Discover GW's Past Presidents: The Office of the President Records
Have you ever wondered what kinds of issues the early GW presidents dealt with while in office? The Special Collections Research Center has recently enhanced access to many of these early records, and has made them easy to explore through an online collection guide.
The Office of the President records, series 4, contains correspondence, reports, and other amazing documents. These materials range from GW’s 2nd president, Stephen Chapin (1828-1841), to GW’s 19th president, Stephen J. Trachtenberg (1988-2007), and all who served in between. The records reflect some of the most significant events in GW’s history, including the development of the University, the accreditation of various schools and programs, integration, prizes awarded, speeches and inaugural materials, and the minutes of different schools such as Columbian College, the Law School and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Browse the online finding aid for more information: /ead/rg0002.xml#ref1109