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Robert Manning Strozier Speeches and Addresses

 Collection
Identifier: 00-HPUA 2001-012
This collection consists of speeches and addresses written by Dr. Strozier while employed as the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago and as the President of Florida State University. Also this collection contains memorabilia from Dr. Strozier's Inauguration ceremony at Florida State University.

Dates

  • Created: 1947-1960

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Extent

0.50 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of speeches and addresses written by Dr. Strozier while employed as the Dean of Students at the University of Chicago and as the President of Florida State University. Also this collection contains memorabilia from Dr. Strozier's Inauguration ceremony at Florida State University.

Biographical or Historical Information

Robert Manning Strozier was born July 20, 1906, in McRae, Georgia. He lived at various times in McRae, Vienna and Moultrie, and then went to Atlanta where he received a bachelor's and a master's degree from Emory University. In 1930, as a teacher of French, he began his educational career on the faculty of Georgia College for Men at Tifton. Later he served on the faculties of West Georgia College and the University of Georgia. His postgraduate work was continued at the University of Chicago, where he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in 1945, and at the Sorbonne, where he later returned to make a series of lectures. While studying at Chicago he met and married Margaret Burnett in 1936. Dr. and Mrs. Strozier were the parents of three children. Strozier became president of Florida State University (FSU) in September, 1957, after 28 years of college teaching and administration in three Georgia institutions. He was also dean of students and professor or romance languages at the University of Chicago.

Soon after coming to FSU, Strozier announced this ambition: "We shall make Florida State a great University." Faculty, students, and friends of the university witnessed one after another, the steps taken toward this goal during his two and one-half years at FSU. While in Chicago for a speaking engagement, Dr. Strozier suffered a heart attack and died on April 20, 1960.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was artificially constructed from materials discovered in FSU Libraries Archives Biography Vertical File.
Title
Robert Manning Strozier Speeches and Addresses
Author
Emily Gaskin
Date
00/00/2005
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
eng

Repository Details

Part of the Heritage & University Archives Repository

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