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Prepared by Barbara Bass, September 1996; Updated August 2018
Inclusive Dates: 1945-1965
Extent: 3 cubic feet (3 record storage boxes)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Biographical Note: "Phillip R. Shirver was born in 1922 in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up in an academic family whose roots run deep in the soil of the Western Reserve. After graduation from John Adams High School, where he was president and valedictorian of his class, he received a four-year Cleveland Alumni Scholarship to Yale University. At Yale he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, served as regimental commander of the Naval V-12 unit, and graduated with honors in history. During World War II he served as a lieutenant (j.g.) aboard a Pacific Fleet destroyer and participated in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns. After the war he completed his master's degree at Harvard and his doctorate at Columbia." (Years of Youth, dust jacket blurb, 1960) From 1947-1965 he was a member of the history faculty at Kent State University. He wrote Years of Youth in 1960, a history of Kent State University. He left Kent State in 1965 to became the president of Miami (of Ohio) University until 1981. In 1983 he was elected president of the Ohio Academy. In 1984 he became the president of The Ohio Historical Society.
Scope and Content: This collection contains selected papers of Shriver including professional correspondence, newsletters and publications, faculty committee reports and publications, and clippings. The materials date from 1945-65, with the bulk dating from 1958-64.
Related Materials: Miami University of Ohio also holds a collection of Shriver's personal and professional papers.
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