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Harold W. Chase papers

Identifier: 274

Scope and Content

The collection contains correspondence on academic administration and papers collected by Dr. Chase during his military career.


  • Creation: 1970s


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


Requests for permission to quote from the Harold W. Chase papers should be arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives head.

Biographical Sketch of Harold W. Chase (1922-1982)

Harold W. Chase was born on February 6, 1922 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He obtained his undergraduate and graduate education from Princeton University, earning his B.A. in 1943, M.A. in 1948 and Ph.D. in 1954. Dr. Chase was an instructor and assistant professor of political science at the University of Delaware (1948-1950) and a lecturer and assistant professor at Princeton University (1952-1957). Dr. Chase joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1957 as an associate professor; he was promoted to professor in 1962. From 1973-1974, Dr. Chase served as acting vice president for academic administration.

Harold Chase was also a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. Other appointments in the military included company commander and staff officer (1950-1952), chief instructor and officer-in-charge of the non-commissioned officers' school (1950-1951), commanding officer (1952-1954) colonel and psychological operations officer in the Republic of Vietnam (1968-1969), and brigadier general and major general in the Marine Corps Reserve (1971-1977). In 1977, Dr. Chase took a leave of absence from Minnesota to accept the post as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs in President Carter's administration. In 1981, Dr. Chase returned to his position as professor of political science at the University of Minnesota. Harold Chase died on January 12, 1982.


1 box (1.3 linear feet)


Collection contains the papers of Harold W. Chase, professor of political science at the University of Minnesota.

Source of acquisition

The collection was deposited in University Archives on May 10, 1982.

Processing Information

Collection has not been processed.

Harold W. Chase papers, 1970s
Karen Spilman
April 2005
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