materials

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


Requests for permission to quote from the William T. Harris papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of William T. Harris (1910-1984)

William Thomas Harris Jr. was born on December 13, 1910 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Minnesota in 1932. Harris was an editor for publications in Algona, Iowa and Mankato, Minnesota from 1933 to 1941. From 1941 to 1946, he served in the Army Air Force. Upon his discharge from the Army, Harris joined the staff at the University of Minnesota's news service. In 1946, he joined the staff of the University relations department and was appointed as assistant director in 1962. Harris retired from the University of Minnesota in 1971. In 1972, Harris served as the chief press steward for the Olympics in Munich, Germany. William T. Harris died on September 29, 1984.


3 boxes (3.9 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of William T. Harris Jr., director of the University of Minnesota news service and assistant director of University relations.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on March 12, 1982.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

William T. Harris papers, 1950s-1960s
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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