Biography and History

Howard McClenahan (Princeton Class of 1894) joined the Princeton University faculty as an instructor in physics in 1897 and became a full professor in 1906. In 1912, McClenahan was appointed dean of the College, a position which he held until he resigned in 1925 to assume the position of secretary of the Benjamin Franklin Memorial and Franklin Institute Museum.

Source: From the finding aid for C0590

  • Office of the Dean of the College Records. 1919-2015 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC149

    The Office of the Dean of the College is charged with overseeing undergraduate admission, curriculum, and academic development. The records document the work of the Dean of the College and the office staff, as well as faculty, students, alumni, and trustees whose work and interests have fallen under the domain of the Office of the Dean of the College. This record group contains annual reports, meeting minutes, departmental records, and correspondence.

  • Howard McClenahan Collection on World War I Belgian Relief. 1914-1920 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0590

    Consists of correspondence, articles, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of Howard McClenahan (Princeton Class of 1894) relating to his trip to England, Holland, and Belgium in 1914-1915 on a mission sponsored by Princeton University to examine and report on the amount and effectiveness of civilian relief provided for Belgium.